Singapore offers visitors a unique combination of old and new. Whether you're at YOTEL Singapore for a long trip or a quick break you can always broaden your horizons with Singapore's selection of delightful attractions, thanks to the hotel's excellent transport links.
Here are some of Singapore's top attractions.
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
Singapore's stunning nature attractions are more than enough reason to take a trip here. Step off the streets of Singapore into a lush green sanctuary and bask in the park's tranquillity.
Opened in 1859, Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of Singapore's best-known attractions. Covering 74 hectares, it's the perfect place to appreciate nature's wonder. Soak up lush, exotic greenery and partake in a free exercise class in this beautiful garden.
When you're done head to the nearby National Orchid Gardens to see the world's biggest orchid collection. There are over 20,000 on display.
You'll not run short of excellent photo taking opportunities in this orchid paradise. Find yourself immersed in a world of stunning vibrantly coloured plants and flowers, and you'll understand why Singapore is world-renowned for its beauty.
The Botanic Gardens is just a 10 minute drive or 25 minute journey on public transport from YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
Botanic Gardens official website
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Phone: +65 6471 7138
Timings: Open 5am to 12am
Orchid Garden official website
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Phone: +65 6471 7361
Timings: Open 8.30am to 7pm (last ticket 6pm)
The stunning views across Marina Bay are not the only reason you should visit Merlion Park. It's the unique and eye-catching Merlion statue fountain that really grabs visitors' attention, earning Singapore the nickname of 'Lion City'.
With the body of a fish and the head of a lion, the 1972, 8.6 metre tall statue is a must-see for visitors. Take an unforgettable selfie with Merlin and the Singapore skyline.
Merlion Park is just a 7 minute drive or 15 minute public transport journey from YOTEL Singapore in Orchard.
Merlion Park (Visit Singapore)
The best part? This attraction is open all day, every day
Offering arguably the best view of the Singapore skyline is the Singapore Flyer. Standing at 540 foot high Singapore's ferris wheel is the second largest in the world.
For a romantic evening, or a fun day trip there's nowhere better than the Singapore Flyer.
Rides in its air conditioned capsules are 30 minutes long and offer breath-taking views of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore's Marina Bay.
The Singapore Flyer is a 7 minute drive or 15 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
Singapore Flyer official website
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore
Phone: +65 6333 3311
Timings: Open 8am to 10pm for tickets, 8.30am to 10.30pm for flights
GARDENS BY THE BAY
Perhaps Singapore's main attraction, Gardens by the Bay is a truly innovative horticultural project located on prime waterfront south of Marina Bay. It is made up of three gardens spanning over 100 hectares.
Escape into a haven of greenery. Find yourself mesmerised by a vibrant world of colourful plants and enjoy the unique opportunity to see 165 foot man-made 'super trees'.
The Gardens feature temperature controlled conservatories hosting Mediterranean and semi-arid tropical vegetation, vertical gardens and a whole host of other horticultural delights. The perfect place for an entertaining day for all the family, or for an unforgettable day with friends.
Float within The Cloud Forest, home to a 115 foot artificial cloud and indoor waterfall.
Gardens by the Bay is a 12 minute drive or 17 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore.
Gardens by the Bay official website
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Phone: +65 6420 6848
Timings: Bay South gardens open 5am to 2am, Conservatories open 9am to 9pm
Who doesn't love a trip to the zoo? Singapore Zoo, known locally as Mandai Zoo, occupies 28 hectares and is operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
A rainforest zoo, it's home to over 300 different species of animal, many of which are considered threatened species including mandrills, elephants, white tigers, flamingos, tamarins, meerkats, lions, chimpanzees and the largest collection of orangutans in the world.
Fun and educational, Singapore Zoo provides a day out all the family are sure to enjoy.
Singapore Zoo is a 25 minute drive or 47 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore in Orchard.
Singapore Zoo official website
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Timings: Open 8.30am to 6pm daily
Singapore's river-themed wildlife park offers visitors a peek at over 5,000 animals in eight different river habitats, from the Giant Panda Forest to the world's largest freshwater aquarium the Amazon Flooded Forest.
River Safari official website
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road
Phone: +65 6269 3411
Timings: Open 9am to 6pm daily (last ticket sale at 5pm)
With Singapore's hot weather a trip to the zoo can be more interesting after dark.. For a unique evening, take a trip to the Night Safari.
Singapore's Night Safari park is the first of its kind in the world, hosting over 130 different species including the Malayan tiger. An exclusive experience you'll not want to miss on your trip to Singapore.
The park has four walking trails and a 35 minute tram ride with live commentary. Don't worry - the tiger is contained!
Night Safari official website
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore
Phone: +65 6269 3411
Timings: Open 7.15pm to 12 am daily
JURONG BIRD PARK
Undoubtedly one of Singapore's most colourful attractions, Jurong Bird Park is an aviary on the western slope of Jurong Hill teaming with exuberant birds.
Enter into a vibrant world as a dazzling variety of colourful birds fly freely throughout the park. Enjoy a trip to this renowned bird sanctuary, where you'll be able to see free flying birds up close.
The park includes several distinct habitats including the African Waterfall Aviary with 600 free-flying birds and a 30-metre man-made waterfall and a section focused on flightless birds including ostriches and emus.
