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The island city-state of Singapore has exploded in reknown and popularity in recent years. Singapore’s high energy rivals cities like New York and Tokyo with a distinct personality of its own. As a port of call on many Asian cruises traveling on to destinations in Malaysia, Singapore shore excursions are in a league of their own.
On a cruise to Singapore, you can take a solo tour of the city’s Chinatown, where you can spend hours getting lost in the narrow alleyways, exploring ancient buildings and traditions like preserved Chinese temples and goods from local calligraphers and artisans.
Singapore takes its green space seriously, intent on making its city beautiful and as green as possible, making it one of the most impressive destinations in Asia to visit. Walk through the Gardens By The Bay or take the whole family to spend a day at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A half-day panoramic tour of Singapore will take you through the city’s biggest sites, like the Empress Palace Building, which is now a museum dedicated to Asian civilizations. Then move on to the famous Merlion statue, a cultural landmark that millions of tourists flock to every year. It’s a half fish, half lion sculpture that represents Singapore’s history. End the day at the top of Mount Faber for incredible views of Singapore below you.
How about nighttime Singapore cruise excursions? Well, hop on a bumboat to catch the lit up Singapore skyline. Each night, there’s a massive light show, turning the city skyscrapers and landmarks into a colorful playground. A boat ride along the Singapore River can’t be missed, and like Venice, it could be said Singapore is best seen from the water.
Food is a huge part of the culture here, and Singapore shore excursions promise unique culinary and cultural experiences where you can explore traditional tea houses and enjoy fusion eats blending the gastronomic traditions of China, India, and Malaysia, all in one city.