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11 Places to Visit in Singapore

by Alvin Lim on 29/11/08 at 3:33 am

A short trip to the island country of Singapore, spotlighting a few interesting places you must visit during your stay.

The Republic of Singapore, or better known as Singapore, is an island country located to the South of Peninsular Malaysia. It is the smallest nation in South East Asia. The tourism industry in Singapore is one of the largest industries for the country, with more than 9 million tourists in 2006 alone. In this article, we’ll take a short trip to some of the popular tourist attractions in this island nation.

The Merlion

The Merlion is considered to be the mascot of Singapore. It is said to be a mythical beast which is half lion and half fish. It symbolizes courage, resilience and strength of the citizens of Singapore. If you are interested to see this Merlion, there is a 8 meter high status standing at the mouth of the famous Singapore River.

Getting there : Walk along the riverfront from the Raffles Place MRT Station.

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Singapore’s Chinatown has got to be one of the most popular places in the whole of Singapore. It started back in the 1820s when the first Chinese trader from Xiamen, China, set foot on the island. If you happen to travel to this area, you will notice that it has a lot of colours and there’s a unique atmosphere in the place. It is also a very prosperous commercial area. During the Chinese New Year celebration, expect to see a lot of traditional Chinese food and be amazed by the colourful decorations of Chinatown.

Getting there : Take a short walk from Outram Park or Chinatown MRT Stations

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Clarke Quay

This is a very popular hangout place for those interested in Singapore’s city nightlife. In this area, you can find a lot of air-conditioned shop houses, push-carts selling mementos, bars, discos and restaurants. Besides there, you can also find a large variety of handicrafts and souvenirs here. A perfect place for shoppers and diners alike.

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Nov 29th, 2008



Nov 29th, 2008

If there was a “LOVED IT” BUTTON I would so click on that…I love your articles they never cease to amaze me…It makes it hard for me to comment without sounding cliche or fake, or like I’m repeating myself. Great job!! ^_^

Alvin Lim

Nov 30th, 2008

joystick7 : :D

S A JOHNSON : Thanks! It’s been a while since I last visited Singapore, even though I used to stay quite near. :D


Apr 12th, 2009

this article has helped me a lot………thnx a lot

Alvin Lim

Apr 12th, 2009

CD : Thanks. Glad that this article managed to help :)

Ardi Wadiman

Apr 14th, 2009

I’m planning to go to Singapore with my Family on a holiday. Your article really helps a lot. The Kids are so excited. Thank You.

Alvin Lim

Apr 14th, 2009

Ardi Wadiman: Thanks for visiting and also for the kind words. Hopefully you and your family will have a great time in Singapore. ;)


Apr 20th, 2009

thanks. this article had help me out. i planning to go there this summer and this article help me decide where to go. thanks again!!

Alvin Lim

Apr 20th, 2009

rurr: Glad that it helps. Do enjoy your stay in Singapore. It’s a very nice and clean country :)

neha and mohit

Jun 14th, 2009

I will also go to singapore but I am waiting for a good time when my papa will be free from his job:)

Alvin Lim

Jun 14th, 2009

neha and mohit: Hope it’ll be soon. Try to go there during Christmas season. :)

colin Offland

Jul 4th, 2009

anybody know of any bizarre/unique/weird hotels to stay at in Singapore?

Alvin Lim

Jul 4th, 2009

colin offland : sorry, i’m not sure about that 1.


Aug 13th, 2009

Excellent write up with stunning pictures. I was planning a conducted tour but now after reading it, I plan to explore myself.


Alvin Lim

Aug 13th, 2009

@ kailash
Do try their famous chili crab if you’re into seafood and spicy stuff :)

Anjani Pandey

Aug 18th, 2009

Nice Article it helps me alot in visiting singapore famous places.

Alvin Lim

Aug 18th, 2009

Thanks Anjani :)


Sep 9th, 2009

i realy want to visit singapore with ma mother……….realy its nice to c al this…….it helped me out know more abt Singapore……..c u soon singapore……..


Sep 9th, 2009

Thank u so much for the info…


Sep 23rd, 2009

Very nice..


Oct 19th, 2009

Great list of places to visit in singapore and very nice pictures too. Here’s another list to add to yours Places in Singapore to Visit


Nov 1st, 2009

Very good info about Singapore……i am visiting singapore in November ….thank you


Nov 8th, 2009

My friend lives in Singapore and she told me about it. I searched it and it looks like a WONDERFUL place. It is RIGHT near the equator too!!! I’m all the way in Canada and I’m VERY interested to hear about it. Singapore is amazing! Thanks


Nov 14th, 2009

there are some good hotels like st regis singapore or regent hotel.Sorry i only know this few..


Nov 16th, 2009

If you are on a budget, try staying at VALUE HOTEL, THOMSON.
Its brand new and only $69.00 nett per night with breakfast.
Check it out.
Except that you will have to walk about 10-15 mins to Novena MRT station.


Nov 27th, 2009

This is definitely the greatest article to introduce top visiting place in SG! I love it!


Nov 29th, 2009

i should take a visit in singpore.. all i can say is is WOW, what a place to stay???really exellent!!!… i cant say NO to the place, anyway, i just arrange my schedule to have a great vacation there!!! oh my god!!! i am very well excited!!!!


