10 essential places to see in Singapore


This list of the best places to see in Singapore It will help you prepare your visit and not miss anything, from one of the most incredible cities in the world.
If there is something that will catch your attention when you first step on Singapore, it is the feeling of being in a great city of the future. With an urban model based on accessibility and green areas, cleanliness and order in the streets and futuristic architecture in numerous buildings and facilities, we are sure, Singapore will leave you speechless.
In addition to these more modern areas, in which the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the Gardens by the Bay garden stand out, Singapore still retains charming neighborhoods like Little India, Chinatown or the Arab quarter, something that makes it a very complete city in which discover different perspectives and realities.
Although Singapore is a perfect destination at any time, after our experience, we would tell you that this multicultural city, which enjoys a tropical climate all year round, is perfect for a 3 or 4 day stopover, before visiting any country of the Southeast Asia or on the way to Oceania.

Another of the best things to do in Singapore is to try its varied and delicious cuisine in its fantastic restaurants or in the Street Food Markets of which you cannot leave without trying the chili crab, one of our favorite dishes in the world.

Based on the experience of our trip to Singapore in 6 days, we have made this list of what we think are the 10 essential places to visit in Singapore. We start!

1. Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and one of the most essential places to see in Singapore. These huge and modern gardens, located between the sea and the back of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, differ from the rest by the areas where the so-called super trees (Supertree Grove) are concentrated. These structures form vertical gardens between 25 and 50 meters high, which are totally sustainable thanks to their photovoltaic cells, which accumulate energy during the day, to show it in the form of light at night.
In addition to the central area, it is worthwhile to make a route through the different thematic gardens that the park contains, in which the Silver and the Golden Garden stand out.

The entrance to the park is free although the walk along the OCBC Skywalk, a walkway located more than 20 meters away, which joins several super trees and from which you have spectacular views, costs 5 euros per person.
Although it may seem unnecessary, we recommend you visit the central area of ​​the gardens at different times of the day, since it changes with daylight and then at 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., when a beautiful light show is performed and sound.

Inside the gardens there are also two magnificent greenhouses with a paid entrance: the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. Although both are worth it, our favorite is the Cloud Forest, in which it seems that you are in the movie Avatar.
You can book the ticket here in advance.
Visiting hours greenhouses and OCBC Skywalk: every day from 9am to 9pm.

2. Little India

Little India is one of the most charming neighborhoods and one of the essential places to visit in Singapore. In this area, where the great Indian community of the city is concentrated, you can stroll among beautiful colored buildings, visit Hindu and Buddhist temples, get lost in shopping centers full of shops as well as try the most delicious Indian cuisine.
Among the most beautiful Hindu temples in the neighborhood are Sri Veeramakaliamman and Sri Srinivasa Perumal, both located on Serangoon Road, the most famous street. Also near this, you can also visit two ancient Buddhist temples such as Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya and Leong San See Temple.

One of the symbols of Little India is the shopping centers among which you can not miss Mustafa Center, a shopping center full of typical Hindu products and other places, Little India Arcade, which although we found dispensable, can be an interesting visit and Tekka Center, which contains a food corner inside, with numerous stalls of delicious Indian food.

After knowing all the previous places, you can not forget to make a stop at the house of Tan Teng Niah, a colorful building of Chinese origin, which has become very famous on Instagram after numerous travelers post photos posing on their walls.

To reach this neighborhood and the farthest places in the city, the best transportation option in Singapore is the subway. Although if you want to visit several tourist spots in one day, enjoying views of the city and comments in Spanish we recommend you book this Singapore tour bus.

Sentosa Island, one of the places to see in Singapore

Map of the best places to visit in Singapore

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