While tiny Singapore has a ton to offer visitors. The tiny nation is packed with things to do. You could spend days exploring and never be bored. The top things to do in Singapore are a mix of culture, luxury and fun. Singapore has the highest rate of millionaires but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton to have fun. In fact a lot of the things on my list of top things to do in Singapore are free!
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Explore Little India. Unlike the rest of Singapore, Little India won’t be so neat and tidy but that’s part of the fun. Little India is Singapores’ most colorful neighborhood. Everything is easy to find but if you like you can join in on a free walking tour with Monster Day Tours.
Must sees; the former House of Tan Teng Niah, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and little India Arcade.
Gardens by the Bay
No visit to Singapore is complete with out a visit to these impressive gardens. Known as the Garden City, it’s aim was to move the city from “The Garden City” to “A City In A Garden.” Built on 250 acres you could explore Gardens by the Bay all day. Make sure to visit the Supertree Grove at night for the light show which is free (More info Here).
Must sees; the Cloud Forest, the Flower Dome and the Supertree Grove.
Mariana Bay Sands
Mariana Bay Sands is one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings. Made up of three towers connected by a platform. Made famous of course for its infinity pool that’s on the 57th floor. The pool happens to be the highest infinity pool in the world and only accessible to hotel guests. While all may not be able to afford to stay at Mariana Bay Sands it is still worth a visit. Besides the insane shopping it has a ton of rooftop bars and restaurants where you can check out the view. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the view.
Why not take a ride on the world’s largest observation wheel? Standing at 165 metres high this is not for anyone scared of heights. If you dare take the ride it offers some of the best views of Singapore. Head around sunset time to catch the city during day and night. Tickets cost $33 (More info Here).
Finding great food to eat in Singapore won’t be hard. Eating on a budget? There are a ton of hawker stalls where you can eat like the locals for a couple of dollars. The best hawker stalls are in China town. What is also great is that you can eat at Michelin starred places for a couple of dollars. Tai Hwa Eating House was the first ever hawker stall to receive a Michelin Star. Another hawker stall is 17 Liao Fan in Chinatown Food Complex.
After filling up on some yummy eats at a Hawker stall be sure to check out Chinatown. This is a great area to try local cusine and do some shopping. Monster Day tour also does a free walking tour of Chinatown you can join in on (More info Here).
Must Sees; Sri Mariamman Temple, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum and Thian Hock Keng Temple.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
A great budget friendly activity is visiting the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Free to enter, Singapore Botanic Gardens are over 158 years old. It is the only tropical garden to be recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.