Promotional feature: Top 3 things to do in Singapore with Marella Cruises

This Asian hotspot flips the script on city status, splicing futuristic gardens with high-rise buildings. Here’s what to do there when travelling to Singapore with Marella Cruises.

1. Fawn over the flora

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Singapore is nicknamed the ‘City in a Garden’ for good reason – it’s packed with parks, nature reserves and rainforests, which all rub shoulders with its cloud-brushing skyscrapers. The show-stealer is perhaps the Gardens by the Bay with its towering supertrees. Stand in the shadows of these iconic giants or stroll among them along the 22-metre-high skyway for wow-worthy views of the sweeping gardens below. You can step inside record-breaking domes here, too – one of them is home to the world’s highest indoor waterfall. Or, make tracks for the city’s 156-year-old Botanic Gardens, which flaunt a prized National Orchid Garden.

You can tick off all of the above on the Wonders of Singapore – The city in a garden shore excursion with Marella Cruises.

2. Wander through lantern-strewn streets

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Singapore is home to a hotbed of cultures including Chinese, Malaysian and Indian. Make tracks for Little India and snap photos of the colour-popping temples here, before browsing the buzzing markets and Jaipur-inspired shopfronts. Chinatown is a must-visit, too, thanks to its lantern-filled streets, green-roofed temples and restaurant-packed centre. Food-wise, try Hainanese chicken rice or tuck into steaming bowls of Laksa – spicy noodle soup – in the city centre. For a more glamorous side to Singapore, Orchard Road is your go-to. Here, you’ll find a pick ‘n’ mix of shopping centres, selling everything from souvenirs and books to luxury clothes and jewellery.

See Singapore’s best bits on the Singapore’s cultural charms shore excursion with Marella Cruises.

3. Explore the city’s waterways

 

things-to-do-in-singapore-sunsetHop on a boat and cruise along the meandering Singapore River, which flows through the heart of the city, and have your camera at the ready. You’ll go past Clarke Quay, with its brightly coloured restaurants and bars, as well as the buzzing Central Business District. Spot impressive colonial-era landmarks along the way, like the historic Anderson and Cavenagh Bridges and the pastel-hued Empress Place Building. At the mouth of the river is the iconic Merlion statue – it’s a half-lion and half-fish mythical creature that spouts water from its mouth and is known as Singapore’s symbol.

Discover Singapore via waterway on the Singapore by land, air and sea shore excursion with Marella Cruises.

Time to set sail for Singapore?

 

From December 2019 to March 2020, you can sail with Marella Cruises to Singapore on the Colours of the Far East itinerary. On this adults-only, two-week cruise on Marella Discovery, you’ll tick off must-see destinations like Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Plus, you’ll enjoy All Inclusive as standard and top-notch facilities like a climbing wall, mini golf course and five-storey atrium. The ship also boasts seven bars and seven restaurants, so boredom’s not an option.

For more information, visit www.tui.co.uk/cruise.