Things to do in
Singapore

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Singapore: Changi Airport Premium Lounge Entry

1. Singapore: Changi Airport Premium Lounge Entry

Relax while you wait for your flight in Singapore Changi Airport in the Plaza Lounge. The 7,000-square-foot lounge is designed in a warm earth-colored tone and provides convenience, comfort, and value to all travelers. As part of the award-winning Plaza Premium Lounge network, savor sumptuous selections of food including signature Singapore Laksa and classic Singapore Chicken Rice and enjoy complimentary hot and chilled beverages. Take the opportunity to try some made-to-order dishes by interacting with the chefs at the live-cooking counters.

Singapore: Gardens by the Bay Admission E-Ticket

2. Singapore: Gardens by the Bay Admission E-Ticket

Enjoy a day admission ticket to Gardens by the Bay, one of the most popular destinations in the city. The waterfront gardens and conservatories, as well as the newly-opened Sun Pavilion, feature some of the most incredible manmade structures ever built to house flora and fauna. Receive full access to the conservatories and learn about the interconnectedness of ecological elements. See the tallest indoor waterfall, walk in the Supertree Grove and then cross the OCBC Skyway for spectacular views of Marina Bay. Add admission to Floral Fantasy and see beautiful floral artistry including live plants, cut flowers, foliage, and preserved flowers at the newly opened exhibit. There are a total of 4 concepts in Floral Fantasy: 'Dance', 'Float', 'Waltz', and 'Drift'. Dance - a collection that shows more than 15,000 combinations of fresh-cut, dried, and preserved flowers. Float - admire hundreds of fuchsias surrounding visitors and a landscape of temperate flowers. Waltz - more than 100 species and hybrids of orchids, pitcher plants, and bromeliads. Drift - more than 50 species of exotic Central and South American plants, begonias, ferns on rock surfaces. With countless attractions that appeal to both adults and children, this is a perfect way to spend a day in Singapore.

Singapore: Singapore River Cruise

3. Singapore: Singapore River Cruise

Explore Singapore's most important landmarks on this river cruise on a bumboat. Learn about the city's spectacular mix of heritage and modern architecture while passing historic monuments, quays, and bridges. Begin the Singapore river cruise where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped foot onto Singapore, along the northern banks of the Singapore River. Learn about the contrast between the rich and old-world architecture of the quays and the modern skyscrapers in the central business district. See shophouses along the river banks that have been beautifully restored, which now house chic dining and entertainment spots. Discover the grand bridges of Singapore, such as the Cavenagh Bridge, Clemenceau Bridge, and Anderson Bridge. Learn about the pivotal role that the Singapore River has played in Singapore's progress by visiting the various historical landmarks: the Merlion, Raffles Landing Site, and Esplanade.

Singapore: Adventure Cove Waterpark Entrance Ticket

4. Singapore: Adventure Cove Waterpark Entrance Ticket

Experience endless fun with an entry ticket to Adventure Cove Waterpark and get a rush of adrenaline as you zoom down thrilling waterslides. Climb aboard the first hydro-magnetic coaster in South East Asia. Grab a mat and challenge a friend to a high-speed water duel. Take twists and turns in a dark water chute, get sucked into a spiral whirlpool, or hide your fears at the platform cliff jump. Chill out at the Bluwater Bay wave pool, or journey through a tropical jungle and grotto inhabited by whimsical sea creatures on the Adventure River. Snorkel over a coral reef with 20,000 fish, or wade amongst dozens of rays and touch their velvety wings.

Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore Entry Ticket

5. Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore Entry Ticket

Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies™ at Universal Studios Singapore™. Experience cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films and TV series. Universal Studios Singapore™ is 1 of only 4 Universal Studios locations across the globe. It boasts 24 rides and attractions to satisfy every cinematic fantasy. Experience the dueling roller coaster of Battlestar Galactica, ride the river rapids of Jurassic Park and see a 4D Shrek show. The 50-acre park has 7 different movie-themed zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. It's sure to indulge the thrill-seeker or movie buff's every fantasy.

Universal Studios Singapore: 1-Day Pass w/ Optional Transfer

6. Universal Studios Singapore: 1-Day Pass w/ Optional Transfer

Go beyond the screen and ride the movies at Universal Studios Singapore with your day admission ticket. Only here can you experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films and television series, including Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Revenge of the Mummy, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventures, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon dueling rollercoasters and more! There are 24 attractions in 7 themed zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. Each zone features its own unique attractions, character appearances and dining and shopping areas. Universal Studios Singapore has over 30 restaurants and food carts, together with 20 superb retail stores and carts located around the park.

