What to Do in Singapore
Collected by Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
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...
E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449876
East Coast Park is a wonderful stretch of seafront greenery containing plenty of trails where runners, walkers, cyclists, and in-line skaters can frolic in nature. There are shops where you can rent bikes and Rollerblades (just follow signs in the...
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...
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
"Future World: Where Art Meets Science" is the lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum’s first-ever permanent exhibition. The futuristic celebration of high-tech artworks and interactive digital installations was created by teamLab, an award-winning...
9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
This cluster of former British army barracks has been transformed into a contemporary arts center with 17 galleries, with a mix of international dealers like Shanghai’s ShanghART and Tokyo’s Ota Fine Arts and locally owned venues such as FOST...
1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957
Singapore's beautiful National Gallery (opened in November 2015) contains the world’s leading public collection of modern art from Southeast Asia. It is the largest visual arts institution in town matching the likes of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris...
93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
The National Museum in Singapore features excellent permanent and temporary exhibitions that celebrate the art, history, and culture of this vibrant port city. On Friday evenings from 6 to 8pm, entry to most of the exhibits is free. Combine your...
41 Boat Quay, Singapore 049830
A great way to experience Singapore is from the water. River Explorer Boat Tours launch from the eastern end of Boat Quay near the Fullerton Hotel. The glass-walled boats have open back decks for easy viewing and come with a guide to point out all...
No. 1C, Cantonment Road, 085301, Singapore 085301
The Pinnacle is a posh apartment building in Singapore’s hip Duxton Hill neighborhood, known for its Skybridge. Soaring 50 stories above the city, it offers views that are arguably the best in Singapore. The bridge is open to both apartment...
MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore
The MacRitchie Reservoir is one of four reservoirs in the heart of Singapore at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, where the surrounding forests are protected as national parks to ensure the quality of the water. Though unfortunately not...
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Singapore is known for its orchids, and the National Orchid Garden is one of the best places to see them. Singapore's National Orchid Garden is home to the world's largest collection of tropical orchids—more than 1,000 species, including one named...
288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
In itself, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of the most visually stunning pieces of architecture in all of Singapore. But it was the surrounding grounds that really drew me in. Chinatown is certainly a bustling section of Singapore, but the...
347 Serangoon Rd, Singapore
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is a popular landmark in Little India, where much of Singapore’s sizable Tamil Hindu community works and worships. Originally a simple building on a plot of land, the temple became something entirely different in...
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...
Henderson Road, Singapore 159557
The Southern Ridges is a nine kilometre (5.6 mile) trail that connects three Singapore parks. The eye-catching Henderson Waves connecting bridge, which joins Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park, is the trail's highest point. The lush...
111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
The free permanent exhibition, Fifty Years of Singapore Design, at the glamorous National Design Centre, chronicles the history of such iconic works as the Merlion, the Singapore Airlines sarong kebaya and the UNICA plastic stools seen in kopitiam...
3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833
Visit three distinct neighborhoods in central Singapore to get a feel for the cultures that have contributed to the city’s pan-Asian identity. You can start in Chinatown, where the high rises of the central business district give way to foot...
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
From each of the Flyer's 28 glass-enclosed, air conditioned cabins you can enjoy a bird's eye view of this meticulously planned city. A gently-paced full revolution takes 38 minutes and each spacious cabin can hold up to 28 passengers.