Visiting Singapore: What to do in the Capital

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Travelling is one of the most exciting things to do. You get to experience new cultures, new ways of life and see some beautiful sights. No matter what you love to do, there’s always something new to discover when you visit a new place.

One of the trickiest things to do however, is plan what you’re going to see. There are some places that you might have heard of and some hidden gems that you might miss out on if you don’t do enough research.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best things to do when you visit Singapore. That way, you won’t miss out on a thing.

Best things to do in Singapore

Marina Bay Casino

One of the most incredible sights you can see in Singapore is the Marina Bay Casino. Whether you love to play casino games online by taking advantage of the bonuses most online casinos offer, or you prefer to play at a land based venue, you’re sure to enjoy your visit at the Marina Bay Casino.

The casino is situated on Marina Bay and has one of the most amazing views. You don’t even have to go into the casino, you can simply go up to the viewing deck and bask in the view. Make sure you go at night time to experience the magic of the city all lit up.

If you are a casino fan, there are over 600 tables as well as 2,300 slot machines. The casino is split between 4 levels and each one is more glorious than the next.

Gardens by the Bay

One of the most spectacular sights you’ll see in Singapore is the Gardens by the Bay. The idea behind this garden is to provide a beautiful green space inside the city to mix the best of nature and man made structures.

This huge garden is 101 hectares in size and full of gorgeous architecture and plants. There is a 114 foot high waterfall right in the centre so make sure you’re walking around the whole garden so you don’t miss out.

Singapore Zoo

If you’re an animal lover then you can’t miss out on Singapore Zoo. This zoo is set in a rainforest so you feel like you’ve truly entered the animals natural environment. There are over 2,800 animals within the zoo for you to go and see.

You’ll see all kinds of animals including the world's first orangutan habitat where they get to roam free in their own habitat. There are even chances to feed the animals if you wish so you get a fully unique experience.

The Intan

If you’re a history buff, you can’t miss out on a visit to the Intan. This is a private home that you can visit where you can see collections of Peranakan artefacts. The owner has spent over 30 years collecting these artefacts and you can witness and learn all about them.

Visits are by appointment only so if this is something you want to visit, you must ensure that you’re booking well in advance so you don’t miss out.

Thian Hock Keng Temple

To get a fully spiritual experience when you visit Singapore, make sure you visit the Thian Hock Keng Temple. This is Singapore’s oldest Buddhist temple and is a very beautiful place to visit.

The architecture alone is glorious and must be witnessed in person to fully grasp how much workmanship went into building it. In fact, you’ll have to visit in person to get any kind of idea of what it’s like. There are no photos allowed in this temple as it is a sacred place so make sure you go along when you’re in Singapore.


When you’re done with wandering around and want to sit back on a beach and relax, make sure you go to Sentosa. This is a gorgeous island spanning 1,236 acres and it is situated just south of Singapore.

It’s one of the main tourist attractions in Singapore but for a good reason. There are beautiful resorts and beaches to visit. It is also home to Universal Studios Singapore and Mega Adventure Park for those who want a break from basking in the sun.

East Coast Road

This two mile stretch of road is home to some of the best food and shopping that Singapore has to offer. Make sure you pay 328 Katong Laksa for the best Laksa you’ve ever tasted - it’s their namesake for a reason.

And when you’re done tasting all the best of Singapore, why not take a stroll round East Coast Park. This park is another one of Singapore’s best green spaces and is the perfect end to an afternoon of eating your way along the East Coast Road.

Now you’ve got the low down on all the best that Singapore has to offer, there’s only one question left to ask. Where are you going to visit first?