Singapore – Things to do
From exploring the cosmopolitan heart of the city to enjoying the island’s many free garden environments, you won’t find yourself short of things to do in Singapore. The kids will get a kick out of the world’s first night time zoo, while you’ll love the chance to get some retail therapy in the exclusive Marina Bay area. Or jump in a pod on Singapore’s answer to the London Eye for 360-degree views day and night.
1.Gardens by the Bay
You’ll love this free-to-enter garden complex overlooking Marina Bay in the south of the city. Giant, man-made Supertree structures planted with exotic flowers and plants dominate the gardens, and even provide you with a nightly light show. Explore the two bio-domes, which support delicate ecosystems and seek out Cloud Mountain with its incredible 35m indoor waterfall.
2.National Orchid Garden
You’ll find this expertly-planted garden featuring the most delicate and visually stunning of all exotic flowers within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get to know 1,000 different species of orchid and more than 2,000 hybrids when you spend the day exploring 30,000 square metres of landscaping by horticultural specialists. It’s a true oasis in the midst of a busy city.
Experience the ‘city within a city’ at Marina Bay, Singapore’s modern cultural and shopping zone, where high-rise hotel luxury and designer-label boutiques meet glass and steel museum spaces. Grab a pass for the observation deck at the impressive Skypark on top of the Marina Bay Hotel, 57 floors up. There’s no view like it. Of all the things to do in Singapore, this is one you shouldn’t miss.
Animatronic dinosaurs, a real-life sea lion show, and the first polar bear born in the tropics, these are just some of the highlights you’ll find at Singapore Zoo. Home to more than 300 mammal, bird and reptile species, if you’re an animal lover, it should be your main port of call when visiting the island. Explore 11 separate zones, each mimicking one of the world’s most important habitats.
Book a pod on this slow-moving giant Ferris wheel, it’s the only way to view the Singapore skyline. Board after dark to see the whole of Marina Bay and beyond lit up to impress. Or book a dining package and share an intimate meal for two 165 metres up. It’s a great experience to share with someone special.
After dark, why not head to Night Safari, the world’s first nocturnal zoo and one of Singapore’s most popular attractions. This huge area of secondary rainforest, close to Singapore Zoo, houses 2,500 animals representing 130 species, of which 38% are under threat of extinction. You’ll see animals such as Asian elephants, pangolin and giant flying squirrels thanks to gentle, moonlight-inspired lighting.