17 Things You Absolutely Must Do in Singapore in 2024

If you’re Singapore-bound, you are in for a treat. There are so many incredible and unique things to do in Singapore that will make you fall in love with this country!

Singapore holds a very special place in my heart. I’m half Singaporean and my mom’s family lives in Singapore. She immigrated to the US in her 20s where she later met my dad and settled down in Maryland, but Singapore will always be her true home. In fact, my parents live a portion of the year there now. As such, I’ve visited Singapore quite a few times, including a full summer when I lived there.

I’ve gotten to know this country inside and out, living like a local and a tourist at the same time. As a result, I feel entirely prepared to share with you this list of things to do in Singapore! (So much so that I don’t know if I’ve ever been so excited to write a blog post! But that’s how I feel right now as I get prepared to share Singapore with you!)

So, let’s get to it. Let’s dive into the best things to do in Singapore!

(PS. If you’ve never been to Singapore, I recommend reading this article on important things to know before visiting!)

1. Changi Airport

First things first, you’ve most likely arrived in Singapore by plane and have landed at Singapore Changi Airport.

Which means you’re in for a huge treat!

Singapore Changi Airport is more than just a place to catch a flight. It is a destination in itself, with many attractions and activities to enjoy. Whether you have a few hours, a whole day, or even if you need to stay overnight, here are some of the things you can see and do at this amazing airport:

Jewel Changi Airport

If you see one thing at this airport, make the famous Rain Vortex waterfall. (It’s high on my list of Instagrammable places in Singapore!)

You can experience modern nature at its finest at the Jewel Changi Airport. It’s a stunning complex that houses the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex. Lush gardens and forest trails surround it and the waterfall is free to see!

You can also explore the Canopy Park, where for S$8, you can marvel at the floral displays of the Petal Garden and Topiary Walk. You can also walk on nets, bounce on trampolines, and slide down giant slides for an extra charge.

Terminal 1 Rooftop Cactus Garden

Relax and rejuvenate at the Terminal 1 Rooftop Cactus Garden. Here you can admire more than 100 species of cacti and succulents from around the world. You can also enjoy a drink or a snack at the bar while taking in the views of the runway and the city skyline.

Terminal 3 Shopping Street

Indulge in some retail therapy at Terminal 3’s Shopping Street! There you can find a wide range of shops and brands, from luxury to local. You can also visit the Butterfly Garden, where you can see over 1,000 butterflies of different species, and learn more about their life cycle and habitat.

Terminal 4 Heritage Zone

Immerse yourself in culture and art at the Terminal 4 Heritage Zone. You’ll see a showcase of Singapore’s traditional shophouse architecture, featuring Peranakan, Chinese, Malay, and Indian motifs. You can also watch a captivating musical performance on an LED screen that spans two stories.

2. Satay Street

This is one of the coolest things to do in Singapore for foodies. Satay Street is unlike any food experience you’ll find in Singapore.

Show up at Lau Pa Sat by around 6:50 pm and just wait for it… Boon Tat Street shuts down to cars and transforms into a bustling outdoor dining area!

Every evening at 7 pm you can enjoy a variety of satay from 10 different satay stalls.

Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of music, lights, and aromas of Singapore’s largest open-air satay street for an authentic hawker experience.

If you’re not familiar with satay: it’s essentially meat skewers made with a variety of spices and served with a delicious peanut sauce. It is influenced by Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisines. It’s usually accompanied by sliced cucumber, onion, and rice cakes, but the peanut sauce is often the highlight. In fact, I’d recommend ordering satay from a few different stalls to compare how they taste!

3. Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands is one of the most iconic landmarks in Singapore and a must-see for any visitor. You can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, the Gardens by the Bay, and the Singapore River from the observation deck on the 57th floor. 

Take a stroll down the Helix Bridge for a really cool view of Marina Bay Sands and to see just how big it is!

It covers a huge area and is way more than just a hotel with a stunning rooftop pool and observation deck. It’s also a destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Here are some of the things you can see and do at Marina Bay Sands besides soaking in the views from the sky:

ArtScience Museum

Explore the ArtScience Museum, a unique museum that showcases the intersection of art, science, technology, and culture. Tickets for the exhibitions start from S$18 for tourists. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions. Some of the past exhibitions include Future World, Alice in Wonderland, Marvel Studios, and Disney: Magic of Animation.


