HomeAsiaSoutheast AsiaSingapore33 Best Places to Visit in Singapore + Top Things To Do By Marcos Detourista. Updated on April 9, 2018.Where to go in Singapore? Achieve your travel goals with this guide to the best Singapore attractions, places to visit, things to do & more. Truth be told, I didn’t consider Singapore as one of the most exciting places to visit when I just starting my adventures abroad. The more I traveled to more places in Asia, I started to appreciate Singapore as a worthwhile destination, especially for people who are traveling abroad for the first time. It is so easy to get around the city and there are so many tourist spots that many types of travelers, of all ages, can enjoy.To date, this country has become my most visited country in Southeast Asia thanks to frequent promo fares & direct flights from major airports in the Philippines. The best places & things to do in Singapore are attractions that showcase the city’s rich multi-cultural heritage, innovative modernity and drive to harmonize nature with its dense urban landscape.If you’re on your way to this bustling city-state, I hope this these tips will help you make the most out of travel experience.1. Merlion Park Merion Park and skyline, in SingaporeThe Merlion Park is the perfect spot to start your Singapore adventure. The famous half-fish half-lion statue is not only the nation’s most prominent icon, its location also provides a stunning 360-degree view of the soaring skyline and World-famous structures surrounding Marina Bay.Show moreHow to goFrom Raffles Place MRT Station on the East West Line (EW14) & North South Line (NS26), walk towards the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Tower. Once you reach the Singapore River, turn right and follow the riverside footpath to Merlion Park. The walk is around 500 meters. If you want to take a shortcut, go inside Fullerton Hotel and follow the underground link to One Fullerton. You should see the Merlion Park on your left after you exit at the Marina Bay side.Admission fee — It’s a public park! No admission/entrance fee.2. Singapore River Statues of children playing by the river with a view of heritage buildings and bridges along the Singapore River at the Civic District in Singapore Cavenagh Bridge along the Singapore River Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore 3. Gardens By The Bay Gardens by the Bay - Supertree Grove in Singapore Cloud Forest Dome at Gardensby the Bay, Singapore Colorful blooms at the flower dome, in Gardens By The Bay, Singapore Supertree Grove at Gardensby the Bay, SingaporeA surreal man-made marvel that truly makes the city stand out from the rest of the World. The Gardens by the Bay was built to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden.” The main attractions here are the 25 towering man-made Supertrees and two equally extraordinary biodomes.Show moreHow to goFrom Bayfront MRT Station on the Circle Line (CE1/CC34) & Downtown (DT16), follow the signs and exit at the Gardens by the Bay.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is free if you just want to walk around the outdoor gardens. The conservatories & OCBC Skyway charge varying rates on admission. Entrance fees — Two Conservatories (Cloud Forest Dome & Flower Dome) — SGD28 per adult; OCBC Skyway — SGD8 per adult.4. Universal Studios Singapore Universal Studios Singapore - Far Far Away Castle in Sentosa Island, SingaporeUniversal Studios Singapore is a good reason on its own to visit the country, especially if you’re traveling with family or friends. This thrilling world of movie magic is the first (and only) theme park of its kind to open in Southeast Asia. It features over 20 attractions, most of which are original or specially adapted for the park.Show moreHow to goYou can find it in Resorts World Sentosa. From HarbourFront MRT Station on the North East Line (NE1) or Circle Line (CC29), take Exit E to VivoCity and go to Level 3 to board the Sentosa Express monorail. Drop off at the Waterfront Station, the first stop. Walk straight until you see Chili’s Restaurant on your right. Turn right and head towards the Universal Studios Globe. The best way to get to Universal Studios Singapore, is by riding the cable car. Scroll up to read more tips on how to get to Sentosa Island.