Big Day Out in Singapore
Collected by Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
It doesn't take a lot of advance planning to enjoy a day trip from the Lion City. From the Zoo and the nearby islands to Palau Ubin and the farms of Kranji, there's plenty to see outside the city limits.
Located just south of Singapore, Sentosa Island is a wonderland that can be easily reached by car, light rail, covered walkway, and cable car. Young explorers will love the Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Waterpark, and Southeast Asia...
8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium is the world’s largest and is home to thousands of marine life species. An open tank behind the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel showcases rays swimming in formation and playful sharks biting each other’s tails. With...
80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Singapore Zoo has been recognized as a leader in creating naturalistic habitats since its opening in 1973, using concealed moats to separate animals from visitors and incorporating a local reservoir into the landscaping. There are dozens of themed...
2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
The world-class Singapore Zoological Gardens are famous for being open, natural, and perfectly in tune with their lush jungle setting. Stroll between enclosures or take the tram to see thousands of species from all over the world. The Night...
262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Haw Par Villa, a theme park containing more than 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas that highlight Chinese myths and legends, might be the best-value entertainment in Singapore. (It’s free!) Built in 1937 by the creators of Tiger Balm (the...
100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
The “farmpreneurs” in the northwest Kranji district grow organic produce and educate Singaporean city dwellers about its merits. At Bollywood Veggies, a farm and public garden, you can see how big a jackfruit grows and taste other exotic produce,...
One of my favorite things about Singapore is undoubtedly its fantastic airport. Like the city it serves, Changi is remarkably efficient and well run. I have yet to take advantage of Terminal 3's more unique attractions—free movies, free city tour,...
11 Cove Dr, #01-01 Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
If you're feeling flush, rent a yacht for an afternoon and sail from Sentosa to Singapore's southern islands. When the weather is fine, there's nothing like a swim near Saint John's island or drinks and snacks on your very own boat with 20 of your...
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