There's a reason nearly 20 million tourists visit Singapore each year. This city-state is made up of the large main island of Singapore and over 60 small islets and lies only a few miles north of the equator. Known as the Lion City, Singapore is full of hidden gems. There are countless things to explore, whether it's in nature or the concrete jungle. To make your next vacation to Singapore a bit more fantastic, here are ten hidden gems you must check out.
1. Orchard Road
Stroll down Singapore's fashion street, Orchard Road. Here is where you'll find luxurious boutiques, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, and hotels. Orchard Road is a great place to enjoy a delicious lunch and a little shopping.
2. Ride a Bumboat Downtown
The view you'll get of downtown Singapore from the bumboat is perhaps the best. You can take it for a quick ride or take it easy on the 40-minute tour.
3. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
This walkway by the bay is nearly 2.2-miles long. As you take this stroll, there are alluring sights through including views of glamorous skyscrapers, unique structures, art, and of course, the bay. If it's too hot, take advantage of the breeze shelters, mist sprays, and fans along the waterfront.
4. Sands Skypark
Head to the observation area atop the ship-shaped deck at Sands Skypark for the most magnificent view of downtown Singapore.
5. Gardens by the Bay
This modernized garden is undoubtedly one to behold. This outdoor nursery sits on about 250-acres and was designed during an international design competition.
Take in the culture of Chinatown as it blends old and new together in its restaurants, markets, and boutiques. Visit some of the old historic buildings and monuments as well as the beautiful temples.
7. National Orchid Garden
Bring your camera along when you go to the National Orchid Garden. Sprawling over 7-acres, you'll get to view over 1,000 species of orchids and 2,000 hybrids in this breathtaking oasis.
8. Clarke Quay
If you enjoy the nightlife, head over to the historical district of Clarke Quay. The streets in Clarke Quay are chocked-full of the hottest nightclubs, and old warehouses turned into bars and restaurants.
9. Jurong Bird Park
This bird park exists on nearly 50-acres, and homes more than 400 species of birds. The park prides itself on keeping the birds' habitat as natural as possible.
This mysterious little island is nicknamed "Asia's Favorite Playground" due to its many attractions and city center. This island was once a military base, so there's a lot of history to enjoy here as well. In Sentosa, enjoy sunbathing on the beach, get lost in the thickets of the forest, or do some gambling at a casino.
These hidden gems are only a few of the exciting places to explore in Singapore. When you are ready to visit Singapore, contact me and I will set up a unique itinerary for your Singapore adventure.