Experience the wonder of Spectra, a free light and water show that takes place every night at the Event Plaza. Spectra features a dazzling display of lasers, fountains, projections, and music that tell the story of Singapore’s journey as a multicultural society. The show lasts for 15 minutes and is best viewed from the waterfront promenade or the Helix Bridge.

Shopping at Marina Bay Sands

Indulge in some retail therapy at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a luxury mall that offers a range of brands, from high-end fashion to lifestyle and beauty. The mall also has a canal running through it, where you can hop on a traditional sampan boat and enjoy a relaxing ride. Don’t miss the Rain Oculus, a giant water sculpture that creates a whirlpool effect every hour!

Dining at Marina Bay Sands

Dine at one of the many restaurants and bars at Marina Bay Sands. Whether you’re looking for local delicacies, international cuisines, fine dining, or casual bites, you’ll find something to suit your taste buds. Some of the highlights include CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, and Ce La Vi SkyBar.

Sands Theatre

Catch a show at the Sands Theatre, a state-of-the-art venue that hosts world-class musicals, concerts, and performances. Tickets are upwards of S$68, and the theater has a seating capacity of 2,155. Some past shows include The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and Aladdin.

Can you visit the famous rooftop infinity pool? You’ll need to book a room at the hotel to access the rooftop infinity pool, the world’s largest and highest. The pool is open from 6 am to 10 pm daily. You can swim, relax, or dine at one of the poolside restaurants. You need to show your hotel key card to enter the pool area, and you can only bring one guest per room. The pool can get crowded during peak hours, so plan your visit accordingly!

4. Chinatown

Another great thing to do in Singapore is to walk around Chinatown. It’s a vibrant neighborhood in Singapore with fun shopping, dining, and more. This historic district showcases the rich heritage of the Chinese community.

One of the best things to do in Singapore’s Chinatown is to shop at the Chinatown Street Market. It’s a bustling outdoor bazaar that sells everything from souvenirs and antiques to clothes and electronics.

It covers four main streets in Chinatown, but my favorite is Pagoda Street!

You can bargain with the vendors, enjoy the festive atmosphere, and sample some of the local delicacies such as dim sum, bak kwa, and ice kachang.

Bak kwa: this is one of my favorite indulgent snacks – a sweet and salty Chinese pork jerky. If you eat meat, you definitely should try it!! I’m salivating just thinking about it.
Ice kachang: classic ice kachang is shaved ice topped with red beans, creamed corn, palm seed, green cendol (jelly noodles), and grass jelly. Then, a few different syrups are drizzled on top of that! It’s definitely not my favorite, but people love it (it’s one of my mom’s favorite desserts).

Also while in Chinatown, you can visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

Those interested in nightlife (I’m in bed by 10) will enjoy Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, two trendy areas that are lined with bars, cafes, and restaurants. You can mingle with the locals and expats, sip on cocktails and craft beers, and listen to live music and DJs.

5. Little India

If you want to explore some more diverse, vibrant neighborhoods, you’ll also love Little India, Kampong Glam, and Joo Chiat, where you can experience the rich cultural heritage and cuisine of Singapore’s different ethnic groups.

In Little India, you’ll see some incredible architecture and history. Colorful buildings like the House of Tan Teng Niah and the Sri Veeramakaliamman Te Temple will amaze you!

Walk down Buffalo Road or Campbell Lane for two great areas to explore in Little India. You’ll see trinkets, food, souvenirs, and so much more sold here. It’s a crowded but vibrant Singapore area, full of color and history!

And after Little India, don’t miss the Sultan Mosque and nearby Arab Street in Singapore’s Kampong Glam neighborhood!

Admire the beautiful architecture at the Sultan Mosque and find vendors along Arab Street selling things like rugs, textiles, lamps, and more!

6. Singapore Botanic Gardens

If you love nature and beauty, visiting the Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the best things to do in Singapore for you! Admire the beauty and diversity of nature at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s home to more than 10,000 species of plants, including rare orchids, tropical rainforest trees, and medicinal herbs. 

You can explore the different themed gardens, such as the National Orchid Garden (pictured above), the Ginger Garden, and the Healing Garden. You can also enjoy the scenic views of lakes, waterfalls, and sculptures. The garden is free to enter, but there is a charge to enter the National Orchid Garden (S$15 for adults).

