Explore the Lion City without having to leave the comforts and safety of your homes. From exploring museums to accessing various entertainment in Singapore such as live online musical performances, here are some virtual tours which you can enjoy around Singapore.
1. Singapore Philatelic Museum
The Singapore Philatelic Museum offers windows into Singapore and the world through stamps. The Singapore Philatelic Museum features postage stamps and related material from Singapore and other countries from the 1830s to present day. Presented in colourful, cosy and interactive exhibitions, the miniature pieces of art offer a window into Singapore and other parts of the world—with postage stamps featuring different aspects of history, culture, science and technology.
2. Gardens By the Bay
It’s hard to miss the sprawling 101-hectare lot right by the water in Marina Bay. Two huge futuristic structures rise out of the greenery at Gardens by the Bay, which was designed with environmental sustainability in mind. You’ll recognise the distinctive Supertrees—25 to 50-metre-tall vertical gardens that collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the park’s conservatories. If you’re in the mood for a spectacular view, take the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre-long walkway suspended between two Supertrees, for a bird’s eye view of the park. The Supertree Observatory—located atop the tallest of the 18 Supertrees—boasts a spectacular vista of Marina Bay from 50 metres up in the air.
3. Marina Bay Sands Sky Park
The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is a roof like no other, perched 200 metres in the air featuring an infinity pool and observation deck. It looks like a celestial surfboard or a spaceship docking on a tripod. No matter where your imagination takes you, the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is a wondrous feat of engineering. Designed by visionary architect Moshe Safdie, the SkyPark floats atop the three soaring Marina Bay Sands hotel towers.
4. Singapore Botanical Garden
A testament to Singapore’s reputation as a City in a Garden, the Botanic Gardens is the country’s first UNESCO Heritage Site, joining the ranks of iconic landmarks such as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and The Great Wall of China. Established in 1859 by the Agri-Horticultural Society, 60 acres of land were transformed from a disused plantation into the popular recreational garden you see today.
5. Merlion Park
The Merlion’s body symbolises Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which comes from the same root as the word tasek (‘lake’ in Malay). Its head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay. Today, you can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.
6. Tune into free online performance with Esplanade Offstage
Esplanade Offstage brings you an all-access backstage pass to the performing arts at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Let it be your insider’s guide to Singapore and Asian arts and culture, demystified for newcomers but also offering perspectives that are in-depth or off the beaten track. Produced by Esplanade, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, Offstage is for everyone, including families, schools and researchers.
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