Singapore first stops

Every holiday has to begin somewhere, but knowing where to start isn't always easy.

First stops is a collection of top picks you can rely on for a great time.

Bridge at night, Singapore.


Head for Waterfront Promenade to explore Singapore on your first night out. See the Lion City in all its glory as you stroll the three kilometres from Helix Bridge, feeling the evening breeze off the bay. You won't be short of food options here and there are plenty of spots to stop for a photo of the high-rises reflected on the water. Don't miss the nightly light and water show, an amazing free spectacle of dancing fountains and music.

Stir fry noodles.


For a satisfying Singaporean meal the whole family will enjoy, you can't go wrong with a bowl of sizzling noodles, especially when they come with toppings like char siew (barbecued pork), mushrooms and bite-size wontons. You'll find tasty dishes like this at the popular noodle specialists and hawkers stalls in Chinatown. With their quick service and tempting selection of mouth-watering dishes, these eateries will have the kids hounding you to go again.

Sugar Cane juice.


During a busy day of sightseeing in the Singapore heat, there's nothing like a cool, fresh cup of sugarcane juice to boost your energy. It's easy to find stalls selling this refreshing favourite, made by crushing peeled sugar cane in a mill or hand-cranked machine. Head to the famous hawker food centres to discover your favourite toppings for this surprisingly healthy drink. The locals love it for its digestive qualities, nutrients and bold flavour.

Singapore, night.


There's nothing quite as exhilarating as the feeling you get from being 42 storeys high, overlooking Singapore's stunning skyline. Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer and you'll gradually rise to 165 metres above the ground. As the huge observation wheel slowly turns, you'll enjoy 360 degree bird's-eye views of Singapore's famous landmarks, from the Singapore River to Raffles Place and Marina Bay. For a truly memorable experience, head up the Flyer at night and look out over the glittering lights.

Leopard drinking.


Get back to nature after dark with a leisurely visit to the Night Safari, the world's first nocturnal zoo. Take your time exploring the 35 hectares of rainforest, home to more than 2,500 animals. You'll see species from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, including the Himalayan griffon vulture, greater one-horned rhinoceros, wildebeests, gazelles, giant anteaters and the gaur (bison) of Burma. With the guided tram safari experience and a range of walking trails, you'll have no trouble getting around.

Angel fish.


Ever wanted to get up close and personal with all kinds of colourful sea life? Take the kids to Sentosa Island and visit the Adventure Cove Waterpark. You'll discover thrilling waterslides, awesdome sharks and the amazing Rainbow Reef; a must-do, safe snorkelling experience. Watch out for more than 100 colourful species living in this incredible oceanarium as you float across the water, keeping your eyes peeled for vibrant yellowfin surgeonfish, beautiful blueface angelfish and a kaleidoscope of clown triggerfish.


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