Singapore: 6 Popular Places to Visit in Singapore
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Singapore: 6 Popular Places to Visit in Singapore
What comes to your mind when you hear the word Singapore? I bet that the first thing that will come into your mind is Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It is iconic because of its boat shaped infinity pool. Singapore is considered to be one of the smallest country in the world but its diverse attractions will never bore you. Here are the list of 6 popular places that you can visit in Singapore.
1. Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
- MRT ( Bayfront Station: CE1, Exit B, C, D, E)
- Water Taxi
- Bus: 97/97E, 106, 133, 502/502A, 518/518A, NR1 & NR6
Hotel rate: Starts at S$749
Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most expensive 5 star hotel in Singapore and it has 55 floors and 261 rooms. This is accessible to Gardens by the Bay, Shoppes at Marina Bay, and Sentosa. The infinity pool is the main attraction of Marina Bay Sands Hotel. You will feel like that you are swimming on top of the world because the boat shaped infinity pool is located at the 57th floor of the hotel. Staying in one of the most expensive hotel can burn your cash but you can get 20% discount if you book directly to Marina Bay Sands Hotel’s official website.
The price is really steep but you will get what you paid for because hotel will give you the most luxurious service in your entire stay. There is a 24-hours butler service that will immediately cater to your needs. The mini bar in the hotel room includes TWG tea bags and L’occitane toiletries are provided for bathrooms in suites. It is a busy hotel but the guests are easily accommodated and the staff is approachable.
The design of the room is simple but you can feel that it is a home away from home. Simplicity of the design makes the room luxurious and modern.
Sky on 57 is one of the restaurants at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It is a fine dining restaurant at the 57th floor wherein you can enjoy your food while having the view of Singapore skyline. Sky on 57 offers variety of cuisines from Asian to European and you can also choose different kinds of cocktail drinks, expensive wines and champagnes. I was served with complimentary bread while waiting for my food. The price of the food here is really pricey and it is not bad to treat yourself once in a while.
Swimming and enjoying the city view will be a great idea for a vacation. The infinity pool looks more astonishing in person. This will not only give you an astonishing view but you can also experience luxury service because you can have your breakfast by the pool side and a waiter will cater to your needs while enjoying the view. If you are planning to stay at MBS, your stay is not complete if you will not have a photo taken at their famous infinity pool.
Gardens By The Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
- MRT ( Bayfront Station: (CE1/DT16) take Exit B)
- Bus: The Circle Line Or Downtown Line
Rate: S$28 for Two Conservatories
Gardens by the Bay is an indoor garden conservatory wherein you can see different species of plants that can be found in different parts of the world. It is divided into Cloud forest, Flower Dome, and Supertree Grove.
Flower dome is the World’s largest glass greenhouse in 2015 and it has cool-dry environment. You can find different species of flowers like tulips,roses,orchids, anthurium , and many more at the flower dome. The labels of flowers also includes the scientific names. It’s not just a garden that will feed your eyes because it will also feed your mind with knowledge
Cloud forest resembles a mountain and you will see the world’s largest indoor waterfall upon entering the cloud forest. It is covered with plants that can like pitcher plants, peonies, and cacti.
Supertree grove is the main attraction at Gardens by the bay. The supertrees are covered by different species of plants and implanted by photovoltaic cells to gain solar energy. It is a sustainable artificial tree. It is a must to stroll along the Skyway walkway with a breathtaking view of Singapore skyline. The best time to visit Supertree grove is at night in order to watch the garden rhapsody. Garden rhapsody is when the supertrees come alive with vivid colors of light at night.
Address: Orchard Rd, Singapore
Getting here: MRT (Orchard Station: NS22/TE14)
Orchard Rd is the main shopping street in Singapore. It is expected to have a lot of malls here and you can take the underground walkway system that links MRT Orchard to the different malls.
WHERE TO SHOP?
- The Centrepoint
- Paragon Shopping Centre
- Orchard Central
- Lucky Plaza
- Far East Plaza
- Mandarin Gallery
- Plaza Singapura
- Tanglin Shopping Centre
- 313 @ Somerset Mall
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Getting here: MRT (HarbourFront Station: Exit E to Vivo City)
Proceed to Level 3 and take the Sentosa Express and drop off at Waterfront Station. Walk straight until you see Chili’s at the right.
Rate: S$74 (One day pass)
Photo: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Studios_Singapore)
Universal Studios Singapore is located at Sentosa. It is the first Universal Studios in Southeast Asia. The amusement park is divided into seven zones and these are Hollywood, New York, Sci-fi City, Ancient Egypt, Far far away, Lost World, and Madagascar.
WHAT TO DO IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS?
- Visit Transformers ride and is the best attraction in Universal Studios Singapore located at Sci-fi city. There are a lot of exciting attractions and you need some energy to visit all the attractions in the whole day.
- Watch the parade of movie characters and you can take photos with the characters after the parade.
- Buy goodies for your friends and family at the souvenir shops. They are selling varieties of character products such as Elmo, Minions, Betty Boop, Transformers, and Universal Studios retail products.
Madam Tussauds Wax Museum
Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099700
Getting here: MRT (HarbourFront Station)
From the waterfront promenade of Vivo Vity, enter at the Sentosa Boardwalk and follow the directions going to Madam Tussauds.
Madam Tussauds is a wax museum for different famous icons like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Oprah, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Queen Elizabeth and many more. This will give you a chance to see them up close but as a wax figure. I walked at the red carpet entrance going to the ticket booth and I felt like I am an A-list celebrity. There is a tour about the history of Singapore before entering the actual wax museum.
Trick Eye Museum
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138
Getting here: Proceed to Level 3 and take the Sentosa Express and drop off at Waterfront Station. Walk straight and follow the directions going to Trick Eye Museum.
Trick Eye Museum is a 4D art museum that brings us closer to art by means of optical illusions. It is not the “do not touch the object” type of museum because you can freely touch the art exhibits. This is one of the most visited attractions at Sentosa because you can recreate the thematic exhibits into creative photos just like my dad.
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