Side note: Don’t freak out if you see a giant (like literally huge) lizard crossing your path or swimming in a lake. It’s a monitor lizard! And the most common monitor lizard in Singapore can grow up to 3 meters (9.8 feet!) long! I thought I was imagining things when I saw one! (Don’t worry… they aren’t a threat to humans. They’re naturally shy and would rather avoid us!)

And if nature walks and hikes are more your thing, here are some more great places to visit:

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: mangrove boardwalks allow you to see Singapore’s aquatic ecosystem up close. This is also a great place to watch migratory birds.
  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: walk to the top of Bukit Timah Hill, the highest natural point in Singapore!
  • MacRitchie Reservoir Park: I recommend doing the TreeTop Walk hike here!
  • East Coast Park: this is much more urban than the rest of the parks on this list, but it’s great for bikers and for picnics!
  • Pulau Ubin: I’ll talk more about Pulau Ubin in just a bit! Or you can check out my more extensive article about Pulau Ubin!

7. Dine at a Hawker Center

Feast on the most delicious and affordable local cuisines at a hawker center! Hawker centers are literally all over Singapore. They are basically open-air food courts where each vendor serves up their specialty dishes. (Often, each vendor only serves a few dishes that they have perfected over the years!)

The Mouthwatering Food You’ll Find at Hawker Centers

Char kway teow is one of my favorite Hawker dishes!

You’ll find a variety of dishes from different ethnic groups, such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Peranakan.

Here are my absolute favorite dishes that I think are must-trys:

  • Char kway teow– a dish of flat rice noodles stir-fried with shrimp or prawns, eggs, chives, and a blend of dark soy sauces.
  • Roti prata or roti canai– while the two are slightly different, both are incredible. You’ll get a thin, flaky South Indian flatbread that is crisp and flaky on the outside, but soft on the inside (it’s my favorite type of bread in the whole wide world). It’s often served with a delicious curry, but I love the bread itself so much that I usually eat it plain!
  • Hokkien mee– yellow noodles fried in a delicious sauce (that has simmered for hours!) finished with fresh prawns, squid, and pork.
  • Carrot cake– it’s not what you think it is! This hawker dish is a savory, fried dish made from radish, rice flour, water, garlic, eggs, and other things. You can get it steamed or fried ‘white’ or ‘black’… both fried options are fantastic!
  • Popiah– a delicious snack (or appetizer) that’s more healthy than your traditional hawker fare. It’s a non-fried spring roll filled with delicious veggies, topped with a sweet sauce. I’m salivating thinking about it!
  • Wonton mee– a Cantonese noodle dish with yellow egg noodles tossed in sauce and topped with veggies, wontons (dumplings), and barbecued pork. There’s a soup version as well that is equally delicious!
  • Beef rendang– a popular Indonesian dish of slow-cooked beef braised in coconut milk and seasoned with herbs and spices, served with rice.
  • Pandan cake– a light and fluffy chiffon cake that’s light green due to pandan juice, which gives it a unique, sweet flavor.

Goodness, I’m drooling now just thinking about all my favorite Singaporean dishes!

Other popular dishes include chicken rice, laksa, rojak, oyster omelets, nasi lemak, ice kacang, chendol, and kaya toast (a breakfast staple). And chili crab is one of Singapore’s most famous meals, so if you have the opportunity to try it, definitely do! 

More Hawker Center Details

As I mentioned earlier, hawker centers are very affordable, with most meals costing around S$5 or less. 

Some of the most famous hawker centers around the island are Newton Food Center (made famous by Crazy Rich Asians), Lau Pa Sat (home to the aforementioned Satay Street), Maxwell Food Center, and the Old Airport Road Food Center.

But you’ll find excellent food at basically every hawker center. (Fun fact: my uncle owns and runs a kopi (coffee) stall in a hawker center near Boon Keng MRT Station!)

Anyway, dining in a hawker center is truly one of the best ways to experience the diverse and delicious cuisine of Singapore. I basically only eat at hawker centers when I visit Singapore!

Hawker Center Tip: Keep in mind that these centers are cash only; they will not accept credit cards. Locals may pay via a QR code linked to their banks, but not here, so don’t forget your Singapore dollars.
Also, you’ll need to bring your own water and napkins, and don’t forget to clean up after yourself!

