Planning a trip to the vibrant metropolis? City life is unmatched in Southeast Asia when comparing it with Singapore. Its fascinating fusion of eastern and western culture offers visitors the world in a 700-square kilometer microcosm. Here you’ll find Malay mosques, shopping malls packed with luxury items, gleaming skyscrapers, and Hindu temples all compactly neighboring each other.
Here are 8 of its best sights if you’re not sure where to start.
Worlds in worlds? That’s Singapore’s Universal Studios, complete with 7 movie-themed zones; you’ll be transported from Ancient Egypt to Jurassic Park and back to Madagascar.
8,000 birds of over 600 species ruling the skies over 50 acres. It’s more than just for the birds!
One of the few remaining heritage sites in downtown Singapore, this market is a flashback to the country’s old, rich street food tradition where you can find anything from fish ball to pig’s organ soup.
Free entry and a welcoming oasis of perfectly kept trees and flowers make this garden a great place to unwind after a hectic day in the city.
A nocturnal zoo? Yes! The one and only in the world, the zoo replicates natural habitats of animals from the Himalayan Foothills and the Southeast Asian Rainforest. Seeing the animals under moonglow is its best draw.
Once the world’s largest observation wheel now an iconic piece of the Singapore skyline, the Flyer gives unmatched views over the downtown skyscrapers at night.
Singapore’s Chinese hub is a colorful mix of garish and grand traditional temples and dainty shophouses. It gets packed, as visitors explore the narrow paths between stalls and alleyways. But if you’re on the lookout you can spot some real bargains!
Singapore’s Zoo was one of the first zoos to offer spacious, natural enclosures to help animals feel like they are in their natural habitat. Visitors are often only separated from the animals by moat, making it an incredible experience to get face-to-face with animals from all over the world.