Where are the best viewpoints in Singapore?

by Poi on January 23, 2012

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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

Singapore Flyer

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 at night

Marina Bay Sands

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!

Moung Faber to Sentosa cable car

Inside the cable car

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.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures January 25, 2012 at 5:16 am

That 1st pic is AMAZING!!!

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Kirsty January 31, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Unfortunately I can’t claim it… Luckily we had a great photographer friend with us!

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Tiffany January 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thanks for the heads up! We’ll be going to Singapore in mid March after we visit Indonesia, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to offer. It seems like it will be a very strange place, with their strict rules and small country. Can’t wait!

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Kirsty January 31, 2012 at 8:54 pm

It’s great – very very very clean! We loved our 4 days there wish we could have had a few more… there is so much to do!

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Edna February 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

These pictures are making me miss Singapore all over again!

Regarding 1-Altitude — it’s at Raffles Place, which is a main building in CBD, not Raffles Hotel, which is the birthplace of the Singapore Sling. The Sling isn’t great at the Hotel anyway — it comes pre-mixed and still costs S$30! You’re better off getting it from Orgo, a natural/organics bar at the Esplanade, or Loof, a rooftop bar close to Raffles. Or go to LeVel 33, it’s not the 63rd floor but has reasonably priced beers and a great view.

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Poi February 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Thanks for that Edna, we wanted to include Altitude despite not going there but at least you’ve cleared up the info now 🙂

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Martha March 1, 2012 at 3:01 am

If you go back, be sure to take the river boat ride and see the giant Merlion fountain at the park.

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