Imagine this scenario: You’ve flown into Singapore, checked into your hotel or hostel, and while you’re sitting on the bed it occurs to you that you forgot to make any plans! Sounds a bit silly, right? And yet here we are. You’re welcome. We sent our interns to Singapore to check out the best places to visit in Singapore and this is what they uncovered. Sure, we could have just done a Google search, but we really needed a break from those brats. They’re always complaining because we recently switched to buying fresh roasted coffee beans for the break room instead of roasting them ourselves. Kids these days! Anyway, enjoy our list!
1. Little India
Contrary to stereotypes, this ethnic district, also known as Tekka, is actually very diverse. There are various houses of worship that cover the spectrum of religions – including Mosques, Hindu as well as Buddhist Temples, and even a Methodist Church – and lots of shops and restaurants to try out. It’s also worth your time during cultural festivals such as those that take place during Diwali Season (mid-October through mid-November).
2. Merlion Park
Do you believe in Merlions? We’re talkin’ half fish, half lion, guys. If not, once you visit Merlion Park you’ll have no choice but to believe in the impossible. This 28 foot statue is a sight to behold as you walk through the park, located along Marina Bay. You’re probably thinking, “Can Merlions have children?” Well, there’s a smaller statue nearby called Merlion cub, so apparently yes.
3. Gardens By the Bay
If you’re looking for a jungle experience without leaving the city, The Gardens By the Bay is the ideal place. You’ll find yourself in the Supertree Grove, which features 18 tall trees that support the OCBC Skyway, a 419-foot-long aerial walkway that allows you to soak in views of the surrounding gardens and Marina Bay. You can also visit Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Just keep in mind that there are separate fees to enter these parks. But come on, who cares about money when you’re on vacation?
4. Singapore Zoo
You’ll find 315 different species of animals here. The basement is full of meerkats now. The zoo even houses the largest captive colony of orangutans in the world. One of the key features of this park is the natural “open” exhibits containing hidden barriers and moats so that you get a close look without worrying about the rhinos and wolverines actually mauling you.