For years Singapore was just as a convenient stopover on the way to somewhere else, but hip travelers know that this modern city-state is an intriguing destination in its own right. Economically and culturally, it’s a truly global city. Choose from one of the great hotels in Singapore and discover these seven interesting things to do.
1. Take in the View
When it was constructed in 2008, the Singapore Flyer was the highest Ferris wheel in the world. A ride on it takes about 30 minutes to complete one circle, and the views are astounding. Stay at the Marina Mandarin to be within easy walking distance of this modern icon.
2. Stroll the Gardens
Allow yourself enough time to wander the amazing grounds at the Gardens by the Bay, where futuristic architecture meets the natural beauty of the gardens. The Cloud Forest and Flower Dome are exceptional.
3. Eat Around the World
Whatever your favorite cuisine is, it’s served exceptionally well somewhere in Singapore. Be sure to check out the different ethnic areas like Little India and Chinatown for a variety of great food. The Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre gets you close to both.
4. Go Island Hopping
Singapore is actually made up of 63 islands, and they range from highly urbanized to uninhabited. Kusu Island is noteworthy for the turtle sculptures that recount the myth of a turtle turning itself into an island to save a group of sailors from drowning.
5. Try a Night Safari
It’s rare to find an opportunity to experience a night safari so close to an urban center. Study the secret lives of nocturnal animals as you observe them along the trails in Singapore Wildlife Reserves. It’s an incredible way to get close to nature.
6. Get Some Altitude
Billed as the world’s highest al fresco bar, 1-Altitude offers incredible views to go with well-crafted drinks and a high-energy scene. It’s just one of several downtown attractions to check out if you choose a room at the Fairmont Singapore.
7. Be a Bird Watcher
Jarong Bird Park is heralded as one of the world’s premier bird encounters. It’s a nonstop show of vibrant tropical colors and a cacophony of chirps and whistles. Like Safari at Night, Jarong Bird Park is managed by Singapore Wildlife Reserves.
You could be like everyone else and enjoy Singapore for its gambling, shopping and shows. To experience Singapore as more than just a stop-over, be sure to try some of these unique activities to have a world-class adventure in this amazing place.