Singapore Tourist Attractions

Merlion Statue at Singapore

Singapore is an island country in the Southeast Asia. It has an estimated population of around 5 million. It is one of the top business centers in the world and is widely recognized for trade and financial activities that goes on in every part of the city. Urban development has also made it an important shopping and tourist destination in the world. Singapore in recent years has become a hub of medical tourism as well. 

Singapore welcomes around 24 million visitors every year. There are diverse people visiting the country. Cultural and historical attractions in the place draw a significant number of tourists. Popular Singapore tourist attractions consist of national parks, zoo, museums, art galleries, shopping destinations, and historical buildings in the major cities. The country also has a vibrant nightlife and tourists can visit the bars, discos, and nightclubs. The best time to visit the country is the autumn and winter months. 

  1. Singapore Zoo
    The Singapore Zoo was earlier known as Singapore Zoological Gardens. The zoo is in on 28 hectares and located within a densely populated region of the country. The zoo opened to public on 23 June 1973. The safaris in the zoo are the most important part of the tour. Maintained by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore, it is home to around 315 animal species of animals. It is also a conservation center for many endangered species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. More often species are brought from other zoos and parks in the country to this place. 

  2. Jurong Bird Park
    Jurong Bird Park is one of the top Singapore tourist attractions that is maintained by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The sanctuary is located in the western part of Jurong Hill in Singapore. It is part of the Boon Lay Planning Area in the district of Jurong. It is a major attraction for kids with a range of permanent bird exhibits. The permanent exhibits at the Jurong Bird Park include the following:
    • African Waterfall Aviary
    • Flightless Birds
    • Southeast Asian Birds Aviary
    • Birds and Buddies Show
    • World of Darkness
    • Pelican Cove
    • Lunch with the Birds
    • Panorail
    • Birds of Prey Show
    • African Wetlands
    • Penguin Expedition
  3. Sentosa Island
    Sentosa is Singapore’s most popular island. It is most visited by adventure tourists and couples. This island resort is a peaceful place to spend your vacation in absolute tranquil atmosphere. It is among Singapore’s most visited places with around five million tourist recorded here. The beach, resort, and Universal Studios Adventure Park remains the most sought after destination in Sentosa Island. The Fort Siloso, two golf courses, and two five-star hotels make Sentosa Island a wonderful place to spend your vacation. The various attractions of Sentosa Island are listed below:
    • Gogreen Segway Eco Adventure
    • Defunct attractions
    • Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
    • Sentosa Luge and Skyride
    • The Flying Trapeze
    • Sijori Wondergolf
    • Fantasy Island
    • Sentosa Monorail
    • Volcanoland
    • Musical Fountain
    • Palawan Beach
    • Siloso Beach
    • Tanjong Beach
    • Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
    • Songs of the Sea
    • Sentosa 4D Magix
    • Sentosa CineBlast
    • Fort Siloso
    • MegaZip Adventure Park
    • Azzura Beach Club
    • Wave House Sentosa

  4. Universal Studios Singapore
    Universal Studios Singapore is located inside Resorts World Sentosa in the Sentosa Island of Singapore. It is a popular theme park and entertainment center for kids and adults. 

    The bid to build the park was won by Genting’s in 2006. The construction of the park began in April 2007 and today, it is the second largest park in Asia and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The park was opened to public on October 2009.
    • Hollywood
    • Ancient Egypt
    • The Lost World
    • Far Far Away
    • Madagascar
    • New York
    • Food and beverage
    • Sci-fi City

  5. Chinatown Singapore
    Chinatown is the ethnic hub of the Chinese community in the country. The place reflects the distinct Chinese culture, architecture, shops, and restaurants. Chinatown has the highest concentration of the Chinese population for centuries now. Chinatown is part of the Outram district. It is an important place of visit for the tourist for its historical and contemporary significance. 

    Chinese people form the largest ethnic group in the nation and Chinatown is their main cultural hub. The Chinese New Year is celebrated in a grand way here. Many parts of Chinatown is included in the list of heritage sites in Singapore and is maintained by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore. 

    The architecture of the place and its buildings is best seen during the tours through the streets of Chinatown. There is a combination of Victorian and the baroque architecture in its buildings and antique shops. 

    You can shop a lot of ethnic Chinese items, clothes, and accessories from the various streets of Chinatown. Few important streets include the following:
    • Mosque Street
    • Pagoda Street
    • Sago Lane and Sago Street
    • Smith Street
    • Temple Street
    • Trengganu Street

  6. Singapore Botanic Gardens
    Covering around 63.7 acres, the Singapore Botanic Gardens are most visited during the autumn months. It has the distinction of being the only garden of its kind in the world to remain from 5 am until midnight throughout the year. This botanic garden is well linked by the Holland Road to the Bukit Timah Road in the north. It is easily accessed from any part of the country. There are exclusive tours to Singapore Botanic Gardens and no admission fee is other than visit to the National Orchid Garden. The main attractions of the place include the following sections:
    • National Orchid Garden
    • Rainforest
    • Evolution Garden
    • Ginger Garden
    • Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate
    • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

      Other attractive features are three lakes- Symphony Lake, Eco-Lake, and Swan Lake. There are often free live concerts held during the weekends at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on Symphony Lake. 

  7. Fort Siloso
    Fort Siloso is the only preserved coastal fort in the country bearing historical significance. It is one of the main historical sites part of Sentosa Island. It is preserved as a museum and opens for public viewing. The Fort has been a witness to World War II and its effect on the nation. Tour to Fort Siloso will let you experience some of the exclusive exhibits from the era of World War II. The exhibits and documents reveals the role of the fortress in defending the region during the war. There are old tunnels, guns on display, photographs, and used cannons. 

  8. Singapore Art Museum
    The Singapore Art Museum houses around 7750 exhibits from Southeast Asian Modern and contemporary arts of Singapore. It is one of the finest and largest fine arts museum in the country located in Waterloo Street. 

    The various permanent exhibits at the museum feature the following:
    • Paintings
    • Sculptures,
    • Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art forms
    • Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum
    • Works of local artists like Lim Tze Peng, Huang Yao, Georgette Chen, Liu Kang, Chen Chong Swee.