Wildlife parks, sightseeing, rollercoasters and museums: what's best to see and do in Singapore.

There is no shortage of world class visitor attractions in Singapore, and so you will always find plenty to keep you entertained, no matter how long your visit.

Three entries on our list – The Singapore Zoo, the Jurong Bird Park and the Night Safari are probably the most publicized in Singapore and are all excellent choices whether you are travelling with the family in tow or not. The open-zoo concept of these three parks makes for a fun and thrilling experience, and there are plenty of shows and animal-feedings to keep you occupied. Universal Studios is also a must for fun-loving film lovers and families with older children.

One of the most enjoyable ways to take in the sights of Singapore is to jump aboard a traditional bumboat, sit back and enjoy the scenery during a leisurely cruise up the river. If it’s spectacular views you’re looking for, then the most fun way to experience them is to jump aboard the Singapore Flyer, the highest observation wheel in the world.

Culture vultures will not be disappointed with the array of museums in Singapore. We highlight three here – the excellent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in the heart of Chinatown to learn about the life and teachings of Lord Buddha, the National Museum of Singapore to garner an overall history of the nation and the poignant and memorable Changi Museum which highlights the plight of prisoners of war and residents during the Japanese occupation.

To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, do not miss the spectacular Orchid Garden within the Botanic Gardens, which boasts the biggest collection of orchids and hybrids in the world.

Enter the world of movie magic at Southeast Asia's only Universal Studios theme park at Resorts World Sentosa. Divided into seven zones, including Far Far Away and Madagascar, visitors can expect to meet some of their favourite characters while...  Read More

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Changi Museum

When the British army surrendered to the Japanese on 15th Februrary 1942, Singapore came under Japanese occupation, in what was probably the darkest time in the country's history. The Changi Museum is dedicated to the memory of all those who...  Read More

Jurong Bird Park

The beautifully presented 20 hectare Jurong Bird Park is the World's largest bird park, housing over 8,000 birds from more than 600 species. Highlights include the African Waterfall Aviary – the world's largest walk-in aviary, with the world's...  Read More

Night Safari

The Night Safari is the world's first night-time wildlife park and is one of Singapore's most popular visitor attractions, with over 11 million visitors since it opened in 1994. Subtle lighting allows visitors to view over 1,000 nocturnal...  Read More

The magnificent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is located in the heart of Chinatown. The most revered part of the temple - the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber is located on the 4th floor, its importance evident in the magnificence of the...  Read More

National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore should be top of your list if you only have time to visit one museum during your stay. Its main focus is the Singapore History Gallery, a modern, high-tech exhibition walking visitors through the country's...  Read More

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Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo is regarded as one of the best zoos in the world, so a visit here is an absolute must for families. This model example of an 'open zoo' houses 2,530 animals from 315 species within its 28 hectares, in spacious landscaped...  Read More

The stunning Botanic Gardens are just a short walk from the retail frenzy of Orchard Road, and yet provide a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere to while away some time. There is a huge variety of areas to explore within the 52 hectare park,...  Read More

The Singapore Flyer is currently the world's largest observation wheel, at 165m tall � the height of a 42 storey building, or 31 male giraffes stacked on top of one another! Needless to say, the Singapore Flyer boasts some of the best...  Read More

The wooden bumboats that cruise the Singapore River used to carry cargo into the city from the ships anchored in the harbour. Today it is tourists who are transported up the river, taking in the surrounding sights and architectural variety....  Read More


Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne

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