With its diverse culture reflecting colonial history and Chinese, Malay, Indian and Arab ethnicity, Singapore is indeed one of Asia’s popular tourist destination. This city-state in Southeast Asia is home to various modern and classical structures that never fails to amaze tourists all over the world. Filled with several unique attractions from its theme parks to museums to zoo and its great dining experience, a trip to this city-state will never be boring and predictable.
Anticipating a trip to this great city? Or planning to return to SG? We have this Favorite Tourist Sites in Singapore that you should include in your list when visiting SG alone or with a group. Enjoy!!!
Table of Contents
- 1. Asian Civilisations Museum
- 2. Baba House
- 3. Boat Quay
- 4. Botanic Gardens
- 5. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
- 6. Cavenagh Bridge
- 7. Cenotaph
- 8. Central Fire Station
- 9. Chijmes
- 10. Civilian War Memorial
- 11. Dalhousie Obelisk
- 12. Fountain of Wealth
- 13. Fullerton Fullerton Hotel
- 14. Jurong Bird Park
- 15. Marina Barrage
- 16. Marina Bay Sands
- 17. Merlion Park
- 18. National Museum of Singapore
- 19. Night Safari
- 20. Old Parliament
- 21. Orchard Road
- 22. Parkview Square
- 23. Parliament House
- 24. Raffles Hotel
- 25. Singapore Flyer
- 26. Southern Ridges
- 27. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
- 28. Sultan Mosque
- 29. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
- 30. The Helix Bridge
- 31. Universal Studios
1. Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a well-executed exhibit of Southeast Asian culture including but not limited to Chinese, South Indian, and Islamic heritage. The galleries showcase fine arts, furniture, porcelain, jade, and other relics.
2. Baba House
A house displaying Peranakan history, architecture and heritage, the Baba House is a museum/venue for events that visitors may book as a part of the experience-making process for tourists and locals. Here, the visitors can interact and touch the furnitures an items inside the house to let them get a feel of how a typical Peranakan home looked and functioned in the 1920s.
3. Boat Quay
Used before as the center of trade and maritime commerce, the Boat Quay is now one of Singapore’s center for tourism and aesthetics for the commercial zone that encloses the Singapore River. Carefully conserved shophouses with various bars, pubs and restaurants are now located in the Boat Quay.
4. Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanical Garden is a 74-hectare garden field with various attractions for tourists. Included on its main attractions is National Orchid Garden, Rainforest, the Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden and Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate.
5. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
A Buddhist temple and museum complex, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style. The museum is said to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha.
6. Cavenagh Bridge
Singapore’s oldest bridge that still exists in its original form, the Cavenagh Bridge is a suspension bridge that is used as a a pedestrian bridge. It provides the the most convenient pedestrian link that reaches the Singapore River in the Downtown Core.
The Cenotaph is Singapore’s first major war memorial inside the Esplanade Park. It was built in memory of the 124 British soldiers born or resident in Singapore who gave their lives in the first World War.
8. Central Fire Station
Considered to be the oldest fire station in Singapore, the Central Fire Station has become a national monument that houses the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery. It displays Singapore’s firefighting history with developments of civil defence in Singapore from the 19th century till today. Customised interactive stations are also put up in the gallery for a close-up experience of what fire fighters and rescuers go through.
A historic building complex, the Chijmes is composed of convent buildings with a Gothic-style chapel: the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus and Caldwell House. Restored for commercial purposes with dining, shopping and entertainment centre, the complex has been a favorite tourist destination among travelers.
10. Civilian War Memorial
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The Civilian War Memorial was built in memory of the civilians killed and massacred during the second World War. Considered to be one of Singapore’s most famous iconic landmarks of heritage, the four identical pillars of the structure epresents the shared experiences and unity of the four major races of Singapore – Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races.
11. Dalhousie Obelisk
A memorial obelisk in the Civic District of Singapore, the Dalhousie Obelisk was built to commemorate the second visit of the Marquis of Dalhousie of India. Locals wanted to persuade the Governor-General to exert his influence in their favour thus building the memorial.
