When you see the towering, iconic skylines of Marina Bay you would know why this small island is so beloved among tourists! You won’t find another place like Singapore. With its glittering city lights, ultra-modern architecture, spotless streets, and scrumptious food- it’s no surprise that it is one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
The island city is located just off the southern tip of Malaysia. The place also boasts of a beautiful blend of Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, and English cultures – all with its own Singaporean twist.
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Singapore, known officially as the Republic of Singapore, is one of the most culturally rich and religiously diverse nations. The island has four official languages namely- English, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin. Singapore celebrates holidays and festivals of different religions with equal fervour and celebrations.
What sets it apart from a lot of other tourist destinations is that Singapore is really clean. Thanks to its strict rules about spitting and littering, it is one of the cleanest cities in the world.
Colonial buildings and heritage shophouses sit right beside cutting-edge skyscrapers to show Singapore’s mix of old and new. You have Singapore’s most majestic icon, the Merlion, a mythical creature that’s half-fish and half-lion. The Singapore flyer is a futuristic marvel. It stands at a height of 165 metres above ground, offering stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay and the city.
The longest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, the Helix Bridge serves as a linkway between Marina Centre and the Bayfront area. The unique form of the bridge is modelled after the double helix DNA and symbolises “life and continuity, renewal and growth”.
An Instagrammer’s dream, you have the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool. The Marina Bay Sands hotel boasts of the longest elevated infinity pool in the world. A truly marvellous sight, the pool is perched across the three towers that make up the hotel and has Singapore’s stunning skyline in the background.
The Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park are among the must-see attractions when you visit Singapore.
Singapore also has stunning natural landscapes. The best example being the beautiful Sentosa Island with its pristine white sandy beaches. The island resort screams luxury and has something for everyone. It also houses numerous themed parks perfect for a family outing.
There are adventure parks such as Mega adventure park, Adventure cove park and Kidzania. Just wait for the sun to set, and the whole island is brightened by the colourful lights and the vibrant lightning and water shows. Do not miss the crane dance and lake of dreams.
Singapore Zoo is one of the world’s best rainforest zoos and houses a variety of animals such as tigers, elephants, chipmunks, deers, etc. The night safari here is when you get to explore the beasts of the forest at night.
Singapore’s multi-ethnic culture and heritage have also influenced its food. The cuisine offers a myriad of flavours inspired from Indian, Malay, Chinese and English cuisine. We recommend the delicious Chili Crab which is the national dish of Singapore. Also try the Hainanese Chicken or Chicken Rice, Bak Kut Teh or Pork Rib Soup, and Hokkien mee which are fried prawn noodles.
This China Town is home to a myriad of different cultures. One can spend an entire day exploring this lively district, which encompasses the neighbourhoods of Tanjong Pagar, Bukit Pasoh, Kreta Ayer and Telok Ayer. It is the only China town in the world to boast of a Buddhist temple, a mosque, and a Hindu temple in a single street.
Immerse yourself in Buddhism’s rich art and history and pay a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum. The temple’s interior is architecturally designed in the form of a mandala, a concept in Buddhist and Hindu spirituality that represents universal connection.
Standing at 165 m from the ground, Singapore Flyer is Asia’s largest giant observation wheel. A spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you as high as 42 storeys, as you marvel at the breath-taking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay below. You will also find a range of shops, fancy restaurants, and other facilities.
Orchard Road is Singapore’s favourite shopping destination. Its bustling boulevard is a retail and dining paradise. There are thousands of establishments offering the ultimate lifestyle experience to tourists and locals alike.
Spanning almost 2.2 km, the one-way boulevard is flanked by distinctive shopping malls and hotels. The shopping belt comprises nearly 800,000 sq. m of shops and restaurants.
Punggol Waterway Park, a riverside park in Punggol, is named the longest man-made waterway in Singapore. Located north-eastern Singapore, it covers over 12.5 hectares. The four zones of the park are Nature Cove with its manicured gardens, Recreation Zone with children’s play areas, Heritage Zone, and Green Gallery with a rich display of biodiversity.
The sand and water play areas are popular with kids, while the 26-kilometre long Riverine Loop cycling area is perfect for a fun ride. The Riverside Walk area has a beautiful nature trail for animal enthusiasts too.
Asia’s largest bird paradise, Jurong Bird Park is home to over 400 species. 3500 colourful birds stay in these naturalistic habitats. There are giant walk-in aviaries which allow you to enjoy close interactions with the feathered residents during their daily feeding sessions. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of talented parrots and go wild at the kids-friendly bird-themed playground.
The fascinating 11-kilometre nature trail loop, known as MacRitchie Trails, is located within the tropical rainforest of Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Experience how it feels to walk above lush green foliage at the Treetop Walks, a 250-metre aerial free-standing suspension bridge spanning the two highest points within MacRitchie. There are high chances that you’ll meet a few long-tailed macaque monkeys, squirrels, and monitor lizards along your way.
Take the Singapore Night Safari Adventure Tour. Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park! 900 animals from over 100 species will greet you here. Some of the species are threatened, including many indigenous to the region, such as the endangered Asian elephant, Malayan tapir and Malayan tiger.
