Singapore Places of Interest

Interest rating based on my experience and budget:

  1. Jurong Bird Park (good from 1pm to 5pm)
    • around 18 SGD ticket, but really worthy it, tons of birds in close distance
  2. Singapore River, Merlion Park, Esplanade “Durian Building” and City Hall area (morning walking)
    • free, and all in sunshine walking distance, including Asian Culture Museum
  3. Sentosa (afternoon to night)
    • around 5 SGD entry ticket, buy your food outside first if you don't want to spend money inside.
  4. Bugis shopping area (evening)
    • good price stuffs there, but Singapore is not a shopping city
  5. Orchard road (afternoon to evening)
    • I am not a shopping person, I only go to the Kinokuniya bookstore (quite big) at Ngee Ann City mall (so-called the largest shopping mall) for book reading.
  6. Botanic Garden (morning to afternoon)
    • free entry and tons of huge trees, tricky to get there, but suggest walking to it from Orchard MRT, 20 min to 30 min leisure walking.
  7. Singapore Zoo and next-to-it Night Safari (afternoon to evening)
    • prepare for a 50min MRT+Bus trip, but quite a lot of animals in a compact zoo with nice arrangement
  8. MacRitchie Reservoir Park (whole afternoon)
    • beautiful park with famous tree-top bridge, need take short bus there, preparing for half day trail walking with your food. (Be careful for dangerous monkey stealing)
  9. East coast park (early morning to afternoon to evening)
    • good for a Sunday trip with friends
  10. Bukit Timah Hill (whole afternoon)
    • free, tallest hill in Singapore (around 280meter), good for 3 hour hiking, and need to take bus for a while to arrive.
  11. Little india (afternoon)
    • nothing to say, try the food, take photo, and that is it. Sim Lim square electronic mall is near its MRT

Others:

  • Chinatown
    • I don't think it's interesting because it is designed to sell so-called traditional Chinese stuff, which I, as Chinese from China, don't think so.
  • Chinese Garden
    • not sure

Advanced Place of Interest for others like to explore

  1. Henderson Wave Bridge (on Henderson road acrossing “telok blangah hill park” and “Mount Faber Park”)
  2. Labrador Nature Reserve (all the way down the Alexandra road, can see Sentosa next to sea)
  3. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (for photographing birds, it is far far in the north west from kranji MRT)