7 Things to Do and See in Singapore

by Holly Riddle

Aug 12, 2019

Parades, performances and fireworks mark Singapore’s National Day, Aug. 9. In honor of the unique destination’s 54th birthday, here are seven things to do and see the next time you’re in Singapore. © Sorin Colac | Dreamstime.com

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  • Parades, performances and fireworks mark Singapore’s National Day, Aug. 9. In honor of the unique destination’s 54th birthday, here are seven things to do and see the next time you’re in Singapore. © Sorin Colac | Dreamstime.com
  • Opened in the mid-19th century, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the midst of the city. In addition to its thousands of plant species, the park also boasts one of the world’s top orchid research centers. © Junpinzon | Dreamstime.com
  • Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is familiar to most travelers. Images of the iconic SuperTree Grove grace many articles on the city. Beyond the impressive structures, the gardens offer conservatory domes and a skywalk. © Sean Pavone | Dreamstime.com
  • The Singapore Zoo is world-renowned for its unique animal enclosures, most of which are noninvasive, making for a better viewing experience for guests and a more natural lifestyle for animals. © Minyun Zhou | Dreamstime.com
  • Enjoy a little island hopping with a visit to Pulau Ubin. Home to less than 100 permanent residents, the island depicts Singapore life before modernization. The island, filled with wildlife, is only a 10-minute boat ride away. © Bobbypalosaari | Dreamstime.com
  • Check out the shops, temples and restaurants in Singapore’s Chinatown. English signage throughout the neighborhood guides travelers through its past. The free neighborhood-wide WiFi is an added perk. © Ronniechua | Dreamstime.com
  • For remarkable views of the Singapore skyline as well as Indonesia and Malaysia, take a half-hour ride on the Singapore Flyer, the second-largest observation wheel in the world, at 541 feet. © Paer Svensson | Dreamstime.com
  • Orchard Road is Singapore’s shopping hub, with luxury and designer brands aplenty. The area, with its more than 20 malls, easily warrants a day’s worth of exploration. © Presse750 | Dreamstime.com

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