Popular things to do in Singapore

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Spotless streets, a multicultural population, and a prosperous economy are a few of the reasons why Singapore is sometimes known as 'the Switzerland of Southeast Asia.' Another frequently used nickname for Singapore, 'the Garden City,' may not be quite so obvious to visitors to this skyscraper-laden city-state whose population density ranks second only to Monaco's.

However, walking tours of Singapore take visitors past more than 50 large parks and four spacious nature reserves. As a matter of fact, greenery covers more than half of Singapore's total land mass. Singapore's historic heart, on the other hand, remains the Riverside central business district. This spot on the Singapore River's north bank is where Sir Stamford Raffles originally landed and established this former British trading colony in 1819.

Most of Singapore's hottest nightclubs are situated on the riverside streets between the government buildings on the Singapore River's north bank and the financial centres inside the south bank's skyscrapers. The Singapore River's mouth is the best place to begin a walking tour or a more modern e-scooter tour around Singapore City.

High rise buildings and shopping complexes may have replaced several of Singapore's traditional street markets and shophouses, but the iconic Merlion statue spouts water on the Singapore River's south bank in the middle of its namesake park. A much smaller Merlion cub statue stands just 28m away from Cavenagh Bridge. A sign which prohibits cattle from crossing remains at the entrance of this pedestrian walkway first constructed in 1869.

The original Stamford Raffles statue now greets visitors to the Victoria Theatre, but the replica statue next to the Asian Civilisations Museum may be better known to most tourists due to its scenic location surrounded by Boat Quay shophouses and skyscrapers. The famous Orchard Road shopping district is the easiest place to arrange a personal shopping service in Singapore.

Singapore's multiculturalism is prominently on display in Little India, Chinatown, and two neighbouring old Malay districts called Kampong Glam and Bugis. Another predominantly Malay area is Geylang Serai, an East Coast neighbourhood situated near Singapore Changi Airport and some surprisingly secluded beaches. A Places of Worship tour in Singapore may take visitors past many of the Burmese temples in Toa Payoh, Balestier, Newton, and Novena.

Jurong is home of the Singapore Discovery Centre, Singapore Bird Park, and Singapore Science Centre. Nature lovers may also want to venture north to Singapore Zoo. Singapore's first casino and several family friendly theme parks are the main reasons why Sentosa Island is the preferred weekend getaway for many Singaporeans.

The newer Marina Bay Sands integrated resort and casino, however, is giving Resorts World Sentosa a run for its money because of its close proximity to Riverside and various state of the art modern attractions such as the ArtScience Museum and the Gardens by the Bay. The London Eye was the main inspiration for the Singapore Flyer, which towers 150m above Singapore's impressive skyline.

Activities in Singapore [9]


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    Kayaking at Pulau Ubin

    Singapore, Singapore

    Kayak through a small, tranquil island off Singapore’s northeast shore with the company of friendly local guides. You will learn about the heritage of...

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    S$85.10 / pax

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    Pulau Ubin Cycling Tour

    Singapore, Singapore

    Join a four-hour cycling tour around Pulau Ubin Island, situated in the northeast of Singapore. Enjoy the sights of nature while riding your bike with...

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    S$79.50 / pax

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    Are you looking for a unique travel experience off the beaten track in Singapore? How about one that can let you keep fit and explore many places with...

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    S$18.00 / pax


Attractions in Singapore [34]


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    My Pass Singapore

    Singapore, Singapore

    Experience limitless fun for 48 hours with a single QR Code that provides convenient access to top attractions across Singapore and Sentosa, including...

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    S$199.00 / pax

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    ArtScience Museum™

    Singapore, Singapore

    ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands explores creative processes at the heart of art, science, technology, and culture, and their roles in shaping s...

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    S$16.00 / pax

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    Marina Bay Sands

    Singapore, Singapore

    Get the best view of Singapore from the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, which soars 57 levels above the heart of the city. You may take in the panoram...

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    S$23.00 / pax


Culture of Singapore [70]


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    Chinatown Heritage Centre

    Singapore, Singapore

    The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore's early pioneers, as well as discover the personal s...

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    S$15.00 / pax

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    Singapore Hop-on & Hop-off Bus

    Singapore, Singapore

    Explore Singapore on an open-top double-decker bus, which brings you to the city's hotspots through its red and yellow tour lines. Both lines begin at...

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    S$43.00 / pax

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    Singapore River Cruise

    Singapore, Singapore

    An iconic way to explore the Singapore River is by hopping on a traditional Singaporean bumboat at Clarke Quay. The 40-minute boat cruise takes you al...

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    S$25.00 / pax


Shopping in Singapore [3]



Sightseeing in Singapore [44]


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    The Original Singapore DUCKtour

    Singapore, Singapore

    The Original DUCKtours @ Suntec City is the Singapore Tourism Award Winning Attraction. The first of its kind in Singapore, an impressive 15-year perf...

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    S$43.00 / pax

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    Standing at 282 metres, the 1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery and Bar is the world’s highest al-fresco bar. Its upper viewing gallery offering a 360-degree v...

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    S$25.00 / pax

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    See the best of Singapore on-board an open-top double-decker bus. With seven different routes, it cruises by iconic landmarks like the Marina Bay Sand...

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    S$47.00 / pax


Singapore Tours [144]


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    National Orchid Garden

    Singapore, Singapore

    The three-hectare National Orchid Garden is situated inside the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. The garden...

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    S$5.00 / pax

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    Singapore EZ-Link Card

    Singapore, Singapore

    The EZ-Link card is synonymous with convenient, quick, and secured cashless transactions. Almost every Singaporean owns one for transport. EZ-Link c...

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    S$10.00 / pax

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    National Museum of Singapore

    Singapore, Singapore

    With a history that dates back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the country's oldest museum with a progressive mind. This cultural and arc...

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    S$10.00 / pax


Singapore Wellness [2]



Things to do with kids in Singapore [46]


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    National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution that oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia....

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    S$15.00 / pax

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    Science Centre Singapore

    Singapore, Singapore

    Science Centre Singapore features the largest collection of science-related educational materials. Opened in December 1977, it covers a total of 10 he...

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    S$21.00 / pax

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    Red Dot Design Museum

    Singapore, Singapore

    The Red Dot Design Museum is one of the latest attractions in Marina Bay. It features a large and unique collection of contemporary designs in its two...

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    S$6.40 / pax


Transport in Singapore [19]



Where to eat in Singapore [29]


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    Tiger Brewery Tour

    Singapore, Singapore

    Learn more about the history and heritage of Singapore’s iconic beer on this one-hour tour of the Tiger Brewery. With 80 years of brewing excellence u...

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    S$18.00 / pax

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    HiPPO Night City Tour

    Singapore, Singapore

    At night, there’s no better way to enjoy Singapore than on board the TOPless HiPPO double decker bus! Come let our fun guide show you the other side o...

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    S$47.00 / pax

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    Central Perk Singapore

    Singapore, Singapore

    Central Perk Singapore is the only official Warner Brothers-licensed F.R.I.E.N.D.S-themed café outside of the United States. Fans of the sitcom will e...

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    S$9.50 / pax