Singapore's Best Tourist Attractions near the Cruise Terminals

Singapore’s two cruise terminals are well located, close to many of the city’s best tourist attractions. The Marina Bay Cruise Centre is just a short hop from the Singapore Flyer, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and a great place to take in 360-degree panoramic views across the city. Back at sea level, Singapore River Cruises run a fleet of traditional wooden bumboats that ferry tourists up the Singapore River to take in the sights of the Colonial District, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. Jump aboard at the Merlion, just across the bay from the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel.


The Marina Bay Sands complex itself is home to the fabulous ArtScience Museum, which plays host to an impressive lineup of travelling exhibitions and also the Marina Bay Sands casino, if you’re feeling lucky.


Just a ten-minute cab ride from Marina Bay, the Harbourfront Cruise Centre also has its share of top attractions on its doorstep. Take a scenic ride aboard the Cable Car across to Sentosa Island and make your way to Resorts World Sentosa, home to several hotels, numerous restaurants, and four of our top ten attractions.


If you are travelling with children, then Universal Studios with its movie-themed rides and rollercoasters, and Marine Life Park, featuring the world’s largest aquarium and a water park with water slides and wave pools, should both be top of your list.


If all that sounds too energetic, then head to the ESPA spa for a few hours of pampering and relaxation amidst the tropical landscaping, and enjoy the vitality pools, Japanese onsen and Turkish Hammam. 

The historical opening of the Resorts World Sentosa Casino in February 2010 saw Singapore's 40-year ban on gaming come to an end. This 24-hour luxury casino features more than 500 gaming tables, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud...  Read More

The Marina Bay Sands Casino is an enormous luxury Casino, offering four levels of gaming over 15,000 square meters. Patrons can enjoy a wide variety of popular table games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat and sic bo, and slot machines...  Read More

Mount Faber Cable Car

The Jewel Cable Car links Mount Faber to the Harbourfront Centre and Sentosa, and is one of the more pleasant ways to get an aerial view of Singapore. Start your journey at the Harbourfront Centre, and from here travel up to Mount Faber. Covered...  Read More

ESPA's Asian flagship spa is set in 10,000 square meters of lush tropical grounds within Resorts World Sentosa. The landscaped gardens, pools and ponds are set against a backdrop of sea views and jungle covered hillsides, with the grounds dotted...  Read More

The 100-hectare Gardens by the Bay is just a short walk from downtown Marina Bay, and is home to over a quarter of a million rare plants. Its many paths, suspended walkways, gardens and water features make for a tranquil getaway, while the...  Read More

Marine Life Park promises a day of family fun in amongst the marine life. Visitors can choose from two ticketed attractions, allowing for wet or dry fun. Southeast Asia Aquarium (S.E.A Aquarium) is the world's biggest aquarium, featuring...  Read More

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

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

The ArtScience Museum within the Marina Bay Sands complex is a museum-cum-art-gallery hosting an impressive line-up of major international touring exhibitions, embracing a spectrum of influences from art and science; media and technology; and...  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 views in...  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