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Come here to gather Singapore latest tourism news, cost saving tips like packaged tickets, free programmes and discounted pass to Singapore attractions to help you plan for a rewarding Singapore vacation.

A List of Top Singapore Tourist Attractions


We also highlight to you the current fairs and events you should not missed while travelling in Singapore. Don't forget to check up on the Singapore Festivals and Events Calendar while planning your Singapore vacation.

Jewel Changi Airport Attractions in Canopy Park

Jewel Changi Airport attractions in Canopy Park will all be open on 8 Jun 2019. Click here to find out more about Jewel Changi Airport.

HSBC Rain Vortex
Jewel Changi Airport HSBC Rain Vortex

Altogether there are 9 attractions in the park as listed below.

  1. Canopy Bridge
  2. Hedge Maze
  3. Mirror Maze
  4. Sky Nets - Bouncing
  5. Sky Nets - Walking
  6. Dicovery Slides
  7. Topiary Walk
  8. Foggy Bowls
  9. Petal Garden

Sky Nets attraction in Canopy Park
Sky Nets attractions in Canopy Park

Do you need to purchase tickets to enjoy these attractions in the Canopy Park or is it free? Click here to find out more information about all the attractions and its ticket prices.

Changi Experience Studio which is located in the 4th floor will also be open on the same day.


New Eco-resort in Mandai

In 2023, there will be a total of 5 wildlife parks in Mandai and a new eco-resort. The two new parks added to here are the Jurong Bird Park, which will be relocated to Mandai by next year, and a new Rainforest Park. These two parks are built just next to the existing three parks, namely Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari.


Mandai Eco Resort Map
Map showing the locations of Mandai Eco-resort, the new Rainforest Park and the relocated Jurong Bird Park.


Mandai Eco Resort Tree Houses
A new concept of accommodation in the Eco-resort is the 24 tree-houses as shown above. Altogether there will be 338 rooms in the resort. Guests of the resort will have an opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes activities like preparing and feeding food for the zoo's animals.

Our Chilli Crab Review

Our Chilli Crab Review tells you the two most easy-to-find seafood restaurants to try out the famous chilli crab. Get to know also the cost or the price you got to pay for a decent chilli crab meal.


Opening of National Gallery Singapore

The opening date of National Gallery Singapore is on 24 Nov 2015. All visitors will get free entry to the Gallery from 24 Nov to 6 Dec. The Gallery opening hours during these two weeks are as follow: Mon to Thu: 10am to 7pm, Fri to Sun: 10am to 11pm.

Click here to get your free tickets to the museum. Walk in visitors may be held back for entry as priority is given to those with tickets.

National Gallery Singapore Ticket Prices

From 7 Dec onwards, the admission tickets for the museum are priced as follow: $20/adult, $15/child aged 7-12, free for child aged 6 and below. Free admission for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

Please visit National Gallery Singapore for more information on the two weeks celebrations.


Singapore's World Heritage Site: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens was awarded World Heritage Site by The World Heritage Committee on 4 Jul 2015. The 156-year-old Gardens was located just ten minutes walk from the famous Orchard Road.


As one of the ambassador and Unesco delegate, Darko Tanaskovic said: "The Singapore Botanic Gardens is encouraging proof of how men can re-create lost paradise, and of harmony between men and nature."

Let's see some facts about the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

  1. It was founded in 1859.
  2. The 74 ha Gardens has the size of about 100 football field.
  3. There are 10,000 plus species of plants.
  4. The National Orchid Garden, which is situated within the Gardens, has more than 1,200 species of orchids and 2,000 plus hybrids.
  5. The Gardens has 15 heritage buildings, one of them is the 1921 Holttum Hall. It's now a Heritage Museum.
  6. It attracted more than 4.4 million visitors annually, it's considered the most-visited botanic garden in the world.

Find out things to do in Singapore Botanic Gardens.


Universal Studios Singapore Roller Coaster Reopens on 27 May 2015

Universal Studios Singapore Roller Coaster will reopen on 27 May 2015 after closing for more than a year since 21 Jul 2013. Book the rollercoaster tickets online now to avoid disappointment as tickets will be selling out fast. Get 13 tips on how to tour Universal Studios smartly to save you time and money. Be sure to buy the Express Pass to avoid long hours of waiting for some of the popular rides.

The roller coaster will operate with a new look when it opens. The four-seater vehicle will be replaced by two-seater vehicles. The tracks, however, will remain the same.

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Singapore is No 1 country for travel in 2015

Lonely Planet, the world well known travel company, has chosen Singapore as the No. 1 country to visit in 2015.

