Top Attractions in Singapore to add to your bucket list
- Author: Lynley Goh
- Posted: 17 May 2018
Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, no wonder the producer of the movie decided to film Crazy Rich Asians in this little island with sheen of wealth!
But Singapore offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining. Singapore has a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, along with the many family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic city worthwhile a top 3 destinations for many Australians.
Visitors to Singapore will notice the super convenient public transportation system that makes getting to the following 10 attractions fast and easy:
The opulent Marina Bay Sands resort includes a hotel, high-end luxury brands, a mall with a canal running through it, the ArtScience Museum, and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark - a vantage point for taking in the entire city.
The Skypark's viewing deck and infinity pool are found in the ship that tops the hotel. Anyone can visit the observation deck, sit back and enjoy dining or chilling up above 57th floor. From the skypark, you can see the innovative double helix bridge, the port, the Gardens by the Bay, and the impressive skyline.
The luxury and elegance of the Marina Bay Sands exemplify Singapore's taste, and help designate a major international city in Southeast Asia.
You could also have a glimpse of the beautifully designed Gardens by the Bay from the top of the Marina Bay Sands. It is perfect for enjoying the vibrant plant life and escaping the city bustle for a moment.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
If you're after sun, sand and at least some degree of surf, look no further than Singapore's Sentosa Island!
It's two-kilometre stretch of sheltered beach is divided into three distinct beaches – Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong where you could cool off from the humidity.
If you're an experienced surfers or thrill-seekers, you may want to check out part of a global chain of innovative surf attractions, Wave House Sentosa, features a 10-foot barrel which utilises cutting-edge technology to simulate real surf conditions.
The Imbiah Lookout is another great feature of Sentosa island offering sweeping views toward mainland Singapore, parts of the Malaysian and Indonesian skylines.
This man-made island is perfect for the family! Children will love the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom – which houses more than 50 separate species of butterflies – a four-dimensional theatre called Sentosa 4D Magix, the MegaZip Adventure Park – boasting one of the steepest zip-wire lines in Asia – and the Sentosa Luge and Skyride.
Located in the west of the island is Fort Silosi built by the British in the 1880s as a means of protecting the entrance to Keppel Harbour during World War II.
How to get to Sentosa island?
A Cable Car running from Mount Faber through the HarbourFront district terminates on the island, however the most popular means of entry is aboard the Sentosa Express monorail, which has three stations on the island and one on the mainland.