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View of the iconic Merlion spurting water from it's mouth at Merlion Park in Singapore. Things to do in Singapore blog post.

Top 9 Things to do in Singapore

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Things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities in the world but it is also one of the cleanest cities in the world too. Being known as the Garden City, Singapore has many free parks as well as budget shops and incredible street food. After spending some time in Singapore, here is what I found to be the best things to do.

A panoramic view of the city of Singapore. Things to do in Singapore blog post.

Panoramic from The National Gallery Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay

This multi-award winning nature park is located adjacent to the Marina Reservoir, offering breath-taking waterfront views. The stand out feature of Gardens by the Bay is their super-sized trees. Each super-sized tree is between 9 to 16 storeys tall, with a suspended walkway between two super-sized trees to offer a bird’s eye view of the gardens below.

Gardens by the Bay Super-sized trees in Singapore. Things to do in Singapore blog.

Gardens by the Bay, Super-Sized Trees. Things to do in Singapore.

National Gallery Singapore

The National Gallery Singapore is a fine example of where old meets new. Located in the heart of the Civic District, the National Gallery Singapore is made up of two national monuments, the City Hall and the former Supreme Court. The former Supreme Court is open to the public and you can still see the holding cells for those about to go on trial. The National Gallery is the largest visual arts venue in Singapore.

Side view of the gold canopy on the National Gallery Singapore. Things to do in Singapore blog post.

The National Gallery Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.

Night Safari Singapore

The Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo. It is also one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. Head out on safari in a guided tram ride through six zones and those animals you cannot see from the tram you can on foot with the walking trails.

Outside view of the entrance to the Night Safari in Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.

Night Safari Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.

Merlion Park

With the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the Merlion is Singapore’s national icon. The body symbolises Singapore’s beginnings as a fishing village, when it was called Temasek, meaning ‘sea town’. The head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, meaning ‘lion city’. Merlion Park has become a major tourist attraction on the waterfront and the ultimate photo opportunity.

View of the iconic Merlion spurting water from it's mouth at Merlion Park in Singapore with the city skyline in the background. Things to do in Singapore blog post.

Merlion Park. Things to do in Singapore.

Singapore Flyer

Asia’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer allows breath-taking, panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline. This is the only place that offers a bird’s eye view of the entire island city.

View across the water of the Singapore Flyer. Things to do in Singapore blog post.

Singapore Flyer. Things to do in Singapore.

Raffles Singapore Sling

A trip to Singapore would not be complete without sipping on a Singapore Sling. The Singapore Sling is regarded as the national drink of the country and was first created in 1915 at Raffles Singapore.

A Singapore Sling with peanuts in the Billiards Room at Raffles Singapore. Things to do in Singapore blog post.

Raffles Singapore Sling Cocktail. Things to do in Singapore.

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore’s former General Post Office

The Fullerton Hotel, from December 2015 is known as a National Monument. It was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library and the prestigious Singapore Club. The hotel is rich with history and now has over 400 rooms.

Exterior photograph of The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, the former General Post Office. Things to do in Singapore.

The Fullerton Hotel. Things to do in Singapore.

Sentosa Island

The man-made island of Sentosa is Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s island resort. You can get to the island by road, boardwalk, monorail or the most popular mode is by cable car. The island resort is home to a variety of themed attractions, spa retreats, lush rainforests, sandy beaches, resort accommodations and more.

Landscape photograph from inside the cable car going across Sentosa Island in Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.

Cable Cars at Sentosa Island. Things to do in Singapore.

Hawker Centres

Singapore is reknowned for its street food. Nowadays you won’t find street food on the streets of Singapore as they are all housed in hawker centres dotted around the city. You can find a wide variety of local dishes from Chicken Rice, Laksa to Chilli Crab all at a cheap price but still great quality. Some of the best hawker centres are Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Tiong Bahru Market Hawker Centre and Chomp Chomp Food Centre.

A view inside one of the hawker centres in Singapore where you can enjoy the local street food. Things to do in Singapore.

Hawker centre in Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.

There are many things to do in Singapore, this bustling island city will not disappoint. Singapore is a great destination to stop over for a few nights before heading onto a beach destination.

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