Best things to see and do in Singapore

You’ve just landed in Singapore and you have no idea where to go or how to get there. Allow me to serve as your virtual tour guide!

Transportation

If you are looking to save time and money on transportation I suggest that your first purchase in Singapore be an MRT EZ-Link card. This is your key to easy, affordable, air-conditioned transportation throughout all of Singapore. Whether your destination is as close to Changi Airport as Tanah Merah or as far as Woodlands your EZ-Link card will get you there.

Now that you’ve purchased your EZ-Link card, Singapore and all of it’s splendor is right at your finger tips. The only brain power you’ll be using now will be in deciding where to go. Here are some suggestions. Singapore offers a wide range of accommodation from luxury hotels to cheap hostels or furnished apartment rental, read more details at accommodation specialist websites.

Singapore Zoo

Ever had breakfast with an orangutan before? Unless you’ve lived in the jungle, probably not. Thanks to the Singapore Zoo that is about to change! In addition to having breakfast with your newest family member, the Singapore Zoo allows you to watch animals in their natural habitat on the Night Safari. The Singapore Zoo is one of the best in Southeast Asia and is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss.

Singapore Zoo

Sentosa

Just off of the southern tip of Singapore, Sentosa Island is a popular getaway amongst tourists and locals alike. Attractions include Songs of the Sea, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum, Underwater World, Dolphin Lagoon and much more! Sentosa Island is a must see for visitors looking to escape the busy city and enjoy some fun in the sun!

Sentosa Island beach

Singapore Flyer

Standing at 42 feet high, the Singapore Flyer is impossible to miss. Consisting of 28 air continued, UV protected capsules each measuring 7m x 4m x 4m, passengers can enjoy a view unlike any other. The spectacular view offered by the Singapore Flyer even extends into Malaysia and Indonesia. Don’t miss the spectacular view the Singapore Flyer has to offer.

Singapore Flyer

Clarke Quay

My personal favorite, Clarke Quay. By day Clarke Quay offers a variety of riverside shops and restaurants. By night pubs and night clubs come alive with the very best of music and cuisine. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, whether it’s after some shopping during the day or after a few drinks later in the evening why not experience the G-Max Reverse Bungy. Soaring at 200 kph, Clarke Quay’s G-Max reaches up to 60 m in the air! Whether you’re a shopaholic, night owl, or an adventure seeking nut, you must include Clarke Quay on your Singapore to-do list!

Botanic Garden

So you spent all your money last night dacning and drinking the night away in Clarke Quay. No worries, you can make up for it. How about a visit to Singapore’s Botanic Garden? Enjoy a vast selection of horticultural and botanical displays without spending a single penny! You might even want to pack a slice of bread in your bag that day to feed the fish and swans in Botanic Garden’s Swan Lake.

Botanic Garden

Chinatown Night Market

Thanks to Singapore’s Botanic Garden you’ve saved some money and have a bit of extra cash to spend before leaving Singapore. Why not visit the Chinatown Night Market? After all you still need to buy souvenirs for your friends back home. Whether your looking for traditional or modern merchandise the Chinatown Night Market is the place for you. After you’ve done some shopping be sure to take this last opportunity to try some local snacks. May I suggest Ice Kacang. Literally meaning “red bean ice,” Ice Kacang can best be described as a mountain of condensed milk, shaved ice covered in red bean paste. A bit strange yes, but extremely delicious. A refreshing, cooling treat, a perfect treat for Singapore’s hot and humid weather. Ice Kacang comes in many varieties. The ingredients most often include red and green sweeteners. Each venue seems to make theirs a bit different, but they are all delicious. If you are not in Singapore, or Malaysia it will be impossible to find Ice Kacang, so get it while it’s cold!