Other Attractions

Singapore Zoo and Night Safari : The Singapore Zoo (Mandai Zoo) and Night Safari are one of the best in the region and are popular tourist destinations. Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are located close to each other. Visit www.zoo.com.sg (slow connection) or www.nightsafari.com.sg (slow connection).

Singapore Botanic Gardens : Featuring many outstanding plant collections, click here for the official website. Updated 10Oct2011, the destination can be reached via the Circle line, Botanica Gardens station.

Singapore Flyer : The tallest Flyer in the world, click here for the official Singapore Flyer website.

Singapore National Museum: It is a people’s museum located near the Dobby Ghaut station, Orchard Road.

Jurong Bird Park: This 20.2-hectare park has the Asia Pacific’s largest indoor aviary. The world’s largest collection of South-east Asian birds. This place is located about 20km away from downtown.

Newton Food Centre: A popular local and tourist hangout for local food, beware of touts.

Haw Par Villa (Formerly known as Tiger Palm Gardens): showcasing statues and figurines of Chinese folklore depicting the afterlife. Free admission. Used to be a hot local hangout but the place has lost its shine due to negligence. Updated 10Oct2011, the destination can be reached via the Circle line, Haw Par Villa station.

Peranakan Museum: Peranakans refer to the descendants of the early Chinese community who settled in the Malay Archipelago from the 17th century. The museum features all things related to the Peranakan culture.

Lorong Buangkok (Kampung Lorong Buangkok): The last remaining kampong (village) in Singapore main land. Strictly speaking not a tourist attraction. It comprises of 27 single-storey woodne houses alog unpaven lanes and is privately owned by Ms Sng Mui Hong.

Istana: The Istana, the official residence of the President of Singapore, was once a nutmeg plantation. At 43 hectares along the prime Orchard Road, about the size of 53 football fields, it is home to more than 10,000 trees, which in turn house a variety of wildlife. The Istana is not open to public in general but the Istana grounds are open to the public five times a year in celebration of Chinese New Year; Deepavali; Hari Raya Puasa; Labour Day; and National Day. Check here for more details.

Other links:

Check out this site for things to do in Singapore which has the user rankings of what to do while in Singapore.

20 walking tours of historical Singapore

Rustic getaways in Singapore

Last updated 10 Oct 2011

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