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee at Universal Studios Singapore is SGD74 per adult.See also Singapore Itinerary 20 Places To Visit in Malaysia Bangkok Travel Guide Hong Kong Travel Guide 5. Sentosa Island Sentosa Island - Tiger Sky Tower view, in Singapore Giant Merlion at Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, Singapore ResortsWorld Sentosa, Singapore Fort Siloso skywalk, in Sentosa Island, SingaporeDubbed as Asia’s Playground, Sentosa Island is home to Singapore’s best beaches, resorts, a wide variety interesting spots to visit and fun things to do including Resorts World Sentosa, The Wings of Time show, Sentosa Merlion, iFly Singapore, Wave House Sentosa, S.E.A. Aquarium, and three beaches.Show moreHow to goThe best way to get to Sentosa is by riding the cable car from Harbourfront Centre. Go to HarbourFront MRT Station on the North East Line (NE1) or Circle Line (CC29), take Exit B to Harbourfront Centre and follow the signs leading to Singapore Cable Car station at Harbourfront Tower II. You can also take Exit E to VivoCity and go to Level 3 to board the Sentosa Express monorail. The cheapest way is to cross the Sentosa Boardwalk from VivoCity to Resorts World Sentosa.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is SGD4 if you take the Sentosa Express. Admission is included if you get the Singapore Cable Car pass. The entrance fee is free if you take the Sentosa Boardwalk.6. Sentosa Beaches Overlooking Palawan Beach in Sentosa, Singapore Tanjong Beach - hazy morning, in Sentosa Island, Singapore Siloso Beach in Sentosa Island, Singapore 7. Sentosa Cable Car, Harbourfront & VivoCity Resortsworld Sentosa view from the Singapore Cable Car, in Sentosa, Singapore VivoCity Mall, Singapore Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore8. Singapore Zoo Panda at Singapore River Safari, Singapore Singapore Zoo - Tiger Elephant Show at Singapore Zoo, SingaporeVisiting the Singapore Zoo is an educational and fun way to see a wide array of animals from different continents around the globe. It’s an impressive attraction on its own but if that’s not enough, you can also experience the Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park located nearby.Show moreHow to goFrom Ang Mo Kio MRT Station on the North South Line (NS16), walk to Ang Mo Kio Hub (mall) and ride Bus #138. The bus ride alone takes 30 to 45 minutes to Singapore Zoo. If you want to save time, take the train to Kranji MRT Station on the North South Line (NS7), and ride a taxi (SGD7 or more depending if it’s peak hours).Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee on Singapore Zoo tickets is SGD33 per adult. If you want to visit the other parks, consider getting a ParkHopper ticket.See also 16 Places To Visit in Vietnam Taipei Travel Guide Myanmar Tourist Spots Athens Travel Guide 9. Marina Bay Sands Skypark Marina Bay Sands Skypark view overlooking Singapore skyline Marina Bay Sands Skypark view overlooking Gardens by the Bay, in SingaporeThe Skypark perched on the rooftop deck of the iconic Marina Bay Sands offers a breathtaking view of Singapore. Enjoy Asia’s largest light and water show in front of The Shoppes (mall). This 15-minute spectacle is run every night at 8pm & 9:30pm.Show moreHow to goRide the train to Bayfront MRT Station on the Circle Line (CE1/CC34). This station is connected to The Shoppes (mall) and Marina Bay Sands (hotel).Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is free if just walk around the mall and bayside area. A ticket/pass to the Sands SkyPark Obeservation Deck is SGD23 per adult. Entrance to Marina Bay Infinity Pool is available only to guests staying at the hotel.10. Marina Bay Sands infinity pool & hotel Marina Bay Infinity Pool in SingaporeSee also 20 Places To Visit in Thailand Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide 20 Places To Visit in Hong Kong 17 Places To Visit in Cambodia 11. Helix Bridge & Marina Bay Marina Bay and Helix Bridge at night, in Singapore Marina Bay, Singapore Marina Bay Light & Sound show, SingaporeResembling the structure of a DNA molecule, this uniquely designed bridge is awe-inspiring. The postcard-worthy view of the Singapore Skyline and Marina bay from the bridge’s platforms is especially beautiful under the sunset twilight.Show moreHow to goFrom Bayfront MRT Station on the Circle Line (CE1/CC34), walk to The Shoppes (mall) exit. You should see the Helix Bridge as you head towards the ArtScience Museum. It is also an easy walk from the Esplanade building & Singapore Flyer.Admission fee — No admission / entrance fees.12. Fountain of Wealth Fountain of Wealth, in Suntec City Mall, Singapore13. Singapore Flyer View of the skyline from the Singapore Flyer, in SingaporeFor a fun experience, the Singapore Flyer found across the bay also offers amazing overlooking views of Singapore. This giant Ferris wheel once held the title as the world’s tallest at the time of its completion.Show moreHow to goFrom Promenade MRT Station on the Circle Line (CC4), head towards Exit A and follow the signs to the Singapore Flyer. It is also an easy walk from the Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands & Esplanade building.