Some spectacular Singapore sights

So much greenery.

by Rashmi Chugani

While Singapore is not very big, it offers a lot. If you’re there on vacation, on a layover, or on a business trip, you should visit some of the main attractions. Besides, the food is really good so your days there will be filled with some awesome memories.

Asian Civilisations Museum 96

1 Empress Place Empress Place Building

With 11 galleries spread over three levels, each of the regions has its own thematic timeline and permanent display.

- Fodor's

Fort Canning Park 82

Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre

These days, Fort Canning Park is known for great views over Singapore, but in days past, it served as the site of Raffles's home and the island's first botanic garden.

- Frommer's

East Coast Park 82

Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road (Bedok)

You'll never be bored in East Coast Park, the largest and most popular park on the island of Singapore.

- Michelin Guide

Peranakan Museum 88

39 Armenian Street

This small branch of the Asian Civilisations Museum illuminates the fascinating culture of the Peranakans, people born of intermarriages between Chinese immigrants and locally born Malays.

- Frommer's

National Museum of Singapore 90

93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore

The premises of the National Museum are as interesting as the exhibits inside.

- Frommer's

Thian Hock Keng Temple 86

158 Telok Ayer Street

This structure—the Temple of Heavenly Happiness—was completed in 1842 to replace a simple shrine built 20 years earlier.

- Fodor's

Sri Mariamman Temple 86

244 South Bridge Road Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in the city, is decorated with a host of multicoloured statues of divinities. A must-see during your tour of Singapore's Chinatown.

- Michelin Guide

Sultan Mosque 91

3 Muscat Street Masjid Sultan

Today it remains as a functioning mosque with a prayer hall which can accommodate up to 5,000 people in mass prayer.

- Condé Nast Traveler

Singapore Zoo 89

80 Mandai Lake Road

They call themselves the Open Zoo because, rather than coop the animals in jailed enclosures, they let them roam freely in landscaped areas.

- Frommer's

This beautiful 166-acre property is an oasis in the otherwise urban landscape of the city.

- Condé Nast Traveler

Gardens by the Bay 84

18 Marina Gardens Drive

The latest blockbuster attraction at Marina Bay.

- Lonely Planet

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