If you’re planning a trip to the island nation with your family for the first time, then you’ll surely have a trying time preparing a list of the ‘Top 10 things to do in Singapore’. Singapore offers exciting and near endless options to the first-time traveller. The following 'Top 10 draws of Singapore' will certainly be of help to those making first-time arrangements for touring the city-state along with their families.
1.Singapore Flyer The Singapore Flyer should be a must see if you’re visiting with your family with kids in tow. As a Ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer is a technological marvel and even the ‘London Eye’ of Britain or ‘Star of Nanchang’ in China pales in comparison. With a peak height of 165 meters, it really seems to kiss the clouds. You get breathtaking and panoramic views of the city when you to get to the observation deck at the pinnacle. Even parts of Malaysia are visible.
2.The Merlion Don’t get carried away by the suggestions of locals or seasoned visitors who do not regard ‘The Merlion’ as an appealing tourist spot. There are surprises in store which you’ll discover once you get there. At Merlion, the Singapore of yore and the present seems to blend sublimely.
The Civic District in the vicinity housing the ‘War Memorial Site’, ‘Esplanade’, ‘Old Parliament House’, ‘Victoria Theatre’, ‘Raffles Landing Site’, and the ‘Central Fire Station’ are glorious testimonials of Singapore’s colonial past. The ‘National Museum of Singapore’ and the Art and Science Museums should also be a must see.
4.Clarke Quay at Night Singapore really comes alive at night and Clarke Quay is one of the hotspots from where you can witness the city in its nocturnal splendour. There are an endless array of nightclubs, restaurants, and bars where you can unwind at the end of an exhausting day. A cruise along the Singapore River should not be missed if you’re visiting with family.
5.Double Helix Bridge in Marina BayThere are bridges all over the world and there is the ‘Double Helix Bridge’ in Singapore. It is undoubtedly one of the most majestic and awe-aspiring of landscapes in the city. It is located in Marina Bay and connects Marina Bay Sands. Don’t miss strolling along the bridge at night for the lighting feature and take as many snaps of the site as possible.
6.Night Safari The Night Safari in Singapore is the next best thing to enjoying a real African safari. It is actually a wildlife park that houses nocturnal animals. It has bagged the coveted ‘Best Visitor Attraction Award’ by Singapore Tourism Board eight times! You can view almost 115 species of animals many of which are threatened.
7.Chinatown Chinatown was originally conceptualized for the ethnic Chinese immigrants who came here in search of work. You can have a whale of a time in this part of Singapore where commerce and religion have never been at loggerheads. Visit the Chinese temples of Thian Hock Keng, Fuk Tak Chai (now it’s a museum), and the ‘Sri Mariamman Temple’, ‘Masjid Jamae’, and the ‘Naghore Durgha’.
8.Sentosa Island Sentosa Island is easily Singapore’s top notch destination for touring families. Visit the Universal Studios, Dolphin Lagoon, Underwater World, ‘Songs of the Sea’. There are numerous beaches to strolling and ambling around.
9.Savour the Street FoodYou can have a sumptuous lunch or a-la-carte dinner at any of the numerous hawker food centres that are dotted throughout Singapore at unbelievably low prices. So when you get tired of your sightseeing trips and shopping jaunts, savour a good meal at Maxwell Food Centre, Tekka Centre, Albert Centre Food Centre, and many more.
10.Pamper Yourself with a Spa There are innumerable spa and massage centres in Singapore where you treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage. You can choose from Swedish, Thai, Russian and many other types of massages. One impeccable spot to pamper yourself with a soothing massage is the Raffles Amrita Spa at the Raffles, The Plaza.