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Singapore DUCK Tour

1. Singapore DUCK Tour

Board a refurbished World War II amphibious vehicle from Vietnam and depart from Suntec City to make a splash in Marina Bay. See the sights of Singapore from a different perspective as you make your way around the city on land and in the sea. Get stunning views of the urban skyline and marvel at iconic landmarks, such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Esplanade Theater, and magnificent statue of the Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore. Waddle back onto land and drive past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic District. See the steps of the Old Supreme Court, where the British surrendered to the imperial Japanese army during World War II. Continue past the War Memorial Park, paying tribute to those who gave their lives during the Japanese occupation. End with a good luck loop around the world’s largest water fountain at Suntec City, named the Fountain of Wealth.

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Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Skip-the-Ticket-Line E-Ticket

2. Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Skip-the-Ticket-Line E-Ticket

Save precious time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark on the 57th floor of one of Singapore's most iconic buildings. Gaze in awe at the panoramic vistas overlooking Marina Bay and see the world-class skyline from above. Go to the vertical gardens of the Supertree Grove, where 162,900 tropical plants cover the tree-like structures of the nature park. Experience the city sights like a bird from 200 meters above street level as you stand on the platform designed by the visionary architect, Moshe Safdie, built on top of 3 hotel towers in the Bayfront area. Look across the blue waters of the Malay Peninsula during the day or experience the city's spectacular night lights after dark. Benefit from an open-ended ticket that can be redeemed up to 6 months after date of issuance.

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Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium Entrance Ticket

3. Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Venture into the fascinating world beneath the sea as you explore the ocean realm of S.E.A. Aquarium, home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing over 800 species. Living in 49 different habitats, each one is as fascinating as the next. With your 1-day admission ticket, you’ll get acquainted with many of these magnificent creatures. See hammerhead sharks, come face-to-face with bottlenose dolphins, discover sea life up close at the Touch Pool and watch the colorful fish, rays and sharks surround you in the panoramic Open Ocean. At the world's largest aquarium, you’re ensured an awe-inspiring experience as you encounter the endless wonders of our blue planet.

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Singapore: Open-Top Bus City and Heritage Sightseeing Tour

4. Singapore: Open-Top Bus City and Heritage Sightseeing Tour

Discover the key sights and landmarks of Singapore from the comfort of an open-top, double-decker bus and take in the best unobstructed perspective that the city has to offer. Your ticket gives you a choice of 2 tours: the yellow ‘City’ and red 'Heritage' route. On the red route, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Discover pre-World War II shophouses, Buddhist temples, and traditional trades. Check out the locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose the yellow route if you want to see the best of the modern part of the city, including Clarke Quay, Botanic Gardens, the vibrant Orchard Road, and Marina Bay. Explore cutting-edge architectural works including Esplanade and the National Gallery.

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Singapore: ArtScience Museum Entry Ticket

5. Singapore: ArtScience Museum Entry Ticket

Explore the beautiful lotus-shaped building at Marina Bay Sands and discover the world's first ArtScience Museum. Explore the creative process at the heart of art, science, technology and culture in 21 gallery spaces. See an array of exhibitions, events, performances and educational activities that explore the relationship between art and science. Enter a futuristic world of high-tech art at Future World, a collaboration with the Japanese art collective, teamLab. Be amazed as art, science, magic and metaphor are brought together through an array of advanced digital installations. Venture beyond the boundaries of the physical at Digital Light Canvas. Marvel as shoals of fish gather beneath you or paint your own calligraphic piece of art with your footsteps as flowers blossom to life.

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Singapore: Battlebox Story of Strategy and Surrender Tour

6. Singapore: Battlebox Story of Strategy and Surrender Tour

Journey back to a fateful February morning in 1942 when surrender stared the British, Australian and Indian Army commanders in the face after 70 days of brutal fighting in Malaya and Singapore. Once known as an “impregnable fortress” of the British Empire, Singapore was about to fall. Enter the Battlebox command center and investigate the momentous decision to surrender the city to the Japanese, marking the beginning of the end of the British Empire and the start of Singapore's darkest chapter. Take an English-language guided tour of the museum to learn the causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history.”  

