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Places to Visit in Singapore

Singapore's push to be a key transit point for regional and global travelers has put Changi Airport among the world's top 10 fastest-growing air hubs. The presence of Changi International Airport influence to the great abundance of traveler to take a day or two-day transit in Singapore. Clean, extremely safe and a wonderful city to explore, Singapore is an ideal location for women wanting to travel alone. Below is places you can visit for your layover in Singapore


  • Merlion Park

If this is your first tour to Singapore, then this is a place that you should visit. The Lion Statue (Merlion Statue) located in Merlion Park has become the National icon of Singapore. Merlion Park is located across the Fullerton Hotel. From Merlion Park, you can walk across the bridge decorated with Bougenville plants to the Esplanade. This building is the center of Singapore's proud arts and performances. Aside from taking photos in here, you can also relish art and music performances for free of charge.


Merlion Park

  • Marina Bay Sands.

This tourist spot location is not too far from Merlion Park. To reach this place, we can walk from Esplanade through a spectacular bridge called The Helix Bridge. For those of you who don't even know, Marina Bay Sands is a super magnificent mall, hotel and casino complex that opened in 2010. Every hour at 8 pm and at 9.30 pm, at the back of the building there is a show titled "Wonder Full: Light & Water Spectacular Button". This is a display of visual effects, lasers and light attractions with a duration of 15 minutes.


Marina Bay

  • Gardens by The Bay

This magnificent 100-hectare park is located behind Marina Bay Sands. You can explore this park for free. The park also has a variety of different themes. You can also see a whole of Singapore city from the height of Supertree Groove, which is a giant tree that covers the park which follows the Skyway bridge. To enter Supertree Groove you have to pay $ 5 per person. You can reach this tourist spot by taking the yellow line MRT, then get off at the Bayfront station. After exiting through Exit B, you will find the Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lake area.



Gardens by The Bay

  • Orchard Road

Orchard Road is famous all over the world as an iconic shopping street in Singapore. Shopping malls line both sides of the road, one near to another, making it possible for shoppers to take a bus, MRT or taxi ride to it, and spend the whole day there exploring all the best that Singapore’s malls have to offer. To go to Orchard Road, you can take the red line MRT destined to Orchard Station or Sommerset Station. Probably your one day is only enough for you to fully enjoy one or two of the mega lifestyle malls on Orchard. If you have a whole week in Singapore just to leisurely checking out these shopping centers, then do it while following what strike your fancy at that time.



  • Singapore Botanic Garden

Singapore Botanic Gardens is a park or arguably an urban forest that has more than 150 years old. Besides relaxing, you can get closer to nature as similar to the Singapore Botanic Gardens slogan, "Connecting People with Plants". With an area of ​​more than 70 hectares, the collection of plants is certainly very diverse. Numerous types of rare plants cultivated here. You can visit Singapore Botanic Garden for free from 5 am to 12 pm.


Singapore Botanic Garden

  • Bugis Street

Bugis Street is one of the shopping places that you should be visited. Located not far from Orchard Road, this place well known for the cheaper price among all the shopping spots in Singapore and the numerous choice of goods type. Many people prefer to stop by in this place to buy souvenirs. From Orchard Road, you only need to walk for 15 minutes to get to this place. Or you can also take the green or blue line MRT and get off at Bugis MRT Station.


  • Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is a resort and recreation area separated from the mainland of Singapore. This artificial island has a beach, various sports facilities, and the Universal Studios theme park. You can enjoy various places on Sentosa Island for free, but there are also places that you have to pay for. Here you can take a free photo in front of the popular Universal Studio giant globe without the need to enter the recreation park. You can also enjoy the beauty of Siloso Beach Sentosa beach. There is also a 37-meter Merlion statue, complete with gardens and waterfalls on the unique and beautiful Merlion Walk Sentosa.


Beach at Sentosa Island

  • Esplanade

Esplanade which is often referred to as Theaters on the Bay is located at 1 Esplanade Dr., Singapore, opposite Merlion Park. Esplanade is a tourist center for arts and performances in Singapore.


Esplanade

To reach the location of this tourist spot you can take the MRT train, walk from City Hall about 10 minutes and Esplanade Circle Line Station (Exit D). Then transfer to the underpass that is connected with several malls: Citylink, Raffles City, Marina Square, SuntecCity, and MilleniaWalk. Inside the Esplanade, aside from the theater, there are also shops and open areas where free shows are held. On the outside of the building, you can take pictures with the background of Marina Bay Sands. Besides being free to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful scenery, you can also enjoy art and music performances for free. There is also a complete library here. Operating hours from 12.00 - 20.30 local time.


  • Clarke Quay

The Clarke Quay area is located at 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore. A pier located on the edge of the Singapore River, where you can sit and relax. You can reach this tourist spot, by taking the purple line MRT train and getting off at Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5). This tourist spot is filled with old shop-house buildings with colorful Chinese architecture. Lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and jazz clubs. This is where most of the people hang out every night. But do not worry, you are not willing to eat in a cafe when you walk in this one tourist spot, several 7-Eleven located not far from the bridge selling drinks and foods while you can relax by the river to enjoy an afternoon for free at any time.


  • Arab Street

The Muslim community in Singapore is centered in Kampung Arab (Arab Street), located on North Bridge Road. Arab Street is a tourist destination and center for the sale of Islamic religious equipment such as the Qur'an and Muslim clothing. To reach this location you can use the MRT then get off at Bugis Station. You will find Kampung Arab in the form of a row of shophouses with brightly colored paint along Kandahar, Baghdad and Bussorah roads. At these cultural attractions, you can find many textile products including rolls of chiffon fabric, silk, georgette cotton, and various colorful fabrics sold along the sidewalk. Also, you can shop for perfume and carpets here and even Indonesian Batik. Arab Street is a fusion area between Malay and Middle East. You can find a small cafe that sells attractive teas and martabak crepes. Besides shopping, you can just take a walk to enjoy the atmosphere of the Middle East in this place. Don't miss visiting Arab Street during opening hours for free.



  • Art Science Museum

You can find a museum with this unique building in the northern Promenade area, outside The Shoppes Mall at Marina Bay Sands. The location of this tourist spot is precisely at 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore. You can reach these tourist attractions by MRT train, get off at Promenade MRT station or Marina Bay MRT station. Then just walk from The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands or at the Helix Bridge.


Art Science Museum.

This lotus-shaped museum building specifically holds rainwater to be filtered into a source of clean water. The museum's tourist attraction, which stands on 6000 square meters of land, has 21 galleries from various countries and 3 permanent exhibition spaces. You can visit the museum's tourist attractions and see various exhibitions, show events, and educational activities that are widely held. Exhibitions that have been held include, among other things, Harry Potter, Dinousaurs, Dreamworks Animation. Admission to this tourist attraction is for adults S $ 30, senior citizens (65 years and over) S $ 27, and children (2 - 12 years) S $ 17. Opening hours are 10:00 - 20:00.



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