Singapore offers an array of wonderful attractions and for the young and old alike. With so many places to visit, the tourist is left hard pressed for time in deciding which place to leave out of the itinerary. The various places in Singapore offers Family Fun, Arts and Entertainment, Culture and Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Nightlife. One just has to opt on his or her area of interest to be totally awed by the variety of options available in the country.
The Sentosa Island
The Sentosa Island in Singapore offers a wide variety of enthralling experiences ranging from the adventurous to the educational. At the Sentosa Island one can visit the following
- You can catch the daily free shows of exotic birds doing delightful tricks and antics at the Palawan Amphitheatre.
- Visit the Port of Lost Wonder which is Singapore’s first kid club by the beach, for children aged between 3 to 10 years of age.
- Stand at the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia to chick a picture or just be awed by the fact that you are standing at Asia’s closest point to the Equator.
- Visit the AZZURA Beach Club to experience high energy hydro sport activities or laze around while tickling your taste buds at the sumptuous bistros.
- Experience the thrill of skydiving at the World’s largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving at the iFly Singapore.
- Learn to swing through the air on a trapeze and get over your fear of height at The Flying Trapeze.
- The Seabreeze Water Sports @Wave House is one of the first in Asia and offers rides like the Banana boat ride for the family as well as Wake Boarding and Wake Surfing.
- The Wave House Sentosa is Singapore’s experience of the iconic global chain of Wave House venues. One can be enthralled by the phenomenal experiences of California Beach lifestyle with high adrenaline Flowboarding on world famous Flowrider (R) and 10 foot Flow Barrel (R) wave rides.
- Visit the Butterfly Park which houses Asia’s largest collection of 1500 live butterflies from over 50 species and is home to 3000 species of the most beautiful and rarest insects in the world.
- Images of Singapore is a colorful celebration of the rich history of Singapore, its cultural traditions, festivities and celebrations and meets personalities who helped make Singapore successful. Starting March 3, 2014, parts of the Images if Singapore will be closed off for installation of a new attraction Madame Tussad’s Singapore.
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Sentosa and surrounding islands from Singapore’s tallest icon The Merlion standing at 37 mts.
- Climb atop the Asia’s largest observatory tower, The Tiger Sky Tower standing 131 m tall above sea level, and enjoy the fabulous 360 degree view of Singapore’s skyline and neighboring islands from its vantage point.
Other attractions in Sentosa Island
- Underwater World is a 83 meter long tunnel and Underwater World Oceanarium.Visitors can take the tour through the tunnel and then marvel at the playful antics of the pink dolphin and fur seafurs at Dolphin Lagoon.
- The Beach Station at Sentosa Islands offers another attraction, Song of Sea which is a world class show set in the sea featuring a multimillion dollar production of dramatic effects, water jet lasers, fire and music.
Resorts World Sentosa
- Here you will find attractions like the Adventure Cove Water Park and the Lake of Dreams.
- Be enthralled by the depiction of the story of the magical love between a pair of mechanical cranes and how their love turned into real birds at the Crane Dance.
- Light Seeker Show is a musical featuring special effects and songs composed by award winning song writer Dick Lee and performances by artists from London’s West End.
- Visitors who are more interested in marine and aquatic life can visit the Marine Life Park or the S.E.A Aquarium. The S.E.A is the world’s largest aquarium with 800 species of marine animals from sharks to rarely sighted fish.
- The Maritime Experiential Museum and Typhoon centre is another attraction which is a multi sensory maritime museum. Visitors can take an interactive journey and get the feel of a 360 degree Typhoon theatre.
- The Universal Studios is the place where you can experience rides based on your favorite blockbuster films and television series.
Art and Architecture
For those who are interested in the art and architectural beauty, Singapore has lots to offer too.
- Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was built in1855 by Tamil laborers and is dedicated to the ferocious Hindu goddess Kali. Situated at Serangoon Road in Little India the temple has a south Indian architectural style.
- The Thian Hock Kheng Temple was erected in 1839 by seamen and the Hokkein community as gratefulness for safe passage to Mazu, the goddess of sea. The temple is built in southern Chinese architectural style qirh stone tiles and wood , dragons and phoenixes, detailed carvings, intricate sculptures and imposing columns all assembled without even a nail.
- The Chinese Garden is modeled on the Northern Chinese Imperial style of landscaping built by Taiwanese architect Yuen Chu Yu. The majestic pagodas and the serene gardens a place for spending tranquil moments. The garden is connected to the nearby Japanese garden by the Pai Hund Chi’iao or White Rainbow Bridge built in the style of the 17 Arch Bridge at the Summer Palace in Beijing.
- Besides this one can visit the Esplanade alongside the Marina Bay to the east of Padang. Resembling the eye of a dragon or a giant durian fruit, the Esplamade is an integrated arts centre opened in 2002.
- Also amongst places of interest could be the WANGZ hotel located in the heart of Old World Tion Bahru, and the Empress Place Building built in 1865 housing a part of the Asian Civilization Museum.
- A visit to Singapore is incomplete without experiencing its nightlife. One can choose from the local music venues to the live shows that are available. A visit to the Timbre @ The Substation is a must where musicians play live every night at the open air theatre