Singapore is a pleasant but face-paced culmination of a medley of cultures, becoming one of the most sought-after holiday destinations for families. A trip to the island city is likely to open new doors of knowledge, both for you and your kids. One thing is certain: you won’t ever experience sparseness in places to visit in Singapore. Something or the other will always keep your itinerary filled.

If you have a time crunch but desirous of seeing most attractions of Singapore, then here the best picks of places for you. You shouldn’t miss them out at all cost.

1. Marina Bay

This quiet bay at the mouth of Singapore River exemplifies how a small country bursts into a sought-after travel destination. Nestled between Clarke Quay and the Financial District, Marina Bay is home to some of the island city’s most iconic skyscrapers, hotels, and entertainment centers.

What to do:

  • Enjoy a boat tour on the river to get spectacular views of Singapore’s colonial buildings.
  • Visit The Esplanade, which is two-thousand seat theater and concert hall.
  • Go to the SkyPark to get a breathtaking view of Singapore’s skyline.
  • Catch the light and sound show at Gardens by the Bay.
  • Go shopping at Suntec City or The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
  • Check out the ArtScience Museum, Marina Barrage, Singapore Flyer and many other attractions.

2. Universal Studios Singapore

The Universal Studios is one of the best-known attractions of Singapore. It’s the first amusement park of its kind to have come up in Southeast Asia. This billion-dollar project on Sentosa Island features a number of adventures that are perfectly suited for families.

What to do:

  • Romp around the sci-fi city and get on a roller coaster to get the thrill of your life.
  • Snatch some Instagrammable moments by posing with renowned characters like Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin.
  • Hop on the ‘Revenge of the Mummy” ride to get a glimpse of Ancient Egypt.
  • Visit the shopping center and restaurants to get your hand over some local souvenirs and quick bites.

3. Crane Dance

Your tour of Sentosa Island would be incomplete if you miss out the Crane Dance. When you see this during the day, you may only find a large box sitting in the world. But, as night falls, the place turns into a vibrant sprawl of lights.

What to do:

  • Relax listening to the melody of night birds and witness their courtly dance of love.
  • Witness brilliant lights and dramatic music accompanying the performance.
  • The Crane Dance light show can be enjoyed on Thursday to Monday at 8 in the evening.

4. Chinatown

With an array of vibrant Peranakan shop-houses and interesting historical attractions, Chinatown is one of the best places to visit in Singapore with family. The four main districts of Chinatown are Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh. But it’s only around Pagoda Street and Smith Street that activities are seen focused.

What to do:

  • Visit Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, and James Mosque to get a glimpse of the district’s historic essence.
  • Gorge on delicious street foods sold by a bunch of hawkers here.
  • Visit the street markets to get some exciting handicrafts, garments, electric gadgets, and homeware.

5. Clarke Quay

If you are interested to witness the island city’s nightlife, then Clarke Quay is where you should be heading. You will be awed by the labyrinth of lounges, bars, and restaurants setting this area ablaze. Besides after-sunset indulgence, you can actually find a lot of things to do here.

What to do:

  • Catch some great shows at Try Bar Cocoon, Bamboo Bar at The Forbidden City, or Lunar Asian Fusion Bar.
  • Enjoy a waterside meal at the Boat Quay.
  • Go for after-hours rave at Bar Opium at the Empress Place, Canvas or Attica.

6. Orchard Road

What Oxford Street is to London is Orchard Road to Singapore—an epicenter of shopping. A stroll through this road is enough for you to lose track of time. You will be amazed to see the lines of department stores, offices, tiny boutiques, beauty salons, spas, entertainment hubs and restaurants here.

What to do:

  • Shop in the stalls lining the road from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura.
  • Check for apparels, electronic items, and homeware at amazing prices.
  • Climb to the top of a mall or building and catch the spectacular evening skyline of the city.

The list of places to visit in Singapore is endless. The above are just a few of the many attractions of Singapore that you shouldn’t miss out. From contemporary urban travelers to nature lovers to adventure-seekers, the island city opens its doors to a multitude of travelers. Do add the aforementioned places to your bucket list to experience a rewarding trip to the city.

Dinesh Mittal

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