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Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
How to get there: get on the MRT to Raffles Place station on the East West Line and then go to the exit towards the United Overseas Bank Plaza and from the middle of the plaza, you’ll see the Fullerton Hotel, the Merlion Park is just behind the hotel.
- This is usually the highlight of any Singapore trip, to pose beside the iconic “Merlion”. The “mer” means the sea and the fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village; “lion” as the head of the statue.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday : 5:00am to 12:00am
How to get there: Get on the MRT to Botanic Gardens MRT station, on both the blue Downtown and orange Circle Lines and then go to Exit A from the MRT to get into the gardens. Another way to get there is to take a bus to nearby Tanglin Gate at the southern end of the Gardens.
- If you want fresh air and want to just stroll around, this is the perfect place for you. It is one of the three gardens to be honored by UNESCO World Heritage Site, and what’s more good it is completely free. There are many activities you can do there, there’s a playground for the kids, there’s also an art museum and 350M ridge trail to the top of the botanical garden. There’s a ginger garden with Bali-like waterfalls, Japanese bamboo forest and many more.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Address: 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
How to get there: Get on the MRT to ChinaTown station and then take Exit A at the station and turn right to the South Bridge Road.
- This beautiful temple is the home of the Sacred Buddha tooth relic and other Buddha relics. It is a 4 storey with museums and halls where you can learn (devotees/non – devotees) the history of Buddhism and Buddha teachings.
- Please take note that in visiting temples there are things to consider and etiquettes to follow: (https://www.visitsingapore.com/)
1) Wear appropriate attire to show respect: no bare backs, off-shoulders, shorts or mini-skirts.
2) Strictly no non-vegetarian food and pets inside the Temple.
MacRitchie Treetop Walk
Opening Hours: (www.nparks.gov.sg)
Weekdays: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays (except Public Holidays) Last entry at 4:45pm
How to get there: Get on the MRT to Marymount Station located along the Circle line then exit. The distance from Marymount station to Venus drive is about 2km so you can walk or ride a bus or taxi. If you decide to ride a bus, you can ride any of the following: 32, 163, 165, 166, 167, 855, 908 then get off at Opp Flame Tree Pk bus stop, then walk south going to Venus drive.
- To experience a different view outside of the busy city, and if you like hiking, running, or walking this activity is best for you. There’s a Treetop Walk which is a suspension bridge which you can enjoy and be fascinated with the beautiful view of the forest. You can walk around and breathe fresh air and you can also rent a kayak and canoes. So many things to do and enjoy are definitely worth a try.
There are many more things you can enjoy in Singapore for FREE, even at Changi Airport and other malls with incredibly beautiful fountain shows, very accessible to families with kids and elderly. Which one is your favorite? Tell us more about your experience.