8. Try a Michelin Star Hawker Stall

Did you know that Singapore has the cheapest Michelin food you can find? We’ve waited in long lines for cheap dishes that have a Michelin star and yes, they were worth it!

Here are some food stalls with Michelin stars or a Bib Gourmand that you can try:

  • Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle Stall at Chinatown Complex Food Centre: This stall made history in 2016 as one of the first street food establishments to receive a Michelin star, and it still retains it today. It is known for its succulent soya sauce chicken rice and noodles, which cost only S$2.50 per plate.
  • Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle at Crawford Lane: The other hawker stall that won a Michelin star in 2016, this place serves spicy egg noodles with pork, meatballs, and dumplings. The noodles are springy and the sauce is flavourful, but be prepared to wait in line for up to an hour!
  • R&B Express at Newton Food Centre: This stall was awarded a Michelin Plate in 2019 for its crispy, juicy BBQ chicken wings. You can also try their satay, traditional popiah, and kueh pie tee.
  • Koka Wanton Noodles at North Bridge Road Market: This is a popular supper spot that opens from 10 pm to 2 am, or until sold out. It serves wonton mee with thinly-sliced char siew, Chinese mushrooms, shredded chicken, and choy sum. My uncle took me here a couple of times when I lived with him for a summer and let me tell you… it’s SO GOOD!
  • San Bao Soya Sauce Chicken at Redhill Market: This stall serves its famous soya sauce chicken rice and noodles. The chicken is braised in a dark sauce with herbs and spices, giving it a richer flavor.
  • Rolina Singapore Traditional Hainanese Curry Puffs at Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre: This stall was recognized with a Bib Gourmand in 2018 for its handmade curry puffs, which have a flaky crust and a spicy filling of potatoes, chicken, egg, and sardines.

9. Orchard Road

For those who love shopping, this is one of the best things to do in Singapore for you! Indulge in some retail therapy at Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping district. Orchard Road is a bustling street lined with malls, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.

One interesting thing that has always stuck with me about shopping at ION Orchard (a luxury mall), specifically, is that it always has the same incredible scent. It’s the most luxurious scent!

While writing this, I just went down a rabbit hole and learned that it’s not just me who has noticed. There are multiple articles like this one about its signature scent! And on my rabbit trail, I ended up buying this room spray that smells just like it for my home!

Okay, enough about scents! While on Orchard, you can also enjoy festive decorations, street performances, and cultural events that take place throughout the year. My parents’ condo is right by Orchard Road, and they frequently send my sister and me videos of the events that happen on Orchard!

10. Bugis Street

So now that I’ve covered Orchard Road, it’s time to share a crazy, fun shopping option that’s kind of the exact opposite experience of shopping at Orchard.

Enter: Bugis Street.

Picture jam-packed stalls lined up in a shopping maze selling much more affordable goods than you’d find at Singapore’s premier shopping malls. Bugis Street is one of Singapore’s most popular and affordable shopping destinations, where you can find everything from clothes and accessories to electronics and souvenirs. You can bargain with the vendors, enjoy the street food, and soak up the lively atmosphere.

Every time I go to Bugis Street, I get a coconut pancake from one of the food stalls. It’s more like a sweet coconut-filled empanada with a softer texture. Definitely a guilty pleasure, but you can wash it down with an all-fruit juice for a healthier sweet treat!

There are fruit stalls all over Singapore where the vendor will juice entire fruits right in front of you! It makes for the most pure and delicious fruit smoothie you’ve ever had! My favorites are lime juice (they add sugar to this one), avocado milkshakes, and apple juice (WAY tastier than what you get in the US!). 

While Bugis Street has great fruit stalls, you’ll find them at plenty of hawker centers across Singapore. And that brings us to the next item on this list of things to do in Singapore: the glorious hawker center!

11. National Museum of Singapore

Fort Canning Park is another great place to learn about Singapore history!

Learn about Singapore’s history and culture at the National Museum of Singapore. It is the oldest museum in Singapore and showcases the rich heritage and diversity of the nation. If you’re a tourist, it’s S$10 for adults to visit the permanent galleries and S$23 for an all-access ticket that includes any special exhibitions! You can explore various galleries and exhibits that tell the stories of Singapore’s past, present, and future. You can also enjoy interactive and immersive experiences that bring history to life.

