Singapore

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Singapore

Asian Civilizations Museum

Explore the roots of Singapore's diverse heritage here. Themed galleries in two separate buildings use artifacts like ceramics, costumes, and Buddhist statues to highlight Asian civilizations ranging from the Javanese to the Chinese.

Raffles Place, Armenian St. (Gallery 1); 1 Empress Place (Gallery 2), 011-65-6332-7798, www.acm.org.sg
Tags: family | art | things to do | culture | history

Colonial Tour

Retrace Singapore's rise from fishing village to bustling metropolis on walking tours through historic Chinatown and Orchard Road.

Chinatown, RMG Tours Pte Lt, 011-65-6336-5465, www.rmgtours.com
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | tour

Duck Tour

Explore Singapore via this 75-minute, amphibious expedition. Highlights include the civic district, where travelers see Singapore's supreme court, and a trip to the harbor to see the city's emblem – a statue of Merlion, the mythical, half-lion, half-fish.

, 011-65-6333-3825, www.ducktours.com.sg
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | tour

Singapore Art Museum

Head to this restored, 19th-century mission school to see the largest collection of 20th-century, Southeast Asian contemporary art in Singapore. Exhibitions rotate frequently.

Raffles Place, 71 Bras Basah Road, 011-65-6332-3222, www.singart.com
Tags: art | things to do | culture

Singapore National Museum

Housed in a lovely Victorian building, Singapore's biggest natural history museum dates to 1887. Renovations completed in December 2006 brought the establishment up-to-date with a café, gallery theater, and public sculpture garden.

93 Stamford Rd., 011-65-6332-5642, www.nationalmuseum.sg
Tags: family | things to do | architecture | history

Singapore Zoo

Enjoy a personal encounter with the zoo's resident orangutan, otter, and python over breakfast – don't worry, they won't steal your food! Then, catch glimpses of tigers and elephants on a tram ride through the zoo.

80 Mandai Lake Rd., 011-65-6269-3411, www.zoo.com.sg
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors | wildlife | zoo

The Botanic Gardens

Dating from 1859, this 129-acre park covers exhibits like the National Orchid Garden with its 20,000 orchids, Heliconia Walk, and the Children's Garden, where kids under twelve learn more about flora through interactive exhibits.

Cluny Rd., 011-65-6471-7361, www.sbg.org.sg
Tags: family | editor pick | things to do | outdoors

The Singapore Science Center

Visit the center for its creative, interactive exhibits and multimedia galleries. Kids love the Discovery Zone, where they learn about science by making movies and taking a virtual “human cell” tour.

15 Science Center Rd., 011-65-6425-2500, www.science.edu.sg/ssc
Tags: family | things to do | science

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