10 Popular Travel Destinations in Singapore
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Being cooped up so long at home and not being able to travel can take a toll on anyone’s mental health. Fortunately, Singapore is blessed with many wonderful places to visit and enjoy. It’s no harm to make travel plans within the country during this time.
Here is a list of 10 popular places in Singapore that both locals and tourists love to go. Most of these places have reopened, and you can visit them at the designated opening times while taking all the necessary safety precautions.
- Singapore’s Safaris: Enjoy walking through some of Singapore’s most amazing safaris, including River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoological Gardens, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park and see endangered animals as well as the world’s largest freshwater aquarium (Opens Sun to Sat 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM). Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road is also worth a visit with over 1,000 nocturnal animals engaging in their night-time rituals (Opens Sun to Sat 7:15 PM – 12:00 AM).
- Gardens by the Bay: Located on 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay will wow you with its delightful Flower Dome and its wide collection of plants from all around the world, Cloud Forest and its majestic waterfall, and Supertree Grove, an interesting arrangement of metal trees (Opens Sun – Sat 5:00 AM – 2:00 AM).
- Shopping malls in Singapore: Shopaholics will love Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, where many restaurants and bars are located. You can also go on the boat ride along the Singapore River to Marina Bay to watch the lights show. Another location is Orchard Road, a swanky boulevard lined by distinctive shopping malls and hotels, making it a top choice to shop, dine, play, stay, work and live.
- Merlion Park, 1 Fullerton Road: Take a stroll along the waterfront and get some nice photos of the iconic White Merlion. If you get peckish, there are food joints, cafes and a lovely selection of seafood nearby. Visit Merlion Park during daytime as well as night time to get a different experience.
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, 288 South Bridge Road: There is so much to see in this temple. There are prayers being read in the main hall, and the walkways around the temple showing the incredible history, artefacts and statues. Some places lead to smaller prayer rooms and meditation areas and there is even a roof garden where you can ring the prayer bell (Opens Sun to Sat 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM).
- Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road: Home to over 2,800 animals with over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, animal lovers and photographers will adore this zoo! (Opens Sun – Sat 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
- Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road: This newly restored hotel has enhanced measures to adhere to the superior hygiene protocols, ensuring that visitors are safe and protected. You and your loved ones can enjoy the hotel’s charming ambience, with its newly opened bars, restaurants, courtyards, and social areas.
- Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill: Prepare to be astounded by Asia’s largest bird paradise, complete with over 3500 colourful birds across 400 species. Experience being in these naturalistic habitats and giant walk-in aviaries and enjoy close interactions with these feathered friends. There is also a kid-friendly area for the little ones (Opens Sun – Sat 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
- Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island: Whatever you do, you simply cannot miss Singapore’s only movie-theme park, featuring 24 rides and attractions. A total thrill-seeker’s heaven! (Opens Mon – Thu 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Fri – Sun 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM)
- Nature places in Singapore: Get away from the city once in a while and head to Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, where you can enjoy the tranquility of stunning lakes, animals, flowers and plants (Opens Sun – Sat 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM). Pulau Ubin Nature and Kampong Walk is also a great place to escape to and cycle / hike around. You can spot some Singaporean wild-life such as monkeys, wild boars and large Komodo-like lizards.