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Let’s get straight to it—Singapore is thee sh*t. Never in a million years would have I imagined it to be one of the top travel destinations I’ve ever visited, and hell, I was only there 4 days! Here’s my list of 7+ reasons why you need to get off you a**, pack your bags, and vacation in Singapore ASAP.
Singapore River Cruise
Hands down, one of the best activities you can do to kick start your adventure in Singapore.
A cruise down Singapore River is not only a great introduction to the ‘Lion City’—it’s history, famous landmarks, top attractions—but it’s also a perfect way to hitch a ride between Clarke Quay and Marina Bay, arguably the most prominent tourist hubs across town.
Let the river cruise be one of the first items on your list of things to do in Singapore. Hey, you are on vacation after all—stay off the subway as much as possible and see the sights and sounds of the city!
Marina Bay & Merlion Park
Singapore’s Marina Bay is just one of those places. And you know those places. Crowds, good vibes, lots of things to do, and so much all-around dope sh*t to look at in every direction that you never want to leave.
That’s Marina Bay for ya’. It’s got Merlion Park, which features an 8.6-meter tall statue of a mythical water spouting Merlion, or, half lion, half fish. By the way, did you know that the Merlion is the national symbol of Singapore?
And then there’s Singapore’s Commercial Business District (CBD). You’re into modern cityscapes and seeing all kinds of towering skyscrapers bunched together? Marina Bay’s got it. Check.
There’s Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Helix Bridge, an F1 Pit, Esplanade Theatre, and a whole gang of restaurants to choose from. Double check.
And finally, there’s Marina Bay Sands, the HOTTEST thing to do in Singapore. Hell yeah!
Marina Bay Sands
Shame on you if you leave Singapore without a visit to Marina Bay Sands. The two just go hand in hand.
Yep, Marina Bay Sands is that awesome. Just look for yourself—I bet you’ve never seen a building so iconic in any part of the world. Or have you?
Plus, it’s more than just a hotel. It’s got a mall, casino, theatre, museum, and coolest of all, a 57-floor high Skypark.
And what’s at skypark? An outdoor observation deck for one—probably the best you’ll ever step foot on. No kidding.
There’s a Skybar and a lounge. Grab a drink, be social, and peer out at one of the most insane views ever. You can’t beat that, right? Wrong!
On top of all that, Marina Bay Sand’s got its very own infinity pool—you know, one of those vanishing edge pools.
At that height, and with that epic view of Singapore’s Marina Bay and Commercial Business District, I guarantee it’s one the dopest things you can experience…ever.
It’s just too bad that it’s solely reserved for guest of the hotel. Ouch!
Gardens by the Bay
There’s no doubt that it’s the most heavily advertised attraction across blogs, tourism websites, and brochures covering top things to do in Singapore. And you’ve probably seen it thousands of times on Instagram without even realizing it.
It’s Gardens by the Bay, a massive, 250-acre garden overrun with plants, flowers, and trees from around the world.
It’s also home to the world’s largest indoor waterfall, a few lakes, and some unique art sculptures.
And it’s also ... Alright, I get it. So those items don’t exactly get you going. So, what else is there?
Well, there’s Supertree Grove. It's the sickest, most iconic collection of tree-like structures anywhere across the globe. Aside from Marina Bay Sands they’re probably Singapore’s most recognizable landmark.
Oh, and did I mention that there’s a bar at the top of its tallest tree? Enough said!
Beaches. Water parks. Aquariums. Cable cars. And… Universal Studios? Sentosa Island is another must do. No exceptions. No excuses. Here’s what you do:
Take the cableway into the island. Don’t settle for that cheap shuttle ride.
Staying at a hotel on Sentosa Island? Great! Enjoy the views, pools, and local cuisine.
Leisure activities? Hit a museum or golf course, go zip lining, hop on a Segway, interact with animals, or make a stop at Adventure Cove, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, S.E.A. Aquarium, Tiger Sky Tower, Universal Studios Singapore, and—there’s just so much!
And lastly, if anything, pay a visit to Palawan Beach, Asia’s closest spot to the equator.
Take the family. Bring your girlfriend/boyfriend. Invite your friends. Head there solo. It doesn’t matter—just make sure you GO.
Food. Bars. Clubs. Museums. Cool looking architecture. Lots of tourists. I’ll give you a hint—it ain’t Marina Bay again. It’s Clarke Quay.
Clark Quay's got one of the best nightlife scenes in Singapore and is the perfect place to crash after a long day of sightseeing.
Even better, it sits right along the banks of Singapore River, meaning you can walk down to Marina Bay in no time if you’d want. How awesome is that!?
ChinaTown Vs Orchard Road Vs Bugis Street
When it’s all said and done. When you’ve hit every major attraction on your bucket list and have got about 1-2 days left in Singapore and are looking to burn your last bit of travel cash on souvenirs and gifts, head on over to Chinatown, Orchard Road, and/or Bugis Street.
Go to Orchard Road for its luxury brands and artsy vibe.
Visit Chinatown for cheap goods, souvenirs, and delicious food.
And make a stop at Bugis Street for, well, just about everything!
Better yet, why not just make a trip to all three!
Well, that’s my list of 7+ reasons why you need to get off you a**, pack your bags, and vacation in Singapore ASAP. There are so many things that I’ve left out, but I guess it’s up to you to take flight and see what you’re missing. Safe & happy travels!
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