It may be the smallest country in South Asia, but Singapore is known for packing a lot in for visitors. With a wide range of great attractions, here are our top six things to do in Singapore that you just can’t pass up.
A Night Safari will surely fulfil your curiosity of the night and with huge pythons slithering around, you’ll be in for a treat and surprise. With a tram to guide you around the park, you could witness 130 living nocturnal species from different continents, such as Africa. Meanwhile, you are allowed to hop off the tram to get a closer look at your favourite animals including leopards, giraffes and tigers, as well as wallabies during the new Wallaby Trail inspired by the great Australian outback. The Creatures Of The Night Show, where adorable nocturnal stars such as otters and wallabies perform on stage is also the spotlight of the Night Safari. Due to the high ratings, make sure you arrive to the venue 30 minutes before the show starts. Opening from 7.30pm – 12am, Night Safari will give you a fantastic night from start to finish.
Tickets are $42 SGD ($39 AUD) per person. For more information, go to www.nightsafari.com.sg
G-Max and G5 Extreme Swing
Hold the handrail tight. Singapore now comes up with two nutty adventure rides, G-Max and G5 Extreme Swing, to quite literally take you out of this world. G-Max is a reverse bungee jump that bounces you up to 60m in the air, while G5 Extreme Swing is the ultimate for adrenaline enthusiasts. Designed and created in the home of bungee, New Zealand, G-Max and G5 Extreme Swing are the safest ways to raise your heartbeat drastically – $45 SGD ($42 AUD) well spent. Watch the visitors’ reactions when they took on the G-Max and muster up the courage to take it on yourself…
Chinatown in Singapore says ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ (Happy Chinese New Year) to everyone. As Chinese New Year approaches quickly, Chinatown in Singapore will be presenting a Lion Dance Show from 6pm – 11pm at Kreta Ayer Centre on 7th February 2015. If you can’t come in February, Chinatown can still open your horizon and appetite with more than 200 market stalls along Pagoda, Trengganu and Sago streets selling Chinese collectibles and food with a Singaporean twist like satay.
Singapore knows what’s best for nature. Having a 163-hectare nature reserve, the oldest rainforest in Singapore, Bukit Timah, gives you a glimpse of exotic flora and fauna. Walking on the provided paths, you can admire 500 wild animal species, such as unique long tailed monkeys and 840 flowering plants species habiting in the reserve. Trekking through the reserve can take up to an hour, so bring water and mosquito repellant as recommended. It is free and open from 6am – 7pm.
Singapore is always known for its ethnic diversity and Peranakan Museum shows the history of Peranakan (Chinese and Malaysian mixed ethnicity). Opening from 10am – 7pm, visitors can see the spectacular jewelries and embroidered clothing pieces from the 15th century when the Chinese started trading with Malaysians. Tickets are $6 SGD ($5.50 AUD) per person.
Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay is the harvest of Singapore’s constant development in green technology. Enlightened by the photosynthesis of trees, the established ‘Supertree Grove’ in Gardens By The Bay not only gives us a wonder of futuristic technology, it also stores solar energy in daytime for its dazzling light performance, Garden Rhapsody at night. Open 24 hours, visitors are welcome at anytime for free.
By Kelly Yiu