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22 Apr 2022 - 4 min read

5 Must-Visit Singapore Tourist Spots and Attractions

Ever wonder what to do in the Lion City? You can indulge and shop at all the best shopping malls or you can discover different ethnic quarters and get a glimpse of their cultures.

Check out this list of Singapore tourist spots that you can include in your itinerary!

How to Get to Singapore?

Flying is not only easy but is the best way to get to Singapore from the Philippines.

The flying trip from Manila to Singapore is around two hours or so. Do bear in mind the weather condition can influence the travel time as well.

COVID-19 Requirements to Singapore

Some of the requirements you need to take into consideration before you travel are:

You must have proof of vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be issued by the Department of Health.
You must provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
You must purchase travel insurance that would cover the expenses for any COVID-19 treatment.

Once you arrived in Singapore, you must take note of some things:

You will have to take a supervised self-swab Antigen Rapid Test within the first 24 hours at one of the testing centers in Singapore.

If you are clear from COVID-19, you are free to explore the beauty of Singapore!

1. Marina Bay Sands

Aside from their luxury hotel and iconic infinity pool, Marina Bay Sands is also known for their high end shopping center filled with all the top brands and their observation deck where you can get a glimpse of the Singapore skyline.

Marina Bay Sands also hosts the famous Art Science Museum.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Best for: Shopping aficionados, Museum lovers
Highlight(s): The main attraction at Marina Bay Sands is their infinity pool, which is the largest in the world.
Insider Info: You can also find the Art Science Museum here, which is becoming well-known for their stunning light exhibits.

Aligned with the new normal in order to main the spread of the pandemic, Marina Bay Sands implements special safety measures:

The establishment only permits entry to fully vaccinated guests, but children below the age of 12 are exempted from this requirement.
They also allowed entry to those who have recovered from COVID-19 for the period of 180 days.
They will need an electronic medical certificate for guests that aren’t able to get vaccinated due to medical reasons.

2. Gardens by the Bay

An iconic Singapore landmark, Gardens by the Bay is a park with a great mix of nature and futuristic architecture reminiscent of the Avatar movie.

It’s a popular spot among families and kids can play around in specific playground spots scattered around the park.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore
Operation hours: 5am to 2am
Best for: Families, Groups of friends
Highlight(s): At 7:45pm and at 8:45pm, you can catch the popular light show.
Insider Info: The nature park, which spans around 100 hectares, is built on reclaimed land.
Activity tips: Wear comfortable shoes and cool clothing for an easier time walking around the park.

Gardens by the Bay also informed of several requirements guests have to abide by before entering their establishments, this includes (but is not limited to):

Fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19;
Obtain negative test results from the pre-event test taken 25 hours prior.
Pre-booking of entry time; and
Proof of vaccination via the TraceTogether app or Token upon entering.

3. Merlion Park

(photo via Shutterstock, @Tang Yan Song)

It’s impossible to imagine Singapore without thinking of the classic Merlion Statue. Located at the waterfront park, this public space is always bustling with tourists and residents alike.

You can take awesome photos with friends or family and learn more about Singapore’s symbolic statue.

Location: One Fullerton, Singapore
Highlight(s): You can view Marina Bay Sands and the nearby stretch of buildings from this park.
Insider Info: During 1972, the statue was built by a local craftsman called Lim Nang Seng to welcome visitors to Singapore.

4. Little India and Arab Street

Little India and Arab Street are ethnic communities in the midst of Singapore’s sprawling city.

With a mix of Peranakan buildings, mosques, and Hindu temples, this area is home to most of Singapore’s Indians and Muslims.

You’ll find streets that are lined with spice stalls, fruits and vegetables, jewelry, rugs, antiques, and many more.

Location: Little India and Arab Street
Best for: Anyone
Highlight(s): Try shopping at Mustafa Center for cheap but high quality goods.
Insider Info: Aside from the various stalls and shopping centers you’ll find in these communities, you can also experience authentic Indian and Arabic delicacies.

5. Sentosa Island

If you’re looking to escape the Singapore heat, Sentosa might be the destination for you.

The island is divided into three artificial beaches, namely; Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach, and Tanjong Beach.

There are fun outdoor activities for families to enjoy. You can also hang out at popular beach bars and cafes.

Location: Sentosa, Singapore
Best for: Beach bums
Highlight(s): Try out the zipline ride at Palawan beach.
Insider Info: Free shuttle bus lines can take you around the beaches, surrounding hotels, and Resort World attractions.
Activity tips: If you’re planning to come on a weekend or a public holiday, reserve your hotel in advance.

Sentosa has issued regulations for all visitors to uphold social distancing rules and limit their group sizes to 5 people in a group.

Other than that, they use a controlled entry and exit route when visiting Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso beaches.

So, be vigilant to these requirements during your visit so that you remain COVID-free when it’s time to come home.

Ready to plan your trip to the Lion City? Get cheap flights to Singapore and book hotels now!

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