The magnificent Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay that offers a luxury 2,561-room hotel, an art convention and exhibition center, the Shoppes Mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating pavilions, a nightclub, lounges and a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.
Marina Bay in Singapore has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. Once a quiet body of water at the entrance of the Singapore River, this area now stands as a spectacular example of how this minuscule country has come to be one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday to Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
2. Merlion Statue - Merlion Park
Merlion Park is located near Marina Bay, Singapore. This park is home to an 8.6 meter-tall and 40 ton-weight, water-spouting Merlion. The Singapore’s tourism icon is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines “mer” meaning the sea and “lion”. The “Singa” or lion head represents Singapore’s original name — Singapura — meaning “lion city”, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore’s history as “Temasek”, the ancient fishing village.
From the viewing deck of the 2,500 square meter park you can take a breathtaking view of the Merlion against the city skyline and the scenic Marina Bay. The area also comprises a promontory with terraced seating, as well as a boat landing point.
Location: One Fullerton, Singapore
3. Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer, described by its operators as “Flyer Observation Wheel”, was the tallest ferris wheel in the world from 2008 until 2014. Standing at a stunning 165m (541 ft.) from the ground, near the shore of Marina Bay, it is 5 m (16 ft.) taller than the Star of Nanchang, in China and 30 m (98 ft.) taller than the London Eye, in England. It is built over immense three-storey complex with restaurants, shopping, and bars.
Passengers will get to see such city sights as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place and the Padang. Each of Singapore Flyer 28 city-bus-sized air-conditioned capsules can carry up to 28 passengers and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes.
Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 22:30
Location: Southeast tip of the Marina Center reclaimed land
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
4. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The Chinese build temples to a lot of gods and other things, but the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of the more unusual. In the late 1980s when a Buddhist temple was first proposed for Singapore’s Chinatown, it was supposed to become a more traditional temple. Somewhere along the line it became the Tooth Relic Temple, a home for a tooth relic from Buddha. The temple, located in central Chinatown, also features other arts and culture of Singaporean Buddhists.
From outside the temple is grand, inside it is richly ornate and colorful, but the most significant feature of the temple is the two-meter tall solid gold stupa that weighs 420 kg located at the top floor, in the Sacred Light Hall. It is the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber, which is the repository of the sacred Buddha tooth.
Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Cingapura 058840
Opening hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5. Fountain of Wealth – Suntec City
The Fountain of Wealth is recognized since 1998 by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the largest fountain in the world. It is located in the hub of one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, the Suntec City. The fountain is made of silicon bronze, and consists of a circular ring with a circumference of 66 meters supported by four legs. It occupies an area of 1,683 square meters, with a height of 13.8m. The base of the fountain is located underground, on the level of the main basement restaurant area of Suntec City. The circular ring top of the fountain is visible at ground level.
At night, the fountain is the setting for laser performances, as well as “live” song and laser message dedications.
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd., Suntec City – Singapore
Opening hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Laser Show Timings: 8 pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm
6. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a surreal green oasis in the heart of Singapore that offers an easy getaway from the city centre traffic and skyscrapers. This horticultural heaven brings plants to life in a way you have never seen before. There you are surrounded by nature whilst feeling like you have stepped into the Avatar movie.
This huge, colorful, futuristic park is famous for its high-tech Supertree Grove – a collection of magical giant trees – as well as Cloud Forest and Flower Dome – the world’s largest climate-controlled greenhouses. The garden complex is also home to several outdoor gardens and lakes, such as the scenic Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
7. Night Safari
Travelers who enjoy nightlife but are tired of the club scene should head over to Night Safari where nocturnal, not party, animals are on display.Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen from around the world.
Singapore's nightlife is truly wild! The Singapore Night Safari offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen. Take a trip around the world via walking trails and trams that connect eight geographical regions. See exotic and often endangered species such as the Himalayan griffon vulture, greater one-horned rhinoceros, wildebeests, gazelles, giant anteater and the gaur (wild cattle) of Burma.
Opening Hours: Daily 19:30 – 24:00 (Last admission at 23:00)
Restaurants and Retail Shops: Open daily from 18:00
Address: Night Safari, Singapore 729826
8. Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a refurbished riverside development of old warehouses consisting of a colorful labyrinth of restaurants, theme bars, retail stores and recreation outlets.
Nightlife in Clarke Quay is what this party hub of Singapore is really famous. Dazzling lights, beautiful people and buzzing nightclubs – these are some of the things that imprint themselves on your mind the first time you visit Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and a kaleidoscope of concept bars and pubs along the Singapore River. A mind-boggling selection of themes and attractions round out your choice of after-sunset indulgence.
Address: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
9. Sentosa Island Beaches
Sentosa Island has a stretch of sheltered beaches of more than two kilometres in length on its southern coast, framed with palm trees, with wide beachfronts and soft sands, divided into three portions: Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach, and Tanjong Beach. These beaches are artificial, reclaimed using sand bought from Indonesia and Malaysia. There are several bars along the three beaches offering food and beverage to visitors.
Located just south of Singapore City Centre, the 12-minute cable car ride from Vivo City to the resort of beaches and rainforest is not only convenient, but has the added bonus of providing astounding panoramic views. If all of this sounds exhausting, don't worry, because Sentosa Island are several soft, sandy beaches along the southern coast which are especially popular on weekends.
Addresses: Siloso Beach: Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore | Palawan Beach: Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098524 | Tanjong Beach: Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore
10. ArtScience Museum
One of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum is the world’s first ArtScience museum, opened on 17 February 2011. This unique building is shaped like a lotus flower in bloom, and is anchored by a round base in the middle, with ten extensions referred to as “fingers”, designed to be a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe.
The ArtScience Museum promises to feature 21 gallery spaces equating to 50,000 square feet (6,000 square meters) which will display exhibits from combined art/science, media/technology, as well as design/architecture motifs.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956