Best Places to Visit in Singapore – Singapore is a magnet of tourist attractions – an island nation that has been a favorite holiday spot for many globally for ages and touted as a prime destination for business leaders and investors globally. Over the years, along with a legitimate financial trading center and marvelous tourist attractions, Singapore also offers an advanced education system, including state-of-the-art facilities.
Singapore has everything, the high-end sky-kissing buildings, modern gem architectures, world best technology, luxe hotels, business development hub, adventure, world-best gardens, museums, shopping, architecture gems, and many more.
We have a long list of the most popular places to visit in Singapore for the students, and here is the list that allows you to make the most of this island nation:
- Changi International Airport
Singapore’s Changi Airport is a city within a city. It is a leisure and lifestyle hub for travelers. When you are planning to study in Singapore, make sure to plan the flight so that you can explore Changi Airport. You may need at least seven to eight hours to wander the beautiful world’s favorite airport.
Even though there are many things to see here, there are few things that you shouldn’t miss:
- Explore the world’s largest indoor waterfall — Rain Vortex (Terminal 1)
- Watch The Kinetic Rain Sculpture (Terminal 1)
- Explore breathtaking Butterfly Garden (Terminal 3)
- Take a Swim in the Airport Pool (Terminal 1)
- Play Games at the Entertainment Deck (Terminal 2)
- Get a Free Foot Massage (terminal 3)
- Escape to Harry Potter Wonderland (Terminal 1,2,3)
- Ride the Giant Slide (Terminal 3)
- Capture Memories at The Social Tree (Terminal 1)
- Visit Sunflower Garden (Terminal 2)
- The enchanted garden (Terminal 2)
- Explore Orchid Garden and Koi Pond (Terminal 2)
- Explore Cactus Garden (Terminal 1)
- Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck
A visit to Marina Bay Sands Singapore is considered a luxury because it offers a taste of high life. The best place for a bird’s eye view of glittering Singapore. SkyPark provides a 360-degree panorama — a sheet of glass and some wires between you and the climactic view.
The guided tours of the Sky Park have three slots — 10:00 am, 02:00 pm, and 09:00 pm daily. It is highly recommended to take a guided tour to get a much deeper insight into Singapore’s history.
Note: The Sands Sky Park and Observation Deck — is open from 11 am to 9 pm.
- The Merlion
The iconic 121 feet tall Merlion Statue represents half lion and half mermaid creature. The Merlion is the official cultural symbol of Singapore.
There are seven Merlion statues in Singapore.
- One in Sentosa Merlion
- Two at Merlion Park
- Two at the peak of Mount Faber and STB.
- Two in a pair in Ang Mo Kio
- Clarke Quay and Boat Quay
The Singapore river has played a vital role in Singapore’s growing trading industry for decades. Once, the area was bustling with warehouses and old boats. The Singapore government decided to clean up the river area in the 1980s, and now it is one of the favorite tourist hubs in Singapore.
Quays are referred to as artificial platforms set alongside or into the river to load and unload ships. But in Singapore, Quay’s are the entertainment centers for the public.
Boat Quay — The defining and entertainment zone. You will find delicious seafood restaurants here.
Clarke Quay — Home to the most enchanting bars, contemporary restaurants, and gorgeous nightclubs.
If you love music and do not wish to blow money on clubs or concerts, Esplanade is a great place for you to enjoy local bands on stage or relishing traditional dance performances.
- Shopping: Vivo City, Orchard Road, and Bugis Street
Vivo City is one of Asia’s largest shopping malls in Singapore. Home to shopping, entertainment, lifestyle, food, and many more. Vivo city is also home to one of Singapore’s largest cinemas and the country’s biggest toy stores.
Orchard Road Singapore is over 2 km long, and the entire street is dedicated to retail therapy shopping only. Home to fashion, digital tech, entertainment, and many more. It is a one-stop destination for everything you wish to shop.
While Orchard Road is a high-end shopping destination, Bugis Street is a haven for thriftier. One of the biggest and cheapest shopping streets in Singapore. As a student, the budget can be the primary concern when it comes to expenditure. Bugis Street comes to the rescue when buying cheap clothes, stationery, souvenirs, and many more.
