The One Thing You MUST do in Singapore

Singapore surprised me for a lot of reasons. Not in a bad way, in a good way.

Related: 7 Reasons to Love About Singapore

Located smack dab in the middle of Southeast Asia, which is known as one of the cheapest places to travel, live, and explore second and third-world countries, Singapore is an anomaly. Mostly because it is a completely developed and modern city that is a global commerce, finance and transportation hub.

The ONE Thing you MUST do in Singapore

There are a lot of things you should do during a visit to Singapore, but I’m only going to tell you about the one thing you absolutely must do.

Watch the sun go down on the top of Marina Bay Sands

Recently I told you all about The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. I told you the resort was so big and so impressive it was basically in its own little world. Marina Bay Sands is a lot like the Atlantis Resort.

Related: Complete Guide to The Atlantis Resort 

Marina Bay Sands is a 5-star luxury hotel. It’s know for its distinctive look, 3 towers with what looks like a boat sitting on the top of all 3 towers. Marina Bay Sands includes a casino, dozens of restaurant and lounge options, shows, shopping and amenities.

Marina Bay SandsEven the most basic rooms at Marina Bay Sands will cost hundreds of dollars a night. If this kind of money is not in your budget (it sure as hell wasn’t in mine). I would recommend staying somewhere else and taking a cab to Marina Bay.

Marina Bay SandsThe Marina Bay Neighborhood is full of plenty of things to see and do, along with some of the best food and shopping in all of Singapore. I did some shopping, ate some out-of-this-wrold dim sum, and had an awesome afternoon just exploring the area.

Marina Bay SandsI don’t want to take anything away from how awesome the rest of the city is, but the top of Marina Bay Sands blew my mind. I sat there just starring out at the view for so long because it was such an incredible sight to see. I really could not believe my eyes.

Singapore.jpg I’ve seen a lot of big cities at night, but this beat out everything I have ever seen in my life. I have never wished for a wide angle lens so badly as when I got to the top of Marina Bay Sands.

SingaporeIf you’re not a guest of Marina Bay Sands and you’re planning to visit other areas of the hotel you may need to pay to have access to those areas. The Sky Park Observation deck will cost you $20 per person and the CE LA VI Club Lounge will run a cover charge on the weekends. So be prepared to possibly pay a charge to get in.

SingaporeThis should be obvious, but you should also expect cocktails to be expensive. They’ll be good, but pricy. Even with these added expenses it was 100% worth it for the experience as a whole.

SingaporeAnd I swear to you, my pictures really don’t even do it justice.

Don't leave Singapore without doing this!

linking up with Bonnie, Swags, Diana and Rachel for Travel Tuesday!

If you’ve been to Singapore, did you enjoy Marina Bay Sands rooftop as much as I did?

What’s the best night time city view you’ve ever seen?


  • Wow! Those views are stunning! I would definitely want to see a sunset from the top of Marina Bay Sands!

    • I love a country setting, but I am a sucker for the bright lights and big city views everyone in a while 🙂

  • this is absolutely amazing. if i ever make it to Singapore, i’ll be sure to do this. the observation desk sounds like a pretty good way to see it.

    • it was perfect! I’m sure it would take your breath away!

  • Singapore seems so fascinating! Would love to visit one day 🙂

    • fascinating is the perfect word for Singapore. I’d love to go back someday!

  • Wow this looks amazing! Getting up high to get a good view of a city is my favorite thing to do when visiting! A few of the best sunset/night time city views I’ve seen are New York City (of course), Madrid and Santiago! My three homes 😀

    • I’ve never seen Madrid or Santiago at night, BUT I’ve flown into to JFK at night and that was quite the sight as well! finding a good view of a city is one of my favorite things too. I love visiting the same spot in the day and in the night. It’s crazy how the different times can give such different perspective.

  • AWESOME! So many times I wish for better cameras…totally get that! Your pictures are gorgeous, just the same! Thanks for sharing with us on Travel Tuesday!

  • That’s amazing! I had a not so great experience at the Sky Bar in Bangkok but this looks absolutely worth it, even if you have to pay to get in. You have to pay to go to most observation decks, so I think that’s fine. Those views! Amazing. Do you think it would be good to watch the sunset from there or not especially?