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Must-see Singapore sights

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Singapore is over-flowing with beautiful sights to see. These are just 10 of our favourites. 

  • Merlion Park
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Singapore Flyer
  • Chinatown
  • Sentosa Island 
  • Treetop walk at MacRitchie Reservoir
  • Lau Pa Sat market 
  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
  • Pulau Ubin 

Merlion Park 

Merlion Park is one of Singapore’s most famous attractions. Located on the promenade overlooking Marina Bay, you will find the iconic 28-foot Merlion statue, shooting water into the bay. The half-lion half-fish statue is symbolic of Singapore’s beginnings as a fishing village, and a nod to ‘Singapura’, which translates to ‘Lion City’ in Malay. As one of Singapore’s most famous attractions for tourists, the area is always busy, so it may be best to view it later on in the day when there are fewer people, and both the Merlion and Marina Bay are lit up. 

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Gardens by the Bay 

Spread across 250 acres of land, Gardens by the Bay is a colourful and futuristic green space right in the middle of Marina Bay.  Undoubtedly, the stars of the Gardens by the Bay are their 18 Supertrees. 158,000 plants, of more than 700 species, cover the 18 Supertrees that tower over the park at 224 feet. Asides from the Supertrees, you will find the largest indoor waterfall, flowing at 114-feet, the Flower Dome hosting spectacular events, such as Tulipmania, and the Cloud Forest, which mimics the cool and moist ecology of the tropical highlands. The beautifully futuristic, and architecturally stunning, Gardens by the Bay is definitely worth a visit whilst you are in Singapore. 

Botanic Gardens 

Keeping with the greenery theme, Singapore’s Botanic Gardens make for a beautiful and peaceful visit. Singapore was awarded its first UNESCO World Heritage nomination for their Botanic Gardens, the first and only tropical botanic garden on the World Heritage list. The Gardens were designed with four cores- Tanglin, Central, Bukit Timah, and Tyersall Gallop. Within these 4 cores are an array of gardens with a multitude of different plants, including 48 species of Bonsai. It is the perfect place to stroll, relax, and admire the variety of plants that Singapore has to offer.

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Singapore Flyer

If you want to take in the whole of Singapore, it’s worth riding the Singapore Flyer- the world’s largest observation wheel. As you rise into the sky on a 30-minute journey, you can take in the sights of Singapore, whilst learning fun-facts about the country and its origins. If you want to ride in style, you can book Sky Dining, and enjoy a 4-course meal whilst taking in the beauty of Singapore. Alternatively, sip on a Singapore Sling or glass of Champagne whilst riding the wheel and appreciating the stunning views that Singapore has to offer. 

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Chinatown 

Singapore’s Chinatown is a testament to the influence that China had on Singapore’s past. The streets are lined with red lanterns, and there is an abundance of restaurants selling authentic Chinese food. Nestled within Chinatown, you will find the Chinese Heritage Centre and beautiful temples. As you walk the streets, you will notice heritage markers that were installed to better explain the importance of the area. These markers have been translated into English, Japanese, and Chinese, and are worth reading to better understand both the area and the country. 

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Sentosa Island

If you’re looking to relax on the beach, then head to Sentosa Island. Located 10-20 minutes away from Singapore’s city centre, Sentosa Island offers all the fun of a beach holiday, a stones-throw away from the city. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, or try something a little bit more adventurous, there is something for everyone. On the Island, you will also find the Underwater World aquarium where you are given the opportunity to swim with dolphins. 

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Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir

There are several beautiful hiking routes in MacRitchie, and the Treetop Walk is the highlight of them all. The free-standing, 250m long, suspension bridge connects the two highest points in MacRitchie, Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang. As you hike across the bridge, you get a birds eye view of the vast array of plants and animals that inhabit the forest canopy. This 2 hour hike is the prime opportunity to observe the nature and beauty of Singapore whilst exploring the forest. 

Lau Pa Sat market 

Lau Pa Sat market is a Singapore landmark and national monument. Found in the heart of the financial district, the striking octagonal shape of the market is a spectacle in itself. It’s sweeping arches and columns are not dissimilar to it’s original structure of the 17th century. Nestled within the market is an array of culinary delights. The aroma of Singapore surrounds you as you pass from stall to stall and sample the local delicacies on offer. There is an old-world charm to Lau Pa Sat market that should not be missed. 

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore’s ecological gem. Covering 87 hectares of land, the wetlands are a chance to see a multitude of animals in their natural habitat, including otters, kingfishers, crabs, and migrating birds. First discovered in 1986 by avid birdwatchers, the Singapore government designated the Wetland Reserve as a nature park in 1989 and has been welcoming eco-tourists since 1993. You can wander the Wetlands solo, or take a free guided tour. If you are a lover of nature, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve should be at the top of your list. 

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Pulau Ubin 

Pulau Ubin offers a look into Singapore’s past. Located a short 15-minute boat ride away, it is an idyllic place to unwind away from Singapore City. Originally known as Pulau Batu Jubin, the island’s granite quarries provided the stone used to construct the Istana and the Singapore-Johore Causeway. Now, visitors can admire coconut rubber plantations, fish farms, and Singapore’s last remaining kampong (traditional village). As you trek the island, you will come across an array of different habitats, including seagrass lagoons and mangroves. With each new habitat, comes various different species of wildlife. If you are interested in exploring a new island, you can take a day trip to Pulau Ubin, or spend a little bit longer getting to know the island. 

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Don’t let your laundry prevent you from fully exploring all of the wondrous sights that Singapore has to offer. Let Laundryheap sort out your laundry for you. You can book your service, and, whilst you are busy exploring, we will collect your laundry, launder it for you, and have it returned within 24 hours. 

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