Singapore: Night Safari and Tram Ride Ticket

7. Singapore: Night Safari and Tram Ride Ticket

As dusk falls, take an after-hours look at over 2,500 nocturnal animals. You will see them as they start their nightly rituals for a memorable evening at Singapore's Night Safari. Get up-close as animals frolic, graze and hunt. Take an exciting tram ride through 7 geographical regions or opt for a walking trail for an even deeper journey into the park to see even more animals not visible from the tram journey.  Stroll into the realm of the animals at our two giant aviaries where the Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels can come right next to you. The aviaries are along the Leopard Trail where you can get within a whisker of the beautiful leopards from their dedicated glass observatory. Head along the Fishing Cat Trail and look in on fishing cats as they engage in their nightly riverside hunt. Then, trek right into the Outback to discover native wildlife of Australia including a family of wallabies in their walk-through habitat. Don't miss the interactive "Creatures of the Night Show" where you can learn more about the natural abilities of fascinating nocturnal animals.  Catch the talented troupe of tribal warriors as they thrill you with their fiery stunts in the Thumbuakar Performance. As you whet your appetite for adventure, be sure to indulge in the Night Safari’s unique dining offerings - from gourmet fast food to popular local delicacies served in the traditional village ambiance of Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. You can even book a movable feast for a group of your guests onboard the award-winning Gourmet Safari Express. More than just Singapore’s No.1 Nightspot, Night Safari has also been achieving success to support the conservation of biodiversity. Over the years Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, Malayan tapirs and Asian lions, among other endangered species have been successfully bred here. It’s an after-dark wildlife adventure that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium Entrance Ticket

8. Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Venture into the fascinating world beneath the sea as you explore the ocean realm of S.E.A. Aquarium, home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing over 800 species. Living in 49 different habitats, each one is as fascinating as the next. With your 1-day admission ticket, you’ll get acquainted with many of these magnificent creatures. See hammerhead sharks, come face-to-face with bottlenose dolphins, discover sea life up close at the Touch Pool and watch the colorful fish, rays and sharks surround you in the panoramic Open Ocean. At the world's largest aquarium, you’re ensured an awe-inspiring experience as you encounter the endless wonders of our blue planet.

Jewel Changi Airport: Mirror Maze and Canopy Park Ticket

9. Jewel Changi Airport: Mirror Maze and Canopy Park Ticket

Enter the one-of-a-kind Mirror Maze in Jewel Changi Airport set in an outdoor canopy park. Experience the surreal feeling of getting lost in a mirror maze covered in greenery and flowers. Test your problem-solving skills with a mind-boggling infinity chamber located at the end of the maze, if you make it to the end. Afterward, pay a visit to Canopy Park. Play around on the Discovery Slides and mess about in the cloud-like mist of the Foggy Bowls. Get a selfie with the many animal topiaries in Topiary Park and soak up the sights and smells of the flowers in Petal Park. 

Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck E-Ticket

10. Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck E-Ticket

Save precious time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark on the 57th floor of one of Singapore's most iconic buildings. Gaze in awe at the panoramic vistas overlooking Marina Bay and see the world-class skyline from above. Go to the vertical gardens of the Supertree Grove, where 162,900 tropical plants cover the tree-like structures of the nature park. Experience the city sights like a bird from 200 meters above street level as you stand on the platform designed by the visionary architect, Moshe Safdie, built on top of 3 hotel towers in the Bayfront area. Look across the blue waters of the Malay Peninsula during the day or experience the city's spectacular night lights after dark. Benefit from an open-ended ticket that can be redeemed up to 6 months after date of issuance.

Frequently asked questions about Singapore

What top attractions are a must-see in Singapore?

Planning Your Visit

  • Eat like the locals

    Amongst Singapore's many highlights, food ranks very highly. However, the best meals are not necessarily found in the many restaurants, but out on the streets, where the local population eats. Visit any of the city's numerous hawker centers and take your pick from one of the many stalls offering cuisine from all over Asia. Not only will the food be delicious, but you won't believe how little it costs!

  • Proper etiquette

    Singapore boasts a large variety of cultures, many of which have specific and sometimes strict social customs. While a certain level of ignorance is tolerated in tourists, if you're invited to dinner or to someone's house, it's good to inform yourself about proper cultural etiquette in order to avoid offending your hosts.

  • Bring a sweater

    Though Singapore's weather is hot all year around, the air-conditioning is kept at very high levels indoors. It's a good idea to carry a sweater with you, as visitors unaccustomed to the air-conditioning can easily catch a cold from the frequent temperature jumps.

Good to know

  • Language
    English, Mandarin, Malay, or Tamil
  • Currency
    SGD (S $)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+08:00)
  • Country Code
    +65
  • Best time to visit
    The tropical weather stays in the 80s year round, so when planning your visit, just try to avoid national holidays when prices will rise.

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What people are saying about Singapore

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5,378 reviews

Our guide Jon met us as arranged and shared with us stories of Singapore from the original inhabitants to the Chinese migration and the Malay and Indian inhabitants. We tried the Chinese jerky and had wonderful satay at the hawkers market. After a quick train trip to Marina Bay Sands we enjoyed the light show and took some more pictures at the prime viewing spots! Jon also recommended some must do things and some must eat foods before directing us to the MTR to wend our way back to our hotel!

For first timers, we really enjoyed this experience. It was fun and exciting. Our host was also very friendly and kind. Would definitely recommend to those out there looking for something fun to do in Singapore.

Enjoyed the service provided, was a such good experience to rest, eat and showered before boarding.

Great guide Christopher..Gave us lots of useful info, very friendly

Good fun way to explore the city. Gives you a good overview