Once you have had your fair share of exploring and eating your way to a happy tummy both in Chinatown and in Little India, it might be time to head out and explore the rest there is to see in this island-nation.
A friend of mine directed me to this article written by The Guardian: Top 10 day trips in Singapore which is worth checking out! ... but for now, let's start at:
Entering the surroundings of these majestic flower domes is free unless you wish to take a tour through the indoor cloud domes or walk through the high rise (skyway) walkway.
While here, you should take the opportunity to enter the tallest SuperTree grove/tower which at 50 m. above ground hosts the famous restaurant IndoChine. To enter, you can either pay SGD $10 which comes with a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage of your choice or SGD $18 for one alcoholic beverage (choose wine). Once in, you can take a breathtaking 360 degree view of the surroundings which include the bay, the Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer and much more.
The uninterrupted and best vistas come from their rooftop lounge bar!
Once you are done sightseeing and exploring the surroundings, you can cross over back to the:
You can also continue with your shopping (beyond Orchard) at the Shoppes and take a gondola ride while you're at it.
At the Marina Bay Financial Centre - Tower 1, you will find the world's highest urban-craft brewery - LeVel33, and definitely another place to enjoy the vistas of the Singaporean bay.
"It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed ... bred for its skills in magic."
Well, Singapore wasn't that far behind when in 1964 they designed the MerLion. The skills in magic that this half lion, half mermaid sculpture represent dates back from when this island/nation was named the Lion City while the mermaid half (fish tail) makes an allegory to its true humble beginnings being a fishing village.
As of 2002, this iconic sculpture was relocated some 120 m. away from its original location to what is known today as the Merlion Park which oversees the Marina Bay and its surroundings.
If you do have time and are quite adventurous (think GeoCaching), try to find the other 6 approved MerLion sculptures in Singapore, the other six are known as the cubs.