Exploring Lion City: 5 Places to Visit in Singapore

February 17, 2021 / Destinations

The country we know as Singapore offers a tantalizing glimpse of the various Asian cultures that all come together in this amazing destination, and its name is derived from Singa Pura, which translates as the Lion City.

If you plan to spend some time exploring this vibrant and fascinating country you will want to know the top places to visit in Singapore so here are some suggestions that need to be on your must-see list.

A futuristic experience

Singapore is renowned for delivering some stunning futuristic views when you visit the hub of its metropolitan heartbeat and if you find yourself standing on top of Marina Bay Sands you will be afforded a birdseye view of the iconic Gardens by the Bay and the Supertree Grove.

Not only will you be getting a glimpse into the future when you see Supertree Grove but if you head to the Cloud Forest Dome there you will be able to enjoy the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

The ultimate retail therapy

Singapore is rightly renowned for offering you all of the designer labels and shopping experiences you could want to feed your retail desires and one of the best places to deliver all the retail therapy you could want is the Orchard Road area.

As well as immersing yourself in the culture of Singapore, it’s not hard to justify spending a bit of time splashing the cash on some lovely items to take home with you.

The most famous landmark of them all

If you were asked to name a destination that is synonymous with Singapore it would almost certainly be the iconic Raffles Hotel.

The unmistakable architecture of the building is one of the last remaining grand hotels in the world from a different era and you don’t have to stay there to enjoy a cocktail or something to eat, but it is well worth experiencing the unique Raffles ambiance and surroundings.

A must for history buffs

It is always interesting to delve into the cultural past of the country you are visiting and if you put the Asian Civilisations Museum on your itinerary you will be ticking a lot of boxes in that respect.

The building itself is an architectural wonder and inside the Empress Place Building, you will see displays that show you how Singapore has evolved as a result of a mixture of Asian cultures influencing what the country is today.

A botanical wonder in the heart of the city

If you have enjoyed some retail therapy in Orchard Road you could take the opportunity to restore some calm by visiting the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

There are four distinct areas to visit within the gardens, including Bukit Timah, which is an educational and discovery zone, and a rain forest area to enjoy and explore as well.

You will find it hard to believe that these botanical wonders are in the heart of the city.

These are just a few of the compelling reasons why Singapore is well worth putting on your list of must-see destinations.