Places of Interest in Singapore

Gardens by The Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a flowery & greener representation of the Singapore government’s thought to make Singapore ‘a city in garden’ from ‘Garden city’. It is a project by the National Parks Board aimed to raise quality of life with lush greenery and flora. ‘Gardens by the Bay’ looks spectacular with the beautiful arrangement of futuristic ‘tree’ structures and natural plants & trees. Located in Singapore’s new downtown at Marina Bay, it is the largest horticultural oasis one can ever visit.

Singapore’s famous horticultural attraction is spread over 101 hectares where more than 250 thousand rare plants can be explored to come closer to the floral world. There are 3 waterfront spaces: Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central in the garden, all of which are perfect to spend a lovely day with friends, family, & kids. The immense variety of plants are placed in the huge domed conservatories that makes perfect sight for canopy walks with the loved ones.

Gardens by the Bay has a theme based on edutainment programme, in which the purpose is to make the public know about the world of the plants. With the efforts to build the relationship between the ‘Plants and People’ and ‘Plants and Planet’, the garden has different sets of horticultural themes.

The theme ‘Plants and People’ is epitomized with Heritage Garden where focus is upon the different cultural groups in Singapore. The relation is built by denoting how the plants play a crucial role in their culture & country's colonial history. And yes, the theme even expresses the economical relation of plants with Singapore and South East Asia.

In ‘Plants and Planet’ theme, the widespread biodiversity of plant life on the planet is showcased. The creative & innovative depiction of different plants within the fragile forest setting looks impressive.

It is easy to visit Gardens by the Bay & spend a day with the loved ones. There are different transportation means connected with this tourist attraction in Singapore. There are several bus service providers, which provide bus service to this horticultural attraction. Several people prefer to visit there by experiencing driving in Singapore & thus, they hire car on rent. There are different cars available at car rental companies in Singapore. Get the one that you feel is best for you.

For more details: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Resorts World Sentosa

S.E.A. Aquarium

In addition, the S.E.A. Aquarium is equally the largest aquarium in the world. It holds around 50,000,000 liters of water & hosts roughly 750 species of marine animals. They are estimated to be around 150,000 in total. On the other hand, this aquarium is divided into ten zones with more than 40 habitats. If you happen to visit this aquarium, you will definitely spot magical viewing panel. It has a width 35 metres and standing at 8.5 metres. This creates a very good atmosphere for visitors to view the whole region owing to its height.

When it comes to ‘what is found in this aquarium’, the list is endless. The following is some of the amazing collections found in S.E.A aquarium:

  • Guitarfish
  • Chambered nautilus
  • Manta rays
  • Bottlenose dolphins

Apart from viewing these marine lives, you can also take a walk around this aquarium. It is a remarkable experience and one which is unforgettable. As far as your safety is concerned, you will be safe to take a long walk.

Adventure Cove

On the other side of RWS, is the astounding Adventure Cove. At S.E.A. Aquarium, where you can stay dry and still feel the marine life, Adventure Cove allows you to get wet & have the fun into the water. Just like the S.E.A. Aquarium which has several world records to its name, Adventure Cove equally has its firsts- with first hydro-magnetic coaster- Riptide Rocket water slide. Adventure Cove is especially known for housing the six different water slides perfect for the adventurers looking for some action and water thrills. Adventure Cove Water Park is more than 630 metres long. It also tops the list of the lazy rivers in the world.

The Bluwater Bay wave pool for having the relaxing time is completely worth it. Moreover, if you want to have a little bizarre experience, then you may enjoy the 620 metre long lazy-river in a tube that goes through 14 themed zones including tropical jungles, grottos and a surround aquarium. As a life time experience, you can even snorkel with marine life at the colorful Rainbow Reef.

For more details:

S.E.A Aquarium

Adventure Cove

Universal Studios Singapore

To watch favourite blockbuster films & television series is definitely fun. Isn’t it? But wouldn’t the fun get double if one gets a chance to go beyond the screen and spend a quality time with their favourite super heroes or characters? Universal Studios Singapore brings an exclusive concept that gives a chance to experience startling rides, special shows & various attractions like Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON duelling coasters, and many more.

