Singapore is a city with something for everyone – incredible food, beautiful art and an endless stream of attractions. It has a reputation for being one of the world’s most expensive destinations but with £4 trillion spent on travel each year, there’s no shortage of people willing to spend the money to experience the incredible sights Singapore has to offer.
Are you planning to travel to Singapore? Here are our top five must-see attractions in 2019:
Sentosa is a 1,236 acre, purpose-built, island located around 15 minutes to the south of Singapore.
This is the place to head to if you want to have some fun, as it’s home to Singapore’s branch of Universal Studios. You will also find the S.E.A Aquarium and Madame Tussauds here, along with shopping malls and restaurants.
If you’re into golf, this is the spot for you—with two award-winning golf courses for you to choose from.
2. Singapore Botanic Garden
There’s plenty for you to see at Singapore’s Botanic Garden. This UNESCO world heritage site is an oasis right in the heart of Singapore’s city centre.
This accessibility, coupled with its beauty, means it’s an attraction not to be missed on any visit to Singapore.
The National Orchid Garden is one of the highlights. It is home to over 1,000 species of orchid—Singapore’s national flower.
We recommend heading there early in the morning to beat the crowds.
3. Haji Lane
Haji Lane is one of the most popular spots in Singapore, for both tourists and locals alike.
When you arrive, it won’t be hard to see why. It’s a narrow street, filled with unique shopping boutiques, street art and yoga studios.
Grab yourself a light breakfast at one of the cafes, before meandering your way down the street—grabbing some souvenirs and taking in the murals along the way.
4. Marina Bay
Take a walk around the popular Marina Bay waterfront for jaw-dropping views of the Singapore skyline.
Around the bay, you will pass many famous sites. This includes one of five official Merlion statues across the city—the Merlion fountain.
But what is a Merloin?
It’s half-fish, half-lion, and is the symbol of Singapore, giving a nod to its history as a fishing village. The fountain is one of Marina Bay’s top attractions – and an excellent photo opportunity.
5. Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Nature Reserve
The MacRitchie Nature Reserve is Singapore’s largest nature reserve, full of beautiful hiking trails and reservoirs. It’s the place to head to if you need to reconnect with nature.
There’s plenty to do in the reserve—but nothing beats the treetop walk. This is a 250m bridge suspended among the treetops. It’s part of a larger 11km hike around the MacRitchie Reservoir.
It’s the perfect way to spend a day in Singapore, escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre. There’s a feeling of tranquillity when you get there, despite it being one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions.
Our biggest tip? Research how to get there before you leave. There are no maps once you get to the park—so prior research is key to ensuring you don’t spend the day getting lost in the forest