Late last year, I went back to Singapore very briefly for a short holiday and even though I had very limited time, I tried my best to read as many books I could, catch up with friends and check out a few places on my list of things to do. I still have a few things from Singapore I wanted to share here, and this touristy spot is one of them. Check out other city adventures from Singapore here.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but there’s something about being away from the place I grew up in that makes me want to do touristy things like going up 56 floors to an observation deck to take in the view of Singapore. :)
I’ve always loved taking in city views from high places though! Apart from Singapore, some touristy spots I’ve visited are the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Namsan Tower in Seoul. :) Hong Kong is on this list too because a few years before moving to Hong Kong, I visited The Peak for the first time. Since moving to Hong Kong, I’ve been another two times. :) What can I say? I love the view of Hong Kong from up there. And now that the Hong Kong Observation Wheel is ready, I’m definitely planning a visit soon too!
Anyway, back to Singapore’s Skypark deck. It’s located at Marina Bay Sands and I got there at about 6pm so I got to see a day view that transitioned to a night view when it got dark at about 7pm. It was quite an interesting experience to take in the view of my hometown from a perspective meant for tourists.
With the ticket price at S$23 though, it was a very simple experience for an expensive ticket! Unlike Seoul’s Namsan Tower, which is accessed by cable car or Hong Kong’s The Peak by an uphill tram, with Singapore’s Skypark Observation Deck, all I did was take a lift up 56 floors. When comparing additional tourist activities, I really liked that Seoul’s Namsan Tower has a “locks of love” feature and a Teddy Bear Museum and Hong Kong’s The Peak has a Madame Tussaud wax museum. Even though the view was great, I wished the Skypark deck had more to offer.
One thing to note for other girls who might be wearing heels when visiting like I did, the floor of the deck is made up of wooden planks with slight gaps in between the planks. My stilettos would occasionally get caught in some of the gaps so maybe shoes with a thicker heel might be a better idea! ;)
Sands Skypark Observation Deck
Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 10pm
Friday – Sunday: 9:30am – 11pm
Adult (13+): S$23
Child (2-12): S$17
Senior (65+): $20