Singapore – a tropical Asian paradise and multi-ethnic society with the resulting wide range of languages and amazing food you’d expect. Anyone lucky enough to visit this country will be spoiled for choice when it comes to sightseeing, there are so many things to do in Singapore, whatever your interests and tastes happen to be. To give you a head start, take a look at this list of some of the best things to do in Singapore. Chances are you’ll soon find yourself booking a return visit just to fit them all in and maybe even add some more!
1. Visit Singapore Zoo
Great for nature and animal lovers, several hundred of them call this place home. There are tram tours around the grounds, and options to watch the orangutans eat their breakfast.
2. Orchard Road
One of the top shopping areas, a visit here is highly recommended. Standing on what was once a spice and fruit plantations, this 1970s built a playground for shoppers and foodies is immensely popular with visitors, locals and expats alike.
3. The Fountain of Wealth
Situated at Suntec City, this is said to be one of the largest fountains in the world. It’s lovely all day, but an evening visit means you get to catch the laser show too.
4. The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
This mid-19th-century Catholic cathedral takes pride of place on Queen Street, the very heart of Singapore. It’s had several facelifts over the years but remains consistently popular with local and visiting worshippers and tourists.
5. Singapore Botanic Gardens
50+ hectares of well-kept gardens, land and flowers, with a host of delightful attractions inside. Take a look at the Ginger, Bonsai, Healing and Orchid Gardens. The pretty Swan Lake, Botany Centre and Heritage Museum are also worth a look.
6. The Chinese Garden
The theme is not difficult to guess, and it’s chock full of lovely bridges, pagodas, bonsai gardens and a charming tortoise museum.
7. The Empress Place Building
Sitting on the north bank of the Singapore River this majestic building was the colonial home of government offices before becoming the museum it is today.
8. Haw Par Villa
A theme park which features puppet shops telling ancient Chinese folk stories, live acrobatics which will have you on the edge of your seat, and many thousands of statues paying tribute to all things Chinese folklore.
9. The Sri Mariamman Temple
The oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, this magnificent building has been on South Bridge Road since 1827. The amazing Indian deities carved into the walls and the roof are a must-see, and if you are around in October you may also get to see the yearly fire-walking festival held there.