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6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Part of the Marina Bay Sands complex, the lotus flower–shaped ArtScience Museum appears to float over the water. The Moshe Safdie–designed building is a work of art in itself, with 10 "fingers" that allow natural light to...

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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
With its domed greenhouses of epic proportions dotted across some 100 hectares (250 acres), the sustainable Gardens by the Bay are educational and fun. The Cloud Forest is a misty, 42-meter-high (138-foot-high) “mountain” that...
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30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

In the past decade, Singapore has developed a world-class skyline. And one of the best ways to see it is 165 meters (540 feet) above the ground, from your car on the Singapore Flyer, whose full rotation lasts about 30 minutes. Built in 2008,...

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1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
So spectacular is the 82-hectare (200-acre) Singapore Botanic Gardens that it is the rare horticultural spot to have earned UNESCO World Heritage site status. Established in 1859, it’s responsible for Singapore’s...
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71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555

Given that its collection is entirely contemporary, it's ironic that the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is housed in a restored 19th-century mission school. A seven-meter-high (22-foot-high) Swarovski crystal chandelier greets visitors at the...

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1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

The enormous, elegant Empress Place Building is a landmark colonial government-office structure that overlooks the Singapore River in the central business district. Since the early 2000s, it’s been home to the Asian...

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93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

The National Museum of Singapore, which is housed in a fine late-19th-century neoclassical building with a zinc-tiled and stained-glass dome, is the country's oldest museum. A modern extension includes a long glass-ceilinged connector...

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151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443

Its narrow alleys lined with teahouses and hawker stalls, Singapore's walkable Chinatown is extremely well-preserved and authentic. On the pedestrianized Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre, which was revamped in 2016, is...

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Singapore is full of walkable districts and none is more lively than Little India, with its concentration of shops and temples. Developed largely by Tamil immigrants, today many Subcontinent ethnic groups thrive in this area, which is centered...

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385 Beach Rd, Singapore 199581

In Kampong Glam, old Malay and Arab merchant communities continue to do business. With its bright gold dome, the Sultan Mosque is the city's biggest. A colorful little strip, the Bussorah pedestrian mall is lined with small shops, vendors and...

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1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
The hotel is scheduled to close completely for renovations beginning in December 2017. It is currently set to reopen in mid-2018. A hotel whose name is instantly recognizable, the Raffles Singapore is pure colonial confection, a landmark...
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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...
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8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Guests arrive via the covered Sentosa Boardwalk or by monorail to this massive entertainment and shopping complex. Its Marine Life Park is the world's second-largest aquarium, and it includes a waterpark and museum devoted to shipwreck...

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57 Boat Quay, Singapore 049846

Bumboats once supplied provisions on the Singapore River. Today, a cruise on the contemporary version shows how the historic and modern city blend together, as visitors hop on and off at the old Clarke Quay warehouses (now a pedestrian mall...

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39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
The Peranakan Museum houses an excellent collection of antiques, textiles, and artifacts over three floors in a beautiful heritage building that in and of itself is something to behold—it was constructed in 1912 as the Tao Nan School...
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30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898

A favorite area of expats living in Singapore—booming with trendy coffee shops, posh boutiques, and art galleries—the Tiong Bahru district is rich in well-preserved 1930s art deco architecture. The Tiong Bahru Market houses one of the...

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Ann Siang Hill, Singapore

Ann Siang Hill is a walkable neighborhood with streets chockablock with cafés, pubs and chic boutiques inside restored colonial-era buildings. On weekend nights, Club Street and adjoining Ann Siang Road are pedestrianized for...

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Henderson Road, Singapore 159557

Hovering 36 meters (118 feet) above the ground, the Henderson Waves Bridge is a sleek, undulating wooden pedestrian bridge that connects two lush parks. Its 274-meter (899-foot) length has little niches that provide resting spaces...

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Hindhede Dr, Singapore 589318

Named for Singapore's highest point, the 163-meter-high (534-foot-high) Bukit Timah, the nature reserve of the same name encompasses 1.64 square kilometers (405 acres) of green in the middle of the city-state. Some 40 percent of the nation's...

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2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925

The Jurong Bird Park may be small at just 0.2 square kilometers (49 acres), but it has 5,000 individuals from 400 species living inside. A nine-story-high aviary with a waterfall is home to 15 kinds of lories, which are a type...