PLACES TO VISIT IN SINGAPORE
- Supertree Grove Light Show
- Wonder Full Light and Water Show
- The Cloud Forest
- Singapore Botanic gardens
- Singapore Zoo
- Haw Par Villa
- Sentosa Island
- Gardens by the Bay
Singapore is without any doubts the most developed, urbanised country in Asia. It packs endless places to visit in Singapore and must-visit destinations into its 277 square miles. Needless to say, there’s a lot of ground to cover during your visit. But if you stay in the city, you’ll be able to see the best of what the city-state has to offer in no time.
Here’s your guide to the top things to do near Singapore:
1.) Supertree Grove Light Show
Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay has become one of the most iconic and recognisable attractions in Singapore, and it isn’t hard to see why. Apart from looking uber cool, they serve some pretty exciting functions as well. A perfect storm of nature and technology. There are 18 supertrees in all at Gardens by the Bay, 12 here at the Supertree Grove. Over 162,900 varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns, and tropical flowering climbers have been planted on the Supertrees. With a heart of circuitry under the skin of leaf and vine, they really are like cyborg trees.
Entrance Fees: Free.
2.) Wonder Full Light and Water Show
A free-to-public outdoor light and water show displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade. Whether it’s your first viewing or your hundredth, the 15-minute show will mesmerise you with its dancing water fountains, colourful visual arts, inspiring orchestral soundtrack and special lighting effects.
Entrance Fees: Free.
3.) The Cloud Forest
The Cloud Forest is a domed conservatory featuring a 35-meter-tall mountain covered in lush vegetation. The mere sight of it will have your jaw on the floor. Densely planted with
The artificial mountain boasts the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and features a fantastic Cloud walk platform that gives you stunning aerial views of the entire conservatory.
Singapore is teeming with exciting attractions, but this Cloud Forest may be the best of them all.
How to get there: Take the MRT to Bayfront station. Take exit B and follow the underground linkway. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.
Operating Hours: 9AM-9PM
ADMISSION: (Cloud Forest & Flower Garden)
Adult – SGD 28
Children – (age 3-12) – SGD 15
4.) Singapore Botanic garden
The Botanic gardens in Singapore are one of three yards in the world that have the honour of being designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. At 158 years old, the Botanic Gardens date back to Singapore’s British colony days, and that is certainly reflected in the design and style of the gardens.
Over 4 million people visit the Botanic Gardens every year, but thanks to their large size and lots of places designed for quiet privacy, the gardens never feel particularly crowded. The garden is a 3 Michelin Star experience. The garden has over 10,000 different species of plants and flowers and receives millions of visitors who come to the island every year.
5.) Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo opened in 1973 and is one of Singapore’s most significant attraction which is a reason why 1.5 million people visiting each year. The nice thing about Singapore Zoo is that most of the animals are in “open” exhibits with hidden barriers, moats, and glass between the animals and the visitors. The animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures where one can walk around and look at them. Dangerous animals that can climb, and animals that require colder climate like the polar bear and the penguins, are housed in landscaped glass-fronted enclosures.
Timings: 8:30am – 18:00(6pm), last entry is at 17:30(5:30pm)
6.) Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa features over 1,000 statues depicting Chinese history and folklore. It is divided into several areas, with each portraying stories and folklore based on famous Chinese mythological personalities, deities and legends. Also, from the ‘Eight Immortals’, to ‘Jigong’, ‘Journey to the West’, or ‘Madam White Snake’- the diversity of exhibits at Villa is mind-boggling. This is that one place which should be preserved for the young generation.
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 7.00pm (Last Entry 6pm)
Ten Courts of Hall Opening Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm (last entry5.45pm)
Open daily, including weekends and Public Holidays
Hope so that you surely would have got a complete idea of how adventurous Singapore is. So, what are you waiting for? Get set and Go.
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