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  • Beaches in Singapore are generally well-known for one thing that is being man-made. Some beaches in Singapore do have white sands that are genuine, while most of the more picturesque beaches in Singapore have all been built using imported sand from neighbouring Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia.

    In the last half century Singapore has undergone vast development and most of the original beaches were wiped out by the construction of the harbour front and overall urbanisation of the island.

    Check Out: Best Things to Do in Singapore

    Today some of the prettiest beaches coupled with golden sands and azure blue waters can be found in Sentosa Island, a breathtaking paradisiacal abode to satiate all your beach cravings. 

    Here are some Best Beaches in Singapore:

  • 01Palawan Beach

    Palawan Beach
    Image Credit : Mity-Flickr
    Palawan Beach is meant for a perfect family spree. It is one of the three beaches located in the Sentosa Island of Singapore. The beach is ideal for families who are looking to spend some quality time with kids as it has more amenities and amusements for children, Port of Lost Wonder being one of them. Port of Lost wonder is Singapore’s first Kids Club and features leisure activities, themed park and water plays for children between 3 to 10 years. Find a huge food court that serves Indian, Chinese and western food and a number of little shop houses.

    Highlights: Watch the free animal show at Palawan Amphitheatre. Enjoy a fun walk on a suspension bridge that connects to the Southernmost Point of continental Asia, which is also Asia’s closest point to the equator. Take your kids to the birds-eye view tower and get a panoramic view of the entire Sentosa Island.

    Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

    Best Time: October to Feb 

  • 02Siloso Beach

    Siloso Beach
    Image Credit : Choo Yut Shing-Flickr
    Siloso is one of the three beaches of the Sentosa Island, the other two being Palawan and Tanjong. Siloso beach is for sports enthusiasts who are in the lookout for some recreational activities such as beach volley ball, water sports, and other fun games. Bring your friends along and bask in the sun of Siloso Beach. You will find a lot of themed restaurants and bars and catch some live music and beach parties every night.

    Highlights: Try your hand at Kayaking, Skim Boarding, Cycling and Roller blading at the beach. Take a tour to the Fort Siloso, built in the 1800s, which is also a major attraction here. There are host of shops selling Singaporean stuff and other artefacts. Also, you will find number of happening bistros and continental restaurants. Safety Measures are taken for the people by the beach patrols; so just go and have fun.

    Location: Sentosa Beach

    Best Season: October to February 
  • 03Tanjong Beach

    Tanjong Beach
    Image Credit : Jesse Armand-Flickr
    If you are looking for some time alone or seeking peace and tranquillity, then you should definitely come to Tanjong beach at Sentosa Island. Among the 3 beaches in Sentosa, Tanjong is less crowded and has very minimal amenities. This place is perfect to while away time reading a book or walking along the coastline or by spending some quality time with your special someone. The beach looks glorious during the night when the breeze is mild and chilly, and the sky is clear of clouds.

    Highlights: An inexpensive and finest romantic getaway. All you need is a mat and some nice refreshments and you can spend hours talking to your bae under the twinkling starlit sky. Enjoy a weekend getaway at the Tanjong Beach Club, one of the best in the island.

    Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

    Best Season: Winter between October and February
  • 04Changi Beach

    Changi Beach
    Image Credit : Jirka Matousek-Flickr
    Changi beach is one of the oldest coastal beaches in Singapore and still preserves the flavour of Kampong Culture. The beach is about 28 hectares and features a perfect ambience for adults, youngsters and kids. The beach starts from Changi Point and Stretches upto Changi ferry terminal. The advantage of this beach is it has everything accommodated quite nicely; from recreational activities to bbqs and resorts in span of 3.2 kms. The beach is spanned with white sand and dotted with coconut palms making it an ideal place to start a cosy picnic.

     Highlights: wheel chairs are accessible, the park includes sea facing bistros with mouthwatering menu on the card, several activities such as jogging, swimming and cycling can be done here. Also, you can spend some quaint time at the nearby Changi Village. There’s a World War II memorial plaque at the beach which is also a tourist visiting place.

     Location: Changi Coast Road
  • 05Punggol Beach

    Punggol Beach
    Image Credit : Kyle Lam-Flickr
    Punggol Beach is part of the PunggolTownship and has been recently renovated to a lifestyle park. Hence, it is also known as PunggolPoint Park. Getting to the park is quite easy as most of the parks in PunggolPromdenade are interlinked. Punggol Jetty is one of the prime spots of the beach and it is known for the plague that honours ‘SookChing Massacre’ occurred during the Japanese invasion. Punggol Beach is known for its long walking and cycling trails, children’s playground and a pond. Also, from the Punggol walking pathway, you can view Singapore’s offshore island, PulauUbin.

    Highlights: Beautiful white sand beach; the beach looks even more mesmerising and unusual because of the big rocks strewn over the sands. The Point Park has lot of amenities for children and adults including a Horse Stable, eatery and picturesque view.

    Location: Punggol Road, Singapore

    Open hours: everyday, 24 hours. 
  • 06Lazarus Island

    Lazarus Island
    Image Credit : Chesapeake Bay Program-Flickr
    Lazarus Beach is part of the Lazarus Island and is considered the best beach Singapore can treasure. It is called Singapore’s secret paradise with turquoise water, foamy froth and undisturbed fine white sand. The splendour of the beach lies in its raw and secluded beauty of the island’s landscape. You may not find many activities happening around the place; neither would you see a lot of marine lives under the water, but thatwhat is so pristine about the island. So, before it becomes commercialized, it is apt to visit this gorgeous secret of Singapore.



     Highlights: Holiday bungalows at St. John’s Island where you can lodge overnight, beach pavilion and pathways. The beach does not have any food stalls or refreshment shops; therefore you need to  carry everything with you. Camping not allowed.

    Location: Lazarus Island. Best time to visit: throughout the year, especially in the winter
    Lazarus Island
    Image Credit : Richard Lee-Flickr
  • 07Pulau Ubin

    Pulau Ubin
    Image Credit : William Cho-Flickr
    Tourists usually confuse PulauUbin as Malaysia but in reality it is Singapore’s offshore island. It is very popular as it still holds and nurtures the last of Kampong culture. Every part of the island delivers a mystic and earthy environment; the village is quaint, the beach water as glorious as possible and the surrounded landscape is a picture from the early 19the century. The best way to reach the island is by a ferry departing from Changi Village terminal. If a boat is occupied with 12 passengers, it takes off. If you want to experience the rare Kampong Village, the best mode of transport is a rental bike accessible in the village.

    Highlights: The Beach is amidst unkempt and rural surroundings played by spice trees, creepy looking plantations and bushes, mysterious looking lizards and weird sounds of birds floating from the jungle, mangroves, and The Chek Java jetty. The food in the local village is worth everything and is a must try.

    Image Credits : Justin See-Flickr



    Location: PulauUbin Island

    Best Hours: Weekends
  • 08East Coast Park

    East Coast Park
    East Coast Park is an urban themed beach which is one of the best getaways in Singapore. The theme of the park is ‘Recreation for All’ and it has everything a child from 2 years to an old man would want. Each year 7 million tourists flock in to spend leisure hours in the park. The park is stretched over 15 kms of coastline and has a welcoming ambience. People love the road can jog or take a cycle ride and water babies can have fun with Cable Skiing and other water sports.

    Highlights: various water and land sports and recreational activities, public restrooms with shower facilities, Xtreme Skate Park for skating enthusiasts, a picturesque coastline. Getting there is very easy as you will be benefited with different transportation facility. For the foodies, the park offers amazing resto-bars, cafés Bistros etc.

     Location: East Coast Parkway. Best Time: Weekends
  • 09Pasir Ris Beach

    Pasir Ris Beach
    Popularly known as Kid’s Wonderland, the Pasir Ris Beach Park is a great place for people who love adventure. The full length of the beach is 6.6 kms. This beach is among the largest in Singapore. Including a Mangrove forest within the park, this beach enables visitors to explore the forest.

     Highlights:
    This beach includes a park, cycling track and a playground area. The playground has a Play-Station, slide, rope climbing and basketball courts. The good thing about the playground area is that it is surrounded by trees, so giving shade to visitors near the picnic tables.

    Location: The Pasir Ris Beach Park is located in the eastern part of Singapore near Pasir Ris Road off Elias Road. It’s at least 18kms and will take 20 mins from city center. Bus 403 goes there from Pasir Ris bus interchange.

    Price: Entry to the beach is free of cost. "
  • 10Myra's Beach

    Myra's Beach
    Myra’s Beach Club is always welcoming those who love fun parties near the beach. Myra’s Beach Club can set up to 120 guests. It’s an ideal place for private parties, beach weddings and corporate events. It looks best if you visit Myra’s Beach during the evening. An evening at Myra’s Beach is a perfect way for groups and parties to share highly enjoyable and memorable moment.

    Highlights:
    A favourite with surfers, it is a stunning stretch of surf and sand. Myra’s Beach Club serves North Indian and Mexican cuisine. You can enjoy the beautiful sea breeze with mojitos and margarita. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian almost all items have vegetarian options.

    Location: Myra’s Beach Club is located in East Coast Park.

    Price: All the items are affordable at a good price. "

Attractions

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Punggol Beach

Punggol Beach is part of the PunggolTownship and has been recently renovated to a lifestyle park. Hence, it is also known as PunggolPoint Park. Getting to the park is quite easy as most of the parks in PunggolPromdenade are interlinked. Punggol Jetty is one of the prime spots of the beach and it is known for the plague that honours ‘SookChing Massacre’ occurred during the Japanese invasion. Punggol Beach is known for its long walking and cycling trails, children’s playground and a pond. Also, from the Punggol walking pathway, you can view Singapore’s offshore island, PulauUbin.

Highlights: Beautiful white sand beach; the beach looks even more mesmerising and unusual because of the big rocks strewn over the sands. The Point Park has lot of amenities for children and adults including a Horse Stable, eatery and picturesque view.

Location: Punggol Road, Singapore

Open hours: everyday, 24 hours. 
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Lazarus Island

Lazarus Beach is part of the Lazarus Island and is considered the best beach Singapore can treasure. It is called Singapore’s secret paradise with turquoise water, foamy froth and undisturbed fine white sand. The splendour of the beach lies in its raw and secluded beauty of the island’s landscape. You may not find many activities happening around the place; neither would you see a lot of marine lives under the water, but thatwhat is so pristine about the island. So, before it becomes commercialized, it is apt to visit this gorgeous secret of Singapore.



 Highlights: Holiday bungalows at St. John’s Island where you can lodge overnight, beach pavilion and pathways. The beach does not have any food stalls or refreshment shops; therefore you need to  carry everything with you. Camping not allowed.

Location: Lazarus Island. Best time to visit: throughout the year, especially in the winter
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Wild Wild Wet

A memorable and life time experience!! The Wild WildWet is Singapore’s largest water theme park featuring remarkable water games and other thrilling experiences that would leave both children and grownups breathless and seeking for more. The park opened in the year 2004 and is known for its efficient safety management. 

The park is a wholesome family entertainment; thus has been awarded with the Pro Family Business Mark award. Few of their effective facilities include free lifejackets, baby 
 Highlights: Live entertainments such as mermaid tales, sensational jets etc. Relaxing floats along the River Shiok, 8 adrenalin pumping rides, UllarLah being the most favoured one and fancy shopping haunts and eateries. 

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 Location: Downtown East. 

 Operating hours: 1 – 7 pm (weekdays) and 10 am to 7 pm (weekends and holidays)
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Haw Par Villa

There is a never ending array of theme parks in Singapore, each defining various fine amenities. But nothing can top Haw Par Villa which takes you through a Chinese folktale journey. Everything is unusual in this Park; the Chinese mythology features depictions from the 10 Chinese Courts of Hell, classic scenes from celebrated Chinese legends and lot more attractions. Located on one of the PasirPanjing hills, this ancient park was built in 1937 but went through a lot of changes after the WWII. In 1985 the Singaporean Tourist Board acquired it from the owners and completely renovated it.

Highlights: Now the park has guided tours where you will learn great daunting stories of the Chinese history, the Courts of Hell has graphic exhibits that might scare a few. The park has over 1000 statues and around 150 dioramas portraying visuals from Chinese mythology.

 

Location: Pasir Panging.

Admission: Free. Hours Open: 9 amd to 7 pm
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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Reserve is perched on top of the highest peak of Singapore, Bukit Timah (163 meters). It is a very small reserve (around 1.5 km stretch), yet preserves 40% of the country’s flora and fauna. In spite of its small size, this national rainforest shelters more species of trees than the North American continent. The only way to reach the top is by trekking, which is fun and adventurous as you will encounter many species of flora and animals on the way up.

Highlights: Declared in 2011 – ASEAN heritage site; Trek to the Bukit Timah through a steep and slippery trail; dwelling to many native wildlife such as pythons, long tailed macaques which you may see on the way up. There’s also an eco-link, an ecological bridge that connects the Bukit Timah to the Central Catchment reserve.

 

Location:Hindhede Dr, Singapore.

Hours open: 6 am to 7 pm
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Pulau Ubin's Puaka Hill

There is more to PulauUbin than just the ChekJewa. This offshore island is an adventure in itself where the kampong heritage is still alive. The Puaka hill trek has been shut to the public until recently after it was readied for hiking and walking. The 3- 4 hours hike to Puakahill is tough due to steep and slippery trails. The trek is comprised of rocky terrain and circled with thick growths of wild ferns where the highest peak is reached at 76 meters. There are 4 different routes to reach the peak.

Highlight: The view at the top is worth the 20 minute steep climb. If you are lucky enough and if the weather is clear then you would be able to view past Changi into the city. However, the absolute sight of the Malaysian border and the glimpse of sun stricken Granite Quarry is definitely a bonus point in the trek.

Location: PulauUbin Island.

Difficulty Level: Moderate 
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Gardens by the Bay

For those who love to spend some time in nature, then Garden by the Bay is a must visit destination for you while in Singapore. Garden by the Bay is a nature stop traversing 101 hectares (250 sections of land) of recovered land in focal Singapore, contiguous the Marina Reservoir. The park center comprises of three waterfront gardens likely Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The biggest of the patio nurseries is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares.

Highlights: Bay South Garden is the biggest of the patio nurseries. Motivated by an orchid, the plan takes after Singapore's national bloom, Vanda 'Miss Joaquim'. You can't miss the monstrous Supertrees here. These tree-formed vertical greenery enclosures are between nine to 16 stories tall. Stroll on the suspended walkway between two Supertrees to appreciate a 10,000 foot perspective of the greenhouses. At night, get the sky show of choreographed lights and sounds at the Garden Rhapsody in the midst of the Supertrees.

Location: The Park is located at 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price for the park Non-residents (Two conservatories) Adult $28, Senior citizen (over 60) $28, Child (3-12) $15 and for the Residents (Two conservatories)$20, for senior citizen $15 and child (3-12) $12.
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Peranakan Museum

If you have a fetish for history and culture then this museum is a must visit for you. The Peranakan Museum investigates the way of life of Peranakan people group in Southeast Asia. Introduced in the previous Tao Nan Chinese School, worked in 1912, this cozy historical center has one of the finest and most exhaustive accumulations of Peranakan items. Displays on three stories delineate the social customs and the particular visual specialties of the Peranakans.

Highlights: The Peranakan Museum gives an animating and instructive experience for all, while speaking to the living society of the Peranakan people group in the district. The historical center is a segment of the Asian Civilisations Museum, working under the National Heritage Board.

Location: The museum is located at 39 Armenian St, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price starts from $5.50 to $11.
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Tanjong Beach

If you are looking for some time alone or seeking peace and tranquillity, then you should definitely come to Tanjong beach at Sentosa Island. Among the 3 beaches in Sentosa, Tanjong is less crowded and has very minimal amenities. This place is perfect to while away time reading a book or walking along the coastline or by spending some quality time with your special someone. The beach looks glorious during the night when the breeze is mild and chilly, and the sky is clear of clouds.

Highlights: An inexpensive and finest romantic getaway. All you need is a mat and some nice refreshments and you can spend hours talking to your bae under the twinkling starlit sky. Enjoy a weekend getaway at the Tanjong Beach Club, one of the best in the island.

Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Best Season: Winter between October and February
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National Gallery Singapore

If you are planning to visit Singapore for a vacation then there is one place which is a must visit for you. National Gallery Singapore is just the right place for the art lovers. The museum consists of cutting edge Singapore and Southeast Asian craftsmanship housed inside two of Singapore's striking national landmarks. The new exhibition is housed in two Singapore symbols: the previous Supreme Court Building and City Hall.

Highlights: Arranged in Singapore's Civic District, the Gallery comprises of two national landmarks, the previous Supreme Court Building and City Hall, and has a consolidated floor range of 64,000 square meters (690,000 sq ft),making it the biggest visual expressions scene and biggest exhibition hall in Singapore.

Location: The museum is located at 1 Saint Andrew's Road, #01–01, Singapore 178957

Price: The approximate price starts from $20 for foreigners.
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Pulau Ubin

Tourists usually confuse PulauUbin as Malaysia but in reality it is Singapore’s offshore island. It is very popular as it still holds and nurtures the last of Kampong culture. Every part of the island delivers a mystic and earthy environment; the village is quaint, the beach water as glorious as possible and the surrounded landscape is a picture from the early 19the century. The best way to reach the island is by a ferry departing from Changi Village terminal. If a boat is occupied with 12 passengers, it takes off. If you want to experience the rare Kampong Village, the best mode of transport is a rental bike accessible in the village.

Highlights: The Beach is amidst unkempt and rural surroundings played by spice trees, creepy looking plantations and bushes, mysterious looking lizards and weird sounds of birds floating from the jungle, mangroves, and The Chek Java jetty. The food in the local village is worth everything and is a must try.



Location: PulauUbin Island

Best Hours: Weekends
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Myra's Beach

Myra’s Beach Club is always welcoming those who love fun parties near the beach. Myra’s Beach Club can set up to 120 guests. It’s an ideal place for private parties, beach weddings and corporate events. It looks best if you visit Myra’s Beach during the evening. An evening at Myra’s Beach is a perfect way for groups and parties to share highly enjoyable and memorable moment.

Highlights:
A favourite with surfers, it is a stunning stretch of surf and sand. Myra’s Beach Club serves North Indian and Mexican cuisine. You can enjoy the beautiful sea breeze with mojitos and margarita. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian almost all items have vegetarian options.

Location: Myra’s Beach Club is located in East Coast Park.

Price: All the items are affordable at a good price. "
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South Ridge Hike

Are you planning for a ‘out of the box’ family outing and ready for some physical activity? Then you are on the right trackbecause South Ridge hike is a 10 km walking trail meandering through open greeneries, not so steep tracks that connect Mt. Faber Park, Kent Ridge Park, Hort Park, TelokBlangah Hill Park and Labrador Nature reserve. It is one of the best places to view the panoramic landscape of the Singapore City, the harbour and the Southern ridges adorned with captivating blanket of plants and flowers.

Highlights: An exciting alternative for adventurous sports enthusiast and for photographers. Watch out for the Henderson Waves, the highest pedestrian bridge hanging 36 meters above Henderson Road. Also enjoy a peaceful walk through Canopy trees, AdinandraBelukur Forest and Berleyar Creek at the Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk.



 Location: Southern Singapore.

 Difficulty Level: Medium
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Mount Serapong

Mount Serapong also has a nickname, Clement hill, as in the past it was home to Military Installation and Large water reservoirs. The Serapong hill is located in the SentosaIsland and on top of it sits the Serapong Fort, which was built by the British army in 1879. The only reason you would want to climb up the Serapong is to visit the Fort which is definitely worth the tour. The fort has mysterious tunnels, batteries and underground room. It was in full swing during the WWII when it was used as a viewpoint and defence post.

Highlights: The remains of two gun batteries which were constructed in the early 1800s can still be found, including the Casemates and Magazines. Be sure of your foot because you will see lot of signs indicating danger due to unsuitable ground for hiking. If you like to know about wars and the stories behind it, if you are interested in turrets, guns and abandoned batteries, then a visit to this place is must.

Location: Sentosa Island.

Difficulty level: Easy.

Admission: Free
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Night Safari, Singapore

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore the wildlife during the night time. Sounds interesting right? Well then now is the time you should head out for the night safari in Singapore. Night Safari is world’s first nocturnal zoo which is already a hit among the people all over the world. The Night Safari right now houses more than 2,500 animals with more than 130 species, of which 38% are undermined species. The Night Safari is overseen by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. It is separated into seven geological zones, which can be investigated either by walking by means of four strolling trails, or by cable car.

Highlights: The animals of the Night Safari, includes from Indian rhinoceros to tarsiers, are made obvious by lighting that looks like moonlight. In spite of the fact that it is brighter than full moonlight by a couple requests of greatness, it is diminish enough not to aggravate nighttime and crepuscular creatures' conduct. London based lighting originator Simon Corder made the lighting for Night Safari.

Location: The Night Safari is located at 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price for night safari is $45 for adults, $30 for child (3 - 12 years old) and $18 for senior citizens.
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Palawan Beach

Palawan Beach is meant for a perfect family spree. It is one of the three beaches located in the Sentosa Island of Singapore. The beach is ideal for families who are looking to spend some quality time with kids as it has more amenities and amusements for children, Port of Lost Wonder being one of them. Port of Lost wonder is Singapore’s first Kids Club and features leisure activities, themed park and water plays for children between 3 to 10 years. Find a huge food court that serves Indian, Chinese and western food and a number of little shop houses.

Highlights: Watch the free animal show at Palawan Amphitheatre. Enjoy a fun walk on a suspension bridge that connects to the Southernmost Point of continental Asia, which is also Asia’s closest point to the equator. Take your kids to the birds-eye view tower and get a panoramic view of the entire Sentosa Island.

Location: Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Best Time: October to Feb 

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