Things To Do in Singapore

Singapore’s modest size has not stopped it from developing into the bustling global economic powerhouse it is today, with world-class facilities and a multicultural mindset. Whether you want to work out your wallet at lavish shopping malls, explore the cultural enclaves of the city, get up close to exotic animals or relax on a sun-drenched beach, there are plenty of things to do in Singapore to suit every mood.

Read our guides to discover more about the city's many iconic attractions, all within easy reach of Pan Pacific Singapore.

Singapore Zoo

Home to over 2,800 animals, the award-winning Singapore Zoo is one of the world's most renowned zoological gardens. Discover more about this must-see Singapore attraction.

Singapore Zoo provides a scenic and unique setting for its diverse range of inhabitants. Wildlife roams freely in carefully replicated natural habitats, with moats in place to separate visitors from animals. The park's spacious design allows both visitors and animals to engage with the surrounding environment, at the same time as supporting Singapore Zoo's conservation efforts.

Opening Hours

Singapore Zoo and Wildlife Reserves are open daily from 8:30am to 6:00pm. The ticketing counter is open from 8:30am until 5:30pm every day. The Night Safari opens at 7:30pm until 12:00 midnight, with the ticketing counter operating from 5:30pm until 11:15pm.

How to get to Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo is easily accessible from the city. It is situated close to Choa Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Marsiling and Woodlands MRT stations, where several connecting buses travel between the park and MRT stations. 

For convenient access to all the wildlife reserves, choose a hotel near Singapore Zoo. Located just a 30-minute drive away, Pan Pacific Singapore boasts an array of comfortable rooms and suites, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. Our Concierge Team is also on hand to assist with transport arrangements to various tourist attractions around Singapore.

Sentosa Island

Bask on white sand beaches, experience Hollywood-inspired thrills at Universal Studios Singapore or dive into one of the world's biggest aquariums – Sentosa Island has it all.

Sentosa is Singapore's very own tropical island paradise and, as such, is a must-visit hotspot for locals and tourists alike. Located a 20-minute drive from Pan Pacific Singapore, relax in the idyllic surroundings of white sand beaches, premiere leisure and entertainment attractions and some of Singapore's most highly regarded restaurants.

 Our knowledgeable staff at Pan Pacific Singapore can help you plan the perfect trip to Sentosa Island, from arranging day tours to providing ticketing assistance.

River Safari

Experience the unique environments of the world's most famous waterways at River Safari. Meet over 6000 animals, including Singapore's giant pandas, just half an hour from Pan Pacific Singapore.

Come face to face with over 6000 animals at River Safari, Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park. Experience the environment and wildlife of some of the world's most iconic waterways as you explore the habitats of the Mississippi, Mekong, Congo, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze rivers. Located next to the award-winning Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, River Safari is a unique and fascinating experience for any visitor to the city, ideally situated less than half an hour from the luxury of Pan Pacific Singapore.

How to get to River Safari Singapore

River Safari is easily accessible from the city. It is situated close to Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, Marsiling and Woodlands MRT stations, where buses connect visitors with the park. Alternatively, River Safari can be reached via a 30-minute drive from Pan Pacific Singapore. Our Concierge Team is also on hand to assist with transport arrangements to the park, as well as to any other tourist attractions around the city.

Orchard Road

With more than 30 shopping malls and two kilometres of flagship stores and famous attractions, Orchard Road is Singapore's unmissable retail and entertainment attraction.

Boasting over two kilometres of impressive malls, flagship stores and renowned attractions, Orchard Road is Singapore's iconic shopping and entertainment strip. Indulge in some retail therapy, enjoy a plethora of dining and drinking options and see the city sights at Orchard Road, all less than a 10-minute drive or half hour walk from Pan Pacific Singapore.

Singapore Night Safari

Experience the world's first nocturnal safari park at Singapore Night Safari. Explore a range of the planet's most fascinating habitats and see over 2,500 animals at this award-winning attraction.

Night Safari is the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals. A 10-time winner of Best Attraction award presented by Singapore Tourism Board, this 35-hectare park houses over 2,500 animals, of which 38% are endangered. Hop on a 35-minute tram ride to explore the various regions within the park and explore a variety of fascinating recreated habitats, from the Himalayan Foothills to Equatorial Africa. 

Located adjacent to Singapore Zoo, a 30-minute drive from Pan Pacific Singapore, Night Safari's highlights include fire-eating performances and the spectacular Creatures of the Night Show.

Night Safari Tickets

Night Safari tickets are priced at SGD23.75 per child and SGD37.05 per adult, with discounts available for online purchases. Guests will enjoy exclusive savings when purchasing a multi park pass that provides access into Night Safari, Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari.

