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Merlion Park

Merlion Park

8-minute walk away – 800 m

The Merlion – with a lion’s head and a fish’s body, is a national icon of Singapore and a guardian to the island-state.  The Merlion standing tall at 8.6 meters tall, weighing 70 tons, spouts water daily and resides at the waterfront Merlion Park allowing tourists to take a breathtaking view of the Merlion against the scenic Marina Bay.

One Fullerton
Singapore 049213

National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore

9-minute walk away – 750 m

The National Gallery houses the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to the present day.  Get the most out of your visit by booking a guided tour of the Gallery’s historic buildings and collections.

1 St Andrew’s Rd
Singapore 178957

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 Singapore National Museum

Singapore National Museum

9-minute walk away – 650 m

The rich heritage of the island is depicted here through showcasing the trends and developments leading to modern-day Singapore.  The history of Singapore is told through 20 dioramas, William Farquhar’s collection of drawings, a Peranakan house, Fort Canning, Tiger Balm King’s decorative carvings and a secret society lodge.  The museum is housed in a grand colonial building topped by a giant silver dome, which was built in 1887.

93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897

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River Cruise

River Cruise

Between 8 – 20 mins walk depending on location

Take in the island city’s waterfront landmarks while cruising along the iconic Singapore River on a ‘bumboat’ water taxi.  Enjoy unobstructed views of the Merlion and the Esplanade as well as the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles at his original landing site.  Best experienced after dark when the city scape is bathed in bright lights.  Time your journey well to secure the best views of Marina Bay Sands’ dazzling light and water show, nightly at 8pm and 9.30pm (and 11 pm on weekends).

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Hong Kong Maritime Museu Singapore Flyer

Hong Kong Maritime Museu Singapore Flyer

18-minute walk away – 1.5 km

At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel (outside United States) and also one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions.  Each Singapore Flyer capsule is about the size of a bus and can carry up to 28 people.  Passengers are able to walk around and enjoy the views outside without feeling any movement or vibration at all.  In contrast, due to its reliance on gravity which helps in keeping its carriage balanced, the carrying capacity of the ferris wheel is usually limited to about 8 passengers.  It promises more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

30 Raffles Ave
Singapore 039803

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ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum

20-minute walk away – 1.6 km

An iconic presence along the Marina Bay waterfront, this unique museum is a living, breathing embodiment of the ArtScience theme with striking architecture, award-winning design, strong curation and intellectual discussions.

6 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018974

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Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay

25-minute walk away – 2 km

Towering vertical gardens, futuristic climate-controlled ‘flower domes’, and a high-altitude cloud forest complete with cascading water-fall and are just some of the awe-inspiring exhibits at Gardens by the Bay.

18 Marina Gardens Dr
Singapore 018953

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens

7 km away – Near Orchard Road

Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 158-year-old tropical botanical institute comprises over 10,000 species of flora spread across 82 hectares, including the world’s largest collection of Orchids.  This lush oasis in the heart of the city is a much-loved local treasure and a must-see for all visitors.

1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569

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Singapore Zoo / Night Safari

Singapore Zoo / Night Safari

14 km away

Acclaimed by zoologists and tourists as one of the best zoos in the world, Singapore Zoo is set in 170 acres of parkland next to a lake.  There are more than 1,600 animals in residence and 170 different species, 50% of which are endangered species from South-East Asia.  The Night Safari, opened in 1994, provides a rare sight to see nocturnal animals in their active state.

80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826

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Sentosa Island

10 km away

Sentosa Island is a man-made island that was built for fun and recreation.  The many attractions on offer at Sentosa include the expansive Resorts World, Universal Studios Singapore, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Butterfly & Insect Kingdom, and one of the largest collections of aquatic animals in the world, SEA Aquarium, all of which continue to draw repeat visitors from all over Asia.  Located just south of Singapore CBD, the 12-minute cable car ride from Vivo City to Sentosa Island has the added bonus of providing astounding panoramic views.  If all of this sounds exhausting, don’t worry, because on Sentosa Island are several soft, sandy beaches along the southern coast which are especially popular on weekends.  This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the CBD and allows you to have a beach resort experience just a few minutes from one of Asia’s most enigmatic cities.

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