for 8 Types of Travelers
Although its landmass is only about 700 square kilometers, Singapore is arguably the best country in the world in terms of making the most out of its space. This, coupled with the country’s rich history resulting in a wonderful tapestry of cultural and ethnic sights and sounds, guarantees that there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy in the Lion City.
Here we list 8 types of travelers and what each can expect in their visit to Singapore:
Singapore has incredible hangout places that socialisers and even seasoned night owls will enjoy. Want to enjoy your drink with a view of the river? Try hanging out at River Quay and Boat Quay. How about a view of the metropolis? Try the famed Southbridge, or the bars at the Marina Bay Sands.
For lovers of live-music, Singapore offers a number of bars for each preference. You can look up here and pick out what’s best for you.
Passionate about discovering places? Head down to Singapore to explore world class theme parks and iconic waterfront attractions. Visit The Gardens by the Bay and experience how nature can be showcased with proper use of modern technology. It’s practically an oasis within the city! If seeing wildlife is your thing, you can visit the award-winning Singapore Zoo, which features white tigers, pygmy hippos, even komodo dragons!
To make the most out of your trip, purchase the Singapore Explorer Pass, which is valid for Singapore Airlines & SilkAir passengers. This pass gives you one-time access to over 20 attractions in Singapore, including your enjoyment of natural wonders.
The Culture Shapers
You wouldn’t know it by seeing how Singapore is now, but all that used to be a sleepy fishing village. Simply knowing the country’s journey from that to becoming one of the most modern countries in the world would be enough to satiate history buffs. You can find relics and remnants of this particular journey throughout Singapore: visit the Changi Museum to learn about the country during war time, or go to the National Museum of Singapore to learn more about Singapore’s culture and history.
For cultural immersion, you can also go to Joo Chiat/Katong and see the Peranakan culture. Or visit the Little India, Kampong Glam and Chinatown districts for a first-hand experience of multicultural Singapore!
Mention the country Singapore, and you get a visual of any or all of the following: Laksa, Bak kut teh, Chicken Rice, and of course, Chili Crabs! Singapore’s rich cultural heritage has given the world colorful cuisines with unique flavors and aroma.
You’ll never run out of great foods to try in Singapore: from the only Michelin-starred hawker stall Hawker Chan to the five-star dining in restaurants of famous chefs around the world, your taste buds will have a treat no matter how big or small your budget is.
No list of things to do in Singapore would be complete without mentioning shopping. Just like with your dining experience in the Lion City, there are multitude of shops here that would suit any budget. For all your luxury brand fix, go to Orchard Road and find your favorite designers’ latest creations. If you’re looking for more local color, go to Bugis Street and Haji Lane.
In fact, you can start shopping once you board off your flight and avail of many discounts and privileges by simply presenting your Singapore Airlines or SilkAir boarding pass while you enjoy your duty free spree in the sprawling Changi Airport. For more bargains, keep your receipts when you shop around Singapore and avail of the GST Refund, which travelers can claim back at Changi Airport.
Enjoy the action in Singapore! Singapore is a host for major sports events such as the FORMULA 1, BNP Paribas WTA Finals and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens. If you are in for some adrenaline rush, try indoor skydive at iFly Singapore or challenge yourself by conquering the ClimbMax, an obstacle course of aerial ropes, ladders, and flying foxes at the Mega Adventure Park in Sentosa.
The National Museum of Singapore houses some of the finest curated pieces in the region. Marvel at the finest works of art both by domestic and international artists. You can also catch art fairs around the country. If modern design is more up your alley, check out the Red Dot Design Museum, where you’ll find more than 1,000 award-winning products and concepts on display.
Fans of quirk can also check out the MINT Museum of Toys, which houses an awe-inspiring collection of vintage toys and collectible items. You can also check out Gillman Barracks, a former military encampment which is now home to 13 art galleries spread out across five buildings.
Here is a list of more galleries for you to enjoy.
The Social Media Star
Singapore is a photographer’s paradise: Everything here is so picturesque, they are IG-ready! Take your pick: the sprawling neighborhood along Clark Quay/Boat Quay and their colorful bridges, the vibrant streets of Little India, Chinatown, Joo Chiat/Katong and Kampong Glam, the marvelous architecture of Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay, the quiet cool of Ann Siang and Club Street—there’s simply a lot of great visuals for you to marvel at and to populate your social media accounts with!
For more amazing things to see and do in Singapore, visit www.visitsingapore.com.
To know more about GST Refund and the wide selection of retail & services at Singapore Changi Airport, visit their website.
Fly to Singapore via Singapore Airlines and enjoy exclusive privileges and other offers! Explore Singapore Airlines global network and latest fare deals at singaporeair.com.
If you want a preview of the many amazing things to do in Singapore, watch Kryz Uy’s Vlog of her adventure in Lion City below: