As Singapore’s highest natural point, Bukit Timah Hill is only 163.3 metres high (compared to the tallest buildings peaking at 280m), it is no surprise that most of the best viewpoints in Singapore are manmade. Here is our pick of the best places to take in the view in Singapore – don’t forget your camera!
Currently the world’s tallest observation wheel, at 165m tall, the Singapore Flyer is an obvious choice for enjoying fantastic views across Singapore. The journey takes 30 minutes, and as the wheel turns at a leisurely 0.21m per second, you get to take in 360° views over the city and across to the surrounding islands. In-capsule Guided Tours bring the journey to life by introducing landmarks and recounting stories about Singapore.
This see-and-be-seen nightspot boasts the accolade of being the highest al-fresco roof bar in the world. Standing at 282 metres, it spans the roof of one of the three tallest buildings in Singapore, One Raffles Place, and offers staggering 360-degree views of Singapore. Not for those who suffer from vertigo, but if you have strong legs then this is definitely somewhere you’ll want to head to for sundowners. Other roofbars to head to include Ku De Ta atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel and Lantern atop the Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Mount Faber Park is one of the oldest parks in Singapore, with thick tropical rainforest alive with the buzz of the cicadas and shrieks of birds. There are two main viewing points to seek out here – the first is Faber Point, the highest point of Mount Faber Park and the second highest point in Singapore at 106m. It’s a short walk up a steep hill and from here you will be rewarded with panoramic views over the city to the north and over Sentosa and the surrounding islands to the south. The second viewing point is from the bars and restaurants which make up the Jewel Box – a great choice for sunset cocktails! You can also jump aboard the Jewel Cable Car from here to make the journey over the water to Sentosa for further views across the city.
It’s not high up, in fact it’s at sea level – but Merlion Park is one of the best spots for enjoying the views of the Marina Bay skyline. The viewing point beneath Singapore’s lovable mascot takes in some of Singapore’s most eye-catching architecture from across the water, including the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the Esplanade Theatre. This is also the best place to jump aboard a river cruise which will take you on up the Singapore River for more views of the colonial architecture lining the banks.