Eat, shop, and explore the culture at Little India! One of Singapore’s most vibrant districts walk down the streets of Little India and help yourself to yummy South Indian vegetarian food, North Indian tandoori dishes and teh tarik or pulled tea in Malay.
Go shopping at Orchard Road. Once there make your way to ION Orchard, one of Singapore’s most dazzling shopping complexes. This futuristic-looking mall houses over eight levels of stores, from luxury brands to high street fashion and entertainment stores.
Have a thrilling experience with Singapore’s extensive cable car network. Enjoy the amazing aerial views from Faber Peak Singapore at Mount Faber, Harbourfront and Sentosa islands.
Have fun checking out the exquisite wax figures at Madame Tussauds. Click a selfie alongside wax figures of famous personalities like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lady Gaga and Shah Rukh Khan.
Have an epic experience at the Wings of Time, Sentosa. Staged nightly, this jaw-dropping experience with spellbinding laser, fire and water effects set to a majestic soundtrack, complete with a fireworks display cannot be missed!
Try Singapore’s first 6D motion ride at the state-of-the-art XD Theatre at Singapore Flyer. Also, check out the Flight Experience to experience a real 737 simulator. Both attractions are on the second floor of the Singapore Flyer terminal building.
Singapore’s national icon, the mythical Merlion has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The extensive views from the Merlion Park across the Marina Bay area are unmissable. An impressive collection of architectural icons dot the skyline.
Merlion is a symbol of Singapore. The fish body symbolises Singapore's history as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which comes from the word tasek meaning 'lake' in Malay. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name which was Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay.
If you visit the statue during the day you will witness crowds of tourists all bustling for a picture in front of Singapore’s most sought-after photo-op.
Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands at a height of 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.
It was built by the local craftsman Lim Nang Seng, and was unveiled in 1972 to welcome all visitors to Singapore.
Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world-class theme park welcomes you into the glamorous world of movies. With seven uniquely-designed zones, you have: Hollywood, New York City, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar. Each is themed after different icons of the cinematic world.
Discover the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame at the Hollywood zone. The landscape changes into impressive city skylines and a mock-up of a subway entrance when you visit ‘New York’.
With phenomenal rides that’ll keep you clutching the edge of your seats, the rides are something people look forward to! Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon is the star Universal Studio Singapore roller coaster. It is also the world’s tallest dual rollercoaster and has two sides. The first is the floorless coaster, symbolising the Cyclones, and another seated coaster that is the human side.
Kids are going to love this place as they meet up with the Minions and Gru, or dance with the Penguins of Madagascar. Meet and greets with popular characters from Sesame Street, Illumination’s Despicable Me, monsters from The Mummy, Puss in the Boots and more keep occurring throughout the park.
Other must-see attractions here include ‘Lights, Camera, Action with Steven Spielberg’, ‘Water world Stunt Show’, Transformers: The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, and many many more!
The Sentosa Island, Singapore’s beloved island, is the place for you if you are looking for an absolutely gala experience. This manmade island is accessible via a small bridge from the main Singapore island. The island is a complete family entertainer with cable car rides, theme parks, beaches, aquariums, and a lot more!
You have the Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa which has a ton of fun water rides. There is the Singapore Butterfly & Insect Kingdom. Another great activity is the Sentosa Nature Discovery, great for both nature lovers and families with young kids. It has a range of interesting galleries and interactive exhibitions and a chance to do some wildlife spotting yourself.
It also boasts of a stunning natural landscape. With white pristine beaches and azure blue waters, it is home to some of the best beaches in Singapore. Surprisingly a lot of Sentosa’s beaches are manmade. Continuous development changed the small jungle island into a sprawling metropolis in just a matter of decades.
The soft sand of the beaches is actually imported from Malaysia. Visitors have ample options to spend time here. Chill at the many beach bars, splash around the shallow cool waters or just find a quiet spot to unwind under a palm tree.
Singapore’s futuristic green space, Gardens by the Bay is a dream-like sanctuary for nature lovers and budding horticulturalists alike. Since it opened in 2012, its lush greenery has won multiple accolades like the ‘Landscape Award’ from World Architecture News in 2013, the ‘Best Attraction in Asia Pacific’ from Travel Weekly in 2015 and the ‘Best Attraction Experience’ at the 2019 Singapore Tourism Awards.
Its most striking feature is the famous Supertree structures which offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens. The surreal over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate cold hilly climates. These vertical gardens which rise to a height of 25 to 50 metres.
Over 200 different species of plants and flowers cover the exterior of these towering upright gardens. When the sun sets, the grove lights up with a spectacle of light and sound known as the Garden Rhapsody.
The Flower Dome in Bay South Gardens is a floral paradise. This lush space broke the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Glass Greenhouse in 2015. It is home to plants and flowers from five continents, with thousand-year-old olive trees, magnolias, orchids among others.
Cloud Forest is another of Gardens by the Bay’s conservatory. Aptly named, Cloud Forest is a mist-filled landscape which gives you a great view looking down over the walls of plants and orchids. The small shell-shaped structure with a 35-metre-high mountain is covered in plants that usually thrive in tropical highlands.
