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Currently standing as one of the most prosperous parts of Asia, Singapore has certainly come a long way since the arrival of its initial settlers in the 13th century. Despite covering an area of only 716 square kilometers, the city-state is home to a massive multicultural community, making it a place of interest for tourists from all over the world. Its harmonious marriage of man-made structures and lush greenery has also led to it being called ‘The Garden City’.

Explore Other Must Do in Singapore

There are many places that you can visit. Here are the destination for you to eat, shop, see or do. Explore them!

  • Singapore Flyer

    Singapore Flyer

    To Do

    With a height of 165 meters, the Singapore Flyer waits to give guests a complete view of Singapore from different levels. It is even high enough to provide brief sights of Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore’s closest neighbours. Each of the Ferris wheel’s capsules can hold 28 people, encouraging you to take the journey with good company.

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  • Char Kway Teow

    Char Kway Teow

    To Eat

    One of Singapore’s defining hawker-style dishes, this rich delicacy presents flat rice noodles that are stir-fried with a variety of ingredients. These include various soy sauces, prawns, belacan (dried shrimp paste) and bean sprouts. You can anticipate the crunch of the sprouts, the juiciness of the prawns, and the chewiness of the noodles in each bite.

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  • Little India

    Little India

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    Since the early 1800s, the first members of Singapore’s Indian community used what is now known as Little India as a home away from home. This led to the area being developed heavily, becoming the central location for festivities and shopping that it is today. If you would like to take back a piece of Singapore’s vibrant Indian community with you, this is probably where you will find it.

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  • Night Safari

    Night Safari

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    Why not spend one of your nights in Singapore getting acquainted with some of our world’s nocturnal beings? Since 1994, the Night Safari has attracted millions of visitors annually in its mission to educate people on the nightlife of animals. Its main offering is a tram ride that takes guests across seven different geographies, sharing knowledge about the animals in each.

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  • The Shoppes

    The Shoppes

    To Shop

    A shopping mall with a penchant for all things luxury, The Shoppes offers guests a mix of international brands and upcoming labels to indulge in. Its features include a floating Louis Vuitton boutique that is housed in its Crystal Pavilion, as well as a canal that runs through it which allows for rides on a sampan.

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  • Ngee Ann City/Takashimaya

    Ngee Ann City/Takashimaya

    To Shop

    Within the commanding 1.75 million square feet complex of Ngee Ann City lies Takashimaya, one of Japan’s leading retail stores. The store is one of Ngee Ann City’s main highlights, alongside over 130 other stores of repute. From salons to fitness centres, the shopping complex is not only a good place for retail therapy, but also an ideal location for some severe self-pampering.

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  • ArtScience Museum

    ArtScience Museum

    To See

    Providing 50,000 square feet of insights, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands takes a close look at creativity in the contexts of science and art. It was opened in 2011, and has been continuously attracting visitors since then due to its vast array of exhibitions and intriguing lotus-like architecture. It is open to guests daily, including during public holidays.

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  • Marine Life Park

    Marine Life Park

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    If it is a close look at the marine life of Southeast Asia–and the world–that will complete your holiday experience, the Marine Life Park has just what you need. A part of Resorts World Sentosa, the park gives you the opportunity to look at varying marine creatures in their natural habitats, within 20 acres of exhibits.

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  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    To Shop

    Covering five districts, Chinatown was designated as an area for conservation by local authorities in 1989 due to its cultural importance. It is a prime location for shopping and dining, allowing shoppers to have a closer look at Singapore’s Chinese community–both past and present–through retail and culinary offerings.

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  • Capitol Building

    Capitol Building

    To See

    Built in 1933 to function as a cinema, the Capitol Building has since been remodelled into an entertainment hub. It houses residences, a luxury hotel, a retail mall and a theatre. This has been done without jeopardizing its signature Neo-Classical architecture, which has long been held as one of Singapore’s most recognizable sights.

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  • Gardens by the Bay

    Gardens by the Bay

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    The pinnacle of Singapore’s efforts to balance nature’s beauty and man-made marvels, Gardens by the Bay epitomizes the city-state's pursuit for a sustainable future. Its area of 101 hectares is divided into three gardens, and is home to numerous iconic structures, such as the Supertrees–vertical gardens that stand with heights between 25 and 50 metres.

