10 Places I Regret Not Visiting in Singapore

Places I Regret Not Visiting in Singapore

Ever wondered what not to miss in Singapore?

Here are 10 places I regret not visiting: from the stunning HSBC Rain Vortex to the vibrant streets of Little India, these spots offer unique experiences and unforgettable memories.

Keep reading to discover why these destinations should be at the top of your travel list. 😊

1. HSBC Rain Vortex

Witness the magic of the HSBC Rain Vortex
Witness the magic of the HSBC Rain Vortex

If you could only visit a few places in Singapore, the HSBC Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport needs to be on your list. You’ll never regret witnessing a bit of magic!

At 40 meters, it’s the highest indoor waterfall in the world. It’s enveloped by lush greenery in Shiseido Forest Valley, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a rainforest.

It’s best to visit at night if you’re planning to stop by. Nighttime turns the waterfall into a hypnotic light and sound spectacle.

You can also take advantage of its canopy bridge to take the best possible photos.

Read More: 3 Best Light Shows to Watch in Singapore

2. Marina Bay Sands

Capture the picture-perfect Marina Bay Sands
Capture the picture-perfect Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands is a legendary integrated resort for a reason – it offers the best of all worlds. You can flawlessly enjoy first-rate lodgings, gourmet food, and constant entertainment here.

More importantly, its spectacular design—which includes the world-renowned rooftop infinity pool—offers postcard-perfect scenes of the cityscape!

You’re missing out on a lot if you skip Marina Bay Sands. Catch a 360-degree panorama from its SkyPark and enjoy posting about it on Instagram.

You can also indulge in retail therapy at the Shoppes, appreciate the ArtScience Museum, or test your luck at the casino. Marina Bay Sands is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Read More: 15 Best Things to Do in Marina Bay Sands

3. Helix Bridge

Explore the Helix Bridge's stunning architecture
Explore the Helix Bridge’s stunning architecture

There’s no reason to miss the Helix Bridge if you’re already in the Marina Bay. You can leisurely stroll here from Marina South to Marina Centre.

As you can guess from its name, this architectural masterpiece looks like the DNA double helix.

You can find stunning views of the Marina Bay Sands and skyline on four viewing platforms throughout the route, so test your photography skills here!

You’ll easily find a perfect spot to capture the bridge’s intricate design against Singapore’s urban backdrop.

You can also just wander around by yourself or with a partner, and take advantage of the mesmerizing lights at nighttime.

Read More: 17 Best Things to Do in Singapore at Night

4. Gardens by the Bay

Experience the futuristic Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay
Experience the futuristic Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay

Spread across 101 acres, Gardens by the Bay is one of the best modern parks around. With its majestic scenery, you’ll feel like you’re on another planet!

You can’t say you’ve seen the best of Singapore until you’ve been here. Amazing sights abound, including the Flower Dome, the Supertree Grove, and enormous vertical gardens.

The dome is a horticultural wonderland that features exotic plants from all over the world.

Meanwhile, stunning views of the gardens and Marina Bay skyline can be seen from the aerial walkway of the OCBC Skyway.

You can also experience the enchantment of the Supertrees during the nightly Garden Rhapsody light and sound performance.

Read More: 10 Most Beautiful Spots in Gardens by the Bay

5. Clarke Quay

Dine and celebrate at Clarke Quay Riverside
Dine and celebrate at Clarke Quay Riverside

If you love the water, you’ll regret not seeing Clarke Quay as much as I did. Clarke Quay is a lively riverfront quay brimming with eateries, entertainment venues, and pubs.

Restored warehouses in vibrant colors complement the city’s contemporary nightlife, wonderfully fusing Singapore’s past and present.

Live music, dancing, and an energetic vibe transform it into a nightlife hotspot.

The Singapore River itself is also perfect for a relaxing boat trip or a delicious supper at one of the riverside restaurants. It’s an overall fantastic site to relax and enjoy the local way of life.

Read More: Top 10 Things to Do in Clarke Quay Singapore

6. Chinatown Singapore

Admire the vibrant streets of Chinatown Singapore
Admire the vibrant streets of Chinatown Singapore

You won’t find a more culturally diversified combination of history, cuisine, and business than in Singapore’s Chinatown.

The streets are lined with heritage shophouses and busy marketplaces, so it’s one of the best places to wander in. Watch out for street art and secret gems around every turn!

For a taste of Chinatown’s history, stop by the architecture of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. The temple captivates visitors with its stunning design, peaceful atmosphere, and sacred relics.

Read More: 11 Best Things to Do in Chinatown Singapore

7. Kampong Glam

Discover the charm of Kampong Glam
Discover the charm of Kampong Glam

If you’re ever regretting not seeing a mosque in one of your travels, don’t miss out on this one. Kampong Glam is a historically significant district with strong Malay and Arab ties.

Its greatest features are its vivid murals, amazing street art, and the famous golden-domed Sultan Mosque, so exploring this gold mine can keep you busy!

Charming stores, cafes, and boutiques also line Bussorah Street, making it an ideal strolling and dining destination.

8. Haji Lane

Stroll around colorful boutiques and cafes at Haji Lane
Stroll around colorful boutiques and cafes at Haji Lane

If you’re itching to explore but don’t want to cover a lot of land, Haji Lane is the narrowest explorable lane around.

Kampong Glam’s Haji Lane is well-known for its colorful street art, themed boutiques, and Instagram-worth cafes. You can easily take great photos here or relax and people-watch.

More importantly, you’ll also love this place if you always enjoy shopping for unique clothing and vintage treasures in colorful locations.

Don’t forget to explore the hidden alleys and side streets to discover even more unique shops and cozy cafes!

9. Little India

Immerse in the culture of Little India
Immerse in the culture of Little India

Have you ever wondered how it must feel to see a little bit of India? You’re missing a big chance if you’re in Singapore and decide to skip visiting Little India.

The vibrant and bustling Little India will transport you to India with its rich cultural heritage. Aromatic spices, classic restaurants, and elaborate temples line the lively streets.

You can visit the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples around. It’s a spot devoted to the Hindu goddess Kali, and it offers a wonderful glimpse into Hindu traditions.

You can also explore the Mustafa Centre, a 24-hour retail complex that offers everything from electronics to apparel and groceries.

Best of all, Little India is famous for its festivities, particularly Deepavali. Consider coming in during the holiday season if you want to make the most of your visit!

10. Sentosa Island

Plan the ultimate vacation at Sentosa Island
Plan the ultimate vacation at Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island may feel like a family-only vacation spot, but that’s not the case. It can actually entertain all kinds of vacationers, including couples and thrill seekers!

Sentosa Island offers three best things—excitement, leisure, and fun—in one location. There’s something for everyone, including the S.E.A. Aquarium and Universal Studios Singapore.

If you want an adrenaline rush, you can visit iFly Singapore or Mega Adventure Park for thrilling moments like indoor skydiving and high-flying adventures.

Consequently, you can stroll along nature trails, unwind on immaculate beaches, or enjoy breathtaking views from the SkyHelix Sentosa for a more relaxed day.

You can also experience Sentosa’s luxury resorts or lively nightlife, ensuring there’s never a dull moment on the island. You’ll basically thank yourself for coming here!

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