10 Reasons to Visit Singapore

Updated August 16, 2020.

If you’ve been following along on my Facebook or Instagram @QuickWhitTravel, you know my sweet husband Steve and I spent last weekend in exotic Singapore! We love this small island nation for lots of reasons, and here is a checklist of reasons you might want to add it to your travel list, too!

10. One of Their Four Official Languages is English

Other official languages include Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin. But for jet lag-addled Americans, it’s nice to be in a place where you know you’ll be able to communicate effectively.

9. High-end Shopping

Personally, I’m not much of a shopper. But shopping is a major industry in Singapore for those who love to shop!

8. Marina Bay Sands Hotel

We did not stay here, but we did go visit and take the long elevator ride to the top! It’s only a few years old, and it has an infinity pool on the roof. It was also featured on the Amazing Race a few years ago!

Looks like a surf board, right? 
The view from the top! 
More here: The Most Iconic Singapore Sites

7. Cable Cars to Sentosa

This was a ton of fun! There are two cable car lines, one from Mount Faber to Sentosa Island, and the other runs longways across the island. We got round-trip tickets valid for both lines, which was nice because we got a bird’s eye view of the whole island!

Cable Car to Sentosa!
More here: What to Know Before You Visit Singapore

6. Funky Architecture

Singapore has only been an independent country a little over 50 years now, and they are making themselves known for futuristic architecture, including extremely tall architecture!

Gardens by the Bay
The skyline
Marina Bay

5. The Singapore Flyer

That’s their big Ferris wheel!

The Singapore Flyer!
That tube is your Ferris wheel observatory!
I made him kiss me at the top.
More here: The Secrets to Happy Couple Travel

4. A Good Exchange Rate for Americans

Exchange rates go up and down all the time, but when we went last weekend (April 2017), the exchange rate was about 70 Singapore cents to 1 US dollar. That’s pretty good!

3. Friendly People

The people in Singapore are glad you’re there! At least they act like they are. Hospitality is important to them, and we found just about everyone we spoke with or asked a question to was happy to help and friendly. When you’re jet lagged and haven’t slept much in the last couple of days, friendliness goes so far! I just love when people are kind, don’t you?

2. Gardens by the Bay

Just the name sounds pleasant and peaceful, doesn’t it? I LOVED the gardens! There’s a skywalk there, so you get to see the gardens from a bird’s eye view as well as from the ground. Do not miss it!

The Gardens!
On the Skywalk, Marina Bay Sands in the background
More here: What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Traveling

1. Merlions

I love these guys! They are the symbol of Singapore, half lion, half fish, all fun. And maybe a little scary from the wrong angle.

Night time
Giant Merlion, Sentosa

So what do you think? Is Singapore on your list of places to go? Check out my Singapore Page!

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