Singapore is a small. This tiny melting pot of south east asian cultures and western expats has a lot to offer. Experience Singapore by walking through one of the many parks, go shopping at a mall that The Jetsons would shop at, eat at some of the world’s best restaurants, and so much more.
Top 10 Ways To Experience Singapore
Remember Singapore sits on the equator, so it is hot and humid; very hot and humid. You will want to keep indoors during the day, and by night you can venture outdoors and experience Singapore further.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Over 150 years old, the Singapore Botanic Gardens covers more than 200,000 acres of ground. Recently, it has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the first and only tropical botanic garden on the World Heritage List. While you are at the Gardens, make sure to visit the world renown orchid garden.
Gardens by The Bay
From a traditional botanic garden, to a garden that looks out of this world. Gardens by the Bay is built up in a futuristic style; complete with a super tree forest, an indoor mountain, reservoir and more. Gardens by the Bay is a good place to just stroll around. This place tends to be crowded, and there are extra fees for certain exhibits.
Junk Boat River Tour
The River Walk area of Singapore is quaint. Why walk in this extreme heat when you can site back and relax in the shade of a junk boat. Cruise up and down the river, experience Singapore and take in the skyline and all the sights.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel: Rooftop Bar & Pool
If you are staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, then you get access to the worlds tallest infinity pool. The pool overlooks the Bay to the west, taking in the gorgeous sunsets. If you are not staying at the hotel, no worries. You can still go to the rooftop bar, at Ce La Vi or Sky on 57. Cocktails are expensive, and there is a dress code, but you get the most spectacular views of Singapore and the Gardens by the Bay.
Synonymous with Singapore, the Raffles Hotel is a must visit while on holiday. Walk around the arcade, enjoying the British colonial architecture. Have a lunch in the court yard, or order a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Long Bar. The Long Bar is home to the original Singapore Sling.
One thing that has been constantly repeated is Singapore has some of the best food in the world. It is such a culinary mix, offering flavors from all over South East Asia. Sign up for one of the many food tours, guiding you through China Town, Bugis Street and more.
Bugis Street Night Market
You can spend an entire day trying all the food at the stands at the Bugis Street market. Test your pallet or barter for phone chargers and magnets. Great for people watching and foodies.
To truly experience Singapore, you need to walk through China Town. The Chinese have had such a strong influence on the Singapore culture; a majority of people are of Chinese decent. Visiting during their harvest celebration, you will see parades and street decorations everywhere. You can find some of the best and most authentic Chinese and Indian (yes thats right, Indian) food in China Town. Other than food, you can go shopping for cheap gadgets and/or knock offs.
Orchard Road is lined with some of the world’s best shopping malls. The architecture of these building alone, is enough to justify a walk down this street.
Singapore Formula 1 Street Race
If you find yourself in Singapore mid September, then chances are you will be around for Singapore’s Formula 1 Race. Home of the original night race, the Singapore F1 race is one of the last remaining street races in the world. Day Tickets range anywhere from $75 to over $3000 per ticket.