Singapore has always been one of the most alluring destinations; it’s also one of the most expensive. The island country, adjoining Malaysia, has a cosmopolitan society that is socially tolerant, but municipal rules are notoriously dictatorial. Most tourists need to be mindful of fines, dos and don’ts when visiting. But don’t fret! With a little thrift, and meticulous planning, you will sail through the logistics of your Singapore holiday. If you’re considering taking a vacation to Singapore, pay attention to these details, and you’re good to go!
There’s not a better sight than Singapore in dancing shimmering lights!
Here are experiences you absolutely cannot miss on your visit to Singapore:
Feel the Thrill at Universal Studios
Located in Sentosa Island, Universal Studios is a must-visit, especially if you’re travelling with kids. Enter a fantasy world based on anything you can imagine—from your favorite Hollywood movie to Ancient Egypt! Enjoy a fun-filled day with your friends and family with roller coaster rides, fine dining and much more!
Good to Know: Opening hours of the park are 10 am -7 pm. You can avail the VIP tour for complimentary dinners and special discount on rides.
Unwind in Style at the Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated hotel resort that comprises three hotel towers connected by a sky terrace on the roof, the Sands SkyPark. Take a dip in the SkyPark pool, which is the world’s longest elevated swimming pool with a vanishing edge. You can also explore the theatre block or the casino block. If shopping is more your thing, Marina Bay Sands houses over 300 luxury boutiques– including the world’s largest Louis Vuitton boutique, which is on a floating island.
Fun Fact: The two, very exclusive Chairman Suites are 629 square metres each – equivalent to the size of over 2 tennis courts!
Experience Wildlife Like Never Before at the Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo is one of the world’s finest rainforest zoos, where tourists are allowed to walk through animal exhibits. It also offers night safari, showcasing over a thousand nocturnal animals—an experience you cannot afford to miss. The zoo also has adorable animal shows, notable among which are the ‘Splash Safari’ show, featuring sea lions, and the ‘Elephants at Work and Play’ show.
Good to Know: You also get a chance to feed the animals for select exhibits. Check the timings at the zoo but go a little early as they limit the food supply to avoid over-feeding.
Spot Famous Landmarks with a Singapore River Cruise
You will be able to spot the diversity—the old architectural styles of the quays to the towering Singapore skyline. You can also catch a glimpse of the many historical landmarks such as the Merlion, The Raffles Landing Site and the Esplanade while on the cruise .The experience is breathtaking. It’s a little expensive but it’s totally worth all the money! The food onboard is great too.
Good to Know: Make sure you print your cruise ticket in advance. You could also use their native app to make cashless payments on board.
Explore the Magic of the Ocean at Underwater World
Asia’s largest tropical Oceanarium, Underwater World is located in Sentosa Island and houses more than 2,500 marine animals of 250 species. The most exciting part is the moving walkway that transports visitors along an underwater tunnel, where they can view the aquatic fauna all around them!
Good to Know: Underwater World offers various adventure packages such as Marine Discovery, Swim with the Dolphins and Dive with the Sharks. They’ve also recently introduced the Fish Reflexology spa!
Feel at Home in Little India
Little India is one of the most vibrant districts of Singapore. East of the Singapore River, you can easily recognize this neighbourhood by its distinct aroma of spices. Shop for gold, fabrics and Ayurvedic massage oils at the market. You’ll get a bargain on almost everything, from perfumes and make-up to groceries to electronics. The Mustafa Centre is a must-visit if you like shopping late into the night.
Good to Know: The Mustafa Centre is open throughout the day and night! Also, Little India is easily accessible by taxi, bus and the MRT, the air-conditioned passenger train network in Singapore.
Party Like There’s No Tomorrow
If you’re looking for a night out in Singapore, there are no better destinations than Altimate, Woo Bar or Zouk. Altimate is a lounge bar perched sky-high at level 61 of 1-Altitude, one of Singapore’s popular dining and entertainment venues. Zouk has the best customer service and Woo Bar is a great place to unwind with a drink, not only during the night, but also during the day. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine on your night out—Singaporean food is influenced by cuisines from all over the world: Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan, among others. Try the Chilli Crab, the Fish Head Curry and the Nasi lemak, a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk.
Fun Fact: You may get caught up in the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts. Locals believe that this is the time that the souls of the dead are released to join in with feasting and entertainment on earth. Chinese operas are performed for them and food is offered.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get your roaming dil to Singapore to experience the best holiday of your life with Travel Mart India!