Singapore’s progress over the past three decades has been remarkable, yet the island has not been overwhelmed by development. Visitors will discover a wealth of historical treasures from the past, in the beauty of older buildings, values, and traditions that have survived in the face of profound social and geographical change. Lacking any noteworthy natural resources, Singapore’s early prosperity was based on vigorous free trade policy. Later, mass industrialization bolstered the economy, and today the state boasts the world’s second-busiest port after Rotterdam, minimal unemployment, and a super-efficient infrastructure. Singapore has a highly development free market economy in which the economy is open and corruption-free.

1.CLOUD FOREST :

High in the tropical mountains, plants absorb the refreshing mist and abundant rainfall, releasing the water gradually to create a constant, long-lasting supply for the land beneath them to support even more plants. Cloud forest welcomes its visitors to take a tour through the forest and explore its mind-blowing beauty through 9 different mist-filled levels: Lost World, Cloud Walk, The Cavern, Waterfall View, Crystal Mountain, Tree Top Walk, Secret Garden, Cloud Forest Gallery, and Cloud Forest Theatre.

All these levels abound in beauty and magnificence alike and have their awe-inspiring charm. Once here, take a walk and relish the escapade into a tropical rainforest in the middle of skyscrapers and grey buildings of a metro city. The temperature inside the Cloud Forest is regulated to vary between 23 to 25 degrees Celsius to allow the tropical plants from Montane (orchids, pitcher plants, and ferns) to thrive and flourish.

This magnificent greenhouse-like glass dome can be seen from miles away and is just as stunning inside as it is from out. The Cloud Forest is a domed conservatory featuring a 35-meter-tall mountain covered in lush vegetation. The mere sight of it will have your jaw on the floor.

2.SUPERTREE GROVE :

Nestled in Gardens by the Bay of Sentosa Island, the Supertree Grove are artificially made, electronic tree structures. These trees are multifunctional that act as canopies and shade the area during the day and metamorphose into a dazzling exhibit of sound and light at night. These 18 steel-clad concrete structures, measuring between 25 and 50 meters tall, are adorned with around 162,900 plants. The vertical gardens come alive each night with the stunning Garden Rhapsody, a light and sound show.

There are 18 Supertrees in all of the Gardens by the Bay out of which twelve are at the Supertree Grove, and the remaining six are scattered across the Golden and Silver Gardens. Each Supertree can be divided into four parts – the concrete core, the trunk, planting panels and the canopy. The incredibly advanced technology of these Supertrees allows them to function as a regular tree. These trees have photovoltaic cells that allow them to trap solar energy and utilize the same for lighting and accumulation of rainwater that is later used for the fountain displays and so on.

They also perform the intake and exhaust functions that contribute to the conservatories cooling procedures. The Supertree Grove also has an elevated walkway called the OCBC Skyway that floats between two of the larger Supertrees, and provide a gob-smacking view of the Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay skyline.

3.UNIVERSAL STUDIOS:

Your little ones will be delighted to catch their favorite characters up-close. Get ready to strike a pose with Elmo, shake hands with the cast from Madagascar or get despicably close to your favorite Minions for the family album. Don’t forget to enjoy exciting shows and have an exhilarating time on the rides.

Go beyond the screen and jump into the action at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island. Explore themed areas based on your favorite films, buckle into thrilling rides that make you feel like the star of your very own blockbuster hit, and find out how filmmakers create stunning visual effects.

Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Singapore, and make it the merriest Christmas yet. Join Gru, Lucy, and the girls from the Despicable Me family along with the mischievous Minions. Accompany Santa on his sleigh, then watch as he takes you on a magical storytelling journey. Meet Sesame Street neighbors and wild friends from Madagascar, catch a collection of Christmas shows, then immerse in our largest snowfall ever. Plus, experience world-class rides and attractions.

4.SINGAPORE FLYER :

Sticking out among the skyscrapers in the Singapore skyline, the Singapore Flyer is no ordinary attraction. Instead, this is the place to go for the most magnificent views of the city. A scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you 165 meters above ground, or as high as 42 storeys, as you marvel at the spectacular scenery below.

Some of the famous places which you can spot from the flyer include Marina Bay, Merlin Park, Singapore River, raffles place, etc. If the magnificent and panoramic view of the city is not enough, the 30 minutes ride will surely make your day. And the best thing about the flyer is, despite it being the largest in Asia, its air-conditioned capsules eliminate the fear of height for most of the people. The wheel takes you on a heart-pumping ride and gives you spectacular views from a height of 165 meters. 

For a truly unique aerial dining experience, you can even enjoy a four course meal, or sip on cocktails and champagne with the Singapore Flyer’s special in-flight packages.

5.S.E.A AQUARIUM :

Counted among the most brilliant creations of humankind in the entirety of Singapore, SEA Aquarium a large aquarium housing more than 1,000 species of marine life including hammerhead sharks, bottlenose dolphins, and rays. Across a total of 49 habitats, 1,00,000 aquatic animals are put on display for visitors, making this aquarium one of the top places to see in Singapore for marine life enthusiasts.  It’s an experience you won’t forget.

Look at the clusters of colorful fish on the other side of the glass wall or visit the touch pool and play with starfish and other species of fish with no barrier. Besides, the place also makes available a number of exciting, immersive experiences like diving and sea walking to let one enjoy an intimate rendezvous with the underwater world.