Jurong Bird Park

Home to over 5,000 magnificent birds and 400 species, Jurong Park is a must-see wildlife attraction, boasting exciting shows, unique exhibits and things to do for all ages.

Located less than 30 minutes from Pan Pacific Singapore, Jurong Bird Park is a 50 acre wildlife attraction on the slope of Singapore's Jurong Hill. This world-famous aviary is home to over 5,000 magnificent birds of 400 species, including nearly 30 endangered species. 

Jurong Park boasts a number of unique exhibits and shows, including the expansive African Waterfall Aviary, the 3,000 square-metre Lory Loft and the famous High Flyers Show, showcasing the world's largest number of performing birds.

Jurong Bird Park Tickets

Jurong Bird Park tickets are available for SGD16.20 per child and SGD25.20 per adult, with discounts available for online purchases. Guests will also enjoy exclusive savings when purchasing a multi park pass that provides access Jurong Bird Park and other attractions including Night Safari, Singapore Zoo and River Safari.

Ann Siang Hill

Ann Siang Hill is a buzzing neighbourhood that blends the best of Singapore’s traditional and modern charms. This sloping hill is home to dozens of colourful shop fronts that still retain their period features – even the street lamps that line the road are reminiscent of a bygone era.

Ann Siang Hill is a buzzing neighbourhood that blends the best of Singapore’s traditional and modern charms. This sloping hill is home to dozens of colourful shop fronts that still retain their period features – even the street lamps that line the road are reminiscent of a bygone era.

Visitors can enjoy the best of the area with an Ann Siang Hill hotel. Located less than a 10-minute drive from Pan Pacific Singapore, Ann Siang Hill is tucked away in the heart of Singapore’s historic Chinatown district. The sloping hill links at one end to Club Street, making it a popular choice for visitors who want to enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Boat Quay

Home to an eclectic mix of bars, shops and restaurants, Boat Quay Singapore is a historic neighbourhood located on the southern bank of the Singapore River. The area is home to three distinctive quays that make up the Singapore River precinct; nearby Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay both played a pivotal role in the city’s development and today are thriving hubs of nightlife and culture in the city.

Vibrant yet relaxed, Boat Quay is home to dozens of trendy bars and delicious restaurants, ranging from casual al fresco dining options to upscale indulgences. 

Be at the heart of the action with a hotel near Boat Quay when you stay at Pan Pacific Singapore.

Clarke Quay

Boasting an impressive mix of shops, restaurants, arts and entertainment, Clarke Quay is a vibrant hub of activity and culture. Situated on the Singapore River, the colourful storefronts and blend of traditional and modern architecture set the scene for a special experience on the water's edge.

Clarke Quay is one of three neighbourhoods that make up the famous Singapore River precinct. Clarke Quay, along with nearby Boat Quay and Robertson Quay were key to the development of Singapore, traditionally bustling trade ports before evolving into the vibrant destinations they are today. 

Discover all the area has to offer with a hotel near Clarke Quay when you book your stay at the Pan Pacific Singapore. With lavish rooms and suites, an onsite fitness centre and delicious bar and dining options, Pan Pacific Singapore can help make every stay a memorable one.

Club Street Singapore

Discover some of Singapore’s best nightlife with a trip to Club Street. Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown , Club Street offers visitors a blend of old-world charms and modern amusements. Dotted with traditional Chinese-style shop houses, the architecture is reminiscent of Singapore’s rich heritage, while the modern bars and restaurants inside exemplify how far the city has come.

Guests can enjoy the best of Singapore’s nightlife with a Club Street Hotel, conveniently located less than a 10-minute drive from Pan Pacific Singapore. For even more variety, the charming traditional coloured storefronts of Ann Siang Hill lie nearby, offer plenty to entertain. With so much to see and do, Club Street is truly at the heart of social Singapore.

Chinatown

Discover an alluring mix of old and new in Singapore’s Chinatown precinct. This vibrant neighbourhood is a hub of Chinese culture in the city, packed with a unique mix of traditional shops, busy markets, modern stores and trendy cafes.

By day, Chinatown is a busy hub of winding streets, bustling shops and beautiful architecture. From traditional bakeries to ancient temples, a wander through the streets is enough to discover what makes Singapore’s Chinatown one of the most special in the world. 

Explore at your own pace with a hotel near Chinatown Singapore when you book your stay at Pan Pacific Singapore.

