- 1. Visit Asia’s premier theme park
- 2. Meet over 100,000 animals at S.E.A. Aquarium
- 3. Go wild at Adventure Cove Waterpark
- 4. Boo-k Halloween’s most frightful experience
- 5. Bite into Singapore’s famed food scene
- 6. Explore the best of Chinatown
- 7. Step back in time in the Colonial District
- 8. Hop your way around town
1. Visit Asia’s premier theme park
Universal Studios Singapore has been the hottest ticket in town since opening in 2011 — and it’s easy to see why! The massive theme park is home to 24 epic rides in seven themed zones. When you’re not enjoying exhilarating rides like the Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon™ dueling roller coaster at Sci fi City, you can stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There, you can meet your favorite characters (like the Minions from Despicable Me™) or watch the exciting WaterWorld. The latter features crazy stunts and special effects that the whole family will enjoy.
2. Meet over 100,000 animals at S.E.A. Aquarium
Aquariums don’t get any better than S.E.A Aquarium, which hosts over 100,000 animals from 1,000 species. From hammerhead sharks to manta rays, this gigantic aquarium lets you get up close and personal with the who’s who of the underwater world. While you’re there, make sure to visit the Open Ocean Habitat, the aquarium’s centerpiece. S.E.A. Aquarium also offers a range of educational programs and is home to a conservation group (Guardians of the S.E.A.A.), that’s dedicated to improving the health of our oceans.
3. Go wild at Adventure Cove Waterpark
Make sure to take your swimsuit next door to Adventure Cove Waterpark, the only waterpark in Asia with marine life interactions. Home to epic water slides, like the Riptide Rocket and Pipeline Plunge, Adventure Cove is a paradise for thrill-seekers of all ages. However, the park isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. Those looking to take it slow can gently glide along Adventure River or snorkel among 20,000 fish in Rainbow Reef. You can even feed the rays at Ray Bay!
4. Boo-k Halloween’s most frightful experience
Want a spook-tacular experience this fall? Look no further than the Halloween Horror Nights 9 at Universal Studios Singapore. The region’s most iconic (and scary) event runs on selected evenings between September 27 and October 31 at Universal Studios Singapore. Now in its ninth year, the scare-fest contains five haunted houses, two scare zones, two lives shows, and a whole lot of creepiness. Oh, and if that’s not enough, you also have to keep an eye out for The Undertaker. This scary fellow wanders the grounds in search of visitors to frighten. If you decide to opt for some Halloween fun, keep your eyes peeled — Halloween Horror Nights aren’t for the faint of heart!
5. Bite into Singapore’s famed food scene
It won’t take you many bites to discover why Singapore’s considered one of the world’s best destinations for foodies. Thanks to its location, the city-state offers up a delicious range of Malaysian, Chinese, and Indian dishes. Sample the very best of Singapore’s street food scene by joining a local on a tour of the tastiest hawker stalls in town. You’ll try everything from nasi lemak (coconut rice dish) in the Malay Village to rojak (traditional meat, fish, or vegetable dish) in Little India and dim sum in Chinatown. Speaking of Chinatown…
6. Explore the best of Chinatown
No trip to Singapore is complete without taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of Chinatown — especially at night. When the sun goes down, the area really comes alive. Dive into the action by practicing your haggling skills at the Night Market. Or, chow down at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre, which houses over 260 delicious food stalls. To navigate the tightly packed alleys like a pro, join a night tour and learn all about the neighborhood’s rich history. You’ll get to ride in a trishaw to Clarke Quay before boarding a traditional bumboat and cruising along the Singapore River.
7. Step back in time in the Colonial District
Think Singapore’s architecture is all about sleek, modern skyscrapers? Well, that’s simply not the case. Nestled among the city’s trademark soaring glass towers are architectural remnants of the colonial era. Join a knowledgeable local guide to learn about Singapore’s past on a walking tour. You’ll swing by the National Gallery, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and more snap-worthy buildings on your journey back to the 1800s.
8. Hop your way around town
Being located just one degree north of the equator means you can leave the layers at home when exploring Singapore in the fall. The island nation experiences tropical weather throughout the year, so hop-on-hop-off buses are a great way to beat the heat while sightseeing. In addition to stopping by Singapore’s top sights, the bus also comes with engaging audio commentary. Our top tip? Stop by the Singapore Flyer when the sun starts to set and end your day sipping a Singapore Sling while overlooking the skyline.Plan your trip