The things which being mentioned in its Best in Travel 2015 guidebook about Singapore include:

  • multiracial and multicultural society.
  • events and festivals happening throughout the year, especially in 2015 when Singapore celebrates its Golden Jubilee.
  • more choices for fancy and stylish hotels.
  • no end of new developments, the two which coming up in 2015 are the National Art Gallery and the Singapore Sports Hub; not to mention the recent development which include the Gardens by the Bay and River Safari.

Of course, there are also many visitors come here just for the food, admire the greenery or love the peace and safety that our country provide.

Before planning your Singapore vacation, check out our 5-day Singapore Tour Itinerary for a first time visitor. For family vacation, get more information on what to see and do in Singapore from our Singapore Tour Itinerary for Family.


Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at Sentosa Island

Madame Tussauds Singapore, which is located at the Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa Island, will be opening on 25 Oct 2014. It is the wax museum company 18th attraction around the world. Find out more information on Newest Attractions in Sentosa Island.


New Hotel in Singspore: Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan

Opened on 31 Jul 2014, Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan is located in Bugis area, just 5 minutes walk from the famous Sultan Mosque. Converted from a row of 17 two-storey conserved shophouses, it has 17 loft suites which comes with a living area on the ground level and a bedroom on the mezzanine level.

hotel clover 33
Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan

Check out this New Concept Hotel in Singapore for more information. For more choices of accommodation in Singapore, visit Where to Stay in Singapore.


Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations 2014

Known as Mooncake or Lantern Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations here are generally hold in Chinatown areas. This year programmes are listed below for your reference:

Official Opening and Light Up Ceremony
Where: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
When: 24 Aug 2014
Time: 7pm to 10pm

Lantern Making Competition
Where: Chinatown Point
When: 16 Aug to 8 Sep 2014
Time: All Day

Lantern Painting Competition
Where: Chinatown Point
When: 16 Aug to 8 Sep 2014
Time: 9am to 12pm

Festive Bazaar and Carnival
Where: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street and Smith Street
When: 23 Aug to 8 Sep 2014
Time: 11am to 10.30pm

Nightly Stage Show
Where: Kreta Ayer Square
When: 24 Aug to 8 Sep 2014
Time: 8pm to 10.30pm

Kreta Ayer Square, the field in between Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Chinatown Complex.

Mass Lantern Walk
Where: Kreta Ayer Square (start point)
When: 6 Sep 2014
Time: 7pm to 10pm

For more information about the above Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations, please visit Chinatown Festivals.


Local Food in Buffet Style

As a tourist, it would be nice if you have a chance to taste a number of local dishes all at one go. Now you have the opportunity to try them all at Ellenborough Market Cafe's in Swiss Merchant Court hotel. The following are just few of the many special dishes served in the cafe:

  1. Bak kut teh
  2. Satay
  3. Claypot chicken rice,
  4. Kway chap,
  5. Oyster omelette,
  6. Slipper lobster in black bean sauce
  7. Beef rendang
  8. Braised pig trotter in vinegar
  9. Indian rojak
  10. Salted vegetable duck soup

For drinks, there are local favourites like water chestnut, barley and bandung. The highlight of this buffet is the durian feast. You can have as much fresh durians as you like. So do remember to reserve some room for that.

The cafe is offering a promotion for HSBC card holders. For every three diners, one will dine free. The offer ends on 27 Jul 14.

Where: Swissotel Merchant Court
When: now till 27 Jul 2014
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
Price: $65++ an adult, $33++ a child
Tel: 6239-1848

Malay food buffet style by celebrity Chef Wan

Good news to Muslim visitors looking for great Malay food in Singapore. Celebrity Chef Wan, the Food Ambassador of Malaysia, is giving a promotion for the fasting month of Ramadan at his 1 Market buffet restaurant. For every four guests, you pay for the price of three.

The following are few of the must-try dishes:

  • Lebanese chicken rice
  • Indonesian rice porridge
  • Bubur Manado
  • Ikan Pesmol


Read Chef Wan 1 Market Buffet Reviews

Resorts World Sentosa Durian Fest 2014

Durian lovers, especially foreigners and tourists, should grab the opportunity to take part in the Resorts World Sentosa Durian Fest 2014. The reason is it's never be easy to choose the right durain yourself. The worse scenario is that you are being conned to pay a high premium for the best grade of durian but get normal class durian.

The Durian Fest, however, guarantee us the very best of the few types of durians. You eat with peace knowing those star durians are provided by well established vendor with good reputation.

Chilli crabs buffet dinner

If you love Chilli Crabs, this buffet dinner promotion at Plaza Brasserie in Parkroyal on Beach Road is for you. Besides chilli crabs, you get to taste mud crabs which serve in 14 different cooking styles. Apart from the common versions like Black Pepper Crab, Cereal Crab and Salted Egg Crab, you can also find the new ways of cooking style like the Crab Kut Teh and Steamed Crab With Dang Gui, a Chinese herb.

