Tourist Destinations at Singapore -Stunning Places of Singapore to Spend Your Holidays

Top 10 Places to Visit in Singapore

Singapore is a tourists’ paradise. Tourism of Singapore has developed so much that this country is regarded as the ‘World’s Most Prosperous Country’. Located in the southeastern part of Asia, Singapore shares a varied culture where Chinese, Indian and Malay customs blends to form an exclusive ethnicity. Thousands of tourists from all parts of the world flock in to the various Singapore tourist attractions every year.

1. China town

Singapore's Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters and primary attraction of this place is the town itself, composed as it is of restored shophouses full of strange little shops selling everything from plastic Buddhas to dried seahorses. Chinatown is at its busiest and most colorful in the month preceding the Chinese New Year (Jan-Feb), when the streets are decked with festive decorations, markets are crowded and several kinds of shows take place to entertain people. Large sections of the China Town have been declared national heritage sites.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Jamae Mosque and Red Dot Design Museum.

Holidays in Worlds Most Prosperous Country
Holidays in Worlds Most Prosperous Country

2. Changi village

Located at the northeastern part of Singapore, this small village is the storehouse of natural beauty, individual customs and wonderful architecture. Changi Village is popularly known as the 'ghost village' by the locals. Attempts of the Government to renovate this village have been successful and this place is now a well known tourist destination.

Two major attractions of this place are the ferry terminal and hawker center. The local shops and the eateries are well known for its diverse cuisines.

3. Little India

Little India is located near the Singapore River. Visiting this place helps the tourists to discover the Indian culture and traditions. It is the best place to explore some of the Indian varieties that includes the clothes, furniture, jewelry and many more. The temples here remind of the Indian architecture and culture that is followed here. One can also experience some of the delicious Indian food varieties.

The visitors can also enjoy entraining shows that are organized especially for the visitors and the tourist.

4. Chijmes

Chijmes encompasses a four acre land right at the heart of Singapore. It is a complex which consists of various restaurants, clubs and shops where many like to meet up, eat and drink. The place organizes many spectacular musical events, recitals, theatrical performances and weddings. Declared as a national heritage site in Singapore, it was once a Catholic convent known as Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) founded back in 1854. The beautiful Gothic styled chapel and the distinctive colonial architecture attracts the attention of the tourists. Declared as a national heritage site in Singapore, Chijmes, is a popular center for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Some of the major highlights of this place are the Chijmes Hall, the La Baroque, the Insomnia Bar, a wide variety of cuisines and the night life.

5. Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is Singapore's mega theme-park on an island, an awesome blend of recreational facilities and leisure. You can explore the natural beauty of the Island through the Butterfly Park, Insect Kingdom, Underworld World and Dolphin Lagoon as well as enjoy the sun kissed beaches.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Merlion, Songs of the Sea, Mount Faber Cable Car to Sentosa and the several exciting events of this place.

6. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Spread over a vast area of 164 hectares of land, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at Singapore has a unique array of rainforests, which really amazes the tourists visiting this place. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at Singapore is 164 meters high above the sea level and one can only unravel the unique mystery of nature.

The Bukit Timah and Central Catchment nature reserves are home to more than 840 flowering plants and over 500 species of animals. Species new to science continue to be discovered here, even today!

7. Suntec city

Suntec city mall is one of the biggest shopping malls of Singapore and one of the preferred shopping destinations by the tourists. The largest fountain in the world, the Fountain of Wealth, is situated at the center of the mall. It is believed that people who visit Suntec City and walk around the Fountain’s central base touching the water every time would get good luck. There are around 360 outlets in the mall and the plaza itself is divided into four zones: the Galleria, the Tropics, the Fountain Terrace and the Entertainment Center.

Some of the major attractions of this place include the Fountain of Wealth Instant Souvenir Photo, Fountain Souvenir Kiosk, Laser Show, Song Dedication and Laser Message Dedication.

8. Emerald hill

Emerald Hill is a conservation region located in the areas named Newton and Orchard in Singapore. The hills have nutmeg plantations and bears distinguished architecture of houses and monuments that show the typical Chinese architecture. The natural beauty of this place attracts the tourists to this place.

No. 5 Emerald Hill Cocktail Bar is a perfect destination for one to get a glimpse of the dazzling nightlife of this place.

9. Arab Street

Arab Street in Singapore is a place where you will find the Muslim culture blending with others. The stalls on the Arab Street sell exclusive goods from Arabia. The tourists come here to explore the historically important street as well as to buy spices, the Arabian handicrafts, antiques, jewelry, artifacts, perfumes and costly fabrics.

The major attraction of the street is the Sultan Mosque. One should never miss to taste the unique delicacies of this place.

10. Singapore zoological gardens

Acclaimed as one of the world's most spectacular zoos, Singapore zoo spreads over 28 hectares and is home to 3,000 mammals, birds and reptiles. Natural barriers like streams, rock walls and vegetation separate animals from the viewers of the zoo. One of the highlights is the Fragile Forest - an exciting and educational display of ecosystems and rainforest culture. A regular tram service enables the visitors to have an excellent overview of the attractions along with the informative commentary provided.

The Wild Breakfast, where guests can also enjoy breakfast with some of the animals from the zoo is another major attraction.

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Singapore is currently one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. Accommodations are in plenty in Singapore and you will find a number of hotels that will cater to the needs of all sorts of travelers. A heaven for the tourists, there are a lot to explore in this island country.

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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas

Thank you so much for answering my hub request! You did a great job on this. Makes me want to head to Singapore!

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abidan 6 years ago

Do u have a Muslim in singapur as well????

I thought it was a buddist country.

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Kevin Peter 6 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Ya , In Arab Street you can find them .

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chrislloyd515 6 years ago from UK


Although Buddhism makes up the largest percentage there is a wide range of religions in Singapore, so I don't think it can be regarded as purely Buddist

Buddhism 42.5%

Islam 14.9%

No religion 14.8%

Christianity 14.6%

Taoism 8.5%

Hinduism 4%

Anonymous 5 years ago

Singapore is a multi racial country

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jamila sahar 4 years ago

great hub, i know singapore is incredible, a friend of mine from college visited while performing there and never came back !!!

kjc123hyperic 4 years ago

i cannot find any where to go'

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi jamila,

I hope that your friend stayed there because she loved the place a lot. When you get a chance do try to visit Singapore.

Hi kjc123hyperic,

Why are you saying so? Isn't Singapore a wonderful place to visit.

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