13 Most Beautiful Places in Singapore with Images
The beautiful island city-state of Singapore wasn’t officially born till 1819 and didn’t gain full independence from the UK till 1963. In spite of years of social turbulence, Singapore is now one of the most prosperous countries in the world with incredible cultural diversity, lush nature reserves, and rain forest thriving with diverse species of flora and fauna.
A place for art lovers, foodies, and adventure lovers, Singapore truly has it all, no matter what you’re looking for when planning a trip. Here’s a list of the must-see beautiful places in Singapore with Images.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands, a waterfront resort, is one of the most recognizable and photographed buildings in Singapore. The massive complex includes a hotel, museum, a 74,000-square-meter shopping centre, theatres and galleries, and a Skypark with an infinity pool and a rooftop garden overlooking the bay.
Gardens by the Bay
This 101-hectare park right on the Marina Reservoir is most famous for its walkway among the canopy of tree-like sculptures covered in exotic ferns and orchids. This is also the perfect place to capture dramatic photos. The lights wrapped around the trees are completely powered by sunlight. The gardens are also home to the world’s largest glass greenhouse and the “Cloud Forest,” a greenhouse that mimics the weather from tropical mountains and includes a 35-meter-tall indoor waterfall.
Over 60,000 orchid plants are displayed in four colourful zones representing the seasons in this carefully designed area of the Botanical Gardens. With arched walkways, specially selected trees, and vines, the garden feels magical around every corner.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Just 12 kilometres from the heart of Singapore and sitting on the slopes of Bukit Timah Hill, this tiny 1.64-square-kilometer park is covered in rain forest and home to over 500 animal species – including the reticulated python, crab-eating macaques, and the rare red-crowned barbet bird. Tropical ferns and dense jungle surround the many hiking trails here, and the reserve also offers rock climbing and abseiling opportunities, as well as mountain-bike trails.
Home to two golf courses, resorts, a Universal Park studio, a casino, and the Adventure Cove Water Park, Sentosa Island also has some of the most beautiful beaches in Singapore. Palawan Beach is particularly famous because of its suspension bridge, which connects the beach to a tiny islet that’s considered Asia’s closest point to the Equator.
Sentosa Siloso Beach
Man-made Sentosa Siloso Beach is a prime destination for canoeing, kayaking, and skim boarding – but also the home of many unique attractions, including wind tunnels, artificial barrelling waves, ziplines, and Singapore’s first bungee jump location. Siloso’s stretch of white sands and turquoise lagoons are a popular escape from the city.
The soft white sands, 250 species of colourful corals, and turquoise waters of the Big Sister and Small Sister islands make for a perfect snorkelling destination. The islands are part of Singapore’s First Marine Park and offer two dive options: the six-meter-deep Shallow Dive Trail, where visitors can see giant clams and clownfish, and the 16-meter-deep Deep Dive Trail to swim around sea stars and sea fans.
The oldest reservoir in Singapore (dating back to the 1800s) is a popular spot to catch the sunset. Treetop Walk, a 25-meter-tall suspension bridge, offers visitors a sweeping view of the primary forest that hugs the reservoir.
The nearby modern Jubilee Bridge is the perfect spot to take photos of the Esplanade, the performing arts centre located right on the Singapore River. Surrounded by greenery and palm trees, the massive performance venue includes concert halls, areas for experimental theatre, and a library.
Singapore’s Central Quay is particularly stunning in the evening, as the lights come on over the water. The quay was originally a 19th-century port and mooring space that was eventually abandoned and then revamped into the thriving commercial and entertainment space it is today.
Saint John’s Island
A former cholera quarantine station, this 40-hectare island is now a popular weekend getaway that offers soft white beaches, swimming lagoons, plenty of hiking trails, and even bungalows for those looking for an overnight island stay. Colourful coral life, small patches of mangrove forest, and the occasional sighting of dolphins off the coast make Saint John’s a beloved destination for both locals and foreign tourists.
Sitting at the confluence of five rivers, the Marina Barrage dam overlooks the city’s skyline from the lush green grass and has become a popular place to catch the sunset. The steady water levels in the marina reservoir allow activities such as dragon boating and kayak rental year-round.
The Helix Bridge, officially The Helix, and previously known as the Double Helix Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore.