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Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay are among the world's most spectacular urban developments. The Gardens' inauguration in 2012 marked a decisive step towards refashioning Singapore from "Garden City" to "City in a Garden" -- it's easy to see why while wandering its 100+ hectares. The Gardens’ Supertree Grove consists of 18 tree-like structures, some reaching up to 50m in height. What’s hard to wrap one’s mind around is how closely these “trees” mimic their natural counterparts: overgrown with exotic plants and flowers, they mimic photosynthesis via a complex system of environmental technologies, and collect rainwater that later goes towards irrigation and fountain displays. There is a spectacular Skyway stretching between 2 of the tallest trees, which features a light and sound display at night. Another two unmissable attractions at the Gardens are the two conservatories: the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
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Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport

Singapore's Changi Airport has won multiple awards (voted "Best in the World" for 7 consecutive years), and the jewel in its crown of regalia is the world's tallest indoor waterfall, fittingly called just that: Jewel. The waterfall comes down from the roof, creating a breathtaking vortex which recirculates rain water. The Rain Vortex is surrounded by a multiple-level display of tropical flora, including various species of blooming orchids; the top level features a family-friendly canopy park, and there are dozens of further shopping and entertainment venues around. One doesn't often hear of city residents doing day trips to the airport to simple spend time there, but it certainly is the case with jewel -- you'll see many making the trip to Changi with no luggage whatsoever, with the sole purpose of visiting the Jewel.
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Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

The iconic Marina Bay Sands dominates Singapore's cityscape, and is probably the city-state's most recognisable attraction. The imposing structure consists of three towers with a continuous lobby at the bottom (open to visitors), and topped with a spectacular SkyPark that links them all at roof level. The infinity pool is no longer accessible to those who aren't staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, but the rooftop bar is, and so is the separate Observation Deck area (access via Tower 3 basement).
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Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves

The Henderson Waves bridge is the highest pedestrian bride in Singapore -- stranding the Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Parks, it makes for what probably is the most exciting segment of the full Southern Ridges hike. Make it as long or short as you like (we recommend entering at HortPark and making your way there through the Treetop Walk). Keep moving west and you'll eventually arrive at a cable car station, from where you can continue on straight to the island of Sentosa.
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Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo is a so called “open zoo” and a world famous zoological garden with 315 animal species, of which approximately 60 are endangered. You can find all the big cats here: lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard and puma, as well as rare white tigers. If you want to, you can meet orangutans face-to-face. Most of the animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures separated from the visitors by dry or wet moats. Dangerous animals are housed in landscaped glass-fronted enclosures. The park also offers an exciting Night Safari and River Safari, all available as part of discounted entry ticket bundles (along with the Bird Park in Jurong).
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