See and Do in Singapore
Established as a British trading colony in 1819, modern-day Singapore is one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts the world's busiest port.
Combining the towering skyscrapers of a growing modern city with a medley of ancient Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, Singapore has plenty to offer expats from all walks of life.
Here are some of the best things to see and do in Singapore.
Recommended attractions in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay
This large, beautiful park area of Singapore boasts an impressive skywalk over lush gardens, greenhouses that recreate chilly mountain climates and there are several themed areas to explore.
The Singapore Flyer
Said to be one of the world’s largest observation wheels, the Singapore Flyover offers expats a one-of-a-kind panoramic view over the city. Sights to look out for include the Singapore River, Marina Bay, Raffles Place, Empress Place and the Padang.
Every new arrival should try to take a short cruise down the Singapore River, which cuts through the heart of the city. For many decades, it was the main artery of trade and commerce for the British, and stately Victorian buildings stand side by side with towering glass skyscrapers along its banks.
Kids in particular will enjoy a walkabout of Singapore Zoo, which is nestled in the Mandai rainforest and is home to more than 300 animal species from across the world. Singapore Zoo is also home to walkthrough exhibits, allowing visitors an immersive experience alongside the zoo's animals.
Universal Studios Singapore
Expats with kids looking for a fun outing in Singapore should pay a visit to Universal Studios Singapore. Expect to be kept busy for an entire day, thanks to more than 20 attractions in themed zones such as Hollywood, Ancient Egypt and Madagascar. Don’t miss the rollercoasters – two of which are among the world’s tallest.