We’ve previously talked about how Singapore is a great choice of destination for people looking to travel with their bikes. This bike-friendly city has so much to offer and so much to see.
Some people prefer to take an arranged tour over a short period of time, however, if you’re staying in the city a little longer, you may also like to get out on your own and spend time at some top attractions.
Here are ten of Singapore’s most well-known and loved attractions that you could cycle to during your stay. While in some cases you probably won’t be able to take it inside any buildings with you, you’ll still get to see the sights and sounds of the city as you travel between attractions. We’ve selected locations that can be easily seen and enjoyed from an outdoor setting, allowing you to enjoy them with your bike.
1. Marina Bay
Marina Bay is one of the most famous sights to see in Singapore. As a result of its fast and dedicated development, it’s now an epic complex with plenty to see and do. It includes the renowned Marina Bay Sands Hotel and complex, where you’ll find restaurants and shops, as well as the science museum, casino, nightlife and the iconic light show which lights up the bay. Cycle along the bay and see what you can find – or simply relax and watch the marina illuminate.
2. Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a riverside development that’s full of life and vibrant colours. A popular spot with tourists seeking nightlife, the Quay is full of restaurants, bars and clubs – however, that’s not all it has to offer. Clarke Quay is known for its picturesque views over the water, which is an extension of Singapore’s main river. Not only is it beautiful to see (especially when it’s all lit up at night), you’ll get to enjoy most of the local amenities in an outdoor setting.
3. Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is an island just off Singapore’s mainland, where you’ll find beaches, theme parks and more for fun and relaxation. It’s a great place to take your bike, as there are many trails to help you explore the island. Stop and start as you please, enjoying everything the island has to offer.
4. Gardens By the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic park full of light and colour. In 2012, it won the World Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival. Its main attraction is the Supertree structures, which allow visitors to view the gardens from above in greenhouses shaped like seashells. You’ll find hundreds of different plants and trees, making it an exciting place to look around.
Chinatown is a popular hit with tourists looking to pick up affordable souvenirs to their trip to Singapore, but it’s also worth visiting for its scenery and architecture, as well as the delicious Chinese street food and restaurants. Visitors can learn about the history of Chinese immigrants to Singapore by visiting the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Or, simply cycle around and take in the brightly colours buildings and traditional Chinese lanterns.
6. Little India
Little India is another interesting and cultural part of Singapore, offering you the chance to find authentic Indian items and food in Singapore. It’s a popular neighbourhood for anyone who likes to explore different cultures and is a great way to get to know some smaller parts of Singapore too.
7. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens have been established for 158 years and offer visitors a beautiful tropical getaway in the heart of Singapore. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the top park attraction in Asia – and has been that way since 2013. Visit to get some fresh air and spend some time away from the city centre, enjoying the scenery as you cycle through.
8. National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden actually lies within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. However, it’s a great choice if you only have time to explore one part of the 74 hectares the Gardens cover. Here, you’ll find plenty of unique and beautiful orchids, with 1,200 species and 2,000 hybrids – unsurprising considering Singapore is of-of the world’s largest exporters of cut orchids.
9. The Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge is a popular architectural site in Singapore. Opened in 2010, it is a pedestrian bridge (cycling is allowed) that connects the Marina Centre with Marina South and completes the walkway around the bay. The Helix Bridge is the world’s first curved bridge, making it an important landmark.
10. Changi Beach Park
One of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore is the Changi Beach Park. The park has a path that stretches along the coast, allowing you to cycle and enjoy the ocean views. It also has plenty of spaces to sit and relax, light a barbeque, rent kayaks, fix or take photos of the beachside scenery.
If you’ve been considering a visit to Singapore, we hope these ideas for attractions to visit have given you even more incentive to book that flight and begin your journey of exploration.
Even better, why not bring your bike? Not only will you be able to take advantage of our Bamboobee Detours bike tours, but you’ll also get to enjoy cycling around Singapore as you check out all of these top attractions.
To find out more about cycling, Singapore, building your own bike or even just the Bamboobee lifestyle, check out the rest of our blog for fun and ideas. Or – if you have anything you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you out.
We look forward to seeing you – and your bike – in Singapore soon!