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10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, and it's true that the small city-state does have certain sheen of wealth.There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover.

Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, and it's true that the small city-state does have certain sheen of wealth. But Singapore offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining (though it's worth indulging in those a bit if you can). There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, along with the many family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic city worthwhile.

1. Marine Bay Sands

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

Marine Bay in Singapore has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. Once a quite body of water at the entrance of the Singapore River, this area now stands as a spectacular example of how this miniscule country has come to be one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations.

2. Clarke Quay

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

The delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco- style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge.

3. Raffles Hotel

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

This luxurious colonial- style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important Singapore landmarks. Among famous guests are Elizaleth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores.

4. Chinatown

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

Chinatown is another Singapore icon; great for shopping, to see all kind of important attractions and trying out authentic Chinese food. There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore.

5. Singapore Flyer

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. A one- of- a- kind experience and built over a three- story terminal building, the Flyer is 15 metres in diameter, 165 metres high, and travels at 0.21m per second. With breathtaking panorama views that are so radically different during th day and at night, it’s hard to choose the best time to take a ride.

6. Universal Studious

 
10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

The Universal Studious Singapore is the first if its kind to open Southeast Asia. The park has more than 20 attractions in themed zones including the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Madagascar and Far Far Away, two are water themed and five are thrilling roller coasters of which two of are currently the world’s tallest “dueing” roller coasters.

7. Gardens by the Bay

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore; and has crowned World Building of the year at the world Architecture Festival 2012. The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens, over- sized seashell- shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults.

8. The Merlion

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

The Merlion is more than just a statue. It’s a mythical symbol of Singapore, a place to take in some incredible views, and of course, is the city’s most sought after photo- op. The term “must- see” will forever be used to describe the Merlion, with the iconic statue attracting over a million visitors per year. Although the 70- tone, water- spouting Merlioon is the main focal point, you can also relax on the terraced seating area, which boasts some great views across the water to Marina Bay Sands.

9. Singapore Night Safari

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

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 1,100 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalaya griffon vultures, greater one- horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the “Creatures of the Night” show for a goof 20- minute overview of the animals to be seen here.

10. Little India

10 Top- Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore

Little India is a colourful and exciting area in Singapore. Located east of the Singapore River, north of Kamping Glam, visitors will know they have arrived at the right place by the exotic aromas drifting out from family kitchens, restaurants and shops selling all kind of Indian items as well as by the business signs written mostly in Tamil. Famous for the busy Mustafa Centre, a market that stays open day and night all year round, this neighbourhood is a magnet not only for serious shoppers but for those who love Indian cuisine.

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