Welcome to Singapore! To help you make the most of your time here in Singapore, below are some of the attractions, dining options, events and nightlife options for your information. To learn more about Singapore and what’s going on during your stay, visit the official Singapore Tourism website, YourSingapore.com.
*All information below is extracted from YourSingapore.com
An iconic presence along the Marina Bay waterfront, ArtScience Museum is a living, breathing embodiment of the ArtScience theme. The museum’s combination of striking architecture, award-winning design, strong curation and intellectual discussions makes it unique internationally. Featuring 21 gallery spaces totalling 50,000 square feet, ArtScience Museum is also the premier venue for major international touring exhibitions from the most-renowned collections in the world. Since it opened in 2011, ArtScience Museum has been home to some of the most attended and critically-acclaimed exhibitions in Singapore.
Location: 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974
Asian Civilisations Museum
One of Singapore's largest and most impressive museums, Asian Civilisations Museum has 11 galleries showcasing more than 1,300 artefacts from the civilisations of China, South-East Asia, South Asia and West Asia. Located by the historic Singapore River, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans.
Location: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore’s new icon, a 101-hectare horticultural attraction, certainly seems to be the nation’s most beautiful with more than 380 thousand plants in huge domed conservatories. Less than a five-minute walk from Marina Bay, the Gardens is split into three waterfront spaces: Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central, which connects the first two.
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Spotting this archetypal symbol of Singapore is easy when you're in the vicinity of the Merlion Park and One Fullerton. The body symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning 'sea town' in Old Javanese. Its head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay. You can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.
Location: One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments—former Supreme Court and City Hall—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue in the heart of the Civic District. Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery will feature Singapore and Southeast Asian art in its long-term and special exhibitions. It will also work with leading museums worldwide to co-present Southeast Asian art in a wider context, positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts.
Location: 1 St Andrew’s Road #01-01, Singapore 178957
Marina Bay's giant, 42-storey, 165m observation wheel continues to pull a mix of tourists and locals who come for the breath taking, 360-degree views of the city available from one of 28 air-conditioned, UV-protected capsules. Each flight lasts 30 minutes and on a clear day the panorama from the top of the wheel stretches into neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.
Location: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Singapore Food Festival 2020
July 17 – 24 2020
The Singapore Food Festival is a celebration of the amazing talent and diverse tastes of Singapore’s culinary past and future. At STREAT, the Festival’s signature event, a stellar cast of hawkers and chefs served modern creations inspired by Singaporean flavours alongside sumptuous local favourites at great prices.
The Great Singapore Sale 2020
June – July 2020
Venue: various venues in Singapore
Deals, steals and more unbelievable bargains await you during the Great Singapore Sale. During the Great Singapore Sale, retailers here offer steep discounts, sometimes up to 70 per cent off their original prices. You’ll find great deals on just about everything, from fashion to jewellery, electronics to toys, even spa treatments, hotel stays, F&B and visits to local attractions for a total lifestyle experience.
As night falls, Singapore takes on another persona to offer a vibrant array of nightlife and entertainment choices. There are nightclubs for the party hedonists to revel the night away; bars and lounges for the thirsty hippos and chill cats; and live entertainment venues for the livewire revellers. Visit YourSingapore website to learn more about the various nightlife options.
Food has a sacred status in Singapore. Your trip here is not completed till you’ve tried the various cuisines and signature dishes. To begin with, there is a wide variety of cuisines for your picking but the main ones are Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan. Some of the must-try dishes include Hainanese Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak, Fish Head Curry, Chilli Crab and Ayam Buah Keluak. They are sure to leave you lip-smacking, if not full with delight. So get ready for a sumptuous feast, and delight your taste buds. Find out more here.
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