- Little India, Arab Street, and China Town
Singapore is not only known for its economic success, advanced education, high-end building, impressive skyscrapers, but it is also known for its diverse culture and traditional roots in the city quarters of Little India, Arab Street, and China Town.
Little India is located at Serangoon Road. The lane is decorated with beautiful lights and floral garlands. Although Little India is home to the Hindu community, it is also home to multiple faiths. Indian students feel at home in Little India. Mustafa Centre is a 24/7 shopping complex that is the main attraction of Little India.
Kampong Glam in Arab Street is the Muslim center in Singapore and home to Singapore’s largest mosque — the Sultan Mosque. Sultan Hussein Shah built the Mosque in 1824.
Chinatown is a home for the Chinese community and also welcomes all faith communities. Chinatown is where one finds well-kept shophouses and buildings in Chinese style painted with Chinese characters and framed by numerous red lamps.
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple — a magnificent temple showcasing excellent architecture and a two-meter-tall gold stupa that weighs 420 kg, situated at the Sacred Light Hall on the top floor
- Sri Mariamman Temple — the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore dates back to 1827
- The Helix Bridge
Even if you are not an architecture fan, the Helix Bridge will secretly make you fall in love with the marvelous architecture. The Helix Bridge at Marina Bay is a walkway that is enclosed by opposing double-helix structures of stainless steel. The design is inspired by the geometric arrangement of a DNA strand.
- Haw Par Villa
Formerly known as Tiger Balm Garden, Har Par Villa is a weird theme park that showcases ancient Chinese folklore using more than 1000 statues that are a repository of folklore and storied myths. Haw Par Villa is famous for its vivid depictions of the Ten Courts of Hell from Chinese legend.
- Sentosa Island — The sunny island of Singapore
– Universal Studios Singapore
A gigantic theme park that needs no introduction. The paradise of almost every kid and adult — The Universal Studio, Southeast Asia’s only park that highlights 24 exciting rides and different attractions in seven themed zones.
– S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A (South East Asia) Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums globally by total water volume. Home to over 100,000 aquatic animals, creatures from all the world’s major oceans, with exhibits specially designed to recreate the conditions of their natural habitats.
– Wings of Time
An award-winning and permanent night show with fireworks globally set in the open sea in Sentosa Island, Singapore. Enjoy the magical evening performance for 20 mins which will keep you on the edge of your seat.
– Skyline Luge
Skyline Luge in Sentosa is one of the best adventure places to visit in Singapore. The activity involves a gravity-fuelled ride in which the participants zip down the winding tracks built on the slope of a hill. The best adventure for those who wish to get the adrenaline rush.
The Lion City has a lot of other fascinating things to offer. Here is the list of the other things which you can explore while you are studying in Singapore.
EXPLORE SINGAPORE GARDENS, WILDLIFE PARK, AND RESERVOIR
- Gardens by The Bay
- National Orchid Garden
- Singapore Botanic Gardens
- Night Safari Nocturnal Wildlife Park
- Jurong Bird Park
- Mount Faber Park
- Singapore Zoo
- Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
- Tree-top Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir
- Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Singapore
EXPLORE SINGAPORE OTHER ISLANDS
- Coney Island
- Kusu Island (Tortoise Island)
- Pulau Hantu (Ghost Island)
- Pulau Ubin (Ubin Island)
- Sisters Island
- Lazarus Island
- Kusu Island
EXPLORE SINGAPORE EYE-CATCHING MUSEUMS
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
- Asian Civilizations Museum
- Trick Eye Museum
EXPLORE SINGAPORE BEST ADVENTURE PLACES
- Adventure Cove Waterpark
- IFly Singapore
- Indoor Surfing Wave House Sentosa
- AJ Hackett Sentosa Bungy Jump in Singapore
- Singapore Airzone
- Driving on the F1 Track
- Singapore Flyer
- River Safari Singapore
- Skyline Luge
DO NOT MISS SINGAPORE CRUISE
- Singapore River Cruise
- The Original Duck Tours Sentosa
- Royal Albatross Sunset Sail
Even though Singapore is one of the most expensive cities globally, while you are in Singapore as a student, you can definitely enjoy the places in discounts by flashing the student ID card. Explore extraordinary gardens, striking architecture, world-class performance venues, food alleys, and shopping streets.
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