A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

Our first international trip would not be complete without visiting Singapore’s famous landmarks. Ecstatically,  we started our day with on a trail to the Marina Bay area at the Suntec City. We did not miss the majestic Fountain of Wealth along the Temasek Boulevard. There was a superstition that if you would be lucky enough to touch its water, your wishes would come true.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore
A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

Afterward, we crossed the road and passed on the 42-storey Singapore flyer and massive pedestrian DNA Helix Bridge, another iconic structure.  While staying there, we saw vendors selling sandwich ice cream. Knowing that ice cream was one of my addictions, we stopped for a while and enjoyed the refreshing feeling it gave.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

Afterward, we continued our walk to the grand Marina Bay Sands. The casino was looking spectacular from a distance. This grand architecture was designed by Moshe Safdie, World-renowned architect and 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal Awardee, commissioned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation.  What makes it stunning for me was the Sands Skypark which resembles the ship that makes it extraordinary. According to Safdie, he worked from the principle that the hotel building should not form a wall between the city and the ocean. It was the main reason why there was a space between each tower in order to still have a view in between. Since there is no space left on the ground for gardens and swimming pool, he created the skypark.

A Day Exploration of the Famouns Landmarks in Singapore

As we continued our exploration,  we gazed in awe at the structure of the Esplanade. It looks similarly to a durian and surprisingly, durian is also popular in Singapore.

We also trailed to the topmost landmark which was the Merlion Park. The name “Merlion” is a combination of “mer” meaning “sea” and “lion.” The lion part of the name is from Singapore’s former name, ‘Singapura’, “the lion city”.

Based from what I have observed, all people I knew who visited Singapore have their photo with the unique creature. We also did our must-do photography of the mythical half lion and half-fish statue. It felt rewarding to have a selfie with the Merlion.

The number of people around the area was abundant. Undeniably, it tempts people to relax at its shores or posed creatively to produce stunning photos near the Merlion. Satisfied with our snapshots in the famous landmark, we continued our walk to the smaller version of the Merlion, the Merlion cub.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

Wondering how did that lion get a mermaid’s body or how did that mermaid get a lion’s head. It is quite intriguing.

Up next was our visit to the Gardens by the Bay. I loved it, but I felt a bit tired already from too much walking. I hoped we could visit it again some other time in the future. Here are the snapshots that my boyfriend did while we were there.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

I have fear of heights but when I was on the top I forgot that fear.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

Singapore City Tour

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

We kept on walking and we couldn’t stop. We were so captivated by the lights and skyscrapers in the background.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

We decided to dine in the Clark Quay, a place near the river. There we ate in the Haven Lobster and Seafood Restaurant and ordered the famous Singapore chilli crab. It cost $98SGD which was a bit pricey. Instead of thinking of the price, we just enjoyed the food and the ambiance.

A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

Looking at the river, I felt so thankful to be in Singapore. Since I was a child and sees airplanes up in the wide blue sky, it brought a spark inside that someday I would like to ride airplanes and visit different countries. This dinner experience in Clark Quay with my boyfriend was one of the experiences that I dream to happen again in the future. Steven and I satisfactorily ended the memorable day by watching the Marina Bay Sands Light Show. It lit up the sky with colourful laser lights which danced to the music. We got tired exploring the famous landmarks but we felt happy.



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Ana Rose Alvaro

Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life with her wonderful family, great friends, and supportive boyfriend. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.

36 Comments to A Day Exploration of the Famous Landmarks in Singapore

  1. This is really awesome post. I like this topic and also I like the way you have written this post. This site has lots of advantage. I found so many interesting things from this site. It helps me in many ways. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing post.

  2. DK says:

    Asia is monstrous, which implies long delays and debilitating schedules for explorers. There’s an answer for that: Break up the trip and spend a day some place intriguing, similar to Singapore.

  3. I have been in Singapore couple of years back and visited these buildings and sight spots and really missed it. ESPLANADE , MARINA BAY , SENTOSA ISLAND , SINGAPORE FLY WHEEL and raffles place’s buildings are so superb and you explained well with pics too. Good you explored well. Keep it up
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  4. Nice Article, Thanks For Sharing This, Very Interesting And Helpful Support Provide By this blog, This was the first news blog that I ever followed, Keep It Up Good luck

  5. I haven’t been to Singapore and it has long been my dream to come here hopefully soon. Anyway, whenever I get the chance to travel in other country, I always make sure that I get to see their famous spots, just like this one. You are truly right in choosing to explore the famous landmarks of Singapore on your first day. Perhaps I will do the same as well. Your photos are really stunning and you have captured the beauty of Singapore in one post.

  6. Suma says:

    Singapore is a very vibrant city and it is always fun to explore this city. The multi-ethnic population, beautiful architecture, the delicious food all adds up to its charm. Great choice for a first international trip!

