While Singapore’s attractions and theme parks are well-known throughout the world and there are more than enough blogs that cover them, did you know that Singapore also boasts some of the best skylines on the planet? Its skyline is dotted with iconic landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands to some of the best fine dining restaurants that offer amazing views. So without any further delay, here are some of the places in Singapore to catch the most amazing views of its skyline.
The iconic Merlion is a symbol of pride to the Singaporeans as it has roots to its heritage, culture, and history, and the site itself receives tons of visitors, both local and foreign on a daily basis. The Merlion itself overlooks the iconic Marina Bay Sands and offers some of the best skyline views that Singapore has to offer. Located close to Raffle Square, the Merlion Park is quite easily accessible by the MRT and also has the added benefit that it is open throughout the year for free.
Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Ever since it opened its doors in 2010, Marina Bay Sands has attracted visitors from all over the globe. It has become an iconic landmark of the city and is the centerpiece of its skyline. But the key attraction is the Skypark on the top. Did you know that the Skypark’s length is longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower? The Skypark offers some of the best views of the Singapore skyline minus the Marina Bay Sands given you are on top of it. The best part is that it is accessible to all and not only to guests of the hotel.
The Singapore Flyer
Another relatively recent attraction that was added to the city’s skyline in 2008 but quickly rose to fame and become an established part of Singapore’s skyline, the Singapore Flyer has made its mark as a symbol of Singapore. The largest observation wheel in Asia, the Flyer at 165 metres tall was the highest observation wheel at the time of launch but lost to the Las Vegas High Roller in 2014. It still offers great views at its highest points and also has an amazing fine dining experience at the Singapore Flyer Sky Dining. If you are planning something romantic and exclusive, you even have the option of booking the entire capsule for you and your loved one as well.
Gardens by the Bay
Located in the uppermost floors of Raffles Place, which itself is the second tallest building in Singapore, 1-Altitude is a popular water hole both amongst locals and tourists alike. It has some great views of the surrounding CBD area and the overall Singapore skyline as well at the same time. The decor of the place is also modern and chic and some of the best drinks that Singapore has to offer. Uber and trending we highly recommend making a reservation at this bar in advance.
While all the above attractions offer great views, they are all around the Central Business District and still somewhat close to the skyline itself. If you are looking for a panoramic view of the skyline, Garden by the Bay is your best bet. Its famed East wing offers a skyline view that covers everything including the Marina Bay Sands, Merlion, Raffles Place, and a host of other skyscrapers. What is more, the Gardens themselves are stunningly lit in the evening, that even just a stroll through the gardens is an amazing experience. We highly recommend visiting the Gardens in the evening when it is lit and the skyline is also beautiful when the place all the buildings are lit in their glory.
Probably the oldest and the most iconic view of Singapore, Esplanade is symbolic with the city itself. The best part is that the Esplanade has it all from cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, to cultural and musical performances that it can keep the entire family occupied. Did you know that the Esplanade even has a spa within its premises? We recommend visiting the gastro bar Orgo which apart from offering a wide range of drinks and fine dining cuisine, also boasts some of the best views of Singapore’s skyline. What better way to end a day in Singapore eh?
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