Singapore is a small island country full of attractions. Some of the most impressive parks in the world, a stunning skyline, impressive historical sites, famous street food centers and glittering shopping centers.
I will review here some of the main attractions that Singapore has to offer. Tickets can be purchased in the attached links. In addition to the links to purchase tickets, which appear on this page, you can send me a WhatsApp message (click on the green icon at the bottom of the page) regarding any other attraction and I will send you a link to purchase tickets.
Gardens by the bay The spot with the most photos uploaded to Instagram from Singapore and for good reason. The place is nothing less than magical, you can even spend a whole day there and discover the hundreds of corners of experiences.
There are over a million plant species in the park, some of which are kept in two special greenhouses that simulate a cooler climate. The dome of the "Cloud Forest" simulates the climate of a tropical mountain at a height of 2000m and it is possible to find the second highest artificial waterfall in the world (the first one is at Changi Airport). In the "Dome of Flowers" you can find plants from all over the world, for example an olive tree over 1000 years old that came especially from Spain.
Entrance to the domes is paid. Entrance to the rest of the park is free and you can walk around there even in the wee hours of the night (until 2 am, perfect for romantics). In the center of the open area stand the iconic super trees, 18 in number. The artificial trees reach a height of between 25 and 50 meters, on each tree hundreds of species of plants. At night everything is painted with spectacular lights and every evening at 7:45 there is a crazy light show in the super impressive trees.
A 20 dunam amusement park divided into seven themed areas. Hollywood, New York, Far Far Away, the slave world, ancient Egypt and Sci-Fi City (futuristic world). Each of the theme areas is uniquely designed and includes attractions, restaurants, shops and special performance areas. The character of a single area is expressed not only in special decorations and a certain type of entertainment, but, for example, in the souvenirs that can be bought there.
In addition, restaurants and cafes also differ from region to region, presenting foods from different countries. Each of the roller coasters has an information station that states what age and height the visitor should be, and also informs about the estimated time in line. You can buy a special ticket that shortens the queue.
I don't like to say that Singapore is a must visit... it's just that when there are so many amazing things to do, there's nothing to stress about, no matter how you turn it, you'll have a good time. What I do like to do is recommend. I highly recommend a cruise on the Singapore River and Marina Bay, and if you happen to be at sunset, even better!
Start at Clarke Quay Jetty and head south towards the marina. At first you swim in the river and you can see on both banks the historical Singapore with colonial buildings that are about 200 years old. On the one hand the government buildings from the period of British rule and on the other hand the buildings of the historic port of Singapore. Moving forward and as you get closer to the mouth of the river, the modern Singapore skyline and Singapore's mesmerizing skyscrapers are revealed. As the sun sets, the colors and lights become more and more intense. You enter the marina at perfect timing to receive modern Singapore at its peak. In fact, most of the built-up land of the marina is land that has been dried and on which the marvels of architecture were built that will not give your eyes a rest.
We turn around and come back and receive the river in intoxicating night tones. Get off at Clarke Quay Jetty and hey you are in one of the best places Singapore has to offer for an evening of entertainment, keep on having fun!
The cost of the cruise starts at $23 per person.
Monday through Friday the cruise is open from 1 pm to 10 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, open from 10 am to 10 pm.
You may have already visited zoos in the past, in Israel and around the world, but Singapore's zoos are a different story. There are zoos and there are the Singapore Zoos. These gardens are a must for any nature lover landing in Singapore and will leave even the cynics and those hard to impress speechless.
The larger park is the Singapore Zoo, it is recommended to arrive when it opens at 8:30 in the morning, when the sun is not yet at its peak, or at 4 in the afternoon, just keep in mind that the parks close at 6 in the evening. At the zoo you can watch A huge variety of animals from all over the world, uniquely displayed at eye level and without fences (no need to worry, there is an obstacle, no tiger will jump on you). You get the feeling that you can almost touch them. I personally really like the orangutans that are in an open enclosure and it's really an experience to see them.
The River Wonders park is smaller and covered throughout, so it is suitable for a trip both in the hot hours and in rainy weather. In the park you can watch spectacular river (freshwater) animals from all over the world. In my opinion, the highlight of the park is the manatee area (it turns out that they live in fresh water and not in the sea) especially during their feeding times (2:30 pm). Another highlight in the park is the panda bear complex (not related to the rivers but still there), which recently added a cute little panda cub.
The night safari allows you to watch the nocturnal animals during their activity. In addition, you can watch a spectacular fire show.
By the end of the year, the bird park, which is currently located at a more remote point on the island, should join the park complex.
Opening Hours: The zoo and the River Wonders - from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Night Safari - 6:30 pm to 12:00 pm.