5 Places You Must See in Singapore

Just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, lies the beautiful island country of Singapore. My husband and I recently spent a week exploring the gorgeous city-state and all it had to offer. Here are our five favorite destinations:

Singapore Zoo

I love zoos and the Singapore Zoo was certainly one of the best I’ve ever visited. The first thing you’ll notice about this amazing park is that it’s set in the Mandai rainforest. Just walking through the natural environment is amazing! The zoo features immersive experiences, walk-through exhibits and guided tram rides. There are 11 different zones highlighting animals and habitats from around the world. My favorite exhibits were the elephants of Asia and the free-ranging orangutans . Plan to spend most of the day here and make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Ode to Art Contemporary

My husband is a bit of an art snob (he hates when I say that) so when I first saw the Ode to Art Contemporary in the travel guide, I knew we’d eventually end up there. What I didn’t expect was how much I would enjoy myself. Featuring sculptures, paintings and photography, this amazing museum showcases artwork from all around the world. We were so inspired that we left with two new pieces for our home.

Asian Civilizations Museum

While my husband leans toward art, I am a history lover through and through. The ACM is one of three parts that make up the National Museum in Singapore. This remarkable museum specializes in the history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, the ancestries that make up the ethnic groups of modern day Singaporeans. I recommend a guided tour so you don’t miss anything. National Orchid Garden On our last day in Singapore, Mike and decided to relax a bit. We thought a stroll around the

National Orchid Garden

would be a nice way to spend some free time before we had lunch. I figured I’d enjoy the garden, but I didn’t really anticipate just how gorgeous the flowers would be. I filled an entire memory card with pictures of the orchids alone!

Singapore Flyer

At 541 feet, the Singapore Flyer is the largest Ferris wheel in the world. I’m not a big fan of heights, but I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to see the beauty of Singapore completely uninterrupted. We went after dark and spent 30 minutes gazing at the twinkling lights of the city. Not to sound corny, but it was kind of magical. The capsules are air conditioned, so if you’d like a brief respite from the heat, this is the place to go.

I can’t truly express how much I enjoyed our trip. Mike and I plan to go back sometime next year and check out some of the things we missed. I hope this post inspires you to visit Singapore and see its beauty for yourself!