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Top Things To Do In Singapore

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Wondering what to do in Singapore?

Dubbed the diverse Gateway to Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of cultures from all corners of the globe. Singapore is a concrete jungle in the most literal sense – the city skyline, blanketed in vegetation, is one of the most sustainable (and recognizable) in the world. As a city that prides itself on its eco-friendly status, the things to do in Singapore toggle between the cosmopolitan and the open-air. Everything to love about big city life – glass skyscrapers, swanky bars, gigantic shopping malls – is found here. But head out of town, and things to do in Singapore are a nature-lover’s nirvana, from walking trails to treetop jungle bridges.

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Tourists enjoying a sunny day in Singapore with the Singapore Flyer in the background
A modern marvel

It’s no secret that Singapore is an urban wonderland: its iconic skyline formed from over 80 skyscrapers has made it one of the most futuristic cities in the world. With mind-bending structures like the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands, some of the best things to do in Singapore are exploring the world-famous buildings around every corner. But the city is also a treasure trove of historic architectural relics. Singapore’s storied past is beautifully illustrated by perfectly preserved pre-war public housing, old Art Deco-inspired shophouses, and the century-old Botanic Gardens.

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Tourists and locals waiting for their meals at a hawker center in Singapore
The capital of street food

With so many cultures calling Singapore home, the city’s food scene is a collection of the best recipes from around the world (and some quintessentially Singaporean creations). So many things to do in Singapore revolve around food. Maybe you’ll stroll along the downtown area and grab a bite at an upmarket eatery or trendy bar – but the hidden ethnic enclaves are where you’ll truly experience the best of the city’s food. In fact, one of the most thrilling things to do in Singapore is bargaining for bites at hawker centers housed in heritage buildings and no-frill street food stalls.

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Smiling dances at a typical festival scene in Singapore
Singapore after sunset

When night falls and the city lights twinkle into life, the list of things to do in Singapore gets longer and the city really starts showing off. Swanky bars and pubs along the waterfront become crowded, and locals gear up to dance the night away at cool clubs. But even if you’re not into the party scene, there are plenty of things to do in Singapore after dark. Stroll through a sky garden lit up by fairy lights, see a mesmerizing laser show, trawl the crisscrossing lanes in Chinatown, or gawk up at the iconic Supertree Grove – vertical gardens that light up magnificently at night.

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