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10 Things for Holidays in Singapore

The no-nonsense quick guide for visitors wanting to see and understand Singapore. Top Ten Things to do in Singapore

I have always wanted to compile a “Top Ten Things to do in Singapore” list. So here goes…This list is meant to be a first-stop no-nonsense quick guide for visitors wanting to see and understand Singapore.

A subjective list, from someone who is very familiar with Singapore tour:

Ranked #1: Eat chicken rice

You may or may not have heard of the Singapore chicken rice. In anycase, please, just go try it at least once. It’s available almost anywhere on the island. The good part is, you are not likely to regret it.

Ranked #2: Visit Night Safari

I have been to zoos/ theme parks around the world and have not seen anything like this. Watching animals at night with your family/ loved once makes the experience one of its kind.

Ranked #3: Take a picture with the Merlion statue at the Marina Bay

Taking a photo with the Merlion statue is of course a “touristy” thing to do. But doing that brings you to an important part of the island that tells the history of Singapore – the Marina Bay. The bay is still changing and growing: skyscrapers contrasting with the colonial buildings, decorated with interesting structures like the Esplanade Theaters and the Marina Bay Sands.

Ranked #4: Check out the Renowned Public Housing: HDB Flats

Tell the cab driver to bring you on a mini-road trip to the relatively older housing projects in places like Bedok, Tampines and Clementi.

Ranked #5: Visit Little India

Make this trip to Serangoon area. You are likely to enjoy this.

Ranked #6: Visit Universal Studios

Singapore/ Resorts World Sentosa
Universal Studios Singapore/ Resorts World Sentosa is a much-talked-about new addition to Singapore. Although the Universal Studios is much smaller than the ones I have been to, I had great fun with my family holidays.

Ranked #7: Visit the Asian Civilisation Museum

I must say that among all the museums in Singapore, this is my favourite. It offers quite a unique perspective to Asian cultures.

Ranked #8: Eat at a Hawker Centre

A big part of Singapore culture is food. When you are tired of the restaurants in the malls, check out one of the hawker centres. They can be found at many parts of Singapore.

Ranked #9: Shop on Orchard Road

I must admit that this is another one of the “touristy” things that some experienced travellers might avoid. But Orchard Road today is quite different from what it was some years ago. Worth checking it out!

Ranked #10: Eat Chili Crab

Clearly I have included another food item. I must have forgotten. I cannot emphasize enough. Food is a big part of Singapore culture!

That’s all, folks! Hope this list was helpful. Please do give me your comments! Thanks!

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