Singapore sightseeing. What do see in Singapore?
Singapore surprised us by its cleanliness, regularity and emptiness. After few months in Asia, we get used to omnipresent crowd, buzz and noise. Singapore sightseeing was a great change for us.
In Singapore we felt like we were in Europe again. This city is really different from the rest of South East Asia. Is it better?
It’s a difficult question. Big, beautiful and perfect city is great to see but… it’s boring after few days. There’s not much that can surprise you in Singapore.
In fact, all the places you need to visit are right next to each other in Marina Bay. If you are in hurry, one day would be enough to go everywhere.
1. Marina Bay Sands.
The most famous hotel in South East Asia with the most beautiful infinity pool on Earth.
Unfortunately, it’s no longer open to public. You can go inside only if you are a hotel guest.
Room prices are really high. So it’s really up to you whether you want to stay in Marina Bay or just take some pictures from the outside.
You can read the detailed review of Marina Bay Sands and other hotels in Singapore here.
2. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Huge shopping mall with the most luxury brands on the world. Gucci, Prada, Cartier, Burberry, Chanel… these are only few of them.
Marina Shopping Malls has their own river INSIDE the building. Venice-style canals are very romantic and practical. You may use gondola to go to your favourite shop.
Sounds crazy but it’s Singapore!
3. Gardens by the Bay.
Huge complex of gardens with famous electric trees.
Visiting the outside gardens is free, but going inside to the Cloud Forest or Flower Dome requires buying a ticket.
Magical place. Flowers, waterfall, huge tower of plants, everything inside one building. It’s definitely must-see.
It’s less impressive than the Cloud Forest, but still it’s worth to see these beautiful sculptures made of flowers.
If you want to see aerial view of Marina Bay, OCBC Skyway is a perfect choice for you.
It’s not always open though. When we were in Singapore, it was closed because the weather was cloudy.
4. Singapore Flyer.
Until 2014, it was the highest Ferris wheel on the world. It’s really huge. For us going on the flyer was the best thing in Singapore sightseeing.
Views from the top are breathtaking! 🙂
5. Waterfront Promenade.
Perfect photographic spot. From the Waterfront Promenade, you can take the best pictures of Marina Bay.
It’s also worth to go there after dark to see Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show. The show takes place everyday at 8 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, there is another show at 11 p.m.