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10 Excursions Found

#1 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

City Tour

38 Reviews
Singapore is an energetic city blending culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Singapore is easily navigable, with most tourist attractions concentrated in three areas: Orchard Road, the colonial district and Sentosa.
#2 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Botanic Gardens

30 Reviews
Lose yourself in the lush greenery and vibrant assortment of plant life in the 20-plus-acre playground for nature lovers, known as the Singapore Botanic Gardens. There's a rainforest, a lake and all manner of grounds -- some showcasing things like medicinal herbs
#3 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Marina Bay Sands Hotel - Sky Walk

10 Reviews
Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the closest attraction to the cruise port in Singapore, and one that offers visitors some of the most incredible views of this bustling metropolis. From the observation deck you can see sites like the Supertree Grove and Gardens by the Bay.
#4 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Night Safari

10 Reviews
Stay out late and enjoy the exciting night life with a Singapore Night Safari.
#5 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Private Tour

9 Reviews
A Singapore private tour is a great way for visitors to get as comprehensive and informative experience as possible. Tours are typically customized and feature visits to many of the city's most culturally and historically significant sights.
#6 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Raffles Hotel

9 Reviews
Visit Singapore's famous Raffles Hotel. In addition to excellent dining, this luxurious old building houses a tropical garden courtyard, a museum, and a theater.
#7 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Orchard Road

7 Reviews
2.2 kilometer-long Orchard Road is Singapore popular shopping, retail, and entertainment hub. This is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs.
#8 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Singapore Zoo

7 Reviews
Animal-lovers with cruise stops in Singapore can take an excursion to the massive Singapore Zoo to check out more than 2,800 animals including the world's first free-range orangutan exhibit.
#9 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Singapore River Cruise

5 Reviews
Head out on a Singapore river cruise to see some of the city's major sights and learn more about its history on a short ride on one of the city's iconic bumboats. The boats let off on multiple quays along the river, so you can actually hop on and off to explore as you please.
#10 of 10 Singapore Shore Excursions

Sentosa

4 Reviews
In Singapore, Sentosa -- an island resort -- has everything you could want for a day of fun in the sun. There are beaches, shops, restaurants, a water park, wildlife habitats and more, and it's easy to get around via purpose-built cable cars that travel from attraction to attraction.

Food and Drink in Singapore

Singapore offers great variety when it comes to its food, whether you're craving local Asian tastes at an authentic Hawker Market or gourmet dining.

Simply want to visit an international food chain? They are well represented and range from McDonald's, KFC and Starbucks to Coffee Bean and Hard Rock Cafe.

Various "dining districts" also are filled with restaurant choices.

Near Boat Quay is Clarke Quay, a waterfront strip of pubs, wine bars and restaurants. Cuisines represented include French, Turkish, Italian, Spanish (tapas), Japanese and Vietnamese.

In Little India, you'll find all manner of Indian eateries.

For a taste of Singapore's sophisticated Downtown dining scene, head to JAAN for breathtaking views of Singapore's skyline and equally stunning modern French cuisine.

On Orchard Road, there's a huge variety of eating places. One of our favorites is the food hall in the basement of Takashimaya, a Japanese department store.

Don't Miss in Singapore

Every day is a shopping day in Singapore, as the city is a well-established retail Mecca. Most malls and department stores are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (The Mustafa Center in Little India operates round-the-clock and has an awesome selection of cheap goods -- but no alcohol or books.)

Orchard Road, particularly at its junction with Scotts Road, is the place to start -- and possibly finish. (Take the MRT to the Orchard Road station.) The area offers a vast array of retailers, such as Tangs department store and the fantastic Kinokuniya, a vast bookstore that ranks as the most comprehensive in Singapore. Popular shopping centres also include the ION Orchard, Wisma Atria and Ngee Ann City. The last of which houses the Japanese department store Takashimaya (which even has a department of London's famed Harrods).

Take time to stroll at Boat Quay, which is a mixed development of old wharf houses (converted to commercial use -- mainly as restaurants) and modern skyscrapers of international corporations. During the night, Boat Quay is a bustling spot, with ethnic restaurants serving every type of Asian meal.

Close to Boat Quay, Esplanade -- Theatres on the Bay is undoubtedly the largest and most comprehensive performance arts venue in Singapore. Nicknamed the "Durian" by the locals, the complex resembles the round, spiky and notoriously pungent Southeast Asian fruit in its design. Located under the distinctive dome-shaped floors are a concert hall, theater, several recital rooms and an arts library, as well as an array of shops and food outlets. Esplanade also features an outdoor bar on the roof terrace, Orgo, which offers great views overlooking the bay.

Singapore is flat, so you can get a great view of the city from the SKAI bar on the 70th floor of the Swissotel Singapore. Across the street is a more famous spot for libations: the Singapore Sling was invented at Raffles hotel's Long Bar which is one of the most touristy spot in town.

Singapore's colonial district, which lies roughly between Boat Quay and the vast Raffles City shopping and hotel complex, is full of charm. Among the sites that hearken back to the city's English past are the Old Parliament House, the gorgeous Fullerton Hotel Singapore (which used to be the General Post Office), the Anglican St. Andrew's Cathedral and the Singapore Cricket Club.

Put your camera to work at the lush Singapore Botanic Gardens, a 120-plus-acre playground for nature lovers. The site features a rain forest, lake and all manner of gardens -- some showcasing medicinal herbs, others different types of ginger. The National Orchid Garden is there, as well. (There's no fee to visit the Botanic Gardens, but there is an admission charge for the orchid garden.)

The Singapore Zoo, one of many animal parks in the country, offers a chance for visitors to have breakfast with an orangutan. The zoo features more than 3,200 mammals, birds, reptiles and fish in its 70-acre park.

Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system -- in essence, a subway -- is a tourist attraction in its own right. It's the cleanest you'll ever see -- no trash and no graffiti. You buy tickets from an automated machine, so make sure you get cash from an ATM beforehand. You'll need to use S$5 (Singapore) bills or smaller. A good sample ride is the two-stop trip between Orchard Road and City Hall (for the colonial district).

A Singapore River cruise, starting from Boat Quay, offers dramatic views for just a few dollars. It takes you, among other places, to the Merlion statue, which is a symbol of modern Singapore. The 70-ton icon towers more than 28 feet (8.6 meters) and has a lion's head and a fish's body, resting on a crest of waves. The Merlion was originally designed in 1964 as the emblem of the Singapore Tourist Board.

Go to the beach. The only spits of sand in Singapore are located on Sentosa Island, but we'll warn you: Most locals don't actually swim there. Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong represent the popular beaches. (Siloso overlooks oil refineries on the opposite shore.) If you are looking for history, 1880-built Fort Siloso is the place to go. The ride over to the island on the cable car from the Harbourfront Centre is the best part of the outing. On the way, you'll see gorgeous views of the city and cruise ships docked underneath.

Visit Universal Studios -- Asian style. Sentosa Island has received a major facelift, with new hotels and attractions, including Universal Studios. Singapore's second casino and a Hard Rock Hotel also are located next to the studios.

Another exciting outdoor experience is the canopy walk in the Southern Ridges. The six-mile walk can be started from Mount Faber Park (conveniently close to the Singapore Cruise Centre). On the walk, you'll see the rich vegetation of Singapore and wild monkeys.

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