Like Bali, Singapore is a beautiful country I am proud to call my home. I am fortunate to have been able to explore its many attractions and beautiful cityscape. If you are planning for a visit, here are the top interesting things you wouldn’t want to miss.
Merlion Statue – Located in Merlion Park, this mythical statue has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, both of which are representative of Singapore’s history. The lion is symbolic of Singapore’s name, whereas the fish symbolizes Singapore’s beginnings as a fishing village. It was sculpted by Lim Nang Seng in 1972 and initially located at the mouth of the Singapore River. In 2002, it was relocated to Merlion Park after the Esplanade Bridge was completed. The statue shares its home with a smaller Merlion statue named “Merlion Cub.” It is a remarkable statue and is a popular spot for photos.
Gardens by the Bay – With over 50 million visitors to date, this attraction consists of three sections (Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central) on 101 hectares of reclaimed land. There are biodomes and supertrees, which are a testament to Singapore’s commitment to sustainability and green space. The biodomes house over 800 species of flora. Each biodome has a theme, such as the Desert Dome, the Cloud Forest Dome, and the Flower Dome. You’ll find life-size sculptures within them, including a giant baby that appears to hover the ground (Planet by Mark Quinn) and a large bronze ring with a textured inner surface (Moongate by Chung Fah Cheong). There are 18 supertrees that light up during the Garden Rhapsody show every night. Also, the OCBC Skywalk connects six of the supertrees providing spectacular views of these futuristic gardens.
Night Safari – It is the world’s first nocturnal zoo, located next to the Singapore Zoo. You’ll explore six geographical regions during your tour which features nearly 100 species and 900 animals – 41% are on the threatened animal species list. The zoo takes great pride in its wildlife conservation efforts. Their captive breeding programme, for example, has successfully bred Malaysian tigers, fishing cats, bantengs, and more. Dining in the zoo would also be a unique experience as you can dine with fire-eating tribal dancers or eat in a tipi tent.
There is a great deal more to see and do in Singapore, but these places are the most interesting for your first (or maybe fifth) visit here. Every attraction that I have shared above showcases Singapore in its own way and is very easy to locate. In fact, you might also want to pay a visit to Ducatus Café, Singapore’s very first fully cashless and cryptocurrency café. It only accepts cashless payments and even has a Bitcoin ATM where you can buy Bitcoin for as low as $50!
After so many travels, I find that Singapore offers a unique beauty and adventure like no other country, and I highly recommend paying this city a visit on your next trip.