6.SENTOSA ISLAND :

The tiny outpost of Sentosa is almost, always the first thing people think of when it comes to Singapore. As strange as it may sound, this is not just your usual, sun, sea and sand tropical haven. In fact, this place is a delight for travelers of all ages and can possibly take up your entire trip.

A fun island resort and one of the most famous Singapore attractions, Sentosa Island is solely built to offer recreation and excitement to the smile-starved souls. Few of the frequented and availed attractions include the impressive Resorts World, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Butterfly and the Insect Kingdom, Universal Studios Singapore and one of the biggest concoctions of aquatic species in the world- SEA Aquarium. Explore exciting activities and adventure and absolve your passion for thrills.

7.RIVER SAFARI ISLAND:

The best attractions in Sentosa Island all share one thing in common: fun, and lots of it! This manmade island, accessible via a small bridge from the main Singapore island, is jam-packed full of entertaining things to do, many of which are geared towards families with young kids. 

Nestled between the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, the River Safari is both a river-themed zoo and aquarium. Singapore’s newest wildlife park has over 6,000 animals, including 40 threatened species, with zones that replicate the habitats of rivers across the world, from the Mississippi to the Yangtze.

River Safari Singapore has the cutest red pandas. Its fur of rust color and face like a fox are just as pretty as celebrity panda. Besides Panda, their many other animals at the only river-themed wildlife park in Asia, which is nestled between Night Safari and Singapore Zoo.This recently opened wildlife park is home to over 6000 animals, including 40 endangered animals, followed by the largest freshwater aquarium in the world, and is one of the places to visit in Singapore.

Sentosa Island is famous for the massive Resorts World, which in itself contains many fun things to see and do. Sentosa is also home to all of the best beaches in Singapore. All featured attractions are easy to get to, thanks to a free bus service that runs around the island as well as a free monorail service.

8.MINI INDIA IN SINGAPORE:

While Singapore tourist places are all about modern-day culture, ultra-modern monuments, and buildings, advanced architects, and nature-friendly parks, there’s also a traditional and cultural side of the city. But the culture isn’t about Singapore. Instead, it’s about India. A mini India exists in this city where, once you step into, you will get a wide exposure to India and its glorious culture.

Once the mini India market boomed with Indian people who used to trade Indian products, worship Hindu gods and goddesses, sold Indian spicy foods, and exhibited their culture. However, with time, a lot of it has lost. The good thing, however, is the fact that mini India still exists and you can get an experience of your life once you step into the Serangoon road.

Mini India is now a vibrant district exhibiting Indian culture. People mainly come here for the famous Indian cuisines, North Indian and South Indian dishes. The place also has Chinese and Hindu temples, which would expose you to the religious side of India. Mini India is famous for its foods and Indian culture. Some of the famous shops in the district include traditional sari shops, goldsmith shops, and etc. the main festival in this region is Diwali when the streets light up with eye-catching colorful lights. 

9.TRICK EYE MUSEUM:

Gear up to let your imagination run free in the museum. The Trick Eye Museum, in Singapore, is one of the international acclaimed optical art museums of Korea and is one of the best places to visit in Singapore, that incorporates Augmented Reality features. 

Get ready to let your imagination run wild in the museum! Trick Eye Museum Singapore, the internationally renowned optical art museum from Korea, introduces Augmented Reality (AR) features to its exhibits. The AR features will bring its art installations and paintings to life.

Forget about ordinary 3D exhibits in the museum! With Trick Eye Museum’s very own Augmented Reality Technology. Step inside or crawl into the exhibits. Interact with the characters and become the subject of the artwork on display. This almost surreal gallery is a must-have on your to-do list.

The feature of AR would help bring the art exhibits to life. Let 3D paintings take a backseat, now with Trick Eye Museum’s personal and exclusive AR features incorporated onto the 80 optical illusion art installations, you can drench and soak yourself into the exciting lights, sounds and other amazing effects that bring about hyper-realistic illusion. Trick Eye Museum is the incredible dimension of original 3D artworks.

10.WINGS OF TIME:

Indulge your senses into a world-class entertainment by becoming a spectator of Wings of Time – the most celebrated show in Singapore. The world’s first permanent night show, Wings of Time delivers an extraordinary narration of a folktale through state of the art technology that uses laser lights, fountains, music, and 3D projection mapping.

In the world’s first permanent night show set in the open sea, Wings of Time features an epic production that brings together 3D projection mapping, state-of-the-art laser lights, robotic water fountains and pyrotechnics to tell the tale of Shahbaz and friends. The story follows the mythical birdlike creature and his two human pals as they journey across breathtaking landscapes through time. The imagery is projected onto a massive water screen, offering a captivating visual feast, while music has been produced to sweep you off into the narrative from the get-go. A magical experience for both children and grown-ups weaved into a tale of friendship and courage and awe, Wings of Time is a must-see.

Focusing on friendship and courage, the show, projected on a water screen is so intriguing throughout those people of all age groups are promised to be fascinated. So if you have some time on your hands and want to spend it on some valuable experience with your family, visit the show venue and make your evening memorable. The synchronization of lights, sounds, and 3D effects.

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