The Lory Loft provides a true rainforest environment and thousands of free-flying lories, while the Penguin Coast is home to Humboldt, rock hopper, macaroni and king penguins.
At Pelican Cove seven different species of pelicans can be found, including the endangered Dalmatian pelican.
The Jurong Bird Park is a 24 minute drive or 1 hour public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore.
Jurong Bird Park official website
Address: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Timings: Open 8.30am - 6pm daily
ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM
Get your history knowledge of Singapore up to scratch with a trip to the Asian Civilisations Museum.
The Asian Civilisations Museum, by the Singapore River, exhibits more than a thousand artefacts exploring pan-Asian culture. Exhibits come in eleven themed segments, and include porcelain models, bronze sculptures, woodwork, print and textiles.
The Singapore River Gallery is arguably the highlight, showcasing archaeological discoveries from the banks of the river.
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 9 minute drive or 13 minute public transportation journey from YOTEL Singapore in Orchard.
Asian Civilisations Museum
Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore
Phone: +65 6332 7798
Timings: Open 10am - 7pm daily, open until 9pm on Fridays
You know what to expect at Universal Studios. Thrill seekers will love the highlight Battlestar Galactica ride in particular, featuring the world's highest pair of 'duelling' rollercoasters.
More relaxing rides are also available including Transformers: the Ride and Shrek.
Universal Studios Singapore is 18 minute drive or 30 minute journey on public transportation from YOTEL Singapore on Orchard Road.
Universal Studios at Resorts World Sentosa
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore
Phone: +65 6577 8888
Timings: Open 10am to 7pm daily
Continue museum hopping with a trip to the Peranakan Museum.
The Peranakan Museum explains the Peranakan culture emerging from the confluence of Chinese and Malay culture.
The museum is located in school constructed in 1912, and hosts several galleries spread out over three floors showcasing original clothing, artwork, furniture and other artefacts.
The Peranakan Museum is a 6 minute drive or 11 minute journey on public transport from YOTEL Singapore in Orchard.
Address: 39 Armenian Street. Singapore
Phone: +65 6332 7591
Timings: Open 10am to 7pm daily, Mondays 10am to 9pm
SOUTH EAST ASIAN (S.E.A) AQUARIUM
If you want to see the world from the water then head to the South East Asia (S.E.A) Aquarium - one of the world's largest aquariums.
The aquarium provides a captivating glimpse into the lives of marine animals. Watch as sharks, dolphins and rays drift past as you meander through the aquarium. Submerge yourself in an underwater world full of fascinating marine species.
Find over 100,000 animals spread out over 45 million litres of water and 49 distinct habitats here.
The Open Ocean habitat is where 36 x 8 metre viewing panels provide breath-taking underwater views.
The S.E.A Aquarium is a 21 minute drive or 34 minute public transport journey from YOTEL Singapore.
S.E.A Aquarium official
Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
Phone: +65 6577 8888
Timings: Open 10am to 7pm daily (last admission 6.30pm)
FORT CANNING PARK
A popular venue for music shows and concerts, you'll often find a feel-good atmosphere in Fort Canning Park. Situated on a hill in the southeast part of Singapore and steeped in history, this is the ideal place to gain a greater understanding of Singapore's rich heritage.
The hill was once home to palaces of 14th century Malay Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre. Singapore was surrendered to the Japanese on 15th February 1942 at Fort Canning.
The park's many ancient artefacts, lush greenery and lawns make it a popular place to be. Take a leisurely stroll through Fort Canning Park, and soak up the beautiful greenery.
Fort Canning Park is a 4 minute drive or 10 minute public transport journey from YOTEL Singapore.
Fort Canning Park
Address: River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Phone: +65 1800 471 7300
Timings: Open 24 hours
SRI VEERAMAKALIAMMAN TEMPLE
Source: Tim Adams
Visit Sri Veeramakaliamman - Little India's oldest temple. Built in 1881 this template is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, who is depicted in a variety of settings including ripping apart her victims wearing a garland of skulls and more peaceful scenes of her mothering her two sons.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is a 4 minute drive or 10 minute journey on public transport from YOTEL Singapore.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Address: 141 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218042
Phone: +65 6293 4634
CHINATOWN HERITAGE CENTRE
If you want to find out about Chinese culture in Singapore start at the Chinatown Heritage Centre.
Here you can find out about the history of Chinese migrants in Singapore through the display of authentic living spaces, furnishings and artefacts from early settlers.
Chinatown Heritage Centre is just a 10 minute drive or 15 minute public transport journey from YOTEL Singapore.
Chinatown Heritage Centre official website
Address: 48 Pagoda St, Singapore 059207
Phone: +65 6224 3928
Timings: Open 9am - 8pm daily
Chinatown is the location of Singapore's oldest temple, the Jamae Mosque (or Masjid Jamae).
Established in 1826, the mosque features some interesting architectural features. Worshippers enter through a gateway lined by two minarets with onion domes, with a palace facade above. It includes intricate features including tiny doorways and cross-shaped windows.
Jamae Mosque is a 10 minute drive or 15 minute journey on public transport from YOTEL Singapore.
Jamae Mosque (Visit Singapore)
218 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767
0065 6221 4165
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