Tourist Attractions of Singapore

There are many more tourist attractions of Singapore that I cannot possibly list here. But these Singapore attractions should keep you busy for a few days.

Singapore Botanical Gardens
Experience the calm and serenity of this 52 hectares garden. Located within the grounds of the park is the National Orchid Garden, where you can marvel at the wide variety and colors of Orchids on display.

Singapore Night Safari
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Singapore, it offers you the experience of exploring wildlife in a tropical jungle at night. Night Safari is the world's first wildlife park built.

The animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures, separated from the visitors by dry or wet moats.

Orchard Road (Nearest MRT: Orchard)
There are many places to do some serious shopping along Orchard Road, Singapore's most popular shopping district. Simply get off at Orchard MRT station, and walk from one shopping centre to another!

An underground passage connects Orchard MRT station to Wisma Atria, which is also connected underground to Ngee Ann City/Takashimaya Shopping Centre.

Jurong Bird Park
The largest bird park in all of South East Asia, Jurong Bird Park is a refuge for more than 8000 birds of 600 different species from all over the world.

Highlights include Waterfall Aviary, at 30m (98ft) the world's highest manmade waterfall, and the South East Asian Bird Aviary, where a thunderstorm is simulated every day at noon. The new Lodge on Flamingo Lake promises food not just fit for birds.

Bird shows feature flamingos, macaws, hornbills and cockatoos and one of the biggest attractions is the Penguin Parade, housing more than 200 penguins of five species. An air-conditioned monorail covers the entire park.

Little India
Little India welcomes you to a unique experience of Singapore. Here, the heartland of the Indian community is a cacophony of colors, sounds and scents. You'll discover an array of Indian silks, brassware and bangles that will fascinate you. Or simply find out what goes on behind temple doors.

Follow your nose to excellent restaurants in Little India serving North and South Indian cuisine. Witness the Indian living tradition when you visit one of the last-known Indian spice grinders.

The Esplanade
Theatres on the Bay is a performing arts center for everyone, located on 6 hectares of prime waterfront land by Marina Bay.

With exciting retail and entertainment outlets on three levels, Esplanade Mall offers an exciting and diverse retail mix from fashion to flowers, home decorations to handmade pottery, giving a superb arts-related shopping experience.

You can enjoy a pre- or post-performance dinner at one of the mall's premier restaurants or specialty cafes.

Wine and dine in style at the alfresco Waterfront, feast on local favorites, chat over coffee and cakes, or simply grab a quick bite at the bars.

Then, drive past the Financial District to Chinatown, a place where many of Singapores' immigrant forefathers set up home.

Chinatown (Nearest MRT: Chinatown)
Chinatown, known as "Niu Che Shui" in Chinese, the literal translation means "bullock carts' water". Its a great place for ultimate shopping experience as the prices are great.

You may find sea horses to the nutritious birds' nests on display in shops too. And of course, have your fortune told? Fortune-telling is one of the more unusual trades found here.

Chinatown is the place to be to soak in all things Chinese. Take a ride in a trishaw around Chinatown and discover the nostalgia of living in Singapore's past.

Here, you can buy antiques, cheongsams, herbal medication, and souvenirs, and treat yourself to lip-smacking local food. You can find Chinese, Malay and even Indian food here.

There are also many places of interest like Hindu and Buddhist temples you can visit for great photo memories for your travel to Singapore.

Sri Mariamman Temple
Travel to Singapore's oldest Hindu Temple. The original temple was built out of wood and attap by 1827 and the original brick bones of the present building were built around 1843. The goddesses honored here are the mother-goddess Devi and the rain goddess, Mariamman.

Funan The I.T. Mall Nearest MRT: City Hall)
Travel to Singapore largest IT hub, it offers the latest and most innovative IT gadgets of varied brands and models. With 178 outlets, youll be spoiled for choice for all your IT needs.

Singapore is a heaven for electrical goods at reasonable prices but one must be wary and bargain the price.

Suntec City Mall (Nearest MRT: City Hall)
From City Hall MRT, you can choose to take a free shuttle service to Suntec City, or visit the underground Citylink Mall, which connects the MRT to Suntec City.

Suntec City is home to the impressive Fountain of Wealth. Supported by four 13.8 m high bronze legs, this fountain found its way into the Guinness Book of Records as the "World's Largest Fountain".

Suntec City also houses Singapore largest shopping mall, with more than 270 retail, dining and entertainment outlets, all occupying an area of 888,000 square feet.

The main tenants include Carrefour, a popular European hypermarket chain, music store Tower Records, and Harvey Norman, an electrical goods retail chain.

Sentosa Island
If time is on your side, visit Singapore's holiday resort-island, can be reached by cable car from Mount Faber Tower (near Harbourfront MRT) and by Cable Car from Harbourfront or overland by the Causeway-bridge.

Sentosa Island is a purpose-built island theme park and offers beaches, history, golf, gastronomy and a host of themed attractions, including the water rides of Fantasy Island, and Underwater World, one of Asia's largest tropical fish oceanariums and others.

Complete your tour of tourist attractions of Singapore by visiting Images of Singapore, which depicts the island's early life, local festivals and customs and the World War II surrender to the Japanese at Fort Silosa, which shows the bunkers and underground passages used in the island's defense.