Attractions from Singapore

East Coast and Changhi

The East Coast Park

The East Coast Park is a popular place, and it is especially crowded in the weekends. Even though the beach is impressing, the water is not very clean. The place has good water sport facilities and a couple of fine restaurants. The Big Splash is the name of a large swimming pool with water slides.

The Pulau Ubin Island

This island gives you an idea of what Singapore looked like 50 years ago. The island is much more slow-paced than the rest of the country, and the only settlement here is a small village. In Ubin Village, most of the houses rest on wooden poles that stand out of the water. The island also has its own Buddhist temple, and the best way to get around the island is by bicycle.

Sentosa Island

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso is the only preserved fort in Singapore. The British colonial masters built it in the 1880s in order to protect the Singapore harbor. Today, it is possible to visit an exhibition of old uniforms, explore the narrow tunnels, and hear the canons being fired in this place.

The history of Singapore

By the use of sound effects and human-size wax dolls, the exhibition called Images of Singapore gives a realistic impression of the country's history. Here you can experience the everyday life of the immigrants, and you can even meet Sir Stamford raffles who was the founding father of the country.

Underwater World

In Underwater world, you can go for a walk under the water without getting wet. You move around in glass tunnels that allows you to take a closer look at the mysterious and captivating life under the sea, and maybe you'll even come face to face with a tiger shark!



In Chinatown, it is possible to experience the Chinese everyday life at first hand. In the narrow streets, traditional Chinese plays and tai chi are performed. Here you can consult a fortuneteller or simply just buy some of the beautiful Chinese woodcarvings that are made in this neighborhood. In Chinatown, several stunning temples are located, and it is also possible to enjoy the Chinese cuisine in this place.

Jurong Bird Park

In this 20-hectare big bird park, many of the 7000 different bird species fly freely around. When walking around in the park, it is possible to get close to the many different birds that breed in the park. During the day, shows are arranged, and you can even watch the big birds of prey being fed.

Little India

Little India is situated around the Serangoon Road. In this neighborhood you'll find numerous small Indian grocery stores and restaurants that serves spicy Indian cooking. Here you'll see women in colourful saris and men i white dhotis who gathers in the street to chat after having been to a ceremony in one of the Hindu temples.

Singapore Botanical Gardens

The botanical gardens cover an area that measures 52 hectares including a small part of rainforest. Here you'll find an entire garden of Dahlias where more than 250 different Dahlias grow (one of these being the national flower of Singapore). In this green oasis, it is possible to watch Chinese perform tai chi in the morning to the singing of the many birds that lives in the gardens.

The Arab Street Area

The Arab quarter is situated around Arab Street. The neighborhood is famous for its many narrow streets where numerous small shops are located, and where it is possible to buy exquisite silks and such. The neighborhood is also the home of the Sultan Mosque, which is the biggest mosque in Singapore.

The Changhi Prison

In the notorious Changhi Prison, the Allied prisoners were put through horrible torments by their Japanese captures during the Second World War. The prison is still used, and every now and then members of various drug cartels are being executed here. The prison houses a museum that among other things tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Singapore.

The Empress Palace building

This building dating back to the colonial era was built in 1885, and was originally functioning as a courthouse. In the late 1980s, the building was restored back to its original shape. Today the building houses a museum featuring different exhibitions and a shopping mall.

The Hajjah Fatimah Mosque

The Hajjah Fatimah Mosque was built in 1845, and is the oldest mosque in Singapore. It was built by a woman named Hajjah Fatimah as a result of her love to a nobleman from Bugis. Hajjah Fatimah and some of her relatives are buried in the mosque.

The Haw Par Villa amusement park

If you travel with children, it is essential not to miss out on a visit to the Haw Par Villa amusement park. This huge theme park has taken its inspiration from the Chinese mythology. Apart from a gigantic waterslide that'll make your hart skip a couple of beats, the theme park arranges performances inspired by the Chinese mythology. The entire park is decorated with colourful figures resembling dragons and monsters.

The National Museum

The National Museum's permanent collection, which exhibits many historic and ethnographic artifacts from the Southeastern Asia, is not awfully exciting. However, the building on Stamford Road is worth visiting due to its many changing expositions.

The Sri Mariamman temple

This grand construction is located in the middle of Chinatown, and it is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. It was founded in 1843, but it has later undergone numerous alterations and rebuildings. The walls are decorated with colourful carved idols, and numerous murals cover the ceiling.

The Tang Dynasty City amusement park

It is difficult not to notice this "village" surrounded by huge stone walls. Tang Dynasty City is a theme park, built to look like the Chinese Tang Dynasty that ruled China between 618 and 907 AD. The park gives you an idea of what went on in that specific period.

The Thian Hock Keng temple

The Thian Hock Keng temple is the oldest temple in Chinatown. The temple was founded in 1821, but it wasn't until 1839 that the construction of the enormous present temple began. The temple is built from materials imported from China, and it is devoted to Ma Cho Po who is the guardian of sailors.

The Zoo Gardens

The zoo in Singapore differentiates itself from other zoos by the fact that the animals here are not caged! In stead, they are kept in place by rivers, waterfalls, and barriers made to look like natural rock formations. There are many shows featuring different animals taking place in the garden.

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