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Top Ten Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is an exciting vacation spot with so much to do for tourists. From tours to museums, beaches to theme parks, you’ll never run out of things to do in Singapore. But if you’re on vacation and have a limited amount of time, it can be difficult deciding what to do. Therefore we’ve put together a list of the top ten things to do in Singapore. Check out this list before you go to make the most of your visit. It’s full of the most fun and most popular attractions in Singapore, including...

  • Universal Studios Singapore
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Adventure Cove Waterpark
  • SEA Aquarium
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • And more!

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Admission to top attractions in Singapore is included with the Go Singapore pass. You could make huge savings on combined admission compared to the usual gate prices.

Universal Studios Singapore

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Adrenaline-seekers and the faint of heart alike will love visiting Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park. It has something to suit the whole family, from high-thrill rides and rollercoasters to fun meet-and-greets with your favorite movie characters. Little kids will get to meet well-loved characters like Elmo and the Minions. They’ll get to experience kid-friendly rides like Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and Dino Soarin’. Plus, the whole family will love exciting shows like Shrek 4-D Adventure and Donkey LIVE. Older kids and adults will get to jump aboard movie-themed thrill, white-knuckle rides like Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLONTM and AcceleratorTM. No matter the age of your group, there are rides and shows to keep everyone entertained all day. Plus, there are tons of dining options and shopping opportunities too. Getting in: Universal Studios Singapore tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

Singapore Zoo

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Explore 11 zones as you discover animals from all over the world. You'll get to see animals like Asian elephants, African lions, Borneon Orangutans, Cheetahs, Crocodiles, Chimpanzees and more. Children will love Rainforest KidzWorld, where they’ll get to meet animals like Falabella miniature horses, ponies, mini pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, and more. They can attend Keepers’ chit-chats were they’ll learn all about the animals, and will even get to feed and pet them. The whole family will enjoy the sea lion Splash Safari Show and the feeding sessions, where you’ll get to feed elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses, and goats. Singapore Zoo will be a memorable vacation experience – it’s both educational and exciting, and is sure to be a family favorite. Getting in: Singapore Zoo tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

Explore Singapore’s diverse neighborhoods

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Singapore is one of the most diverse places in the world, as it’s home to lots of people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Visit neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam to get a feel for the melting pot of cultures. Be sure to sample some local cuisine for a full experience of Singapore’s vibrant cultures. Pay attention to the different architecture styles – each neighborhood is as distinct as they are exciting. Sometimes the best way to get to know an area is to simply walk around, try delicious foods, and talk to the locals! Getting in: It’s free to wander around Singapore’s neighborhoods.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

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Adventure Cove Waterpark is a unique attraction: it’s part water park, part aquarium. You’ll get to zoom down thrilling water slides, jump around in a wave pool or take it easy on the lazy river. There are rides for daredevils that will see you race through the dark and plunge steep drops, like Pipeline Plunge and Riptide Rocket. But there are also plenty of fun, kid-friendly attractions, like Splashworks and Wet Maze. They are just as fun, but not at all scary. But the fun doesn’t stop with the rides. You could also go snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish, see manta rays and get up close with dolphins. Adventure Cover Waterpark is a special vacation experience and a great day out for the whole family. Getting in: Adventure Cove Waterpark tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass. Please note some special experiences are not included with the pass and tickets must be purchased separately.

SEA Aquarium

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SEA Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals across 1,000 species. You’ll get to see sharks, eels, frogs, plus octopuses, dolphins and more up close. Explore 50 habitats and learn about these fascinating marine animals. Wander through a tunnel and see the beautiful sea creatures swim overhead – it will a unique and immersive experience, for sure. Kids will love learning about seahorses and clownfish. They’ll get to see marine life up close and discover life on the seabed. Getting in: SEA Aquarium tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

Spend a day at the beach

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Singapore has gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches – it would be a shame to not spend a day by the ocean! There are tons of beaches to choose from, and you’re sure to find something to suit your needs. Most of Singapore’s beaches are man-made, but that doesn’t make them any less magical. Check out Siloso Beach, which has plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops lining the waterfront. Or head to the secluded Tanjong Beach for a more laid-back beach day. There are so many more options, so think about what you’d like from a beach day and then start researching – you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you. Getting in: Beaches in Singapore are typically free to enter.

Food Playground Cultural Cooking Class

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What better way to learn about a culture than through its food? Get a hands-on cooking experience at Food Playground’s Cultural Cooking Class. Your expert tutors will show you how to prepare authentic Singaporean dishes using family recipes. Afterward, you’ll get to enjoy your tasty meal with your fellow chefs. Plus, learning to make this delicious food will give you a unique souvenir to go home with – the skills to make Singaporean food to share with friends and family back home! Enjoy an immersive cultural experience through food in this cooking class. It’s a great way to get to know Singapore’s history, culture, and traditions. Getting in: Food Playground Cultural Cooking Class tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

Gardens by the Bay

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Gardens by the Bay is a stunning public park in Singapore. Its vast 101 hectares cover various outdoor gardens, conservatories, lakes, sculptures, art, and more. You’ll wander through the verdant scenery and marvel at the intricate and artistic floral displays. Explore the famous Supertree Grove and see the world’s largest glass greenhouse. Pay attention to the art and sculptures scattered throughout the park. Discover aquatic life at the beautiful lakes. You could spend a whole day wandering around the gardens, as there’s so much to see and do. Many areas of the gardens are free to enter, but some attractions and exhibits require tickets. Getting in: Gardens by the Bay is free to enter. Flower Dome and Cloud Forest tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

National Gallery Singapore: Southeast Asian Art Museum

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This one’s for the artist in your family. Discover Southeast Asian Art at the National Gallery Singapore to get a feel for Singapore’s art and culture history. See the "Between Declarations and Dreams" exhibition which explores how Southeast Asian art encounters the new, or consider how art relates to the self and the community in “Siapa Nama Kamu?” or “What is your name?” The art ranges from the early 17th century to contemporary works, and the gallery features everything from drawings, to paintings to photography. No matter your interests and tastes in art, there's sure to be something to inspire you a National Gallery Singapore. Getting in: National Gallery Singapore tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

Singapore River Cruise

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Much of Singapore’s rich history can be traced back to when it was a busy port during the colonial era. Therefore, a river cruise is a great way to learn about this historic area of Singapore. You’ll get to take a cruise down the river on a traditional bumboat and see famous sights like the Old Parliament House, Raffles’ Landing Site, Fullerton Hotel, and more. This is your chance to experience Singapore from a new perspective, and to learn all about its history while sitting back and relaxing. Getting in: Singapore River Cruise tickets are included in the Go Singapore pass.

In summary

There you have it - our top ten things to do in Singapore. A mix of popular attractions and free activities that'll help you make the most of your Singapore vacation.

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