5 things to do in Singapore
"That modern apology for a romantic Eastern port." - Paul Scott, Lecture, 1968
If it’s your first time in the city and moving in for quite a while, here are things you could check out. Singapore has developed so much over the past years, and the economy is booming, all thanks to tourism. There are indeed many attractions to check out, with of course, you having much time to spend around in the city, you could do all over an expanded period of time. Without further ado, here goes the top things to do in the Lion City.
Singapore Flyer first opened in the year 2008. It is Asia's largest observatory wheel, standing at an incredible height of 165m above ground. Be awed by the amazing views and the stunning panorama. Apart from just the Flyer itself, it has retail shops, restaurants and amenities.
The Singapore Flyer operates daily from 8.30AM till 10PM with its last flight at 10PM.
Tickets for Singapore Flight
-Adult (13 years old and above) $33
-Child (3 years old to 12 years old) $21
-Senior Citizen (65 years old and above. Only Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible for this ticket) $24
For more info, visit www.singaporeflyer.com
Marina Bay Sands – Skypark
Marina Bay Sands (MBS) first opened in June 2010 and is an integrated resort with the world’s most expensive casino. MBS is a three tower hotel boasting 2,500 rooms and suites. The most intriguing feature is the infinity pool located on the SkyPark, a three-acre park rooftop that’s 57 floors high. Unfortunately, only hotel guest are allowed in the pool and the SkyPark.
Though going up for the public is still permissible but at a cost. Dine at the very top with one of the best bars and restaurants in the city.
Public Admission are at $23 for Adults and Children from 2 years old to 12 years old are at $17.
Opens on : Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday: 9:30am - 11pm
MacRitchie Nature Trail
MacRitchie Park is one of the largest parks in Singapore and being held on to Singapore’s Largest Reservoir. Home to many animals such as long-tailed macaque monkeys, squirrels and monitor lizards as well as colugos and owls!
Take an exciting 11km walk through the trail, go for a tree-top walk or get wet in the water with kayaking as well as canoeing!
Get your gears and have an adventure hiking through this place, be sure to keep hydrated though.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay, a nature park spanning at 101 hectares of land. This park led to Singapore being a “City in the Garden”. Having three different bay gardens, the largest one yet is Bay South Garden, taking slightly more than half of the total hectares.
There are many other attractions in the garden alone, including Flower Dome, Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest and many more! It first opened in 2012 and has garnered as many tourists and locals checking the place out.
The outdoor gardens open from 5AM to 12AM and admission is FREE. The conservatories open from 9AM to 9PM and tickets are priced at $28 for adults and $15 for children aged 3-12 years old. These are for double conservatories.
Resort World Sentosa
Resort World Sentosa is an integrated resort, boasting yet another casino, theme parks like Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark and SEA Aquarium – the latter being the World’s Largest Oceanarium. Many retail outlets are placed including F&B’s.
USS One Day Ticket – Adults $76, Children (4-12 years old) $56 and Senior (Above 60) $38. Opening hours everyday, 10AM-7PM
Adventure Cove Waterpark – Adults $38, Children (4-12 years old) $30 and Senior (Above 60) $30. Opening hours everyday, 10AM-6PM.
SEA Aquarium – Adults $34, Children (4-12 years old) $24 and Senior (Above 60) $24. Opening hours everyday, 10AM-7PM.
For more info, visit www.rwsentosa.com