The Singapore CBD is a sightseeing hub with high-street shopping and award-winning dining along Orchard Road, national museums, cultural institutions and waterfront attractions around Marina Bay. Immerse yourself in Singaporean culture at its wealth of temples, performance venues and iconic world-first attractions.
Things to do in Singapore CBD
Experience a twist on green spaces at the man-made Gardens by the Bay, a 101-hectare expanse of waterfront gardens with conservatories, an immersive children’s play area and the world-famous Supertree Grove. You can walk near the top of these towering Supertrees along walkways about 25 metres above the ground. Visit the nearby Marina Barrage to hire kayaks or explore museum exhibits on environmental sustainability.
Discover more about Singapore’s history and culture at the Peranakan Museum, which features Peranakan artefacts, clothing and themed shops and eateries. It’s a short walk from the National Museum, the oldest in Singapore dating back to 1849. Inside you can see priceless artefacts concerning Singapore’s history, including the precious Singapore Stone and a Peranakan coffin cover.
The nearby Fort Canning Park is a historical landmark that hosts regular music concerts and theatrical performances around the central Fort Canning Service Reservoir. The park is dotted with unforgettable sights, from the Time Ball sculpture and historic Fort Canning Flagstaff to the Gothic Gate monument and The Battlebox World War II museum.
Get your shop on at Raffles City, an acclaimed shopping mall with premier outlets, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Swarovski. Stroll around the area to find inviting bars and restaurants, including cocktails at Loof, contemporary Asian dining at Tess Bar & Kitchen and delicious Chinese at Chin Chin Eating House.
Getting around Singapore CBD
The Singapore CBD is connected to the rest of Singapore via a range of MRT stations and bus interchanges. The Circle MRT Line provides convenient transport around Singapore CBD, which also has numerous taxi services.