12. Fountain of Wealth
The Fountain of Wealth is considered to be the symbol of wealth and life and the equality and harmony of all races and religions in Singapore. Located within the commercial complex of Suntec City, the fountain has been recognized by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the World’s Largest Fountain.
13. Fullerton Fullerton Hotel
A five-star luxury hotel, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is one of Singapore’s architectural landmarks with a rich history. The hotel was formerly called as the Fullerton Building.
14. Jurong Bird Park
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The Jurong Bird Park is a landscaped park that showcases several bird exhibits. It is one of Singapore’s main tourist attractions with great exhibits such as the High Flyers Show, Birds of Prey Show and Wetlands.
15. Marina Barrage
A dam in Singapore that does not only provide as a water storage and flood control but as recreation as well. Built at the confluence of five rivers, the Marina Barrage is now a part of Singapore’s tourist attraction.
16. Marina Bay Sands
One of Singapore’s famous landmarks is the Marina Bay Sands. An integrated resort, it features three 55-story hotel towers that are connected by a 1 hectare sky terrace on the roof, named Sands SkyPark.
17. Merlion Park
The tourist icon of Singapore, the Merlion Park is located at One Fullerton, Singapore near the Central Business District (CBD) area of Singapore.
18. National Museum of Singapore
Displaying exhibits of Singapore’s history, the National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. The structure of the building was designed in Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style and consists of two rectangular parallel blocks, with a dome at the front of the building.
19. Night Safari
The first nocturnal zoo in the world, the Night Safari is one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attraction with over 1,040 animals. It is an entire open-air zoo set in a humid tropical forest that is only open at night and provides a series of cultural performances including tribal dances, blowpipe demonstrations and fire eating displays.
20. Old Parliament
Currently known as the Arts House at the Old Parliament, the Old Parliament is a multi-disciplinary arts venue which plays host to art exhibitions and concerts.
21. Orchard Road
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A major tourist attraction in Singapore, the Orchard Road is considered to be the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. This 2.2 kilometre-long street is the most popular shopping enclave in the city-state with great shopping stores.
22. Parkview Square
The Parkview Square is an office building in Singapore that is notable for its Postmodern architectural style. Located in the Downtown Core Planning Area, a statue of a golden crane is located on the center of its plaza with eight gigantic fiberglass statues of men holding a light ball in their hands, four of them standing on each broad side of the building’s crown.
23. Parliament House
A public building and a cultural landmark, the Parliament House is the home to Singapore’s Parliament. The building was designed to represent a contemporary architectural expression of stateliness and authority.
24. Raffles Hotel
Singapore’s iconic hotel, the Raffles Hotel was built as a colonial-style hotel by two Armenian brothers from Persia and named after Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore.
25. Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is a giant ferris wheel which offers a spectacular view of the Marina Bay Street Circuit of the Singapore Grand Prix. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world where each capsule is capable to hold 28 passengers at a time.
26. Southern Ridges
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The Southern Ridges is a 9-kilometre trail connecting parks and several ecological projects in Singapore. Some of its atractions includes Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Marang Trail, Hilltop Walk and the Henderson Waves.
27. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
A Hindu Temple in Little India, the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, fierce embodiment of Shakti and the god Shiva’s wife, Parvati.
28. Sultan Mosque
One of the most important mosques in Singapore, the Sultan Mosque is located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road within the Kampong Glam district.
29. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
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A waterside building, the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s centre for performing arts. Esplanade offers a staggering range of programmes which caters to all audiences with venues such as a Concert Hall, Theatre and Recital Studio.
30. The Helix Bridge
A pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area, the Helix Bridge is accompanied by a vehicular bridge, known as the Bayfront Bridge. The bridge as previously known as the Double Helix Bridge.
31. Universal Studios
The Universal Studios in Singapore is a theme park with several themed zone including Hollywood, New York and Sci-Fi City. It is the second Universal Studio to open in Asia next to Japan.
Singapore is highly urbanised created for development through land reclamation.