Singapore is not just a small city but also a country in Southeast Asia. Known to be one of the expensive cities in the world, Singapore is also one of the cleanest and the most entertaining cities in the world. On one hand are the mighty skyscrapers and modern buildings, while on the other hand, there are tiny pockets that preserve the diverse culture of the city. Although the city is home to some modern structures, it also has natural spaces that keep the city green and environment-friendly. While Singapore had gone under a strict lockdown during the Covid 19 pandemic, the city is slowly opening up its attractions while following strict precautions and protocols. If you are planning to visit the marvelous city of Singapore, here are some of the things to do in Singapore in 2021.
Gardens by the Bay
Spanning an area of 250 acres, the Gardens by the Bay is located right in the middle of the city. It is divided into three areas: Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay South Garden. The place has two conservatories: Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. There are also Children’s Garden and several horticultural themed gardens. One of the highlights of the place is the Supertree Grove, which constitutes 18 tree-like structures, which act as a vertical garden that provides shading and at the same time works as environmental engines for the gardens.
Marina Bay Sands Park Observation Deck
If you want to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its skyline, head over to the Marina Bay Sands Park Observation Deck. Located on the 57th floor of Hotel Marina Sands Park, this observation deck would give you an amazing view of Singapore and its iconic landmarks. You can be a part of a guided tour, where you would get to know about the names of the prominent buildings and also get to know about the history of the city. Visit during the evening to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Singapore skyline. You can find Marina Bay Sands Park Observation Deck tour in most Singapore packages.
Chinatown in Singapore is a little culture pocket that preserves and celebrates the Chinese culture and heritage. An interesting place you can visit here is the Chinatown Heritage Centre, which gives you a glimpse of how Singapore and Chinatown looked in the past. Then there is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, where you can see more than 300 Buddhist artifacts. One of the best things to do here is walk along the streets to purchase some souvenirs and other artifacts. You should also check out the night street market to enjoy some delicious street food including noodles, satay, dim sum, etc.
If you want to explore the nightlife of Singapore, there is no better place than Clarke Quay for the same. A nightlife hub, Clarke Quay is a riverfront district that was filled with warehouses to store commercial goods. Today, these warehouses have been converted into bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Be it a round of drinks or a dance party with friends, you would find something apt at Clarke Quay. Attica, Chupitos Shots Bar, Crazy Elephant, etc. are some of the popular places that you should explore here.
National Orchid Garden
Spread around 3 hectares of land, the National Orchid Garden is a part of the larger Singapore Botanic Gardens. The orchid garden is home to more than 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchids. These orchids are displayed in a color coordinated manner to represent the four seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Along with the orchids, you would also find different types of trees, shrubs, and herbs here. It is a true delight to walk inside the National Orchid Garden and admire the beautiful flowers.
Sentosa Island is an island that is purely used for enjoyment and entertainment. The island is home to several amazing attractions and even luxury resorts. In short, you can have a separate holiday on Sentosa Island without getting bored. Some of the must-see attractions of Sentosa Island include Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, Butterfly Park, etc. You should also visit the Tiger Sky Tower, to get a bird’s eye view of Sentosa Island and Singapore as well. Sentosa Island also has three beaches, where you can enjoy the sun, the sand, and the surf.
Jurong Bird Park
If you are a bird lover, the Jurong Bird Park is a place you must definitely visit. Spanning an area of 20 hectares, the Jurong Bird Park houses more than 5000 birds. Here, you not only get to see the birds but also interact with them. The Waterfall Aviary is the biggest free-flight aviary in the park and has more than 600 birds along with a 30-meter waterfall. There is also Lory Loft, where you can feed the lories. Wings of Asia and Penguin Coast are also interesting zones to visit. You also get the chance to have a meal with parrots and other birds at the Jurong Bird Park.
Singapore Night Safari
A wildlife park with a difference, the Singapore Night Safari is a star attraction of the Singapore. It is an open air zoo that opens after sunset. Here, you get to meet more than 100 species of animals, i.e. more than 900 animals. It is the first nocturnal wildlife park in the world and is home to the Asian elephant, Malaya tiger, Malayan tiper, leopard, three-banded Armadillo, otters, etc. Creatures of the Night and Safari Adventurer Tour are great ways to explore the Singapore Night Safari park and know more about its inhabitants.
What is a holiday in Singapore without doing some shopping, and the best place to shop in Singapore is Orchard Road? Stretching a distance of 2.2-kilometer, Orchard Road is an avenue dedicated to shopping and entertainment. There is an array of shopping malls here, where you can buy everything from clothes to electronics. Some of the shopping malls that you should check out here include Paragon, ION Orchard, Nghe Ann City, Tangs, Plaza Singapura, etc. When you get exhausted with shopping, you can take a break at one of the restaurants or cafes to grab a bite or enjoy a cool drink.
Apart from the places mentioned above, you must also stroll along Little India, see the Merlion statue at the Merlion Park, and visit Pulau Ubin. If you do not have much time but want to explore Singapore, you can look for a good Singapore package that includes all the best places to see and things to do in the city.