Things To Do in Singapore

With its famous shopping scene, glorious green spaces, world-class attractions and vibrant cultural heritage, there's an abundance of exciting things to do in Singapore for every traveller and taste. From the paradise beaches and adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters of Sentosa Island to the markets of Chinatown, the stylish restaurants of Marina Bay and a rainforest exploration at Singapore Zoo, this is a city of contrasts.

Find out more about the best things to do in Singapore, all situated within easy reach of the contemporary comfort of PARKROYAL on Pickering.

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Chinatown

Enjoy an array of authentic Chinese cuisine and interesting cultural attractions in Singapore's bustling Chinatown, just moments from PARKROYAL on Pickering.

An area rich in history and culture, Chinatown is one of Singapore’s most popular destinations for visitors and Singapore locals alike. An array of authentic Chinese cuisine, fantastic shopping and interesting cultural attractions awaits in this cosmopolitan hub. From the quaint shophouses to timeless artefacts, discover history perfectly preserved in every nook and alley.

A free two-hour walking tour is a definite must for anyone keen to understand Singapore Chinatown’s history. Retrace the steps of the pioneers through intriguing stories, heritage landmarks and endless anecdotes. All tours can be booked at the Chinatown Visitors Centre at 2 Banda Street (beside the Buddha Tooth Relic Museum) and prices include pick-up from hotels near Chinatown Singapore, such as PARKROYAL on Pickering. Alternatively, ask our knowledgeable hotel concierge for advice and assistance with arranging tours.

Clarke Quay

With numerous dining, drinking and entertainment options, Clarke Quay is a buzzing and picturesque attraction on the bank of the Singapore River.

A stroll to Clarke Quay is a must for guests staying at PARKROYAL on Pickering. This buzzing hotspot offers numerous dining and entertainment options and is less than 15 minutes on foot from the hotel's door. Alternatively, reach Clarke Quay in just a few minutes' ride on the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) from the Chinatown MRT station, conveniently located adjacent to the hotel.

Just a short walk away, PARKROYAL on Pickering is the perfect hotel near Clarke Quay, offering a comfortable and contemporary base in the heart of Singapore's most exciting attractions.

Singapore Museums

Home to a diverse array of exciting and interesting museums, Singapore has plenty to offer history and culture aficionados within easy reach of PARKROYAL on Pickering.

Singapore is home to some of the most exciting and interesting museums in Asia. Learn about Singapore’s fascinating and diverse history and cultural heritage by exploring the many museums found throughout the city, most of which are less than 20 minutes away from PARKROYAL on Pickering.

Ann Siang Hill

Ann Siang Hill is a historical precinct in Singapore's Chinatown. Connecting to Club Street, it is home to a range of contemporary bars, restaurants, eclectic shops and cafes.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s vibrant Chinatown – just a short stroll from the Club Street district – is Ann Siang Hill. This quaint one-way street is home to vibrantly coloured shop fronts and elaborately decorated terrace houses dating back to the early to mid-1900s. Now fully restored, they are a striking reminder of days gone by and imbue the area with a quirky, but relaxed atmosphere.

Experience the best of the area when you stay in a hotel near Ann Siang Hill – the contemporary comfort of PARKROYAL on Pickering is located a ten-minute walk from this vibrant pocket of modern Singapore culture.

Gardens by the Bay

Home to over 250,000 rare plants and a number of unique environments, the magnificent Gardens by the Bay is the perfect place to while away a tropical Singapore day.

Discover the intelligence and beauty of nature's architecture at Gardens by the Bay. Home to over 250,000 rare plants, this award-winning natural paradise showcases Singapore's tropical climate in action. Relax amidst the magnificent greenery and flora of the iconic Gardens by the Bay, located just a few train stops away from Chinatown Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station right beside the hotel.

Sentosa Island

An idyllic escape just minutes from the city, Sentosa Island is a true Singapore hotspot. Relax on beautiful beaches, dine at renowned restaurants and immerse yourself in world-class attractions.

Sentosa Island is one of Singapore's premiere leisure and entertainment hot spots. Boasting world-class attractions, numerous delicious restaurants and some of Singapore's best beaches, you can find yourself relaxing in paradise just minutes from the city. Reach it by car from PARKROYAL on Pickering in less than 15 minutes or take a 10-minute ride using the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service via Chinatown station, located just next to the hotel.

Ready to experience the best of Sentosa Island? Our friendly PARKROYAL people are always on hand to help you experience the diversity and attractions of Singapore, from arranging day tours to providing ticketing assistance.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

In the heart of the city, take a relaxing stroll through the greenery or enjoy a picnic with friends and family in the historical Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Named a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens that was founded in 1859 is a treasure trove for plant lovers and a popular tourist destination that welcomes over three million visitors annually. Take a stroll amidst this haven of greenery or enjoy a picnic with friends and family in this horticultural institution.

Set in the heart of central Singapore, this popular attraction is a 15-minute drive from PARKROYAL on Pickering. It is also within easy reach of some of Singapore's premiere shopping and dining facilities at Bukit Timah and the famous Orchard Road.

Situated in the heart of the city, PARKROYAL on Pickering is the ideal hotel near Singapore Botanic Garden. Continue the green theme in this iconic hotel's tropical sky garden and soak in unbeatable views of Singapore's skyline from the exclusive rooftop Orchid Lounge. Offering a range of contemporary rooms and suites and exciting dining experiences, PARKROYAL on Pickering is the perfect base from which to explore the Botanic Gardens and wider city attractions, including Marina Bay and Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo

Visit the world-famous Singapore Zoo and experience a number of unique attractions and habitats. Explore the rainforest and come face to face with nearly 3,000 exotic animals.

Home to nearly 3,000 animals, this world-famous zoo is one of Singapore's must-see visitor attractions. With its unique layout and spacious design, this award-winning rainforest zoo boasts a number of diverse habitats and houses many exotic, rare and endangered species.

Singapore Zoo is open daily from 8:30am to 6:00pm and is easily accessible from the city, located close to Choa Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Marsiling and Woodlands MRT stations. Alternatively, stay in a hotel near Singapore Zoo such as the comfortable and contemporary PARKROYAL on Pickering. Boasting well-designed rooms and unique concept dining experiences, this hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Singapore Zoo. PARKROYAL on Pickering is also ideally located near the wider attractions of the city, including Sentosa Island, Chinatown and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Nature Trail Walks

Discover the city's network of nature trail walks, green spaces and reservoirs and see another side to Singapore – perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of any age.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by exploring Singapore's intricate network of nature trail walks, green forests and natural reserves. Discover these hidden gems of Singapore on foot or by bike, while staying at the comfortable  PARKROYAL on Pickering.

Orchard Road

Singapore's premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Orchard Road is a shopper's paradise, with two-kilometres of spacious malls and flagship stores.

With over two kilometres of spacious malls, flagship stores and attractions, Orchard Road is Singapore's premiere avenue for shopping, dining and entertainment. From fashion and jewellery to electronics, beauty and everything in between, Orchard Road truly offers something for every shopper – and it's less than a 10-minute drive from PARKROYAL on Pickering.

Marina Bay

With numerous world-class attractions, fine dining options and breathtaking views of the city skyline, Marina Bay is Singapore's exclusive waterfront leisure and business district.

Located just a short walk from PARKROYAL on Pickering, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of stylish Marina Bay. Experience the vibrancy of Singapore's exclusive leisure and business area, with numerous world-class attractions, fine dining options and some of the best views in town.

Whether looking to relax in the tropical surrounds of Gardens by the Bay, experience a bird's eye view of the city from the iconic Singapore flyer or sample a range of enviable local shopping, dining and drinking options, Marina Bay offers a memorable experience for every visitor. Immerse yourself in Singapore life when you stay at PARKROYAL on Pickering.

Boat Quay

Boat Quay is at the centre of Singapore’s historical heart. Guarding the mouth of the Singapore River, it handled up to three quarters of the city’s shipping business back in the 1860s.

