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Top 10 man made attractions in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most sought after travel destinations in Asia. It is a unique cultural destination with diverse races; Chinese, Indians and Malays. There are plenty of tourist attractions in Singapore but here, the focus remains on man-made attractions in Singapore only.

Man-Made Attractions in Singapore

Singapore offers a harmonious blend of culture, arts, architecture, and cuisines. Though physically small, it is a modern city brimming with innumerable charming tourist attractions like Sentosa Island, Universal Studio, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and one of the most unique Night Safari in the world. Singapore is also famous for its shopping and nightlife, from fine-dining restaurants to funky bars.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Singapore and the main attractions are mainly mad-made. These attractions promote Singapore tourism industry which is growing every year. The recently man-made attraction projects include Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Resort World Sentosa & Universal Studios.

Among the many popular man made attractions in Singapore, the top ten are listed below:

1. Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island Singapore #1 man made attractions in Singapore
Synonymous with its name, which means peaceful in Malay; Sentosa is a calm yet idyllic resort island. There are endless activities to indulge yourself into, including Sentosa Luge & Skyride, Wavehouse Sentosa, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, two golf courses, Fort Siloso and Resorts World Sentosa. But the real highlight of Sentosa Island is “The Songs of the Sea”, which displays pyrotechnic scenes with the help of lasers, burst of flames and water jets, with a melodious music in the backdrop.

Undoubtedly Sentosa Island is one of the main tourist attractions in Singapore.

Tips for Traveler’s

A day or two is simply insufficient to explore all the attractions in Sentosa Island. Universal Studio is also in Sentosa Island so if you can book a hotel room nearby, it will help you to explore these attractions with ease.

2. Marina Bay Sands

marina bay sands singapore
Marina Bay Sands is one of the latest additions to the man-made tourist attractions in Singapore. This resort opened its doors to tourists in 2010. It boasts one of the world’s most expensive casinos, a 2,560-room hotel, mall, theatres and museum. On top of this iconic structure is a 34 meter long Sky Park observation deck. You can take great panoramic pictures of Singapore from the Sky Park. Ranging from hotels, casinos, restaurants, clubs and shops, Marina Bay Sands has it all.

The jewel in its crown however, is the Infinity Pool located 57 stories above the ground. The Art Science Museum, Louis Vuitton concept shop, Helix Bridge, Wonder Full (South-East Asia’s largest light and water show), the shoppers at Marina Bay are among other highlights.

Related Article: Top 10 things to do in Marina Bay Singapore

Tips for traveler’s

Same day booking for Sky Park observation deck is not available so make sure you book your ticket in advance.

3. S.E.A Aquarium

sea aquarium resort world sentosa
Do you know what is the world’s largest aquarium? It is not Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta or Dubai Mall Aquarium in UAE. S.E.A aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world. It houses 100,000 marine animals and about 800 species. The world largest viewing panel for an aquarium award also goes to SEA aquarium. The viewing panel is about 36 meter wide and 27 foot tall.

Tips for traveler’s

SEA aquarium is located in resort world Sentosa. Another similar attraction to SEQ aquarium is Underwater World Sentosa, which houses 2500 marina animals and 250 species.

4. Singapore Night Safari

Singapore night safari
Another feather in the cap for Singapore is also the world’s first wildlife Night Safari Park. It offers a complete tour of the park via the Tram Safari Experience and Safari Adventurer tour. The 20 minute “Creature of the night show” is a spectacular stage show of nocturnal animals displaying their skills and behavior. The “Thumbuakar Performance” will dazzle you with a cultural dance and unique fire show.

Tips for traveler’s

Book a combo ticket i.e. Singapore Nigh Safari & Singapore Zoo to save some bucks.

5. Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo is a haven for animal lovers offering animal exhibits from white tigers to Asian elephants, sun bears, and orangutans. It has various zones including Great Rift Valley, Wild Africa, Australian Outback, Fragile Forest and Wild Tundra. Jungle breakfast with orangutans and other wildlife creature is another special feature.

