Singapore Shore Excursions
You've not visited Singapore if you haven't taken lots of pictures of the statue of the famous Merlion at Merlion Park. From the park there's a beautiful view of Marina Bay Sands across the water and the enormous skyscrapers of the city centre inland. From Merlion Park you can hop-on a river cruise and enjoy more famous sights along the Singapore River like the Singapore Flyer, Parliament House and Clark Quay.
The fabulous water-lily flower shaped ArtScience Museum was conceived by the renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Besides permanent exhibits, the museum hosts many exciting temporary exhibitions pushing the boundaries of art, science and technology.
National Gallery Singapore
Located in the heart of Singapore's Civic District, the National Gallery Singapore is housed in two national monuments, the former City Hall and Supreme Court Building. Echoing Singapore's cultural legacy and art history, the Gallery features Singapore and Southeast Asian art within a series of grand salons. Opening hours are 10am-7pm Saturday to Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday.
The Long Bar Raffles Hotel
The grand colonial-style Raffles Hotel, named after the British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles the founder of Singapore, has been Singapore's foremost hotel sinces its opening in 1887. The refreshing sweet and pink Singapore Sling cocktail was created at the hotel's Long Bar in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon. The bar's rich interior, with traditional reed fans and tiled floor, echoes Malayan estate life in the 1920s.
Gardens By The Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a fabulous garden sited on three sides of the Bay area constructed on land which used to be sea as recently as the 1970s. A quick getaway from busy traffic and mega skyscrapers, the Gardens provide a quiet space to explore plants from around the world and the Cloud Forest, the Flower Dome and the Supertrees show bring plants to life in a totally unique way. Gardens in the Bay is not far from the Marina Bay cruise port.
Southern Ridges Canopy Walk
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.
The southern side of Singapore's Sentosa island boasts three attractive beaches. Tanjong beach is the quietest, Palawan is the most family friendly, and Siloso beach is the liveliest. Facilities available include parasol and sun lounger hire, showers and restrooms. The beach is a short taxi ride from Marina Bay, or a gondola ride from the International Passenger Terminal.
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