Gardens by the Bay is a 21st century botanic garden that features a fascinating array of plant life in two cooled conservatories. The Flower Dome houses plant life from the Mediterranean region by replicating the cool dry climate found there while the Cloud Forest showcases the horticulture of flowers that can be found in tropical highlands that are up to 2,000 meters above sea level. This magical botanic garden offers a variety of dining options, retail shops and events all year round for your enjoyment.
Rates: S$28 for 2 conservatories
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
A 15 minutes’ drive from the National Institute of Education (NIE) brings you to Jurong Bird Park - where you can have first-hand interaction with some of the prettiest birds around the world. It is Asia’s largest bird park with a collection of more than 5,000 birds across 400 species. You will not want to miss the Waterfall Aviary, one of the world’s largest walk-in aviaries and home to more than 600 free-flying birds and a 30-metre high waterfall.
Rates: S$29.00 (Adults – Single Pass) / Multi-Pass
Address: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
The Singapore Zoo is a wildlife park that is currently a home for 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles - a place where animals roam freely in their natural habitats. Located within the vicinity is the River Safari, offering an unforgettable adventure inspired by the world’s most iconic rivers from Mississippi to Mekong River. The park features over 6,000 animals of which 40 are threatened species including Singapore’s resident giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia. When the sun sets, the Night Safari comes alive when you visit the 1,000 nocturnal creatures in their naturalistic habitats.
Rates: Single-Passes / Multi-Pass
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
The island resort has an exciting array of day attractions like Skyline Luge, iFly, Trick Eye Museum, Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark, S.E.A. Aquarium and many more. There are also night attractions like Wings of Time - an award-winning outdoor night show set against the majestic open sea. Be mesmerized by a multi-sensory presentation of water display, laser show, fire effects and spectacular music as you soar through time and space in a magical adventure. For those seeking nightlife activities on Sentosa, you may just find what you’re looking for at one of its many beaches such as the Siloso Beach. You may get to Sentosa by the Monorail located at VivoCity, a cab or via a scenic cable car ride from Mount Faber.
Singapore Botanic Gardens was listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2015, joining the ranks of iconic landmarks such as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and The Great Wall of China. In the early years, the Gardens played a crucial role in cultivating economic crops in Singapore, as well as a key role in Singapore’s horticultural and botanical development. Don’t forget to take a look at The National Orchid Garden which hosts the world’s largest orchid display with 60,000 plants and orchids.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Embark on a free and easy tour to trace the history of the Muslim Community’s development in Singapore. In the 19th century, Sir Stamford Raffles allocated Kampong Glam to the Malays, Bugis traders and Arabs. Today, this place has become a thriving lifestyle shopping destination that is rich in history and culture. When you are in Kampong Glam, take a trip down to Sultan Mosque, which is easily identifiable with its massive golden dome and huge prayer halls.
Rates: Walking tour (guide cost involved)
Address: 3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
Discover the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The National Gallery Singapore oversees over 8,000 works that chronicle the art history of Singapore and the region from the 19th century to present day. Many on public view for the first time, this comprehensive display includes loans from major museums, private institutions and collectors.
Rates: S$20 for non-citizens and non-permanent residents
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Within walking distance from the National Gallery of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum showcases the culture of the Peranakans, also known as the Straits Chinese, in reference to people with mixed Chinese and Malay or Indonesian heritage. The Peranakan Museum, housed in one of Singapore’s National Monuments, displays various artefacts of this this Southeast Asian culture – made up of Chinese, Malay and Indian elements – through the interactive and multimedia exhibits.
Rates: S$10 per person for non-citizens and non-permanent residents
Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
Housed in a historical building by the Singapore River, this museum tells the stories of Asian civilisations through its permanent collections. The Asian Civilisations Museum’s collection began with objects from the colonial Raffles Library and Museum. The major part was ethnological materials collected in Southeast Asia – examples of the crafts, tools, weapons, utensils, and costume of the Malay and other indigenous Southeast Asian cultures. There was also a small collection of Chinese objects. Collections in new areas were started in the 1990s – West Asia/the Islamic world, and South Asia – so that the ACM could fulfill its mission to highlight the roots of Singapore’s different ethnic groups in the various cultures and civilisations of Asia.
Visitor Services: Gallery tours at 11am; 2pm
Tel: +65 6332 7798
Open daily from 10am - 7pm, and 10am - 9pm on Fridays
Address: 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555
Built in the 1940s, the Dragon Kiln at Thow Kwang is one of the oldest surviving brick-built kilns in Singapore for wood-firing. In the early years, the Dragon Kiln was used for the mass production of cups and functional wares to meet the demands of household and industrial use.
Now, the Dragon Kiln provides a platform for artists and potters to pursue their artistic interests, fueling an understanding and appreciation of the disappearing art of wood-firing. The Dragon Kiln also stands as a cultural icon to educate younger generations on the traditions and heritage of Chinese culture, particularly the Teochew dialect group.
Open from 9am - 5pm daily
Address: No. 85 Lorong Tawas Singapore via Clean Tech View Singapore 63982385
Hop on a City Tour Bus and let it bring you around parts of the iconic attractions in Singapore such as the China Town, Merlion Park, Botanic Gardens and the Singapore Flyer. It is definitely one of the most convenient ways to get to know the city life in Singapore within a day!