The most easily identifiable feature of Singapore is Gardens by the Bay. The architectural wonder of the country, it presents a wonderful opportunity for photographers. If there were ever a futuristic structure on our home planet, it would be this. The supertree grove consists of 18 vertical gardens that are all lit up in the evening.
Situated to the north-eastern coast of Singapore, it is also sometimes referred to as Ubin. Since it houses only the indigenous villages and the villagers of Singapore, it remains an area untouched by modernisation or industrialisation. It also attracts significant numbers of migratory and resident birds, some of which are endangered. Because of the bird visitors, it is also known as BirdLife International and is part of the Ubin–Khatib Important Bird Area (IBA).
Set in a rainforest environment, the Singapore Zoo's world-famous "Open Concept” offers the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature. Home to more than 2,400 specimens of over 300 species, 34 per cent of which are threatened, the Zoo has attained a strong reputation internationally for its conservation initiatives and breeding programmes.
Alternatively, you can also opt for the night safari which is conducted at a zoo right next-door to the aforementioned one and is indeed an experience not to be missed. You can get a chance to witness more than 120 nocturnal wild animals in their natural habitat.
For all those looking to satisfy their need for speed and adventure, Skyline Luge is the place to be! It’s a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on purpose-built tracks. With four different tracks, be it during the day or night, it is specially designed with hairpin corners, long straights and exciting slopes that get the adrenaline pumping! Alternatively, one can hop on the Skyride for a scenic view of Sentosa and the surrounding coastline.
The Trick Eye Museum is definitely a treat to the eyes and all the senses in the literal sense. This place is certain to leave travellers bewitched with its 3D exhibits and Augmented Reality add-ons. With the museum’s very own Augmented Reality Technology (ART) implemented onto the installations, people can be entrenched with the action-packed sound, lights and other effects that create realistic illusions.
Be it the temples of Little India, the kitsch lanes of Chinatown or the markets of the Arab Street - Singapore is a cocktail of culture, religion and ethos. Take a walk down the cultural hubs and enjoy the amazing sensation of being a part of the immersive culture in terms of food, music, souvenirs, and more.
Not for nothing is Singapore known to be one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. This fact is most eminent in its Light and Sound shows. You can witness these gorgeous spectacles at Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa, or at the Merlion Sculpture. The Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay is especially spectacular at night as the metal sculpture trees are lit up in all their glory.
A vacation to Singapore is incomplete without a visit to the Universal Studios. Situated in the heart of Resorts World Sentosa, you can experience the only Universal Studios in South East Asia where 28 thrilling rides and seven themed zones await. It is a place fit for all ages where one can choose between thrill rides or attractions based on popular television series or movies. Be warned, however, it takes an entire day to see around the Universal Studios.
As the name itself suggests, the Jurong Bird Park is home to over 5000 birds from 400 species. It is one of the largest aviaries in the world, covering an area of 49 acres on the western slope of the Jurong Hill. Here, you can make friends with the feathered inhabitants or even book a lunch with them!
Satiate your lust for adventure and thrill by trekking to the top of the MacRitchie Reservoir and embarking on a treetop walk. The 250m long bridge hangs at a height of 25 ft. above the forest floor. The hike can be completed within a few hours but needs some physical endurance, make sure you carry enough water and are wearing comfortable shoes.
The tooth relic temple is located right in the heart of the Chinatown district of Singapore. As its name suggests, the temple was built to honor and preserve what is believed to be tooth of Buddha that was found under a collapsed Stupa in Myanmar. It is built in the style of the Tang dynasty architecture and was inaugurated in 2005.