Singapore not only tops the list of the most competitive nations in the world, but it’s also one of the best countries for tourists to explore. From its beautiful bay areas to its cultural spots, every type of tourists will have something to look forward to.

If you’re planning a trip to Singapore and you’re looking for the best things to try, here are things to do in Singapore that are guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and energized:

1. Enjoy the sights on a cruise.

How does sipping wine while enjoying the breeze on a cruise with a live band and the sprawling city lights in front of you sound? Riding a cruise with your loved ones is only a dream to many.

There are many companies offering a Singaporean cruise. There’s the Tall Ship with their biggest yacht Royal Albatross that offers the Sunset Sails, a two-and-a-half hour cruise along the southern coast of Singapore. Dinner, of course, is served, with a wide range of dishes to choose from. You can also avail special packages for occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and so on.

2. Get closer to nature.

When you think of Singapore, it’s the skyline and towering buildings that immediately come to mind. But this little country also has a lot of nature going on. For one, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve will give you the ultimate nature experience. It’s Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, and with its extensive mangrove forest, ponds and mudflats, it’s not hard to see why.

Throughout the year, you can trek through its trails and discover wildlife such as spiders, water snakes, birds, crabs, monitor lizards, and more. During the migratory season, from September to March, you can witness diverse flocks of waders or shorebirds.

3. Spend an artsy afternoon in an art gallery.

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In Dempsey Hill is an art gallery that features a collection of contemporary works from artists in Asia and around the globe. The REDSEA Gallery, founded in 2001, has quickly become one of Singapore’s most vibrant art spaces that features breathtaking paintings and life-like sculptures of emerging and established artists including the renowned French sculptor Valérie Goutard and Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

There are also occasional photo exhibits such as Out of the Box, an exhibit by the renowned fashion and commercial Indian photographer Rohit Chawla.

4. Dine at a chapel.

After a long day at the art gallery and the other shops in Dempsey Hill, you can experience fine dining inside a chapel in The White Rabbit. Established in 2008, The White Rabbit is a modern European restaurant in Singapore housed in the restored 1930s Ebenezer chapel. It has since become a favourite among locals and tourists for the amazing food and serene ambience that will help you relax. It’s a perfect way to spend the night after a long day of exploration.

Singapore is a haven for tourists and locals for its lovely sights and hidden pockets of adventure. If you’re looking for a vacation filled with excitement, new learnings, and relaxation, Singapore won’t disappoint.