When visiting anywhere new you want to get a good feel for the place and what better way than to see the whole place? Singapore is one of those places with so much for your excited eyes to feed on that viewpoints are a must. Whether it be night or day think about hitting these great viewpoints for some amazing views across clean (yes the rumours are true – it’s very clean) Singapore!
Here’s our top five best viewpoints in Singapore
We wrote last week about the Singapore flyer and the various ways of experiencing it. As the largest observation wheel in the world it’s definitely worth a visit and even going VIP if you have the cash. The wheel is perfectly positioned to give you great views of our next recommendation…
Marina Bay Sands
Arguably the most famous landmark in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands is famous for it’s sky park which can hold over 3,000 guests. Most of the park is reserved for guests of the hotel (bit too pricey for us dirty backpackers) but can be viewed on guided tours. The main viewing area and bar however are available to everyone and offer incredible views. This would be an amazing place to watch the annual Formula 1 race from but good luck getting up there during that…
Singapore Cable Car
Since it’s re-launch in June last year Singapore’s Cable Car has already received two awards in the Asian Attraction Awards. The ride begins at the Jewel Box on Mount Faber (an attraction in itself) and takes you across to Sentosa via Keppel Harbour. The views throughout the journey are fantastic and there are a number of ways to travel including a brand new VIP car as well as dining options. On arrival you can take a look at the museum which shows the development of the cable car and how it used to look and how it was built – health and safety wasn’t so good back in those days! Whilst on Sentosa island make sure you go and visit universal studios (Singapore) – we loved it and were so lucky to get a sneak peak of the new Transformers ride!
Tiger Sky Tower Sentosa
After stepping off the cable car you’ll find it hard not to notice the Tiger Sky Tower, formerly the Carlsberg Sky Tower and I’d recommend a beer for those of you not so fond of heights. The cabin on the tower rises you up and rotates you at 131 meters. As the cable car obviously has to come down for you to depart at Sentosa this tower is the best way to get a good view of the island and the surrounding area.
1-Altitude – Raffles Place
Although we didn’t get round to visiting 1-Altitude it looks worth a visit. Not only because it’s on the roof of Raffles Place, the apparent birth place of the Singapore Sling cocktail but the 63rd floor bar and Gallery offers great views over many of Singapore’s main attractions including those listed above. Of course mainly I just wanted the cocktail…
There you have it, take a bit of time out from all the endless shopping available and get yourself up there with the birds taking a birds-eye view over Singapore.