Top 5 Places to Visit in Singapore
Singapore is a popular tourist destination, not only with the Southeast Asians because travellers and tourists flock to this island nation from all over the world. The island nation is a cultural mosaic in a cosmopolitan environment. Thus, we bring some of the top places to visit on the island while on a vacation to Singapore. Read on and you can thank us later!
• Sentosa Island: It is among the most visited tourist destinations of Singapore. Sentosa Island is a tropical themed park that boasts of sandy beaches and is located only ten minutes away from the city. The island is well connected to the mainland via a causeway bridge. The island is popular for day trips and one can easily find monorail and bus transportation around the island which is often included in the entrance fee. The simplest and easiest way to reach Sentosa Island is to get on the MRT train till HarbourFront Station and on Vivocity Level 3 and hop on the Sentosa Express Monorail which takes one over the causeway and to the island. An alternative to the aforementioned option is to get in a cable car from HarbourFront, which gives scenic view of Singapore or one can simply hop in a taxi up to Sentosa Island.
• Sky Tower: This is an observation tower which is located atop a hill in close proximity to the Cable Car station. The tower is located at a height of 131 metres above sea level and rewards with a 360 degree view of the Sentosa Island, the Southern Islands as well as that of Singapore. No matter whether it is night or day, the tower offers breathtakingly beautiful and scenic views all round the clock.
• Underwater World: The travellers and tourists can witness the depths of the ocean while travelling in a moving travellator which ferries one through the 83 metre long acrylic tunnel. One can see sharks, eels and stingrays among other fishes.
• Singapore Flyer: It is world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel which is located at Mariana Bay at a height of 165 metres, featuring fixed capsules the size of a bus. The Flyer offers panoramic views of the Singaporean skyline along with glimpses of Indonesia and Malaysia.
• Jurong Bird Park: This is n open concept park and is home to more than 8,000 birds and is among the largest bird parks of the world. The park is more into the Southeast Asian bird species with four built-in aviaries. Visitors are thrilled by the Fuji Walk and bird shows hosted at Pools Amphitheatre, which are both informative and entertaining.
• Fort Siloso: It is the former British Naval Base from World War II where the British waited for defending the seaborne Japanese invasion. However, the Japanese came in through the jungle from the Malay Peninsula and took British off guard, all along when the British were waiting with pointed guns towards the sea.
• Sri Mariamman Temple: It is the most important and oldest Hindu temple of Singapore. The temple’s intricately carved entrance is worth a visit.