Singapore's diamond-shaped island has a lot to offer every tourist. For shopaholics, there are high end stores in Orchard Road and Marina Bay, however bargains and electronics can be found in Little India and Bugis Street.
One of Singapore’s most famous attractions is the iconic skyline at Marina Bay Sands, and a must-visit for any tourist. You will be surprised at how many different things there are to see and do in this popular area, and there is much more than just the Merlion statue.
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A visit to the local Hawker food market is the perfect opportunity to sample a wide variety of Asian dishes. Drawing influences from China, India and Malaysia, you will find many must-try Signaporean dishes including Hainanese Chicken Rice and Char Kway Teow.
Food at the hawker markets are cheap, which means an entire family can eat well without straining the budget.
Singapore has an eclectic mix of religious sites, such as the Thian Hock Keng Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, and the more modern Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown. Tourists who visit Singapore can easily spend an afternoon following one of the Heritage Trails which aim to preserve the history of places within Singapore.
3. Take a Sunset Cruise
For couples looking for something unique to do in Singapore, try a sunset cruise on the Royal Albatross, one of only 150 tall ships in the world.
Departing from Resorts World Sentosa, it’s a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.
If you've been to the London Eye, you'll love the Singapore Flyer. As Asia’s largest observation wheel, it stands 165-meters high, and costs only $29.50 for a 30-minute journey.
Offering stunning views of Marina Bay, the Singapore Flyer is a breathtaking way of observing the iconic panoramic skyline.
5. View art at the Ritz-Carlton
A hotel isn’t the usual place you would view world class art, but the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore at Marina Bay is an exception. Investing US $4 million in 4,200 pieces of art which adorn its lobby and ground levels, it makes this hotel one of the most extravagant in Asia.
A pair of crystal sculptures by Dale Chihuly, vivid colours by Andy Warhol, the gorgeous geometric compositions of Rainer Gross and, among others, the subtle monochrome of Henry Moore.
It’s possible to take a 30 minutes guided podcast tour of the Ritz-Carlton's art collection, by borrowing an iPod from the concierge desk. It will take you on a step-by-step tour of the artwork in the hotel’s public area.
The Singapore Botanic Garden is a 159 year old tropical garden, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a great place to relax and unwind while exploring this wonderful country, and one of the free things to do in Singapore.
The botanical gardens include plant species worldwide, with dedicated areas for cold climates, lakes, and tropical forests. Covering an area of almost seven hectares is the world famous National Orchid Garden*, home to approximately 45,000 different orchids.
* There is a $5 entrance fee to the National Orchid Garden
7. Sip a Coffee in Haji Lane
Haji Lane has become extremely popular with tourists looking for Singapore Street Art. Along this small road of quirky shops and cafes is an abundance of colourful street art adorning every inch of the walls. It's a wonderful place to stop for lunch, or to people watch whilst sipping a coffee.
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