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  • gablegirl
    London175 contributions
    We did everything. Both domes and the observatory. All were just fabulous. The Domes were themed. The flower dome was all cherry blossom and Japanese and the Cloud Dome Avatar.
    All so well done and def worth the entrance fee. Took a few hours.
    Written 30 March 2023
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  • Jaz07
    NYC45 contributions
    The MRT is extensive, efficient, and clean. Takes you to all the major sites, including the airport. If you opt for the Tourist Pass, you can return the pass at any ticket office at the end of your trip to get back your S$10 deposit. It also offers discounts to major sites, including the combo ticket to Cloud Forest/Flower Dome and the Sentosa cable car.
    Written 30 March 2023
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  • HeatSeeker
    Wrexham, UK3,974 contributions
    Recreates the cool conditions at altitude in the rain forest. Take it slowly, there’s so much to see; every few steps you’ll see something wonderful.
    Orchids, begonias, bromeliads, and carnivorous plants and lots more. You’ll see more flowers here than in the Flower Dome (excluding its special exhibitions).
    When it first opened, you had to follow a specific route. Today you can use lifts to get between floors or go to the exit if you don’t have time to see everything.
    Many plants are labelled but watch out for fascinating exhibits without labels. It’s challenging to find them, but it’s amazing what you’ll see.
    Allow 90 minutes to 2 hours. I find staying longer doesn’t work, you just get tired of concentrating on plants.
    When you enter, it feels really cold near the waterfall, but as you climb up through the building, it gets warmer.
    The disabled will have no problems. There’s only 1 flight of stairs, with a lift as an alternative. However, there are only limited places to sit and rest in the building.
    There is 1 toilet block in the exhibition, and another as you exit. You can always use a lift to get back to the toilet block (on level 3).
    It’s awesome, I’ve never been anywhere like it. It’s a must visit in Singapore.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • StacksnTressels
    Heysham, UK456 contributions
    The light show at night is fantastic, it lasts for 15 minutes (one at 8pm and one at 9pm), you need to be at the Marina Bay Sands side to fully appreciate it.

    A must visit.
    Written 26 March 2023
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  • gablegirl
    London175 contributions
    An ab must do whilst in Singapore. We booked 7.30pm tickets and we arrived to see the suns setting and then stayed for the 7.45 light show at the Gardens by the Bay on one side and then the Marina Bay sands light show at 8.00pm. The views are spectacular and it is very good value.

    They lose a star for charging $50 for a photo in a frame and $30 for a photo not in a frame. When we were there no one bought a photo.

    If they charge $10 I’m sure everyone would buy one. They print them out so why not charge a sensible amount and sell the one you’ve already printed.
    Written 29 March 2023
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  • Shailesh Dheman
    New Delhi, India400 contributions
    Singapore Flyer is Asia’s tallest observation wheel at 165 mtr (London Eye being the first in the world at 135 mtr & Las Vegas tallest of the world at 168 mtr).
    One can enjoy breathtaking view of Marina bay from the capsule which takes 30 minutes for one rotation.
    Prior booking is a must.
    Written 6 March 2023
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  • Dennis P
    Melbourne, Australia2,079 contributions
    The Supertree Grove is situated outsid the two main areas of the Gardens by the Bay and a separate, but small, admittance fee applied. With that you gain the opportunity of walking across the interconnecting footbrige between some of these "trees' at a height os 22 metres

    It is a great experience one one which should not be mossed if you are in Singapore
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • TassieTravellers99
    Launceston, Australia3,165 contributions
    This was a vibrant neighbourhood of Singapore that had a real authentic feel to it. There was lots of stalls, colour and crowds. There are several markets here as well as a number of temples and sites including the murals on Mohammad Ali Lane and the Sri Mariamann Temple. The highlight is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple which is an amazing structure.
    Written 8 March 2023
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  • eden b
    Toronto, Canada63 contributions
    A big area of shops and eateries. It's a must-see when visiting Singapore even you don't intend to shop. Well laid out part of the city!
    Written 27 February 2023
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  • Shailesh Dheman
    New Delhi, India400 contributions
    Merlion park is a must stop for all tourists for overall view of Marina bay. Merlion is a mythical structure weighing about 70 ton with face of a lion & body of a fish. This symbolises establishment of Singapore in a fishing village. The lion spouts water from its face & one can see people experimenting with mobile pics at the spot.
    Written 6 March 2023
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  • shawna196
    Vancouver, Canada31 contributions
    This temple/museum was close to our hotel so we popped in for a few minutes, it was actually better than I expected and we probably spent 30 - 40 minutes there! It is free and you walk through the different levels to see the treasures, gardens and learn about Buddhism. I really enjoyed it.
    Written 29 March 2023
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  • Alex
    Perth, Australia87 contributions
    A colleague of mine recommended we do the Battlebox on our holiday to Singapore; she said "it's incredible and people don't even know it's there!" She was 100% right. We learnt so much about the decision that led to the Fall of Singapore in 1942. The gallery is well organised, engaging and moving, with video and photographic exhibitions as well as props to recreate the experience.

    We explored the museum at our own pace and it took us about an hour. All the staff who worked there were friendly and helpful. It was a truly moving and memorable experience and I would recommend it to everyone.
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • bob2bkk
    Bangkok, Thailand5,904 contributions
    Nice walk along the harbor over to Merlion Park. A great Starbucks on the promenade with outside seating and great views of Marina Bay Sands.
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • HeatSeeker
    Wrexham, UK3,974 contributions
    Some are arranged by the area they come from, others by type. It’s a great opportunity to see plants and find out where they came from.
    Despite its name, the permanent exhibition is mostly about plants and trees. The name refers to the stunning flower displays on the lower level. Elsewhere in the hall you’ll see an exciting range of plants and trees from Australia, South Africa, Madagascar and other areas. Cacti and succulents from around the world. Some ancient olive trees, and lots more.
    The disabled will find quite a few flights of stairs. Step free routes are not well signed, so ask staff if you have problems. I do feel there aren’t enough places to sit and rest, which can be a problem for some.
    There is one toilet block clearly signed near the exit. But we found 2 more, not well signed, but very useful if you spot them (there may be others we never found).
    Allow 90 minutes to 2 hours for your visit. We’ve found we get tired and want a break after 2 hours or so.
    This is another world class attraction. Do include it in your holiday.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • gablegirl
    London175 contributions
    Really good for background on Singapore. Beautiful extension to the original building and de worth a visit.
    We ate lunch at the museum restaurant and it was excellent - better than any other food we had that day!
    Written 29 March 2023
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