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  • Peranakan Museum

    Peranakan Museum

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    The Peranakan people are known for their unique culture, and this uniqueness is intricately captured in the Peranakan Museum’s three floors of exhibits. Pieces like furniture and jewelry can be found in the museum, which is housed within the walls of what was formerly the Tao Nan School campus–a National Monument of Singapore.

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  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

    Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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    Since its opening in 2002, Esplanade has been Singapore’s go-to destination for all things related to the world of the performing arts. Aside from its Concert Hall and Theatre which can both seat thousands of people, it has an Outdoor Theatre which provides a stunning view of Marina Bay by nightfall.

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  • Hainanese Chicken Rice

    Hainanese Chicken Rice

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    A Singaporean classic, Hainanese chicken rice was first brought to the country by immigrants from China’s Hainan Island. The dish revolves around fragrant oily rice, served with a distinct chilli and ginger paste and chewy pieces of steamed–or sometimes roasted–pieces of chicken. Slices of cucumber and soy sauce are also popular accompaniments.

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  • Fried Carrot Cake

    Fried Carrot Cake

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    Otherwise known as chai tow kway, this dish is very distinct from its Western counterpart of a similar name. It is the product of frying radish cakes–made of rice flour, white radishes and water–in seasonings like soy sauce or fish sauce. Other popular ingredients include eggs, preserved vegetables and green onions. It is sometimes prepared as an omelette of sorts.

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  • Marina Bay Sands

    Marina Bay Sands

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    Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s premier entertainment destination, offering attractions and services for all ages. It was opened officially in 2010, and has since amazed with its cascading hotel towers, celebrated restaurants, retail facilities and grand casino. Its highlights include the Sands SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands’ panoramic observation deck.

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  • Chilli Crab

    Chilli Crab

    To Eat

    To many Singaporeans, this seafood dish best captures the city-state’s passion for food and flavours. Its main constituent is mud crabs, stir-fried in a marriage of tomato and chilli sauces. While it is commonly enjoyed on its own, it also closely complements steamed white rice. And no, it is not necessarily as spicy as its name implies!

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  • Bugis Junction

    Bugis Junction

    To Shop

    Bugis Junction is a unique part of Singapore’s shopping scene, as it is known for its signature air-conditioned shopping streets. These streets are composed of retail outlets and eateries that are arranged across four levels and a basement floor, in buildings of traditional architecture. It rests directly above the Bugis MRT Station.

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  • Merlion Park

    Merlion Park

    To See

    Located by One Fullerton, Merlion Park is easily distinguished by its Merlion statue with a height of 8.6 metres. It is considered to be one of the best places to catch stellar views of Singapore’s skyline by night. The park is named after Singapore’s national icon, which has the body of a fish and the head of a lion.

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  • Sandwich Ice Cream

    Sandwich Ice Cream

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    Traditionally referred to as potong (cut) ice cream, the sandwich ice cream does not pretend to be anything other than what its name implies. It is typically made of a rectangular block of ice cream, placed between two slices of bread, colourful cake or wafer biscuits. Singaporeans normally enjoy this dessert by purchasing it from roadside vendors.

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  • Universal Studios Singapore

    Universal Studios Singapore

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    An arm of Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore is an amusement park that gives visitors the chance to experience some of their favourite movies. It is Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood-inspired theme park, divided into seven unique movie-themed zones with unique attractions.

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  • Hokkien Mee

    Hokkien Mee

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    Hailing from China’s Fujian province, Singapore’s version of Hokkien mee is a stir-fried dish of noodles, eggs, pork, squid and prawns. A mix of yellow noodles and rice vermicelli is immersed in a prawn broth for this purpose, before being served slightly wet. Singaporeans enjoy consuming it with lime and sambal (chilli paste) for that extra kick of tangy spiciness.

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  • ION Orchard

    ION Orchard

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    Eight levels of wonders, covering an area of 66,000 square meters to house over 300 shopping outlets. This is the crux of ION Orchard, a renowned shopping destination along Singapore’s famous Orchard Road. It also houses an art gallery of 5,600 square feet, as part of its ION Art movement.

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