    • Ana Rose Alvaro says:

      In addition to that, it is a very safe country too so no need to worry at all. 🙂 Thank you Suma!

  7. I have been to Singapore easily 8 years back and so much has changed. I wanted to go to the top in Marina Sands Bay but wasn’t able to. I also would love to see the Garden in the Bay in person as it looks marvelous in pictures.

  8. Singapore is a fascinating little country. There are so many sights and experiences packed in a small area. Reading your post brought back pleasant memories of our own trip to Singapore a couple of years ago. We loved all the landmarks and especially the Gardens by the Bay and of course, the views from the Singapore Flyer were amazing.

  9. Singapore, being near our own country, is a cool place to visit. This is one of the countries in our bucket list that we plan to visit whenever we have a chance to go abroad. The man-made wonders there are must-sees.

  10. neha says:

    I am planning a Singapore trip with my family this year. Thus, this post is going to be super useful for me, I will keep one day itinerary like this. The day we arrive, I planned to see the Merlion and the Marina bay. I guess I can also do Gardens by the Bay with them, and at night, which is really convenient for me.

    • Ana Rose Alvaro says:

      Have a safe trip Neha! I am sure you will enjoy the ambiance in Singapore. The people we met there were awesome too.

  11. great choice of places, and the food made my mouth water! Singapore looks like a fantastic destination.

  12. Been on my list since forever but somehow never got the chance to visit. Thanks for sharing information and tips about Singapore, will keep in mind whenever I go there.

  13. Alek says:

    i live so far from Singapore, that it seems like the other world 🙂 hope one day i can go and experience the same as you did. City must be beautiful by night

  14. I’ve only been on the airport (where I got lost hahah). Would love to visit this place one day! Such an incredible country.

  15. Yocakes says:

    Such a nice place for travelling, i love all the places

  16. yeah i want to visit singapore awesome tour i have ever thanks for sharing your post.

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  19. Singapore is a lovely city. We had a great time when we were there. We loved the views from the Singapore Flyer. Our best place was of course Sentosa Island. We wished we had stayed for a few days more and we could have explored the city more.

  20. Marina Bay is my favourite area in Singapore & I was lucky enough to stay at Marina Bay Sands on my last visit – the infinity pool is amazing. Not the most budget area for food & accommodation but there’s a lot to see & do that doesn’t cost a cent 🙂

  21. The Botanical Gardens in Singapore are high on my list!! I loved public parks and I love how they outfitted such modern design work into such a beautiful display of greenery!

  22. PackYourBaguios says:

    The buildings look so pristine! I’d love to visit someday, especially for that food. It looks amazing!

  23. Neha Verma says:

    Such beautiful landmarks. Although a visit to Singapore can’t complete without a visit to Merlion and Garden by the bay, I had not added suntech city to my list. But now, I am going to revisit the list and add it there.

  24. Singapore is so lovely. The river, skyline, and gardens are irresistible. We have to get back there soon.

  25. kad8585 says:

    I love this post!! All the architecture in Singapore looks amazing. I love the Casino from the distance, even though I am not a gambler. And the photos of all the plant life are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Is there anything for futuristic than Gardens by the Bay? I’m constantly cruising skyscanner trying to make my way there. Thanks for the explanations of the name Singapore and the Merlion. Clears up a few questions I had!

  27. ravenoustravellers says:

    Just looking at that chilli crab has made me hungry! We loved Singapore when we visited a few years back, but it was so hot and humid, we too found it tiring walking around all day. Your pictures from the Gardens by the Bay are beautiful!

  28. Singapore is one of the modern cities that I enjoyed visiting. Despite the modernity, there is so much of natural greenery all over. Gardens by the Bay was spectacular.

  29. Bhushavali says:

    Haven’t been to Singapore yet. Somehow since I’m not much of a city loving person, somehow its not really at the top of my wishlist. But I guess I’ll go anyways, coz I have too many friends & relatives there and I’m planning to go & visit them! Those carnivorous plants would be fun to watch!

  30. So many places for sightseeing! Even though Singapore is far away from me, I would like one day to visit it and see all these things that this city has to offer to its guests! I think you need many days to see it all

  31. There seems to be plenty to see in Singapore. A shot with the famous Merlion is a must though. What places would you recommend for kids? My travel decisions are always largely based on that.

  32. Singapore has progressed so much 🙂 There’s now more attractions to visit than just their science museums. Not that science museums are cool. But the gardens look really cool. That Singapore chili crab by the way made my mouth water. I hope I can return to Singapore soon.

  33. I always wanted to visit Singapore. It just seems like one of those places I could spend weeks exploring. The gardens look really cool. Maybe one day I’ll get there. Thanks for the tips.

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