Dec 5th, 2009



Dec 14th, 2009

Me toooooooooo :) waiting for Christam Holidays :)


Dec 18th, 2009

Wow, Everything under one roof …. Thanks ….


Dec 25th, 2009

i am in singapore and wanted to check out the best places in a short span of time.this article is excellent ..loved the pics and the fact that u went into details like which mrt stations 2 go and which buses 2 use which makes my job even more easier…..thanx a lot..!!!!!! srinivas

Alvin Lim

Jan 1st, 2010

Thanks everyone. Singapore is indeed a nice place. A very well-planned city. Very organized indeed.

Hope you guys will enjoy your stay in Singapore, and glad that this article is able to help a little.


Jan 19th, 2010

Is tht any bugee jump at singapore

krisha austria

Mar 7th, 2010

im planning to visit singapore soon and im so excited


Mar 21st, 2010

Very Exciting, !!! all our family members watched as if we were really touring Singapore….. Will visit soon !!!!!!!!! : )


Mar 24th, 2010

Is there any recommendation for best places in only half day transit in SIngapore (We’re heading to Indonesia)..?

Many thanks guys..



Apr 4th, 2010

thnx….GREAT HELP…….awesme info :)


Apr 24th, 2010

Great suggestions but disappointed to note that you have left out a very important aspect of the Singaporean culture which is the Little India. I have been there many times and found it to be full of energy, culture and lined with best of Indian cuisines.

Daniiode Kea

May 5th, 2010

Ohm thank-you sooo much this helped so much!! (:

era gogna

May 15th, 2010

amazinggggg :) and i ws planing to go to singapore in summer vacations


May 18th, 2010

such a great site and info you got there! so excited to be there end of this year, is December okay? will it not rain much?


May 22nd, 2010

wow! amazing and awsome info


May 23rd, 2010

hello guys ! i would recommend you to try going to the Telok Ayer Market … it serves hawker food and it is REALLY delicious ! information regarding it’s location is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telok_Ayer_Market


Dr.Jai Prakash Jain

May 25th, 2010

Details given are good and much helpfull but as the details can not be remembered we need print out to carry during the tour for references.Please Email them if possible to my Email address jainjpmtr@gmail.com


Aug 17th, 2010

add some more places in to this. i really like that u used pictures with the content

Nusrat jahan moni

Aug 17th, 2010

Really a good article and a heartfelt thanks to you for such a nice job:)

Alvin Lim

Aug 17th, 2010

Thanks people. I’ll try to find time to update this article as it has been quite some time since it was published and there are more interesting places to visit now :)

Francois Hagnere

Sep 1st, 2010

Thanks for sharing this interesting article.

Alvin Lim

Sep 16th, 2010

No problem :)


Sep 29th, 2010

Hi Alvin,

Thank you for a very informative guide about Singapore.
By the way, you have an excellent shots at the places, may I know what is the model of your camera? :)

Appreciate your response.

Take care!


Oct 11th, 2010

hello peps,

i found the info ok but i dont really understand it.what i do think it was a great help to my project

thanks alot


Oct 20th, 2010

nice article about singapore holidays

The Ytz

Oct 25th, 2010

Very nice pictures


Nov 23rd, 2010

thanks sir..
really help me a lot….

Madhulika Baranwal

Dec 13th, 2010


Very nice & correct explaination for viewing Singapore….Thanks….

Madhulika Baranwal


Dec 21st, 2010

singapore i think is the best place to sent honeymoon


Dec 21st, 2010

im sorry not sent its spend


Mar 18th, 2011

A very good article by you

india singapore holidays


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Mar 27th, 2011

Thanks for this… I will be in Singapore this coming June I hope to see these beautiful places. I hope all goes well and enjoyable. See you soon Singapore!


Apr 4th, 2011

thx for this recommend, on october, me n frens would like to visits many places in singapore..i hope will b an exciting moment..


Apr 22nd, 2011

nice share…


May 17th, 2011



May 27th, 2011

i am going there in july 2011
exited to go there


Jun 8th, 2011

Great page you have in here. thanks for sharing.

Sakshi malhotra

Jun 27th, 2011

My very much work is done through your website

deepti ahuja

Aug 25th, 2011

Well….Singapore is such a lovely place that you can visit it during any month …you will love it ..i have been there six months back via yatra.com…and the experience has been truly memorable…Thanks to yatra.com and ofcourse the place ‘singapore’ itself.

Conrad Goh

Aug 29th, 2011

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parul sharma

Oct 27th, 2011

SINGAPORE its my dream place …… i will try my best to go their ……….

Ebrahim shah

Jan 21st, 2012

I love to visit Singapore. It’s like a dream world.Your description increase my inspiration.i will go soon to Singapore.


Feb 21st, 2012

Thanks for guiding…… I would really like to visit Singapore.


Apr 6th, 2012

thanks for guiding

Zaara khan

Apr 8th, 2012

Wow @@)

kaur sonia /gurpreet

Apr 23rd, 2012

I’m now 14 year old and living in Hong Kong and my dream is to go to Singapore and New York but my favourite places is Singapore is lion fountain. I’m looking forward to come to singapore one day.Dream will come true one day


May 9th, 2012

a beautiful place to travel the best places were

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