Singapore open top bus tour
Singapore's subway, bus and taxi systems are top-notch, clean, prompt and safe. However, to see the most popular Singapore attractions in the least time, we opted to begin with a bus tour.
The two hour-long routes offer a good overview of the city's layout and its three ethnic neighborhoods, and the accompanying narration explains everything in context. Perfect for a first-time visit to Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands Sky Park
A trip to Marina Bay would certainly not be complete without a visit to the Sky Park Observation Deck. Rise 57 feet above the city and witness the heart of Singapore in all its glory. The public observation deck at Marina Bay Sands Sky Park resonates with luxury and even reveals the world’s largest infinity pool. Sip a tall glass of champagne as you overlook the breathtaking city skyline.
If it is in your budget, you can also indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the fine restaurants in the vicinity. Offering a spectacular wine and dine experience, it is sure to be an unforgettable meal. Be sure to take home some exclusive souvenirs from the aesthetic Sands Sky Park Shop.
Singapore's Arab Quarter
Singapore is the top shopping destination for Asians, and it is not just at discount emporium Mustafa's. In contrast to the glitz and glamour of the rest of Singapore the Arab Quarter, known as Kampong Glam, is a collection of colorful buildings and crumbling ambiance surrounding the gleaming golden dome of Sultan Mosque.
Arab Street in particular is a textile mecca, where you can find cut-rate deals on quality rugs, clothes, jewelry, and more, plus shisha bars and restaurants.
The impressive Singapore Zoo is well-known around the world, thanks to its 11 different zones and 12 exhibits that house over 2,800 animals, including over 300 wildlife species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo has made sure to create exhibits that replicate the exact natural habitat each of its animals would live in. Make a trip to the Primate Kingdom for a glimpse of 39 species of primates, explore underwater galleries, and much more. Guests can also attend interactive animal shows, go on tours and safaris, and feed some of the animals.
National Museum of Singapore and Orchard Road
Orchard Road is Singapore’s iconic shopping street, a long, leafy and highly walkable stretch of luxurious shopping malls, department stores and retail shops selling everything from high-end fashion to consumer electronics, souvenirs and more.
It is also one of Singapore’s busiest areas, attracting a mix of locals and tourists every day of the week. If you are in Singapore to shop, this is where you will probably want to spend the majority of your time.