Visit Singapore with My Cruises!
The second most densely populated city in the world, Singapore has no shortage of things to do! It is the perfect place for a stopover before or after your cruise. A delectable mix of modern skyscrapers, traditional Asian temples, and bustling hawker stalls. The tropical climate and cleanliness of the city attract tourists from all over the world.
First settled by the Malays, Singapore was ruled by the British and then Japan, before gaining independence in 1965. The island nation has been influenced over thousands of years by an eclectic mix of travellers and settlers, so much so they have developed ‘Singlish’, a colloquial version of English incorporating the four national languages. Singapore is famous for its fantastic food, shopping, and nightlife!
Singapore has developed of one of the world’s best airports, and largest ports, making it a simple and convenient place to visit. Singapore is a connection point for many flights out of Australia, so you can easily drop in for a few days on your way to Europe, before boarding a cruise from Singapore, or flying to another part of Asia to join your cruise ship.
Singapore is an impressive city, and simply arriving into the airport is an experience in itself! Between flights you can visit the butterfly garden, swim in the airport pool, or if you have five or more hours you can join one of the airports free city tours! The new Singapore cruise terminal is equally impressive, right in the heart of the city the Marina Bay Cruise Centre houses large cruise ships, while smaller ships dock at the older Singapore Cruise Centre, located inside a mall with shops and great links to public transport, close to the famous Sentosa Island.
Things to do
Cruise passengers arriving into Marina Bay Cruise Centre will find plenty to do within walking distance of the cruise terminal. Marina Bay Sands boasts luxury high-end fashion brands, bars and restaurants with views over the city, and one of Singapore’s two casinos. Nature lovers will enjoy Gardens by the Bay, an innovative horticultural attraction with over 250,000 rare plants and flowers. While the ArtScience Museum will appeal to those with an architectural interest as well as those wanting to learn more about visiting exhibitions and collections.
From the Singapore Cruise Terminal it is just a short journey over to Sentosa Island where visitors can ride roller coasters at Universal Studios, cool off at the Adventure Cover Water Park, or hike up to the Mount Imbiah Lookout to visit the Butterfly Park or zoom down the Skyline Luge!
If you have more time to explore head to the iconic Orchard Road shopping district, explore historic China Town, or visit Kampong Glam, Singapore’s cultural district.
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By Sarah Tayler
Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Cruises, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Her favourite port of call is Barcelona because it’s close to the city and she is a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! A big fan of leisurely river cruising as well, Sarah loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting and visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food. On her cruise holiday to-do list is the Panama Canal, an Arctic expedition cruise and a river cruise through Asia.