Singapore is known as one of the worlds most honest countries, which makes it perfect to take a holiday in.
In fact, in 1979 the government-backed National Courtesy Campaign was an initiative by the Singapore Tourism Board. Singaporeans were taught manners and ethics, with the intention of creating a society that was kind and courteous. It has since changed its name to the Singapore Kindness Movement.
In addition to having an amazing culture, Singapore is a beautiful country, with many places to visit. You will wish you had more time in Singapore to experience all the must-see areas.
Enjoy Your Leisure Time in Singapore
It may surprise you to learn that Singapore is actually comprised of many small islands, 63 to be exact. This means that there is much diversity within Singapore. There are many places to visit to immerse yourself in the culture.
Burgis: Singapore’s Original Indie Neighbourhood
Welcome to Singapore’s original hipster neighbourhood! This neighbourhood is known for its modern restaurants and quaint cafes. It has an artsy feel and a great night-time vibe.
There isn’t a shortage of things to do in this neighbourhood! From museums to boutiques, you are sure to find an Instagram worthy spot.
Parkview Square is known for its architecture, crafted by CS Hwang, and inspired by Art Deco in Europe and New York. The must-see place to visit within Parkview Square is Atlas. Often said to be reminiscent of the Great Gatsby, the Atlas bar was voted one of the best bars in Asia.
Haji Lane is the street that holds the boutiques. Most of the shops don’t open until midafternoon. That gives you a perfect opportunity to grab some breakfast at one of the speciality cafes beforehand!
Marina Bay: The Landmark of Singapore
Singapore is well known for its Marina Bay, which has gone thru quite a few upgrades. One of the main attractions on the Bay is the Marina Bay Sands Resort. The resort houses a cassino, museum, restaurants and more.
Spectra – A Light & Water Show
You don’t want to miss the spectacular light show in Marina Bay! Beginning at about 8:00 P.M, the light show illuminates several ikonic landmarks, as well as the water.
Inspired by Australia, it is a unique retelling of Singapore’s history and culture. Broken into 4 acts, this visual display will catch your breath.
Gardens by the Bay
If you are looking for a place to connect with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a great place to visit. Gardens by the Bay is made complete with a nice walking trail and a flower down.
The gardens have many plants and flowers, including man-made “super trees”.
Kinki’s Roof Top Bar
A Japanese fusion bar complete with vegetarian and vegan options, you are sure to fall in love. Enjoy your evening cocktails atop of the building, with a full view of Marina Bay.
This a great place for a romantic evening or a social gathering. Be sure to call ahead!
The half lion and half fish statue is ikonic in Singapore. A reimagining of the mermaid tale, the Merlion’s bottom half represents Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village.
The lion head represents Singapore’s original name which was Singapura. This means ‘lion city’ in Malay. The statue is located in front of Fullerton Hotel, overlooking the Marina Bay.
This part of Singapore has culture and heritage bursting out of it. From low rise buildings adorned with red and gold tones to the fragrances of traditional cuisine floating by.
There are many ornate Buddhist, Chinese, and Hindu temples in Chinatown. The streets are bustling with old shophouses, open-air markets, conversation, and food.
328 Katong Laksa
It’s said that you must try laksa while in Singapore. If you aren’t familiar with this delicious dish, it is a spicy noodle dish adorned with prawns, fish or chicken. You can choose between a curry laksa or an assam laksa.
328 Katong Laksa is the place you want to visit, and we recommend the curry gravy option. It’s no small feat to beat chef Gordon Ramsey, and in 2013 that’s exactly what this restaurant did.
This restaurant has more than one location, which makes visiting easier.
If you are looking for a unique cocktail bar with handcrafted cocktails, Catchfly is the place for you. Visit for Hip Hop and R&B night, or Retro night. Catchfly sports an intimate interior space the combines industrial edge with luxury.
Their cocktail menu features drinks full of flavour, mixed with fresh herbs and spices. Pair your cocktail perfectly with a mouthwatering meal.
Operation Dagger – Secret Bar
Operation Dagger is all about a sensory experience that is flavour-centric. Much of the menu doesn’t indicate the type of alcohol used in a drink, in hopes that it will keep guest from preconceptions.
Also known for its minimalist interior, this secret bar sports a light cloud made of thousands of light bulbs. This creates a special ambience for your night out.
Clarke Quay (pronounced key) is a historical riverside district in Singapore. Known for its bars and clubs, this district is bustling until early in the morning. Clarke Quay is known for its many restaurants as well.
Known for their award willing chili crab (imported from Sri Lanka), Jumbo Seafood is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy Chinese food at. This restaurant is popular, so call ahead for a reservation!
Plan Your Trip to the “Lion City” Today!
This list of great places to see during your time in Singapore is just a fraction of what this culture filled country has to offer. If you are feeling overwhelmed by what to choose, try enlisting the help of a travel agent.
They will be able to give you expert advice on your holiday. Contact us today to get started on your perfect holiday in Singapore.