TripAdvisor lists 50 iconic places to visit in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Friends from overseas coming to town and you have no idea where to take them to?

Travel website TripAdvisor has compiled a handy list of 50 iconic places to visit in Singapore, based on its data on the most-reviewed attractions and eateries.

Launched on Friday in conjunction with Singapore's 50th birthday, the Singapore50 list includes tourist favourites such as the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios Singapore, Merlion Park and the Singapore Botanic Gardens, as well as popular neighbourhoods such as Orchard Road, Chinatown, Little India and Clarke Quay.

Also in the list are things to do in Singapore, including having the famous Singapore Sling at Long Bar, enjoying local food at Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, understanding Singapore's history at the Changi Chapel and Museum, shopping any time of the day at Mustafa Centre and visiting the islands of Sentosa or Pulau Ubin.

Ms Cindy Tan, vice-president, Asia Pacific at TripAdvisor, said: "TripAdvisor's list of 50 iconic places to visit is an ideal starting point for taking in everything that is unique about Singapore."

50 Iconic Places to Visit in Singapore

· Gardens By The Bay

· Singapore Zoo

· Universal Studios Singapore

· Singapore Flyer

· Singapore Botanic Gardens

· Marina Bay

· Sands Skypark

· Night Safari

· Orchard Road

· Chinatown

· Merlion Park

· Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

· Long Bar

· Skyline Luge Sentosa

· S.E.A. Aquarium

· Little India

· Jurong Bird Park

· Jumbo Seafood (East Coast Park)

· Wings of Time

· Asian Civilisations Museum

· Singapore Cable Car

· Changi Chapel and Museum

· Clarke Quay

· Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon

· The Sentosa Express

· National Museum of Singapore

· Waterfront Promenade

· Mustafa Centre

· Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion

· River Safari

· Bugis Street

· Arab Street

· Casino at Marina Bay Sands

· MacRitchie Nature Trail

· Sentosa Merlion

· Adventure Cove Waterpark

· Peranakan Museum

· MegaZip Adventure Park

· ArtScience Museum

· Siloso Beach

· Newton Hawker Centre

· iFly Singapore

· Kranji War Memorial

· Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

· East Coast Park

· Vivo City

· Science Centre Singapore

· Sri Mariamman Temple

· The Helix Bridge

· Pulau Ubin

For more information on the Singapore50 list, visit http://tripadv.sr/1L2UUca.

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