9 x Things to Do in Singapore in 2023

Last Updated On June 20, 2023

Singapore is one of the world's most populous cities and a cultural melting pot of Asian and European influences. It has developed into one of the world's most prosperous city-states and has one of the busiest ports since its start as a British trading colony in 1819.

Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore, The Rain Vortex indoor waterfall at Singapore's Jewel Changi international airport.

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Singapore is known for its excellent shopping and restaurants, so only visiting the city-state would be complete with a walk down Orchard Road and Clarke Quay. Their numerous establishments, lined with stylish restaurants, unique stores, and cool nightclubs, brilliantly showcase the country's Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultural influences.

1. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

The Marina Sea Waterfront Promenade is a 3.5-kilometer stroll along the bay that connects several attractions at Marina Centre, the Bayfront, and Collyer Quay. The promenade is an environmentally friendly recreation place. There are mist sprays to cool tourists off in the sweltering Singapore heat and breeze shelters with motion sensor fans to provide a superb break from a tour wandering around the bay.

2. Singapore Flyer

Although the Singapore Flyer is a single massive observation wheel, its primary selling point is the breathtaking vistas from below. The car, which circles the city, has 28 seats. When it first opened in 2008, it was the world's tallest observation wheel, reaching 165 meters over the Singapore cityscape. With advance notice, the flyer can accommodate visitors who use wheelchairs. Flyers Terminal, located on Marina Bay, includes three floors of restaurants, stores, and other services.

3. Clarke Quay

4. Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay, a recent addition to Singapore's tourist attractions, is a must-see for gardeners. Gardens by the Bay is a modern hotel in the heart of Singapore built on reclaimed land less than a decade ago. It contains three gardens. The Bay Central garden includes a waterfront promenade connecting the two other gardens. Bay East, which opens in stages as sections are completed, and Bay South, the most extensive garden with tree-like structures up to 50 meters tall, dominate the garden landscape.

5. Explore Orchard Road

Orchard Road is Singapore's primary shopping street, famous by both Singaporeans and tourists from other nations. Orchard Road is lined with shopping malls, fine dining restaurants, chain coffee shops, nightclubs, and hotels. The Singapore President's official mansion, Istana, is also located there. The Orchard's Christmas decorations are well-known and breathtaking, with gingerbread cottages covered in artificial snow and reindeer strolling among palm trees.

6. Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park is Singapore's first wildlife park and the largest of its kind in Asia. It covers 20 hectares of lush foliage on Jurong Hill and is home to around 5,000 birds. Wildlife Reserves Singapore manages the bird sanctuary, which was established in 1971. Jurong Bird Park provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with 400 bird species in their natural habitat.

7. Sands SkyPark

8. Resorts World Sentosa

9. Chinatown

Singapore's Chinatown is a charming combination of old and new in the city's heart. Its ancient temples, vintage shophouses, and traditional wet markets make it a gold mine of Chinese heritage and culture. There are also family-run stores and teahouses here, offering visitors a taste of ancient Chinatown. Chinatown has a distinct Chinese charm that you can not experience in other parts of Singapore, primarily Chinese.