Must-see attractions in Singapore

  • Battlebox

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Take a tour through the Battlebox Museum, the former command post of the British during WWII, and get lost in the eerie and deathly quiet 26-room…

  • The red Panda

    Singapore Zoo


    The line between zoo and botanic oasis blurs at this pulse-slowing sweep of spacious, naturalistic enclosures and interactive attractions. Get up close to…

  • Supertree Grove in the Garden by the Bay in Singapore

    Gardens by the Bay

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Singapore's 21st-century botanical garden is a S$1 billion, 101-hectare fantasy land of space-age biodomes, high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculptures…

  • National Gallery Singapore

    National Gallery Singapore

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Connected by a striking aluminium and glass canopy, Singapore's historic City Hall and Old Supreme Court buildings now form the city's breathtaking…

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

    Singapore's 74-hectare botanic wonderland is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the city's most arresting attractions. Established in 1860, it's a…

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    Southern Ridges

    West & Southwest Singapore

    Made up of a series of parks and hills connecting Kent Ridge Park to Mt Faber and the Labrador Nature Reserve, the Southern Ridges will have you trekking…

  • MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore

    MacRitchie Reservoir


    MacRitchie Reservoir makes for a calming, evocative jungle escape. Walking trails skirt the water's edge and snake through the mature secondary rainforest…

  • Baba House

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Baba House is one of Singapore's best-preserved Peranakan heritage homes. Built in the 1890s, this beautiful blue three-storey building was donated to the…

  • Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)

    Asian Civilisations Museum

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    This remarkable museum houses the region's most comprehensive collection of pan-Asian treasures. Its galleries explore the history, cultures, textiles and…

  • Chinese Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore

    Chinatown Heritage Centre

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Delve into Chinatown's gritty, cacophonous backstory at the immersive Chinatown Heritage Centre. Occupying several levels of a converted shophouse, its…

  • Sultan Mosque at Bussorrah St.

    Sultan Mosque

    Little India & Kampong Glam

    Seemingly pulled from the pages of the Arabian Nights, Singapore's largest mosque is nothing short of enchanting, designed in the Saracenic style and…

  • National Museum of Singapore facade.

    National Museum of Singapore

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Imaginative and immersive, Singapore's National Museum is good enough to warrant two visits. At once cutting edge and classical, the space ditches staid…

  • Fountain inside Singapore's National Orchid Garden

    National Orchid Garden

    Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

    The National Orchid Garden has over 60,000 plants and a cool house showcasing pitcher plants and orchids from cooler climates. Don’t miss the Vanda Miss…

  • Fort Siloso

    Sentosa Island

    Dating from the 1880s, when Sentosa was called Pulau Blakang Mati (Malay for 'the island behind which lies death'), this British coastal fort was famously…

  • Thian Hock Keng Mural

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Spanning 44m, this mural, painted by Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong (accountant by weekday, artist by weekend), tells the story of Singapore's early…

  • Indian Heritage Centre

    Little India & Kampong Glam

    Delve into the origins and heritage of Singapore's Indian community at this S$12 million state-of-the-art museum. Divided into five themes, its hundreds…

  • Former Ford Factory


    The former Ford Motors assembly plant is best remembered as the place where the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. It's…

  • Marina Bay Sands

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Designed by Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie, Marina Bay Sands is a sprawling hotel, casino, mall, theatre, exhibition and museum complex. Star of the…

  • Peranakan Terrace Houses


    Just off Joo Chiat Rd, Koon Seng Rd and Joo Chiat Pl feature Singapore's most extraordinary Peranakan terrace houses, joyously decorated with stucco…

  • Emerald Hill Road


    Take time out from your shopping to wander up frangipani-scented Emerald Hill Rd, graced with some of Singapore's finest terrace houses. Special mentions…

  • Universal Studios

    Sentosa Island

    Universal Studios is the top draw at Resorts World. Shops, shows, restaurants, rides and roller coasters are all neatly packaged into fantasy-world themes…

  • Singapore,Raffles Hotel

    Raffles Hotel

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Although its resplendent lobby is only accessible to hotel and restaurant guests, Singapore's most iconic slumber palace is worth a quick visit for its…

  • Signs illuminated at night on the Night Safari at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.

    Night Safari


    Electric trams glide past close to 100 species, including tigers and elephants, with more docile creatures often passing within centimetres of the trams…

  • Entrance gate, Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

    Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery


    This breathtaking monastery was established in 1898 and inspired by the Xi Chang Shi temple in Fuzhou, China. Two majestic gates frame the entrance, while…

  • Hindu deity at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, in Little India.

    Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

    Little India & Kampong Glam

    Little India's most colourful, visually stunning temple is dedicated to the ferocious goddess Kali, depicted wearing a garland of skulls, ripping out the…

  • SEA Aquarium

    Sentosa Island

    You'll be gawking at more than 800 species of aquatic creature at Singapore's impressive, sprawling aquarium. The state-of-the-art complex recreates 49…

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Consecrated in 2008, this hulking, five-storey Buddhist temple is home to what is reputedly a tooth of the Buddha, discovered in a collapsed stupa …

  • Peranakan Museum

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    Housed in the eclectic classical-style Tao Nan building, this museum is the best spot to explore the rich heritage of the Peranakans (Straits Chinese…

  • Sundaram Tagore

    West & Southwest Singapore

    New York–based gallery known for showcasing top-tier artists from across the world, including iconic photographer Steve McCurry and Singaporean artist…

  • Twin Hut

    Pulau Ubin

    Pulau Ubin

    A 10-minute bumboat ride (motorised sampan) from Changi Point Ferry Terminal lands you on the shores of Pulau Ubin. Singaporeans like to wax nostalgic…

  • Singapore, Singapore

    East Coast Park


    This 15km stretch of seafront park is where Singaporeans come to swim, windsurf, wakeboard, kayak, picnic, bicycle, in-line skate, skateboard and – of…

  • Jurong Bird Park

    West & Southwest Singapore

    Home to some 400 species of feathered friends – including spectacular macaws – Jurong is a great place for young kids. Highlights include the wonderful…

  • Changi Museum & Chapel


    The Changi Museum and Chapel commemorates the WWII Allied POWs who suffered horrific treatment at the hands of the invading Japanese. The museum includes…

  • Singapore Dragon

    Haw Par Villa

    West & Southwest Singapore

    The refreshingly offbeat Haw Par Villa was the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the creator of the medicinal salve Tiger Balm. After Aw Boon Haw built a villa…

  • NUS Museum interior.

    NUS Museum

    West & Southwest Singapore

    Located on the verdant campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS), this museum is one of the city's lesser-known cultural delights. Ancient…

  • Wooden staircase in jungle scenery

    Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


    Singapore’s steamy Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a 163-hectare tract of primary rainforest clinging to Singapore’s highest peak, Bukit Timah (163m). The…

  • Fort Canning Park.

    Fort Canning Park

    Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

    When Raffles rolled into Singapore, locals steered clear of Fort Canning Hill, then called Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill), out of respect for the sacred…

  • Pinnacle@Duxton, view


    Chinatown & the CBD

    For killer city views at a bargain S$6, head to the 50th-floor rooftop of Pinnacle@Duxton, the world’s largest public housing complex. Skybridges…

  • Istana Heritage Gallery


    If your visit to Singapore doesn't coincide with one of the five days per year the Istana opens to the public (or you don't have time to spend hours…

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    Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

    West & Southwest Singapore

    You could spend hours perusing the overflowing shelves of brightly coloured ceramics (most imported from overseas) for sale in this pottery shop's…

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