 Day and night, barges would pass through Marina Bay and towards bustling Boat Quay, destined for the many warehouses at Clarke Quay and beyond. Today, Boat Quay Singapore is still as busy as ever. But instead of barges making their way upstream, there is a lively collection of bars, cafes and al fresco restaurants along the riverbank to please visitors and locals alike. Take a walk along the promenade when you stay in a hotel near Boat Quay – the PARKROYAL on Pickering is conveniently located just an eight-minute stroll away.

Club Street

Situated on the edge of Chinatown, Club Street has an eclectic mix of intimate restaurants, wine bars, niche galleries and independent clothing stores.

Singapore’s Club Street is definitely worth a visit. Situated on the edge of Chinatown, the area is only a six minute walk when you stay at the nearby PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel.

Hong Lim Park

Created in 1885, Hong Lim Park was Singapore’s first public garden and comprises around 2.3 acres of greenery. This is a popular venue for a diverse range of community events, serving as an important recreational hub in the Chinatown area.

Located an easy stroll from the sights and attractions of Marina Bay and just a few minutes from Singapore’s Downtown Core, Hong Lim Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Staying in a hotel near Hong Lim Park – like PARKROYAL on Pickering right across the road – provides the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and see history in action.

Merlion Park

Meet the famous Merlions at the iconic Merlion Park. With panoramic vistas of Marina Bay, Merlion Park overlooks the spectacular Marina Bay.

A trip to the iconic Merlion Park is an absolute must for anyone visiting Singapore.

A beautiful green space adjacent to the promenade at One Fullerton, the park hugs the water's edge, overlooking the spectacular Marina Bay. From here, you can see some of Singapore’s greatest structures, including The Float, the Helix Bridge, the Singapore Flyer and many more. 

However, aside from the panoramic vistas and calming green surrounds, the main reason most people visit Merlion Park is to see the park’s namesake – the enchanting Merlion.

Just a short walk from PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel, Singapore’s Merlion Park is conveniently located near numerous river boats, taxis and cruises on Marina Bay. Once you've seen the statues, not make your way further up the river and explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay?

Raffles Place

Nestled in the heart of the Singapore CBD, Raffles Place is home to the tallest skyscrapers in the city.

Just south of the mouth of the Singapore River in Singapore’s CBD, Raffles Place is the primary domain of movers and shakers from local and international banks, financial institutions and trading companies.

Overlooking the splendid sights of Marina Bay, Raffles Place was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern-day Singapore. The area is also the home to the city’s tallest skyscrapers – the ideal place to soak in dazzling views of the Singapore skyline.

Ready to explore the sights on your own schedule? Book a comfortable room or suite at the contemporary PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel near Raffles Place and see the best of Singapore’s most iconic districts.

National Museum

Singapore National Museum is a cultural and architectural icon with a modern twist. It is also the oldest museum in Singapore.

It may be the oldest museum in Singapore, but the National Museum is anything but dull. Visitors from all walks of life rave about the fun, compelling and entertaining methods used to relay Singapore’s history and culture.

With free guided tours every day and a great range of cafes and restaurants, it’s the perfect place to spend the day before you head back to a hotel near the National Museum of Singapore – such as the convenient and comfortable PARKROYAL on Pickering.

Singapore CBD

Singapore’s CBD is home to many of the tallest buildings in Singapore, some of which conceal not just the offices of big international businesses, but the city’s finest restaurants and bars.

Singapore’s CBD is a bustling hub of serious business and even more serious leisure. 

It’s home to many of the tallest buildings in Singapore, some of which conceal not just the offices of big international businesses, but the city’s finest restaurants and bars, with spectacular views of Marina Bay.

Although densely built up, it is cleaner and more organised than most other cosmopolitan cities – as one would expect from Singapore.

For a conveniently located Singapore CBD hotel, stay at the stylish PARKROYAL on Pickering. Located a five-minute walk from the CBD and Chinatown, this iconic hotel features 367 well-designed rooms and suites with complimentary Internet access, on-site fitness facilities and spa, as well as superior views of the Singapore River, Raffles City and Marina Bay – making it the perfect base from which to explore everything Singapore has to offer.