Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, but it’s by no means a place that lacks excitement. At first glance, it may seem like any other shiny collection of skyscrapers that you’ve seen around the world, but once you dig deeper, you’ll discover a whole world of amazing places and fun things to do in Singapore.
If you’re already planning your trip, these are 7 things to do in Singapore that you shouldn’t miss.
7 Fancy Things To Do in Singapore:
Shop till you drop
Singapore is every shopper’s paradise, especially for those with a deeper pocket. Shopping malls can be found all over the city, from the famous Orchard Road to the bay area. You might like to start your spending spree at the bay so make sure you pop by the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a luxury shopping mall that houses many top fashion brands, such as Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe and a whole floor of celebrity chef restaurants.
At the famous Orchard Road, you’ll have the opportunity to spend your money at the Mandarin Gallery in brand stores like Michael Kors and Victoria’s Secret, at Paragon that is famous for its luxury brands that include Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo, and the famous Ion Orchard that is hard to miss with its wavy glittering façade.
Enjoy the food and fine dining
After a hard day of shopping, it’s good to have a place to rest before you head out for a night of fine dining. Make sure you book your holiday hotel specials before you set off so you can get the best hotel package in Singapore and enjoy all its benefits.
Singapore has been topping the lists of passionate diners and foodies for many years back and its culinary scene continues to boom. The city attracts more and more critically acclaimed chefs and internationally reputable restaurants names each year and offers innovative and culturally diverse delicacies.
If you want to enjoy in panoramic views of the city’s skyline, book a table at Jaan’s, one of the best restaurants in Asia that offers a creative French-inspired menu in an intimate 40-seat venue. There’s also Iggy’s, an award-winning restaurant with a creative menu inspired by all corners of the world and by many Singaporeans considered to be the best restaurant in the country. Finally, if you’re craving a high-quality steak, make your way to CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Considered by many to be the best steakhouse in Singapore, it serves the finest and freshest beef cuts form America, Australia, and Japan, in a fine décor and classy ambiance.
Sip your drink at rooftop bars
Rooftop bars are currently a hot topic in Singapore, and luckily for all the locals as well as tourists, there are so many of them, everyone can find something they will like. Each place has its own unique charm that set it aside from the others.
The one that most people name first that is also the most popular of them all is 1-Altitude at Raffles Place. Located at 63rd floor over three different levels, it’s the highest and swankiest place in town to sip your drinks at, lounge and dance the night away.
Other great places to visit are the CE LA VI located at the Marina Bay Sands overlooking the city that offers separate zones including a rooftop terrace, lounge area and a restaurant, LeVel33 which is a rooftop microbrewery and Super Tree by IndoChine where you’ll be enjoying your drinks perched on the top of giant, man-made tree.
Visit the sea aquarium
A visit to the exclusive SEA Aquarium with a VIP package is one of our favorite things to do in Singapore and will give you a closer look at the amazing marine life before anyone else, including the access to the back of the house feeding sections.
Marvel at Gardens by the Bay
Sprawling across the stunning 101 hectares, Gardens by the Bay boasts two massive greenhouses, Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome, containing exotic flora and fauna. It’s a true horticultural paradise with its huge lawns and giant art pieces displayed on its facades.
Visit the Singapore Art Week
Singapore Art Week is an annual, pioneering event in the art scene of Singapore that marks the beginning of the years and offers inspiration and excitement to both artists and art lovers. Don’t miss the two best events, Art Stage Singapore and Singapore Biennale and enjoy the best works of the region and get a one-of-a-kind lesson in history and art.
Get a ticket for the Singapore Lyric Opera
Since its beginning in 1991, the Singapore Lyric Opera has been an undisputable king of the local art scene and attending a performance is definitely one of the most fun things to do in Singapore.
In addition to their production of the classics such as Madame Butterfly and Turandot, the Opera puts on annual shows of Opera in the Park in the Botanic Gardens and the fascinating performances of the SLO Children’s Choir.
From shopping at exclusive high-end shops, enjoying the marvelous gardens, sipping drinks at rooftop bars and dining at prestigious restaurants, your visit to Singapore will surely be a memorable experience!
Do you know any other fancy things to do in Singapore that we didn’t include in the list?