From the moment you step off the plane at Changi Airport, and enter one of the loveliest airports in the world, your Singaporean experience begins. There are plenty of things to do in Singapore. You are welcomed, with sighting of cascading orchids, superb shopping facilities, comfortable waiting for flight areas and a movie area. That’s only the start of the things to do in Singapore!
The Republic of Singapore has a multi-cultural population. It consists of Chinese, Malay, Indian, and British citizens and a set of strict rules to obey if you don’t want to end up paying fines or even spend time in jail.
It is wise to remember
- No spitting,
- No littering,
- No chewing gum
- No indoor smoking
- No jay walking
- No drinking and driving
- No public drunkenness
- No drugs
Among the things to do in Singapore
Driving to Sentosa Island and visiting the Butterfly Park is a fascinating outing. There are over fifteen hundred species and more than two thousand butterflies to see as they flutter from flower to flower, often landing on your shoulders or hands. The setting of the park is tropical, peaceful and lush and it’s a pleasure to just wander and take in the assortment of these beautiful little flying creatures. You may not be aware that butterflies can only fly if the temperature of their bodies is above 86 degrees. There is also an amazing collection of different insects for visitors to inspect that range from beetles to stick insects and scorpions.
Jurong Bird Park
Birdwatchers will enjoy an outing to this Singapore Bird Park that houses some of the most exotic bird-life as well as some birds that are rare. Not to be forgotten are that some extremely vicious birds are also kept there!
Zoo Night Safari
No trip to Singapore is complete without going on a night safari to see some wonderful species of the animal kingdom, kept in conditions resembling their natural habitat in the wild. Animals are awake and alert at night, with many of them on the prowl in their enclosures, ignoring the many visitors, who have come especially to see them. There is even a white Siberian tiger in this vast animal collection. It is an amazing and very popular outing with long queues waiting at the ticket office to enter the gate. The zoo should definitely make it to your list of things to do in Singapore.
Free bus pass
The hotel you stay at will issue you with a bus pass for use on the hop on-hop off tourist bus that circles the city throughout the day, giving you the opportunity to find things to do in Singapore, shop or take in the exciting happenings of the city at your leisure.
Paragon Shopping Centre
One of the tourist bus stops is at the upmarket Paragon Shopping centre on Orchard Street, with six levels and two hundred shops offering an ideal spree for shoppers. Designer labels such as Gucci, Ferragamo and Armani are all found in this centre. There are casual cafes on each floor and down in the basement is a food cellar with a selection of mouthwatering, delicious, cakes on sale that tempt your appetite, even if you aren’t hungry!
The largest fountain in the world according to the 1998 Guinness Book of Records is located at Suntec City, a shopping mall with 300 shops and many pushcarts and food outlets. At night time the fountain is lit up with some spectacular laser performances displayed. Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest shopping centres.
When visiting Singapore you find that some of the tastiest foods are at the outdoor food courts of the Hawker Centres. The assortment for sale offer all tastes, from Indian curry to Chinese noodles, or delicious casual snacks, with most reasonable prices.