Universal Studios Singapore would give you a chance to engross into seven different theme zones i.e., Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away, & Madagascar. All the seven zones would give you entirely different experience to enjoy of riding movies on roller coaster & other attractions.

Let’s quickly have a look at this magnetic world of different themes:

Hollywood: Make a move to the world of entertainment

  • Rides & Shows: Monster Rock™ at Pantages Hollywood Theatre™, Lake Hollywood Spectacular®
  • Street Entertainment: Daddy O's, Mel's Dinettes
  • Meet & Greet: Walk of Fame - Hollywood Boulevard
  • Dining: KT’s Grill™, KT's Bar, Loui's NY Pizza Parlor™, Breakfast with Elmo and Friends for Little Kids, Big Kids and Kids at Heart

New York: Enjoy the classic landmarks, city skylines, neon lights, and facades of New York- America's biggest city

  • Rides & Shows: Lights, Camera, Action!™ Hosted by Steven Spielberg, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
  • Street Entertainment: The Rockafellas, Sesame Street Stage Shows
  • Dining: KT’s Grill™, KT's Bar, Loui's NY Pizza Parlor™, Breakfast with Elmo and Friends for Little Kids, Big Kids and Kids at Heart

Sci-Fi City: Battle of Good vs. Evil is now not only on the kid’s video games. It’s live at Sci-Fi-the city of future.

  • Rides & Shows: Accelerator™, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN VS. CYLON™, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle
  • Meet & Greet: People of Earth, Do Not Be Alarmed; AUTOBOTS, Roll Out!
  • Dining: StarBot Café™, Stardots

Ancient Egypt: Enter into 1930’s Egypt and explore the golden age.

  • Rides & Shows: Revenge of the Mummy™, Treasure Hunters™
  • Meet & Greet: Meet the Army of Anubis
  • Dining: Oasis Spice Café™

Lost World: Jurassic Park™ and WaterWorld™ the two themed parks are set to welcome you to a blockbuster zone of thrills

  • Rides & Shows: Amber Rock Climb™, Canopy Flyer™, Dino-Soarin'™, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, WaterWorld™
  • Meet & Greet: Meet Diane, Jurassic Park's Newest Addition!
  • Dining: Discovery Food Court™, Fossil Fuels™

Far Far Away: It is fun to spend some time with the Movie stars and talking donkeys at Far Far Away.

  • Rides & Shows: Donkey LIVE, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Magic Potion Spin, Enchanted Airways
  • Meet & Greet: Happily Ever After
  • Dining: Fairy Godmother's Juice Bar, Friar's, Goldilocks

Madagascar: Enjoy the fun of exploring the dense tropical jungle where you’ll encounter lemurs and foosas.

  • Rides & Shows: King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure
  • Street Entertainment: Madagascar Boogie!
  • Dining: Marty's Casa Del Wild Food Court, Gloria's Snack Shack

For more details: Universal Studios Singapore

Sentosa Island

It is an island resort to fulfill your leisure and business needs, with themed attractions, beach resorts, luxury hotels and famous golf courses. It is a place not to be missed in Singapore. With just 15 minutes from the city centre, get wild in this magnificent island. Be sure to explore the Imbiah Lookout with 11 attractions featuring:

  • The Merlion, a 37m tall sculpture brings you into a mystical undersea world;
  • Tiger Sky Tower, an observation tower up to 131m to provide you with spectacular views;
  • Sentosa CineBlast, Singapore's only cinema simulation ride;
  • Sentosa 4D Magix, be ready to be in action in this 4D entertainment;

and many more....

For more information including operating hours and admission charges, please visit:www.sentosa.com.sg

Gogreen Segway® Eco Adventure

Exploring the Sentosa with an ease on the legs, try renting the Segway to go around Sentosa. For beginners, there will be trainers helping you to master this unique personal transporter. When you are ready, go ahead and navigate your way through the secure circuit.

Operating hours: 10am to 9.30pm daily

Admission Charges: S$12 per person

Guided Eco-tour is available at S$38 per person.

Please take note that height and weight restrictions apply.