Other great places to visit in Singapore for history lovers include the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Peranakan Museum, the Changi Museum, the Battlebox, the Asian Civilizations Museum at Empress Place, National Gallery Singapore, and Fort Canning Park (pictured above).

12. Clarke Quay

You’ll find that biking is a common way to get around Singapore!

If you’re looking for a place to have fun, eat, and drink in Singapore, you can’t miss Clarke Quay! This historical riverside quay is full of life and energy and is a popular spot for expats.

In fact, if you need to catch a big game, you’re bound to find a bar in Clarke Quay with the game on and a bunch of expats showing up at 2 am to watch it!

You can enjoy the scenic beauty and history of the Singapore River on a bumboat ride or explore the iconic clubs and restaurants that are housed in the former warehouses and storage facilities.

You can also try some unique shots at Chupitos Shots Bar or play some arcade games at Level Up, Singapore’s first arcade bar.

Shopping is popular here, too. Indulge in some retail therapy at Central, a mall where you’ll find everything from local brands to international labels, as well as a cinema and rooftop garden.

As a popular expat spot, Clarke Quay is also a great place to grab cuisine from different parts of the world. You’ll find American, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, and more. Some of the most popular spots include Jumbo Seafood, Little Saigon, and Octapas.

Tip: If Clarke Quay sounds like your scene, you’ll probably also enjoy the nearby Boat Quay or Robertson Quay, where you can also find a variety of bars, clubs, restaurants, and live music venues.

13. Day Trip to Pulau Ubin

Take a day trip to one of the nearby islands, such as Pulau Ubin, St John’s Island, or Kusu Island. On these islands, you can enjoy nature walks, cycling, kayaking, camping, and more.

While I’ve visited all three, my favorite, by far, is Pulau Ubin.

What is Pulau Ubin and why is it worth visiting?

The entrance to Pulau Ubin.

Pulau Ubin is a small island off the northeast coast of Singapore that offers a glimpse of the country’s past. It is a popular destination for nature lovers, cyclists, and adventurers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

On Pulau Ubin, you can really imagine what Singapore was like before it became what it is today. My mom remembers when most of Singapore was just kampong villages and dirt roads! I can’t even picture that now, but you get a feel for it when you head to Pulau Ubin.

The most common method of getting around Pulau Ubin is biking (it’s easy to rent a bike when you’re there). You’ll bike down dirt roads, past durian trees and other foliage. And you’ll share the island with monkeys, pigs, and other wildlife!

You can learn exactly how to get to Pulau Ubin here! I cover the best things to do in Pulau Ubin there as well, but here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find:

What to See on Pulau Ubin

One of the must-see places on Pulau Ubin is the Chek Jawa Wetlands, a rich ecosystem where six different habitats meet, including coastal forests, mangroves, coral rubble, and seagrass lagoons. Walk along the boardwalks to observe the marine life in the tide pools, such as crabs, starfish, and sea cucumbers. Keep your eyes peeled for mudskippers, monitor lizards, and hornbills. You can also climb up the Jejawi Tower, a 21-meter-high observation tower that offers panoramic views of the wetlands and the surrounding islands.

There are several other places to visit on Pulau Ubin, but the ones that I’ve enjoyed include the Ubin Fruit Orchard and the Pekan Quarry. At the Ubin Fruit Orchard you can see over 350 fruit trees, such as durians, mangosteens, and rambutans. Pekan Quarry is a former granite quarry that is now a scenic lake surrounded by greenery.

Another great place to visit is the Ubin Living Lab, a former kampong (village) house that has been converted into an educational center. You can see how the villagers used to live and work on the island. You can also participate in some workshops and activities that showcase their heritage and traditions.

At the end of your time on Pulau Ubin, wind down before catching the bumboat back by enjoying chili crab or other local delicacies at one of the seafood restaurants near the jetty. 

Did you know you can also camp overnight at one of the designated campsites on the island? This is probably best suited to locals since you’ll need to bring your own tent and equipment, but it’s doable for all visitors! With less than 100 residents on Pulau Ubin, camping here is a really unique and tranquil experience that allows you to get away from the hustle and relax under the stars.

14. Gardens By the Bay

Picture a garden straight out of Avatar and you have Gardens by the Bay. This is by far one of the coolest things to do in Singapore! It’s a futuristic park that features amazing structures called Supertrees, which are vertical gardens that light up at night.

