Top 5 Places In Singapore that even Locals have to visit

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Being a Singaporean yet not know where to go in Singapore? Check out the Top 5 place in Singapore that even locals HAVE TO go.

1. Gardens by the bay

If you have ever seen pictures of Singapore’s skyline, you must have come across the enormous, beautiful tree structures lighted up in the background. Gardens by The Bay offers an impressive skywalk over the gardens.

Picture yourself walking in a garden but high above the ground.

Gardens by The Bay has a few ongoing events at this month to complement the Mid-Autumn Festival Season. Celebrate an Autumn of fantasies with larger-than-life lanterns that bring together the imaginary worlds and natural wonders from 7 September to 24 September. Also, the Flower Dome will be displaying more than 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes sunflowers inspired by the timeless tale of the Wizard of Oz.


How do you get to Gardens by the Bay?

    • Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16)
    • Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway
    • Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay
    • Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15)
    • Take Exit C and head towards the bus stop no. 03223 located at International Plaza, Anson Road
    • Hop onto bus no. 400 and alight at bus stop no. 03371 along Marina Gardens Drive


2. Sentosa

Home to Singapore’s iconic Merlion, Sentosa is known over the world as Singapore’s beach island. Being the home for Singapore’s first ever casino (RWS), Universal Studios Singapore (USS) and Water Park Adventure Cove.

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There is also an exciting event ongoing right at Sentosa this two weeks- Sentosa Sandsation. 14 of the world’s best sand sculptors will also face off against one another in the Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship this year! The theme for this year’s competition is MARVEL, and the best sand sculptor will walk away with the Golden Shovel Award!

Apart from Sentosa Sandsation, Siloso beach is also well known for hosting ZoukOUT every year. Thrill seekers can try aerial stunts such as; flying trapeze, zip lining and even an all-new 60m bungee jump by AJ Hackett.

If you are planning to head to Sentosa with your family, Palawan Beach would be the ideal choice for you. Palawan Beach is more relaxing and family-friendly beach,  equipped with playgrounds, parks, and gardens.

How do you get to Sentosa?

  • Sentosa Express Monorail to Resorts World Sentosa
  1. At VivoCity, proceed to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express. ($4.00 per entry)
  2. Don’t need to get too comfy on the seats though because you’ll be alighting one stop later at Waterfront station where the Resort is located.
  • Walking into Resorts World Sentosa
  1. From VivoCity, look for directions/exit to the Sentosa Boardwalk.
  2. The walk takes about [how long/how far]. There are travelators interspersed along the bridge to help those who are lazy to walk. The bridge is not air-conditioned though so if it’s too hot outside, you may want to consider other options.
  3. You will reach RWS once you pass the gantry ($1.00 admission charge applies. Free on weekends and public holidays.)

Good news for all! Sentosa will waive island admission fees for all Singapore residents during the September school holidays, Sentosa Development Corporation will be waiving admission fees for visitors who are driving into Sentosa in Singapore-registered vehicles, and those who enter via the Sentosa Express train between Sep 1 and Sep 16.


3. Marina Bay Sands


Singapore’s most iconic luxury hotel- Marina Bay Sands. Not only it has the largest rooftop infinity pool, but also award-winning dining and a wide array of luxury brand shopping within. It is also the hotel where most celebrities (David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Neymar Jr., etc.) when they visit Singapore

The beautiful architecture of the hotel paints an impressive canvas in the night sky of Singapore. When the skies turn dark, Marina Bay Sands lights up and acts as a lighthouse brightening up the skyline. It should be one of everyone’s destination to visit the hotel and witness its beauty in the evening along with the rest of the city.

How do you get to Marina Bay Sands?

Exit at Bayfront Station:


Exit A – Connects to Bayfront Avenue street level.

Exit A – Connects to Gardens by the Bay.

Exits C & D – Connect to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (1 minute walk), Sands Expo & Convention Centre (3 minute walk), the Hotel (5 minute walk), Sands SkyPark (10 minute walk), ArtScience Museum (10 minute walk), and Sands Theatre (10 minute walk). Signs direct the way to each location and other attractions at Marina Bay Sands.

Exit E – Connects to Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

4. Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is notoriously known as the main party scene of Singapore takes place. It is the area that is home to the most bars, clubs, and discos. If you have never been to Clarke Quay in the night time, you may not even recognize the place. It has a 360-degree transformation in the day and night when the skies are still bright and sunny. IT LOOKS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

In the day, Clarke Quay looks like an ordinary area located by the river. But when night falls, and the lights are turned on, the river will reflect the bright neon lights and along with the lights hanging from the shop houses. Party goers decked in their party outfits will start swarming in around 10-12pm. Loud music will fill the air, and even if u decide not to enter a club. You can enjoy yourself equally much just sitting at a bar and basking in the atmosphere.

How do you get to Clarke Quay?

NE5 Clarke Quay MRT (about 5 mins walk)

DT20 Fort Canning Station (about five mins walk)

5. Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East


You could rent a float and take the long swirly slides or chill in the Lazy River while getting a sunbath. For those thrill-seeking adventurers, do not worry as there are also plenty of daredevil slides there for you. Such as the; Torpedo, Vortex, free fall, and the slide-up. These rides are bound to get your heart pounding and your knees weak. So do not say that I did not warn you!

How do you get to Wild Wild Wet?

  • By Public Bus

Take bus services 3, 5, 6, 12, 17, 21, 89, 354, 358 from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and alight at the first bus stop leaving from Pasir Ris Interchange.

  • By MRT

Alight at Pasir Ris MRT Station, EW1. Reach Wild Wild Wet by taking the bus services from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange or by foot.


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