For more details: www.segway-sentosa.com

Skyline Luge Sentosa

Skyline Luge gives you full control to pilot down two exciting tracks, the 650m Jungle Trails or 688m Dragon Trails where you can speed through or glide slowly at your delight traveling down from Imbiah Lookout to Siloso Beach. After Luge, go onboard the Skyride back to the starting point, taking in the scenic panoramic views. Remember to try the Luge at night with special lighting along the tracks which gives it a mystical feel.

Operating hours: 10am to 9.30pm daily

For more details, please visit here.

Wave House Sentosa

At Wave House, you will be able to experience Singapore's first artificial barreling wave featuring FlowRider & FlowBarrel. For professionals, no need to wait for high tides to surf and for beginners no worries about drowning and strenuous paddling. From body-boarding to stand-up rides, the experienced instructors are ready to guide you through all that. It is a fun not to be missed.

Operating hours: 10.30am to 10.30pm daily

Admission Charges:

FlowRider: S$35(weekdays) & S$40(weekends) per hour

FlowBarrel: S$45(weekdays) & S$50(weekends) per hour

For more details: www.wavehousesentosa.com

Saver Tips: Looking into visiting all the attractions at lower costs? Check out the Sentosa Play Pass. Day Play Pass valid from 9am-7pm which lets you visit all 16 Sentosa Attractions at a package price of S$69.90 for Adults & S$53.90 for Child. If you prefer selective visits, you can choose to purchase the Choice Play Pass valid from 9am-7pm which lets you visit 4 out of 16 attractions at a cost of S$44.90 for Adult & S$38.90 for Child. For more information visit here.

iFly Singapore

Do you believe you can fly? Experience this unique flying journey at the largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving now. With this 18m acrylic glass tower, you will able to admire the views of the sea and Siloso Beach.

The professional, certified instructors will guide you through the whole experience, making flying more fun, easier and more economical than the actual skydive. Be sure to arrive 1.5 hours earlier to gear up and training.

Operating hours: 9am to 10pm daily (opens 10.30am on Mon)

Admission charges: from S$79 for adults & S$70 for youth

Family deals available for 2 adults & 2 children/youth from S$279.

Please note that flight criteria needs to be met before taking flight.

For more details: www.iflysingapore.com

MegaZip Adventure Park

MegaZip Adventure Park features 4 separate exhilarating aerial courses that takes your heart to a different level. Be ready for the adrenaline rush in the blood.

MegaZip flying fox, 450m long and 72m high lets you zip through the jungle to the Siloso Beach.

For a tougher course, go for the ClimbMax, training your balance on wobbly bridges at this 15m high treetop obstacle course and Northface, a 16m climbing wall with three different routes to reach the top.

Wanting more pumping in the heart? Try the ParaJump, an nerve-wracking 15m simulated parachute landing that let you experience the thrill of parachute jump without the plane ride.

Operating hours: 11am to 7pm daily

Various adrenaline rush packages available for your excitement preferences.

For more details: www.megazip.com.sg

Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon

Get intimate with the wide collection of sea creatures, from eagle rays to sharks, with them swim around you in the 83m long travellator. Dive into the magic tank to experience close encounter with the sharks or dugong at your wish.

Enter the dolphin lagoon, see the lovable fur seals and pink dolphins performing live at several time slots of the day. Don't forget to take a photo for memory keepsake. You can also choose to swim with the dolphins at additional charge.

Operating hours: 9am to 9pm daily

Admission charges: S$29.90 for adults & S$20.60 for child (inclusive of Dolphin Lagoon)

For more details: www.underwaterworld.com.sg

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

River Safari

River Safari

Besides Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, and Night Safari, wildlife lovers now have another reason to explore Singapore. The Giant Panda Forest in River Safari by Wildlife Reserves Singapore has moved the eye balls. The exciting river theme with several animal attractions & theme park rides and too amidst the tropical rainforest setting makes the tourist attraction more happening. Let’s see what all is there that can make your visit worth it.