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee on Singapore Flyer tickets is SGD33 per adult.14. Esplanade Theatres on the Bay Esplanade Theatres by the Bay at night, in Singapore Makansutra Singaporean foodThe quirky durian-shaped Esplanade building is one of Singapore’s iconic structures. In addition to its beautiful design and as a venue for performing arts events, excellent food options can be found nearby. Makansutra Gluttons Bay, an outdoor hawker-type dining area, has delicious seafood and a good variety of local dishes.Show moreHow to goFrom Esplanade MRT Station on the Circle Line (CC3) or City Hall MRT Station, exit to Stamford Road and head towards Marina Bay. Lookout for the Esplanade building’s unique durian-inspired design. The walk takes around 5 minutes.Admission fee — No admission/entrance fees.15. Lau Pa Sat Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre, in Singapore Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre, in SingaporeHead to Lau Pa Sat for a memorable Singaporean food experience. Eating at hawker centres, which can be found all over the city, is a great and cheap way to sample the multicultural cuisines in Singapore. Lau Pa Sat is quite special because it is housed in a stunning historic building.Show moreHow to goFrom Raffles Place MRT Station on the East West Line (EW14) and North South Line (NS26), take the exit along Robinsons Road and follow the street for one block. Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre is also near Telok Ayer and Downtown MRT Stations on the Downtown Line (DT18 & DT17).Admission fee — No admission/entrance fees.16. Singapore cheap eats & hawker food Chicken Rice Old Street Bak Kut Teh, in Singapore Chintatown - Tiger Beer, in Singapore17. Chinatown Chinatown colorful lanterns at night, in Singapore Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, in Chintatown, Singapore Chintatown Food Street, in Singapore Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown, Singapore Thian Hock Keng Temple in Chintatown, SingaporeExperience Singapore’s multi-cultural diversity by taking a walking and food tour of Chinatown. Visit a mosque, Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist temples all in one walk. Go on a food adventure and try dishes from Singapore’s different cultural influences at affordable hawker centers.Show moreHow to goTake the train to Chinatown MRT Station on the North East Line (NE4) and Downtown Line (DT19). Exit to Pagoda Street and start your walking tour of Chinatown.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is free if you are just walking around the area. Museums and galleries may have admission fees if you want to get inside.18. Little India Little India - Deepavali Festinal, in Singapore Mustafa Centre at night, in Little India, SingaporeLittle India, as the name suggest, is the centre for the large Indian community in Singapore. This is one place that you can visit if you want to enjoy South and North Indian food. Mustafa Centre, a discount department store, is especially popular among Filipinos as a place to buy cheap imported items & pasalubong to bring back home.Show moreHow to goYou can take the train to Farrer Park and Little India MRT stations on the North East Line (NE8 & NE7), which are located in the neighborhood of Little India. Take off at Farrer Park if you are going to Mustafa Centre.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is free if you are just walking around the area.19. Kampong Glam Masjid Sultan (mosque), at Muscat Street, in Kampong Glam, Singapore Kampong Glam - Haji Lane colorful street art, in SingaporeKampong Glam is the heart of Singapore’s Malay community. This area is famous for the landmark Sultan Mosque, and Malay Heritage Centre. It’s also an excellent place to sample Malaysian, Indonesian, and Arabic food.Show moreHow to goFrom Bugis MRT Station on the East West Line (EW12) and Downtown Line (DT14), exit at North Bridge road walk 2 blocks, northwards to Arab Street.