Towering above the conservatories’ ferns and pitcher plants is Cloud Mountain, a 35-metre tall structure veiled in mist and covered in lush vegetation. Your imagination is bound to soar as you scale its heights, and discover plant life from the tropical highlands.
Discover the treasures of marine life with Singapore’s S.E.A Aquarium. Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, across 50 different habitats, each one is more fascinating than the previous.
The marine life is grouped according to ten different zones with over 50 habitats. Observe aquatic species from the Bay of Bengal, the Straits of Malacca & Andaman Sea and the Great Lakes of East Africa, the underwater community in coral reefs, and cool marine life in the cold-water habitats.
For a rush of blood, stroll over to the Shark Seas Habitat, which contains over 200 of these majestic predators including endangered species like the scalloped hammerhead shark and the aggressive silvertip shark.
Located on the north-western side of the island, the Singapore Zoo is one of the best rainforest zoos in the world. This beloved zoo opened its gates to the public in 1973. Walk through the Singapore Zoo’s 11 zones. The grey kangaroos and wallabies at the Australasia exhibit, the adorable lemurs and sloths of Fragile Forest, and majestic lions and zebras of Wild Africa will surely excite you.
There are many unique experiences offered by the zoo including behind-the-scenes insights on the Wild Discoverer Tour, breakfast with wildlife and feeding sessions with animals like giraffes and elephants.
(Please note that this is a sample itinerary. Our Singapore tour packages from India are customisable to suit your preferences.)
Day 1Once's you land in Singapore Changi Airport, you will be greeted by a representative who will take you to your hotel. Have your lunch at the hotel and take some rest to get rid of the jet lag. In the evening, you will be going for the exciting Night Safari. Apart from observing the stunning variety of wildlife, you will also be entertained by the cultural shows and dance performances that showcase local culture and traditions. Return to the hotel for the day.
Day 2After your breakfast get ready for a half-day Singapore city tour. Visit famous places like the Art Museum, Civilian War Memorial, Central Business District, Dhoby Ghaut, Esplanade Theatre, and Civic District. Next up is the Helix Bridge which is known for its remarkable architecture, the iconic Singapore flyer, Istana, Suntec City, and Thian Hock Keng Temple. Merlion Statue and Marina Bay, the icons of Singapore, are also on the list. After the half-day city tour, visit Sentosa Island which is famous for pristine white beaches, fun parks, and much more. Take a trip to Madame Tussauds and experience the spectacular light show at Wings of Time. End your day with a get on a cable car ride bird's eye view of the Sentosa Island.
Day 3After breakfast, get ready for the amazing Universal Studios! You'll spend the day here having a fulfilling experience. Check out the exciting rides, theme parks, entertaining shows, and a lot more. Don't forget to meet your favourite cartoon characters and explore different theme zones such as Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Madagascar, Hollywood, New York, and Far Far Away.
Day 4On your fourth day here visit one of the best tourist destinations in Singapore- Gardens by the Bay. A gorgeous park, it comprises three waterfront gardens. Check out the striking Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, or Flower Dome in the park. The mesmerizing park is spread over an area of 101 hectares and will easily take up your entire day.
Day 5This is the last day of your trip and you get to plan it on your own terms. You can explore the trendy malls in Singapore such as The Shoppes, Orchard Central, and Paragon. Visit Little India to experience a unique medley of Indian and Malay cultures. Or visit China Town for delicious food. Spend your last day in this beautiful city at leisure.
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Singapore is on the higher end of tourist destinations in Asia. It is usually a direct flight away from any Indian metropolitan city. The cost of flight to the island will depend on the airlines, how much in advance the ticket was booked, peak or non-peak seasons, and the city you fly out from.
You can save a lot when buying tickets to attractions by going for bundles. There are passes that give you entry to several attractions at Sentosa on one day and entry to Universal on another for a reduced price.
Flying Squirrel Holidays provides customised Singapore Tour Packages and tailormade Singapore honeymoon package according to your budget and preferences. We also provide a tailor-made Singapore tour package with cruise and a combined Singapore Malaysia tour package 5 days.
Is Singapore visa-free for Indians?
Indians do require a visa to enter Singapore, and the visa is usually applicable for a period of 30 days, with a validity of 2 years. A Singapore visa can cost between INR 1,500-2,500 approximately.
When is the best time to visit Singapore?
The months of February to April are the perfect time to visit Singapore. It is not hot and humid then, but rather pleasant. The weather is beautiful during this time and there are loads of festivities like the Chinese New Year, Singapore International Jazz Festival, Affordable Art Fair, and World Gourmet Summit.
However, Singapore is often considered a year-round destination since there isn't much variation in the temperature throughout the year.
Quintessentially cosmopolitan, Singapore lives and breathes the urban fast-paced life. But despite that, it still falls back on its diverse amalgamation of cultures, religions, and traditions. Singapore is not only Asia's but one of the world's favorite family-friendly holiday destinations. Though it boasts of a stunning skyline and cutting-edge architecture, what stands out in this city-state is Singapore's unique blend of ethnicities, culture, and food!
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