One of the exclusive in Asia, The River Safari is Singapore’s river-themed zoo. Nestled between Singapore Zoo & the Night Safari, the River Safari is spread over 12 hectares. The main attraction:

  • Giant Pandas: Be prepared to meet Kai Kai and Jia Jia. Yes, upon your visit to the River safari, you’ll get to meet the two Giant Pandas, one male another female. A special enclosure is constructed where the climate is controlled according to the changing seasons to contend with their original environment. To feed these Giant Pandas, the zoo grows 8,000-square-metre plantation of bamboos. Entry may require pre-booking of time slots.
  • River Quest: The exclusive 10 different eco-systems at the park including the River Nile, Yangtze River, Mississippi, and the Amazon. You’ll get to see 500 species & across 5000 animals including Anacondas, Electric eels, Mekong freshwater stingrays, Manatees, Mekong giant catfish & other endangered species.

Opening hours: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily

For more details: www.riversafari.com.sg/

Singapore Zoological Gardens

With a rainforest setting, Singapore's famous ‘open concept’ is a haven for over 2,500 specimens from 315 species with 29% of them which are threatened. Special attractions include Rainforest KidzWorld, themed like a wet animal wonderland where kids can have fun in the water, the Primate Kingdom and the White Tiger exhibit. Feeding shows take place throughout the day. Animal shows include Rainforest Fights Back, Splash Safari, Elephants at Work & Play and Animal Friends Show.

Check out the latest exhibit installation:

Frozen Tundra: The beautiful experience to closely see the life of polar bears, Sheba, and Inuka (locally-born) at the 1,400-square-metre Frozen Tundra. There are 3 viewing elevations, one out of which is underwater view. You’ll also get to learn about the importance of semi-frozen freshwater ecosystem & glaciers, as this is one of the major concerns of world biomes today

Opening hours: 8.30am to 6.00pm daily

For more details: www.zoo.com.sg

Night Safari

Night Safari, 40-hectare park housed 1,000 animals from 115 species of them 30% are threatened. It is the world’s first wildlife night park for nocturnal animals. The dark holds many surprises... look a one-horned rhinoceros in the eye or hear the howls of a pack of striped hyenas. Cultural performances such as fire-eating, ethnic dances and scorching stunts are ready to fascinate you. Not to be missed is the Creatures of the Night Show, with up to 4 shows on weekends.

One of the newest exhibits, Wallaby Trail with its inspiration from the Australian outbacks to feature the most facinating wildlife animals native to the country. One of the main attractions is the free ranging wallabies, beware not to startled them.

Opening hours: 7.30pm to midnight daily

For more details: www.nightsafari.com.sg

Jurong Bird Park

World’s largest bird park, Jurong Bird Park is a sanctuary for 8,000 birds from over 600 species. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Southeast Asian Hornbills and South American Toucans, the Dinosaurs Descendants exhibit and the newly upgraded Penguin exhibit, the Penguin Coast. Daily shows include Early Bird Breakfast Show, Birds n Buddies Show, Birds of Prey show and Children’s Parrot Show.

You may like to engage their VIP buggy tours to enjoy in an indulgent way, charges apply separately. It include personal guides and you can travel in groups up to 7 passengers.

Opening hours: 8.30am to 6.00pm daily

For more details: www.birdpark.com.sg

Saver Tips: You can opt for the Park Hopper packages, ranging from 2-in-1 to 4-in-1. Tickets can be purchased online and at all parks. You need not visit all the parks in one day, however take note that tickets are only valid 30 days from the date of purchase. For Park Hopper options with Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, or Night Safari, ticket prices include tram ride.

Science Centre Singapore / Omni-Theatre / Snow City

With more than 1000 interactive exhibits in the 14 galleries of Science Centre, it is a great place for family escapes. Some of the popular permanent exhibitions are Waterworks, Kinetic Garden, Living with Viruses and more.

Make sure to check out the Omni-Theatre just 5 minutes away from the Science Centre. In here, movies and documentaries are screened in a domed-like theatre, be sure to be amazed by the surround sound system where you will feel like you are actually there in the shows. 3D movies are also available now.

5 minutes from the Omni-Theatre is the Snow City. Escape from the scotching heat of Singapore in this man-made snow centre. You can take part in snow ball fights, slide down a three-storey high snow slope with all the booties and jackets provided for.

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm daily

Saver Tips: 3-in-1 package is available at S$26 for adults & S$20 for child which will be valid for 90 days. 2-in-1 package is available at from S$17 for adults & S$11 for child.

For more details:

www.science.edu.sg

www.omnitheatre.com.sg

www.snowcity.com.sg