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is free if you are just walking around the area. Museums and galleries may have admission fees if you want to get inside.20. Civic District Raffles Hotel at the Civic District, in Singapore Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in Civic District, Singapore National Museum of Singapore Parliament House, Singapore National Gallery SingaporeA short walk from Merlion Park takes visitors to the Colonial District, also known as the Civic District. This area is filled with imposing historical landmarks and buildings that trace its roots from the British-colonial era, World War II, to the early stages of modern Singapore’s independence.Show moreHow to goRide the MTR to City Hall Station on the East West Line (EW13) & North South Line (NS25). This station is located beside St. Andrew’s Cathedral, near many museums and attractions in the Civic District. You can also start your walking tour from Merlion Park. Cross one the historic Singapore River bridges to get to the Civic District.Admission fee — Admission/entrance fee is free if you just walk around the Civic District. Selected Museums & galleries charge varying fees to get inside. Here’s a list of entrance fees — Asian Civilisations Museum — SGD 8 per adult; National Museum of Singapore — SGD10 per adult; National Gallery of Singapore — SGD20 per adult; National Museum of Singapore — SGD10 per adult; Singapore Art Museum — SGD10 per adult.21. Clark Quay Clarke Quay at night, along Singapore RiverThe Singapore River meanders between the Civic District and the Central Business District. A relaxed riverside walk or guided boat cruise offers a contrasting view of modern skyscrapers on one side and quaint heritage buildings on the other. After sundown, a happening nightlife scene comes alive at Clark Quay and Boat Quay.Show moreHow to goTake the train to Clarke Quay MRT Station on the North East Line (NE5). You can find the Clarke Quay complex and Singapore River right around the corner.Admission fee — No admission/entrance fees.22. Orchard Road Orchard Road, Singapore ION Orchard Mall, at Orchard Road, in Singapore Hazy view at ION Sky, along Orchard Road, in SingaporeOrchard Road is home to Singapore’s biggest malls. This shopping street is lined with mall and stores that range from luxury to mainstream brands. If you’re in the area, don’t skip the breathtaking overlooking views from ION Sky found on the 56th floor of the ION Orchard Mall.Show moreHow to goTake the train to Orchard MRT Station on the North South Line (NS22). This station is linked to Ion Orchard (mall). Somerset MRT Station (NS22) or Dhoby Ghaut (NS24/CC1/NE6) are also found along Orchard Road.23. Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens - Clock, in Singapore24. Bus & Boat Tours Singapore Riverside boat and bronze scultures Singapore Hop-on Hop-off bus. Photo by PROshankar s (@shankaronline) via Flickr.jpg25. Singapore malls & outlet shopping Changi City Point mall, Singapore IMM outlet mall, Singapore Velocity Mall, Singapore IMM outlet mall, Singapore26. Singapore rooftop and skyline views Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Singapore Marina Bay and the Singapore Skyline, viewed from the Singapore Flyer, in Singapore.27. Singapore museums, galleries & exhibitions ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay, Singapore National Museum of Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore28. Fort Canning Fort Canning mast, in Singapore Fort Canning cannon, in Singapore29. Singapore nature & urban trails TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Nature Trail, in Singapore. Photo by traveloriented via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 Marina Barrage sunset view, Singapore Henderson Wave Bridge, Singapore. Photo by yeowatzup via Flickr CC BY 2.030. Pulau Ubin Pulau Ubin bicycle trail, in Singapore31. Singapore islands and beaches Kusu Island, Singapore. Photo by Jnzl via Flickr CC BY 2.032. Changi Changi Airport - Kinetic Rain Sculpture at Terminal 1, in Singapore Pre-departure area at Chiangi Airport - Terminal 3, in Singapore Check-in hall at Chiangi International Airport - Terminal 3, in Singapore33. Haw Par Villa Haw Par Villa, Singapore. Photo by Tony Hisgett via Flickr CC BY 2.0 Beyond Singapore1. Batam Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple, in Batam Island, Indonesia2. Bintan Bintan, Indonesia. Photo by modery via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.03. Legoland Legoland Malaysia in Johor Bahru, Malaysia4. Melaka5. Kuala LumpurTop Tourist Spots & Places to Visit in Singapore + Map1. Merlion Park1. Batam2. Singapore River2. Bintan3. Gardens By The Bay3. Legoland4. Universal