Singapore

Must Do - Singapore

Singapore might be a small city-state, but it punches above its weight when it comes to sightseeing and must do experiences!

Photo courtesy of National Parks Board

Just minutes from busy Orchard Road is Singapore Botanic Gardens – a haven of serenity teaming with flora and fauna, freestanding sculptures and other nature delights. There are numerous walking trails that take between 40 to 90 minutes, as well as free guided walking tours held most Saturdays. Unwind in the tranquil surrounds of the Eco-Garden amid bamboo, fruit trees and bougainvilleas, or at Eco-Lake, which is home to beautiful black swans. There's also a Trellis Garden featuring climber plants, and a Fragrant Garden with inviting aromas and a boardwalk that is beautifully lit at night. Discover the waterfall, pool with Amazon water lilies and romantic night lighting at the Ginger Garden, which contains different species of ginger organised into their regions of origin. Learn something at the Healing Garden, which contains more than 400 species of plants commonly used in Southeast Asia to treat medical ailments. It's laid out thematically relating to various parts of the body. If you're a music enthusiast, head to Palm Valley to see a live orchestral performances. Plus, there's loads more things to see and do there. 

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Singapore Flyer at Marina Bay offers an eagle-eye view of Singapore, along with glimpses of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. It's one of the world's largest observation wheels at 165 metres above ground level, and is reported to be 30 metres higher than the UK's famous London Eye. From the luxury of an air-conditioned cabin you'll enjoy impressive 360 degree views of the Marina Bay skyline. Why not enjoy an evening sky dining flight which includes your choice of a four-course Western or Chinese meal with an out-of-this-world backdrop? You can even set your love soaring and propose to your honey on top of the world by taking advantage of special packages that include a choice of themed capsules, as well as one night's accommodation at a luxury hotel in Singapore. 

Photo by: Hidetaka Mori, courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a lively program of local and international shows and captivating art exhibitions. Located waterside at Marina Bay, the performing arts centre has a Concert Hall, Theatre and Outdoor Theatre, which serve up everything from jivey jazz, classical orchestra and contemporary dance to die-hard rock, authentic cultural festivals and intriguing puppet shows. Offering around 3,000 performances a year you'll be absolutely spoilt for choice and sure to find something whatever your taste. From time to time you can even snavel up a romance package which includes two tickets to a show, a special three-course dinner at Restaurant Labyrinth, intermission drinks at the Foyer bar, and a couple of souvenir programmes.

St John's Island
A trip to Singapore wouldn't be complete without some island hopping. Catch a ferry from Marina South Pier and head out on the open sea to explore the pristine beaches of southern Singapore's Lazarus, St John, Kusu and Sisters' islands. Singapore Island Cruise offers daily trips to Kusu Island and St John Island. If you want to venture to Sisters’ Island, Lazarus Island and Pulau Hantu, Singapore Island Cruise also operates private, air-conditioned charters so you can create your own flexible itinerary that could include wining and dining while enjoying the fabulous sights.
 
Take your Singapore getaway to new heights when you go indoor skydiving
Romance won't be the only thing setting your heart a flutter in Singapore if you visit iFly Singapore at Sentosa. iFly's indoor skydiving free fall simulator is almost five storeys high and has thrilling winds of up to 300 kilometres an hour. Enjoy phenomenal views of the South China Sea out of the 18-foot acrylic glass window. Don't forget to purchase a keepsake photo and video of your flight so you can impress your friends when you get back home.
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