The Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world where you can have breakfast with orangutans! Ride a tram through the zoo on a morning tour with an expert guide who points out some of the 3,600 animals that inhabit the wildlife park. If you choose the optional jungle breakfast, enjoy a delicious international buffet in the company of a charismatic family of orangutans. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph and interact with the apes as they swing and climb in their adjacent habitat.
Attractions in Singapore
Wondering what to do during your vacation in Singapore? The list of the attractions is very long, despite the small size of this city state. Singapore is the most popular travel destination in Asia, and the second most crowded country in the world – mixing Chinese, Malay and Indian culture and creating a unique mix. There’s a lot of exciting attractions to pick from and if you visit the city for the first time you should do some serious planning in order to see them all.
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There’s a lot to say about the city, so let’s start with some tips about Singapore’s must-see attractions:
Top Singapore attractions
This city is an interesting mix of three different cultures: Malay, Chinese and Indian culture. Each culture has its own ethnic neighborhood that are all worth exploring: Malay village, Chinatown and Little India. Visit the beautiful Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple or the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum; enjoy the colorful shops and houses that Little India is known for, go to a hawkers center for some very good and cheap food, and don’t forget to visit the famous street market in Chinatown!
Singapore sightseeing can be great, but it can become exhausting in the city humid climate. Take a break and visit Sentosa Island, this tiny island is one of the city most popular attractions and perfect for a day of pure fun. Sentosa in Malay means Peace and Tranquility, and you can find that on the island, but you can also find a lot of exciting attractions for the whole family! It is unbelievable how many things can fit on this tiny 5 square kilometers island. The most famous attraction on Sentosa has to be the Universal Studios theme park. Here you will find a thrilling world of movie themed attractions such as the “Far far away” zone which is devoted to the world of Shrek or “The Lost World” with a Jurassic Park theme. Other great Singapore attractions are the Imbiah Lookout – which is home to 11 different attractions including the Butterfly Park which is home to 15000 butterflies from fifty different species – ,the Tiger Sky Tower – a 110 meter high observation tower – , the Megazip adventure park, and many more. Finally you have the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon: a marine park with more than 2500 animals. If you wish to spend some time on the beach Sentosa offers 3.2 kilometers of white sandy beaches dotted with tropical landscape. The three top beaches are Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso. If you are looking for some golf “action” you can enjoy two 18 holes golf courses. You are invited to watch our special video guide about Sentosa Island for more tips about this great resort.
Next is the city skyline, which is an attraction by itself – it’s simply breathtaking and we highly recommend to visit the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Mount Faber, or one of the many roof-top restaurants, to obtain stunning views of the city.
Let’s not forget about Singapore’s parks and zoo’s! Two top attractions are the Night Safari and the Singapore Zoo. On a budget? Then pay a visit to the wonderful Botanic Gardens, which are free to visit from the early morning until midnight. For a small fee, you can enter the delightful Orchid Garden as well. More adventurous types will surely enjoy the city many nature reserves.
Are you planning to see and do a lot during your vacation? Consider buying one of the city passes that give you free entrance and discounts on lots of the above mentioned city attractions – it could save you a lot of money and time, and we can say from experience that a city pass can truly enhance your trip!
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Grab the chance to take the family on a Singapore Zoo Night Safari tour through the jungle. From the safety of your visitors' tram you'll spot nocturnal animals in their natural habitat, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers. Then follow your guide on a night safari walking trail to see the animals at closer quarters. At the Singapore Zoo there's also the option to enjoy dinner at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
Get to know Singapore on a morning or afternoon half-day tour. You'll see all the city's highlights in one short tour perfect if your time is limited. Highlights include Singapore's vibrant Chinatown, colonial landmarks, Little India and the iconic, Merlion. You also have the option of combining your city tour with a 30-minute flight aboard the Singapore Flyer.
Explore Singapore’s Chinatown district from every perspective on this enjoyable 4-hour evening trishaw, riverboat and walking tour. Witness the nighttime street theater of this captivating district, learn about its history, and shop for bargains in the exuberant Night Market. Enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner and then take an unforgettable trishaw ride, trundling along the stall-packed lanes as your cyclist driver pushes the pedals! Lastly, board a ‘bumboat’ (riverboat) and soak up wonderful nighttime views of the Singapore's illuminated skyline as you cruise along the Singapore River.
Dive into fun-filled Sentosa Island on this afternoon trip from Singapore! Led by a guide, ride a scenic cable car to the island and visit three of its family-friendly attractions. Ogle sharks, rays, turtles and other exotic sea life at Underwater World; watch the dolphins at Dolphin Lagoon, and discover Singapore’s history as told through the immersive Images of Singapore LIVE. Finish with the Wings of Time show, a spectacular fountains and fireworks musical extravaganza. Upgrade for the Extreme Log Ride and ride a virtual log through 4D ravines and rapids!