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Singapore: Marina Bay 2-Hour Mini Segway Tour

7. Singapore: Marina Bay 2-Hour Mini Segway Tour

Climb aboard a mini Segway and learn how to operate the personal transporter to glide with ease to some of Singapore's best viewing points in the Marina Bay area. See the state-of-the-art Singapore Sports Hub and continue towards the iconic Marina Bay Sands resort. Get amazing views of some of the most famous landmarks, including the National Indoor Stadium, Tanjong Rhu Bridge and Geylang Park Connector connecting Gardens by the Bay to Tanjong Rhu Promenade. Glide to the less-frequented Bay East Garden, admire the Marina Barrage dam and cruise by The Esplanade. See the giant Ferris wheel known as the Singapore Flyer up close. Take stunning photos with the help of your guides and at no additional cost. Enjoy the breeze as you hear interesting stories about the culture of Singapore along the way.

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Singapore: Private Welcome City Tour

8. Singapore: Private Welcome City Tour

Explore Singapore with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose a 2, 3 or 4-hour private tour option. Meet your local at your accommodation to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable making your way around the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you’ll have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around. Please contact the local partner if you’d like to have a private car included in the tour.

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Singapore: Madame Tussauds 4-in-1 Experience

9. Singapore: Madame Tussauds 4-in-1 Experience

Enjoy a day surrounded by celebrities from all over the world at the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Get up close to world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Lee Kuan Yew, and Barack Obama. Walk right up to sports stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Muhammad Ali, and Serena Williams, as well as actors and musicians such as Leonardo di Caprio, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, and Katy Perry. Afterwards, head to the Images of Singapore show, an award-winning historical museum centered around the culture and history of Singapore. With live actors and special effects along with multi-media displays, you will learn all about the last 200 years of the country's history. Surround yourself with the scents of plants, giant palms, and an abundance of vegetation from the tropical jungle on the Spirit of Singapore boat ride — all within the comfort of the museum. The tour will drop you off at the F1 circuit of Singapore, where the Grand Prix takes place. Cap things off with a visit to the Marvel 4D Experience, where you can rub elbows with all your favorite heroes.

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Singapore Airport: Changi Experience Studio Entry Ticket

10. Singapore Airport: Changi Experience Studio Entry Ticket

Go on a journey of fun and discovery through the exciting virtual world of Changi Airport. Engage in the wonder of amazing projection experiences and enjoy interactive games and immersive shows. In this first-of-its-kind digital attraction, experience the magic of technology and learn about aviation and what makes the airport tick. Explore and enjoy 20 different interactive touchpoints over 10 content zones. Find out about the history and development of Changi, go behind the scenes of its operations, and play games simulating airport functions. A fascinating journey of discovery and play for both adults and children alike. Experience magical surprises through state-of-the-art technology that is unique in Singapore and Asia. Highlights include a garden that sings, an adrenaline-pumping runway race, a quest to collect airport trolleys, a battle of smiles, a journey through time and space, and more. Set aside 90 minutes to see it all.

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What people are saying about Singapore

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 547 reviews

I really enjoyed 4 hours bike tour with Jef as our tour leader. He is very nice and knowledgeable, told us interesting stories. At the end of the tour I have better understanding about Singapore's history, its culture and people. I highly recommend to join this tour, it's relaxing and good experience.

An absolutely awesome experience. I can only recommend it to everyone. The view is breathtaking. There were a few problems with the team on site, but I did everything myself. Definitely worth seeing.

WOW...I m enjoying all the tricks inside with my friend a lot pictures in my gallery Recommended for all travelers who come to Singapore

Very informative and good format where get a summary and can then revisit rooms of interest.

Very dedicated tour guide, covered a few places in half a day.