If you are ready for a true adventure, visiting the top attractions in Singapore could be the ideal dream vacation for you this year.  Located in the Southwest corner of Asia, Singapore is an independent city-state island. It has a burgeoning tourist industry, often being referred to as "Asia for Beginners," because of it's friendliness to western tourists. 

Why Singapore Might be your Next Ideal Vacation Spot

Once an out-of-the-way Asian destination with little to offer, Singapore has become a premier location for travelers. Whether you're a Foodie, a Cultural Enthusiast, an Historian, a Nature Freak, or anything in-between, you can have a great time in Singapore.

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10 Top Attractions in Singapore

1. Universal Studios Singapore

Yes, you read that right. There is a Universal Studios Theme Park on this Asian island-nation. It is the second Asian Universal Studios park (Japan being the first) and it is a blast. From character appearances, to live shows, this theme park is a must-do for anyone who loves excitement. There are seven themed zones to the park: Madagascar, Sci-Fi City, The Lost World, Far Far Away, Hollywood, New York, and Ancient Egypt.

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2. The Asian Civilisations Museum

If you are interested in learning about the culture and peoples of Asia, then this museum will pique your interest. Learn about the history and cultural traditions of Singapore, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, and lastly China. Boasting low admission prices and an escape from the heat and humidity on Singapore, this attraction should make it on your short list.

3. Food Playground

Calling all foodies! If learning to cook authentic Asian food is on your bucket list, then get ready to mark it off. The Food Playground is a Culinary Adventure and Learning Experience that you will not soon forget.

4. Changi Chapel and Museum

War history buffs will love this chapel and museum dedicated to POW's from the Japanese Occupation in the second World War.

5. The Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo is not your average animal attraction. It's setting in a rainforest environment really sets it apart. The incredible setting and biodome exhibits makes this an attraction that you do not want to miss, especially if this is a family vacation.

6. Check out the Night Life on Club Street

Looking for some more "grown-up" entertainment after the sun goes down? Club Street in downtown singapore is well-known for a happening nightly scene. With many exciting clubs and bars to try out, no one night will be the same.

7. The National Orchid Museum

Located in the heart of the Singapore Botaical Gardens, this attraction is a must-do for any naturalist or gardening travelers. It's truly an incredible sight to view all of the astounding varieties of orchids on display.

8. The Chinatown Heritage Center

Go back in time to late 19th-century Asia as you tour the Chinatown Heritage Center. Set in period buildings, the juxtaposition of the historical scenes and the bustling downtown of Singapore is sure to keep you coming back for more.

9. Singapore Flyer

As long as you don't suffer from a fear of heights, this giant Ferris Wheel is a great activity that will make unforgettable memories!
It's the world's largest observation wheel, and it gives an incredible view of the Singapore cityscape.

10. The Cloud Forest Dome

The Cloud Forest Dome, part of Gardens by the Bay, is a giant cool-mist conservatory. Bio-diversity and lush natural vegetation are on prime display in this unique tourist attraction.

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Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
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Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803

So, You Think a Vacation to Beautiful Singapore Might be in Order?

I wish you the best of luck on your travels. But before you book that flight, make sure that you can adhere to the following requirements for travel to Singapore:

-A valid travel visa, which can be obtained at any foreign Singapore office
-Proof of round trip tickets
-Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay

Enjoy beautiful Singapore!