A pretty view of the Singapore Flyer and the Supertree Grove over Dragonfly Lake.

Seeing the Supertree Grove is one of the best free things to do in Singapore, but note that you’ll need to pay for its other attractions. Two of the most famous attractions here are the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.

They showcase different plants and flowers from around the world. While tickets are pricey (around S$32 for adults and S$18 for children ages 3-12), the waterfall in the Cloud Forest is beyond breathtaking! Get your tickets here!

You can also walk around the OCBC Skyway, a 419-foot walkway that winds through the Supertrees high in the air.

15. Get a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel

If you love gin and fruity cocktails, you will adore the Singapore Sling! This drink is a classic that has been around for over a century, and it has a fascinating history. Ngiam Tong Boon invented the Singapore Sling in 1915. He was a bartender at Long Bar in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel

He wanted to create a drink that women could enjoy in public without being frowned upon, so he disguised it as a punch with a pink color and a foamy top. The original recipe used gin, cherry brandy, Benedictine, and fresh pineapple juice, among other ingredients, to create a semisweet, sparkling, and complex flavor.

The Singapore Sling became a hit with locals and tourists, and it soon gained worldwide fame. They still serve it at Raffles Hotel today, where you can sip it in style and toast to its creator.

And the hotel itself is beautiful, so you’ll get to drink your drink in style!

16. Visit Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore where you can find a variety of attractions, activities, and entertainment options. Honestly, I find it a lot more touristy and gimmicky than the rest of Singapore, but it’s still fun to visit, especially if you have kids!

Here are some of the things you can do on Sentosa:

  • Experience the thrill of skydiving at iFly Singapore, the world’s largest indoor wind tunnel for flying.
  • Explore the marine life and coral reefs at S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world. Tickets start from S$55 for the day!
  • Relax and unwind at one of the many beaches on Sentosa, such as Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach, and Tanjong Beach. But be prepared: these aren’t the gorgeous tropical beaches you might picture when you think of southeast Asia! But they’ll do if you’re determined to visit a beach while in Singapore!
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Singapore and beyond from the Singapore Cable Car (S$28 for adults, S$20 for children). It connects Sentosa to Mount Faber and HarbourFront.
  • Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of Sentosa at Fort Siloso, the only preserved coastal fort in Singapore.
  • Go on a ziplining, treetop climbing, high ropes adventure course at Mega Adventure.
  • Have fun with your favorite characters and movies at a theme park! Universal Studios Singapore costs about S$71 for a day ticket.
  • Experience the culture and cuisine of Singapore at Sentosa Cove Village, a waterfront precinct with restaurants, bars, and shops.

17. Try Durian… If You Dare!

Durian is one of the most famous fruits in Singapore. It is pretty controversial for one reason: it’s incredibly stinky. People either love it or hate it, and finding out which side you land on is one of the things to do in Singapore that you just have to do!

You’ll find plenty of stalls that sell fresh durian. And they usually give you an option to buy it with the spiky shell already cracked open. You can then scoop out the yellow insides with a spoon to try it. But first, you’ll need to get past its smell.

The smell is quite subjective, but to me, it smells like rotten eggs and stinky cheese mixed with gasoline. The texture is creamy, like custard. And the taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness; it’s unlike anything I’ve tasted.

It’s my mom’s favorite fruit in the whole world, while it’s quite the opposite to me.

But who knows? You might love it, and durian may end up being one of the highlights of your trip to Singapore!

And if you haven’t tried fruits like mangosteen or rambutan before, those are fruits you absolutely should try! They are just straight up tasty, no controversial smell there!

In conclusion…

There are many incredible things to do in Singapore, and this list is just the absolute must-dos. You’ll find plenty of other activities and places, like visiting the Singapore Merlion (the half lion-half fish is the official mascot of Singapore!) at Merlion Park, riding the Singapore Flyer, seeing animals at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve (home to the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari), etc.

But I really wanted the focus of this article to be the best of the best. For it to contain the most memorable and iconic things to do while on this incredible island.

All in all, I hope this list makes your time in Singapore fun, noteworthy, and beautiful!

And please eat some roti prata for me!

Lastly, if you’re heading to Singapore, here are some more articles you might enjoy:

Safe travels!


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Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
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Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
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