Hong Lim Park

Hong Lim Park is Singapore’s first public garden and was the backdrop to several important political rallies and election speeches throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Hong Lim Park is a historic Singapore site, named after the wealthy businessman Cheang Hong Lim, who donated the land to create the park. Opened in 1885, Hong Lim Park is Singapore’s first public garden and was the backdrop to several important political rallies and election speeches throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the park is a leafy oasis in the heart of Chinatown and home to Speaker’s Corner, a designated area where residents of Singapore can gather to demonstrate, hold exhibitions and give performances.

Visit Hong Lim Park

Hong Lim Park is bound by North Canal Road, South Bridge Road, Upper Pickering Street and New Bridge Road in Singapore’s Chinatown precinct. The park is a short 10-minute drive or 30-minute walk from Pan Pacific Singapore, and is accessible by MRT from Clarke Quay Station. Singapore’s Riverside attractions, including popular spots like Clarke Quay, Marina Bay and the CBD, are all nearby. 

Stay at the heart of the action with a hotel near Hong Lim Park when you book a room or suite at Pan Pacific Singapore.

SEA Aquarium Singapore

SEA Aquarium Singapore is one of the largest attractions of its kind in the world with over 800 species in 49 distinct habitats.

Come face to face with over 800 species in 49 distinct habitats at the SEA Aquarium Singapore, one of the largest attractions of its kind in the world. The staggering aquarium gives visitors the chance to experience life from the ocean floor, with more than 100,000 animals calling SEA Aquarium home. Boasting manta rays, dolphins and hammerhead sharks, incredible ocean habitats offer a unique and fascinating experience for any visitor to Singapore; and with a convenient location in the south of the city, guests at Pan Pacific Singapore are well situated to take advantage of this exciting attraction. 

Book a SEA Aquarium hotel and make the most of this popular attraction. Situated in Resorts World Sentosa, the SEA Aquarium is a 15-minute drive from Pan Pacific Singapore. It can also be reached by MRT train from HarbourFront Station; the park is open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

Other Singapore Attractions

Discover a truly Singaporean experience with an alluring selection of events happening across our bustling island.

Fort Canning Park

One of Singapore’s most iconic historical landmarks, Fort Canning Park is home to numerous architecture and restored military artefacts with an archaeological excavation site. Guided tours bring guests on an exploration of famous monuments including Fort Canning Bunker, Fort Gate and the Underground Command Centre which was the largest military operations complex located nine metres underground.

Clarke Quay and Boat Quay

Be in the heartbeat of Singapore’s night life with a wide range of dining and drinks options at Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. Party revellers will be assured of an exciting night with the selection of establishments featuring different genres of music. Guests who prefer to enjoy a leisurely drink with live music can visit the likes of eM by the River, The Pump Room or Le Noir.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Be enchanted by more than 1,000 species of herbs, flora and fauna at Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – Singapore Botanic Gardens. Catch live performances by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and local school orchestras at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Singapore Botanic Gardens is the ideal location for families to spend an idyllic afternoon under the sun with regular recreational activities including balloon sculpting and face painting. Besides the casual setting, Singapore Botanic Gardens also provides fine dining options with Casa Verde by the renowned Les Amis Group and Halia Restaurant.

Chinatown

Embark on the Chinatown trail to explore the various prominent landmarks including Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple and the pedestrian mall of Trengganu Street. Feast on local hawker delights at the Chinatown Food Street or visit Maxwell Road Food Centre which is famous for its Tian Tian Chicken Rice. Upscale dining and recreational shopping options are available just a few minutes’ walk away at Chinatown Point and Chinatown Square Mall. The trail ends with a stretch of elegantly restored shophouses on Ann Siang Hill with chic boutiques, mid-scale to upscale wine bars, cafes and restaurants.

Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam used to be home to Malay royalty and Arab merchants. The Istana Kampong Glam Palace and Sultan Mosque are the iconic landmarks with Bugis Street Market as a shopping highlight in the district. Gazetted as a conservation area, most of the restored architecture is now home to an eclectic mix of old tailor shops selling traditional Malay costumes and new boutiques, craft shops, hawker-styled eateries and chic cafes.

Little India

Be greeted by the bustling crowds, the honks of cars and bicycles, and aroma of a medley of spices at Little India. Cutting through alleys and back lanes, be sure to look out for stalls selling Ayurvedic massage oils, gold, incense and fabrics in a variety of textures. Spicy Indian fare are available at Tekka Market and Food Centre or restaurants like Muthu’s Curry offering local favourites such as Roti Prata (dough flat bread) and fish head curry. The visit to Little India will not be complete without a shopping spree at Mustafa Centre at the corner of Serangoon road where one can find value-for-money deals.