Studios Singapore4. Melaka5. Sentosa Island5. Kuala Lumpur6. Sentosa Beaches7. Sentosa Cable Car, Harbourfront & VivoCity8. Singapore Zoo9. Marina Bay Sands Skypark10. Marina Bay Sands infinity pool & hotel11. Helix Bridge & Marina Bay12. Fountain of Wealth13. Singapore Flyer14. Esplanade Theatres on the Bay15. Lau Pa Sat16. Singapore cheap eats & hawker food17. Chinatown18. Little India19. Kampong Glam20. Civic District21. Clark Quay22. Orchard Road23. Singapore Botanic Gardens24. Bus & Boat Tours25. Singapore malls & outlet shopping26. Singapore rooftop and skyline views27. Singapore museums, galleries & exhibitions28. Fort Canning29. Singapore nature & urban trails30. Pulau Ubin31. Singapore islands and beaches32. Changi33. Haw Par VillaMore spots in Singaporehttps://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/embed?mid=15D7g97TKkQAmigeztHJelETAxcdj59ymMap of Top Singapore Travel Destinations. Click here to expand.Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.What places did you add to your bucketlist? How many travel goals have you achieved? Got places in mind that should be included? Share your photos/videos & tag #detourista. Click below to see more travel goals in Asia & beyond on:Instagram @detouristaHQFacebook @detouristaBefore you goSingapore hotels & hostelsChoose a place to stay within your budget from these pre-picked hotels and hostels in Singapore:Top picks by other travelersBest hotels and top-rated places to stay:Rucksack Inn @ Lavender StreetBudget Backpacker | Farrer Park MRTSee discountsAdler HostelBudget | Chinatown MRTSee discountsChic CapsulesBudget | Chinatown MRTSee discountsFragrance Hotel-RiversideBudget | Clarke Quay MRTSee discountsHoliday Inn Clarke QuayMid-Range | Clarke Quay MRTSee discountsPARKROYAL On PickeringSplurge | Chinatown/Clarke Quay MRTSee discountsRaffles SingaporeSplurge Luxury | City Hall/Esplanade MRTSee discountsMarina Bay SandsSplurge Luxury | Bayfront MRTSee discountsDon’t stop hereSee more Singapore blog tips & travel guides:Singapore ItinerarySingapore Travel GuideCheck out these pages for more inspiration on places to go in Asia & beyond:20 Places To Visit in Thailand25 Places To Visit in Indonesia20 Places To Visit in MalaysiaHong Kong Travel Guide Don’t leave yet. There’s more!26 Most Beautiful Islands & Beaches in the PhilippinesIndochina Itinerary – Thailand, Cambodia…11 Best Countries to Visit in Asia for First-TimersBalabac Trip Guide for First-TimersDiscover more blogs and travel tips in:SingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia See all placesFind more posts about:FeaturedBest TravelBest PlacesBest Things To DoLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Comments Kirk Tizon saysJanuary 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm Do you have a sample “budget-friendly” itinerary for first timer Filipino’s wanting to go to Singapore? Complete with estimated costs for travel, food, accomodations, etc? If so, please e-mail it to me at [email protected]. My family already booked tickets for Singapore this year, and it would be of great help if an experienced traveller would share something he knows in Singapore.Reply Marcos Detourist saysJanuary 9, 2016 at 10:52 pm Hi Kirk, you can find more of my posts about Singapore here: https://www.detourista.com/place/singapore/Reply Marie saysMay 15, 2016 at 11:55 am Been planning to go to Singapore for a while now. This has been very helpful!Reply Marcos Detourist saysMay 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm Thanks MarieReply Alexander Villamor saysNovember 27, 2016 at 8:59 am How much will it cost for two-person stay for 3days and 2nights in SG? A budget-friendly maybeReply Marcos Detourist saysNovember 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm Hello Alexander, your budget will hugely depend on what kind of activities you plan on doing in Singapore. You can find more Singapore tips here: https://www.detourista.com/place/singapore/Reply Kathleen Ramirez saysMarch 26, 2018 at 6:57 pm I had been there in Singapore for official meet and literally its a fabulous city on earth. I’d visited some the places you’ve mentioned above.I would also like to specially mention here that Singapore is one of the safest places on Earth. There is little to no crime, and violent crime against women is virtually unheard of. The punishments are so severe that they are a major deterrent to antisocial or criminal behavior.Thanks for exploring other places :)Reply Start A TripSee travel guides and blogs about the Philippines and beyond.