Singapore Shore Tours You Don’t Want to Miss


There are so many things to do in Singapore, it can be difficult to know where to start with planning your trip. Being a warm, tropical city, a lot of your decision making will probably be done for you by the weather. For wet days there are plenty of excellent shore tour options such as a high tea at the famous Raffles Hotel, shopping at the malls and department stalls of Orchard Road, the Science Centre Singapore or Singapore’s National Museum.


If you have just come ashore after a string of sea days, and the weather is favourable, why not stretch your legs with a walking tour? The perfect way to explore the older parts of the city such as Kampong Glam, Katong and Tiong Bahru; packed full of boutiques, temples, and winding streets with a fascinating history. If you are particularly interested in history take the cable car to Sentosa Island and check out the WWII coastal fort and military museum; for those with a keen interest in all things flora and fauna the Singapore Botanic Gardens are where you need to spend your day; for animal lovers the Singapore Zoo, Underwater World, or the Jurong Bird Park will be your first port of call; and for thrill seekers, Universal Studios Singapore has you covered.


If you want to tick a few ‘bucket list’ items off while ashore during your Singapore cruise you should book a river cruise from Clarke Quay; a four-course dinner on the Singapore Flyer (the riverside observation wheel); visit Gardens By The Bay, Singapore’s impressive living tree sculptures; or see the Panda’s in the Giant Panda Forest on the Singapore River Safari. The safari includes over 6,000 animals, split into various sections, each based around world-famous rivers. The Amazon area features animals such as the jaguar, while the Yangtze area features the Giant Panda.


For cruise passengers lucky enough to be in port overnight, or visiting pre or post-cruise, there are a few evening activities not to be missed. The first is the lights and music show at Marina Bay Sands – words cannot describe the impressive visuals and accompanying music on show every night, you will have to check it out for yourself. The second is the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo, a chance to see all the nocturnal animals out and about.


Contact our cruise holiday experts today for help booking your perfect Singapore stopover.

Post 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.