In the concrete skyscraper jungle of Singapore, it is hard for a first-time visitor to determine the best spots for that majestic bird’s-eye view of the city-state. The Culture Trip Singapore brings you a thoughtful selection of picture perfect places to capture the beautiful and iconic cityscape of Singapore.
The Singapore Flyer has been celebrated as Asia’s largest observation wheel. The Flyer towers at 165 meters above ground level, offering a panoramic view of Singapore’s cityscape through its glass cabins. Take in the stunning views from the Flyer Lounge while sipping on award winning cocktails.
MARINA BAY SANDS SKY PARK
Colloquially referred to as ‘MBS’, this phenomenally integrated resort has taken Singapore’s cityscape by storm. It’s made of three identical towers of 55 levels each, connected by a 340 meter long Skypark. Hotel guests can take a dip in the world acclaimed Infinity Pool, stretching 150 meters in length and hovering over Singapore’s skyline. For non-hotel guests there’s a dedicated Observation Deckwhich offers luxurious views of the country’s cityscape. Alternatively, the legendary Cé La Vi skybar comes alive at night, offering you music, drinks and an unforgettable view.
This contemporary performing arts venue, with its distinct thorny exterior, is another great place to take in the city views. The Esplanade – Theaters By The Bay has consistently shaped the performing arts scene in Singapore, hosting a myriad of both local and international performances. Alternatively, head to the classy rooftop bar, Orgo, located atop the Esplanade. Enjoy their interesting mojito selection while hanging out with friends against the backdrop of bright lights of this vibrant city-state.
ION ORCHARD’S SKY OBSERVATORY
ION Orchard features a perfect hideout for amazing views of Singapore. 56 levels closer to those puffy white clouds, ION’s Sky Observatory offers stunning views of the city as well as the famous shopping district. Equipped with the BEHOLDTIM telescopes, enjoy spectacular views from another angle of Singapore. For those desiring a meal with a view, you may wish to check out Salt Grill and Sky Bar by celebrity chef Luke Mangan, located just below the observatory.
EMPIRE BAR, SINGAPORE LAND TOWER
Located on the 57th floor of an unsuspecting office building in Raffles Place, Empire Bar is a hidden gem in the Central Business District. Empire Bar boasts a refreshing alfresco area with stunning views of Marina Bay and beyond. Its central location makes it a favorite bar for the working crowd in Raffles Place.