You can even enjoy different rides and take photographs with the animals. Rainforest Kidzworld is a self-discovery area for the kids. But the true highlight of the Zoo is the NightSafari. If you are animal lover then Singapore Zoo should be one of the ideal tourist attractions in Singapore for you to visit.

Tips for traveler’s

Note the feeding and special show timings upon entrance so that you don’t miss it.

6. Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studio Singapore
Universal Studio Singapore is a largest theme park in Singapore. This is divided into seven zones; Ancient Egypt (with ancient Egyptian mummies), Hollywood, Madagascar, New York, Shrek’s – The Palace of Far Far Away, The futuristic Sci-Fi city (featuring Transformers), The Lost World (featuring Dinosaurs) and Water World.

Halloween Horror Nights should not be missed by Hallowed lovers, if you happen to be in Singapore between those days. If is full of thrill and excitement. Kids can enjoy breakfast with Elmo and friends too. The Hollywood Dreams Parade is another captivating spectacle. Lake Hollywood is a pyrotechnic show to dazzle your sensory nerves in the night.

Tips for Traveler’s

Battlestar Galactica: Human VS. Cylon and Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle are the rides you must try at least once!

7. Jurong Bird Park

jurong bird park singapore
Jurong Bird Park has the largest collection of birds in the world having 5000 birds across 400 species. Among many attractions in this bird park are the comical parrot circus and birds of prey in the king of skies show as well. It has the world’s largest aviary (second largest man-made waterfall); 13 stories high and 2 hectares wide.

It has bird feeding shows, show times and photography sessions too. Bird lovers will not want to miss this one of a kind experience. Bird lovers would enjoy every inch of the park, which offers unforgettable experiences among all tourist attractions in Singapore.

Tips for Traveler’s

Don’t forget to take photos of shoebill (the ugliest & lonely bird), royal ramble pigeon and pink flamingo. Also, check for bird feeding timings upon entrance. We have also published an interesting infographics about top 10 unique birds to watch in Jurong Bird Park.

8. Gardens by the Bay

gardens by the bay Singapore
Last but not the least, the most recent 2012 addition to Singapore’s beauty is the Gardens by The Bay. The Gardens by the Bay is located in the heart of Marina Bay. It is spread over an area of 101 hectares and is home to 250,000 rare plants. The Garden is split into three waterfront spaces; Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Flower Dome, Super tree Grove, World of Plants and the Cloud Forest are a few of the popular attractions. Singapore’s adjacency with equator makes gardens by the Bay a perfect topical paradise.

Tips for Traveler’s

Gardens by the Bay has recently acclaimed Thea 2014 award for Outstanding Achievements so it should be in your priority list of places to visit in Singapore.

9. Singapore Flyer

singapore flyer
Singapore Flyer is the second largest Ferris wheel in the world soaring up to 165 meter above the ground. Ideally located in the Marina bay, it offers a breathtaking view of the city. Surrounded by a tropical forest, it has countless shops and an outdoor theater.

Tips for Traveler’s

Surprise your partner by booking a romantic dinner in the Singapore Flyer.

10. Fountain of Wealth

fountain of wealth singapore
Photo Credit: Charlie Kwan

The Fountain of Wealth is located at one of Singapore’s largest shopping mall Suntec City. It is the world’s largest fountain (As listed by Guinness book of world record). The highlight of this fountain is the dazzling display of lights in the night when there is a laser show.

Tips for Traveler’s

Uncover your camera lens only before taking a shot. The strong streams might fog your lens.

When visiting Singapore, I recommend you buying a “See Singapore Attraction Pass”. You can choose between one, two, three or five day pass, valid on consecutive days. Many major attractions and activities are included in the Pass along with entrance tickets to most of the attractions, like the Singapore Flyer, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Night Safari, Underwater World, Singapore guided walking tours, Singapore River Cruises and the Singapore River Safari.

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