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    Top Things To Do In Singapore

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      Couple posing in front of a fair ride in Singapore
      Couple posing in front of a fair ride in Singapore

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        My private tour was exceptional. An amazing way to see lots of sights in a short amount of time. My guide Ying was wonderful!

        April 2024

        Jill W

        Even before our private walking tour started, Colin, our local guide, was super communicative via email and WhatsApp, and he was really keen to understand the type of experiences we'd like to see in Singapore to make the tour personal for us. He shared a detailed itinerary based on his extensive local knowledge, and including a few specific locations we'd mentioned based on reviews we'd read and a previous trip to Singapore Our meeting point, location and time were agreed well in advance with confirmation updates the day before, all very reassuring. On the morning of our tour, Colin was on time and stood exactly where we'd agreed to meet him. He was immediately very friendly and helpful and re confirmed the itinerary and was still very flexible and open to changes as the tour proceeded. He was also very quick to understand our walking pace and level of physical ability, especially in the heat. Our tour included a mix of the classic locations; tour of Chinatown including Chinatown Complex, a walk through Clarke Quay and the Singapore River and on to Fort Canning Park, a walking tour of Fort Canning, including historical locations at Fort Gate, Battlebox, Fort Canning Heritage Gallery and Spice Garden, then a scenic walk down Canning Rise passing local landmarks including the Armenian Church and Central Fire Station. Colin included a rest / snack break at Funan Digitalife Mall before heading on to a specific location we'd requested on the Singapore River to replicate a photo at Boat Quay from our honeymoon in the 1990's (Colin was super helpful and captured the perfect replica 2024 photo). Our tour then continued through the Colonial District passing more local landmarks including St Andrew’s Cathedral, the National Gallery, Padang and the Asian Civilisations Museum. We then crossed the Singapore River via the historic Cavanagh Bridge, and walked through the Fullerton Hotel (with very welcome air conditioning) towards Merlion Park and the Marina Bay. Our tour concluded with a walk to Raffles Place to the heart of the Central Business District. Colin was able to answer many of our questions along the way, and spoke clearly in perfect English, but if he didn't know a particular point, he would say rather than just making things up. We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour experience with Colin, and would highly recommend it. As a general point, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, ensure you have a hat, and carry water to drink along the way, and be

        April 2024

        Tim H

        Excellent tour, we learned so much about Singapore, its cultures, people and history. Emcee was an excellent host, taking time before the tour to really understand what we were looking for and tailoring the itinerary accordingly. We mixed walking with taxis and Uber’s which meant we got a welcome break from the heat, rejuvenating us for the next part of the tour. Visited Chinatown, Little India, Kampang Glam, The Bay, Gardens By The Bay (light show is amazing), and Cloud Forest. Thoroughly recommended and Emcee is just a brilliant guide.

        April 2024

        Neil D

        My guide was great ! He was on time to my hotel and provided proper identification. He gave so much detail in the day to day life in Singapore. Something that a red bus guide would not give. He translated as needed through out the day and chose great meals that only a native would know about. He answered all my questions intelligently and properly. It was hot and we walked over 22k steps that day ! He asked several times during the day if we needed to stop and if I was ok. You will not regret this one on one experience. It makes the whole trip memorable!

        April 2024

        Linda K

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