For an island nation that measures less than a 1000 square kilometres, you will be amazed by the variety and the number of sightseeing attractions and thrilling activities that Singapore offers. So much so that even a week in Singapore may not feel enough.
Whether you plan to explore Singapore with your family, partner, best buddies or wing it solo, there is plenty to do for both action and relaxation. These are our top pick of some of the best things to do in Singapore so you enjoy different facets of this fabulous city-state.
Clark Quay is the one of the best places to experience Singapore’s pulsating night life. The place truly comes alive once the sun sets with the city’s working professionals and tourists thronging its many casual and swish bars and clubs to let their hair down. Dance clubs play the latest in house music while offering a wide selection of cocktails to sip through the night. Die-hard partygoers and dancing enthusiasts should check out Attica with its large double-decker dance floors.
If you prefer a slightly quieter evening with a more relaxed and immersive local feel, head to any of the live music bars featuring talented local bands. The Crazy Elephant is a popular live music bar that is touted to play the best Classic Rock and Blues music. Timbre At The Substation is another great venue for live music performances in an open-air ambience. If you really know your music you can even try jamming with the band.
For an unforgettable night out in Singapore it is hard to beat Clark Quay. Its riverfront location adds to the charm of Clark Quay as you can enjoy the cool sea breeze after a night of heavy partying.
No trip to Singapore can be complete without spending a day out at the Universal Studios Singapore located on the Sentosa resort island. This place is the perfect family entertainer with over 25 different rides, shows and thrills for all ages. Universal Studios Singapore also boasts of the world’s tallest pair of duelling rollercoasters – take a ride on it only if you into serious adrenaline-pumping adventure.
The theme park is huge and divided into seven zones or ‘worlds’ with themes ranging from Madagascar, Hollywood, Sci-Fi City to Ancient Egypt and The Lost World, where you can fly over Jurassic Park or take a train ride through Sesame Street. All around you can see well-loved movie characters interacting with visitors and watch the colourful live street shows. Do catch the fireworks display before you leave. All in all Universal Studios Singapore promises to be a unique and magical experience.
Singapore’s glittering skyscraper-lined skyline looks particularly magnificent at night. Take a 40-minute Singapore River Cruise at night on one of the small boats (bumboats) used for water transport and tours. As you sit back and relax on the boat deck while the boat drifts along the river, you will see the stunningly lit Gardens By The Bay, vibrant nightlife at Clark Quay, upscale Marina Bay Sands hotel and resort complex, the Merlion statue and other recognisable landmarks of Singapore. The night river cruise is a lovely way to experience Singapore at night.
Nature and wildlife lovers can also opt to go on the Night Safari at the wildlife park next to Singapore Zoo. Look up our Singapore Travel Guide to find out more such interesting must-try experiences while visiting Singapore. Also check the Singapore Visa application process if you are planning your trip. Singapore is one of the most expensive destinations in the world so make sure you are covered from any financial loss such as luggage, passport or any other mishap by purchasing Travel Insurance for Singapore. Buying travel insurance can protect you against any unforeseen circumstances which could during or before your travel