At a price of $65 per adult, it's consider cheap. It would cost $50 to $80 a crab to dine in similar restaurant. So, if you are in Singapore during the promotional period, don't miss the chance to try 14 versions of crabs in one visit.

Where: Plaza Beasserie, Parkroyal on Beach Road
When: now till 27 Jul 2014
Time: 6pm to 10.30pm daily
Price: $65/adult, $39/child
Enquiry: call 65055710

Sentosa New Night Show: Wings of Time‏

I have a mix-feeling after watching the new night show Wings of Time at Siloso Beach on the first day of its launch. A very high tech show makes use of multimedia effects, 3D visual effects, fountain, laser lights and fireworks, your eye will be too busy trying to take in all these. No wonder it costs 10 millions to produce it. It's definitely entertaining and worth spending a night with your loved ones. Check out more information on Wings of Time Ticket Prices and Show Times.


Getting to Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort by MRT

The easiest way of Getting to Marina Bay Sands is by MRT. No matter where you are: Changi Airport, Little India, Orchard Road, Chinatown or Kampong Glam, there is always a MRT station nearby to take you to Bayfront station, which is connected directly to Marina Bay Sands.


From City to Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night

Visitors can now get to Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari from the city areas on a comfortable coach. The service is provided by the Duck & Hippo tour company. It departs from Suntec City and Singapore Flyer hourly. The first coach begins at 8.30 am and takes about 45 to 60 minutes to reach the Zoo. The last coach departs from the Zoo at 10.30 pm. Tickets cost $7/adult and $5/child for a single trip. More information on Taking Coach to Singapore Zoo.

Check out Other Cheaper Ways to Get to the Zoo.

River Safari Behind-the-Scenes Tours

From next month onward, visitors to River Safari will have a chance to join two new tours: Be a Panda Reseacher and Fishy Business. These two behind the scenes tours will let participants know more about how to take care of freshwater animals and understand the panda's diet and lifestyle. For instance, they will learn how to prepare for the aquarium animal feeds, analyst panda droppings so as to know about its diet. For more information, check out River Safari Behind-the-Scenes Tours.


Orchard Road Newest Shopping Mall and Hotel - Orchardgateway

Orchardgateway, sitting on the previous sites of Specialist Shopping Centre, Hotel Phoenix and Orchard Emerald, is opening its door to the public though some of the shops are not opening yet.

Orchardgateway Shopping Mall and Hotel

It consists of two buildings which are connected by a cylindrical overhead bridge. In addition to a shopping mall, the complex also housed a 500-room hotel. Level 1 of the shopping mall is linked directly to the next shopping mall 313@Somerset.

How to get to Orchardgateway? As it is connected to the Somerset MRT station at the basement, you are just few steps away once you are out of the station.

Wings of Time Takes Over Songs of the Sea

Songs of the Sea ends on 4 May 2014 after seven years of successful run. Those who miss the show will have to wait for the new night show Wings of Time, which will be launched on 17 Jun 2014 at Sentosa's Siloso Beach. In the meantime, renovation works will be carried out in the existing site. Visitors will have to patiently wait for the opening date of Wings of Time. For more information, check out Wings of Time Ticket Prices and Show Time.

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Most Visited Singapore Attractions

  1. Universal Studios Singapore
  2. Gardens by the Bay
  3. Sentosa Island
  4. Singapore Flyer
  5. Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

Popular Attractions

  1. Orchard Road
  2. Singapore Night Attractions
  3. Clake Quay
  4. Boat Quay
  5. Esplanade Singapore

Wildlife, Gardens & Parks

  1. Singapore Zoo
  2. Night Safari
  3. River Safari
  4. Jurong Bird Park
  5. Gardens by the Bay
  6. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  7. National Orchid Garden
  8. Mount Faber Park

Family-friendly Attractions

  1. Sentosa Beach
  2. Mint Museum of Toys
  3. Zoo's Rainforest Kidzworld
  4. Far East Organization Children Garden and Playground
  5. Singapore River Cruise

Museums & Historical Monuments

  1. Asian Civilisations Museum
  2. National Museum of Singapore
  3. Singapore River
  4. Colonial Buildings
  5. Sultan Mosque
  6. Indian Temple

Sightseeing Tours

  1. Chinatown
  2. Little India
  3. Kampong Glam
  4. Bugis Street

Suggested Tour Itineraries

  1. 5 Days Singapore Tour Itinerary
  2. 4 Days Tour Itinerary for Family
  3. Singapore Tour Guide for First Time Visitors
  4. Half Day Sightseeing Tour
  5. Singapore City Tour

Must-try Singapore Food

  1. Chilli Crab
  2. Chicken Rice
  3. Laksa
  4. Roti Prata
  5. Bak Kut Teh
  6. Satay
  7. Indian Rojak
  8. Singapore Sling

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