8 WORLD’S “MOST SOMETHING” PLACES IN SINGAPORE –

8 WORLD’S “MOST SOMETHING” PLACES IN SINGAPORE

We all like to be #1, don’t you?

Singapore thinks big and the result is that the city-state can claim some world’s records. Embark with us on a journey across the world’s “something-est” places in Singapore.

 

  1. The world’s largest oceanarium

Marina Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa holds this record with its 8 hectares dedicated to the marine wonders and its 2 attractions, the S.E.A Aquarium and the Adventure Cove Park.

With 45M liters of water and 800 species, the S.E.A Aquarium used to be the world’s largest aquarium until the opening of Chime-Long Ocean Kingdom in China last year. But the Singaporean attraction doesn’t admit defeat that easily and still holds the record of the world’s largest viewing panel (36 x 8.3m) and the world’s largest collection of manta ray, including the only giant manta ray in captivity.

Adventure Cove Park is an aquatic adventure park. We honestly didn’t try it but looks like there is quite a potential of fun for the whole family with waterslides, a wave pool, snorkeling and more.

Marina-Life-Park-Singapore

More information:

S.E.A Aquarium: http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/SEAAquarium

Adventure Cove Park: http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Attractions/AdventureCoveWaterpark

 

  1. The world’s largest freshwater aquarium

Second watery world’s record for Singapore with the River Safari. The river-themed zoo and aquarium of Singapore (the first of its kind in Asia), opened in April 2013 (officially in Feb 2014) and the Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit feature the world’s largest freshwater aquarium in the world with 2,000 m3 of water and a viewing window of 22 x 4m. The exhibit houses 18 different species of animals but our preference goes clearly to manatees! (Can we add that they are sooooooo cute?)

Freshwater-aquarium-Singapore

All you need to know about the River Safari: http://www.riversafari.com.sg/

 

  1. The world’s largest vertical garden

The green wall belongs to the Tree House eco-inspired condominium in Bukit Timah which was completed in 2014. Beyond the record, the 2,289 square meters wall aims to save energy by reducing heat absorption (and lower energy needed to cool indoor spaces) and to reduce the estate’s carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air. We hope it’s the beginning of a long story of sustainable policy in the country!

Address: 60 – 68 Chestnut Ave, 679521 Singapore

Vertical-garden-Singapore

  1. The world’s largest glass greenhouse in the world

We bet you were expecting a record related to Gardens By The Bay, here you go: with 1.28 hectares under glass, the column-free grid shell and arch structure, the Flower Dome sets the Guinness World Record for being the largest glass greenhouse in the world. The Cloud forest and Supertrees grove are other highlights of the park which make it one of the most incredible places in Singapore and henceforth a national icon in the same way as Marina Bay Sands.

Gardens-by-the-bay-Singapore

If you haven’t visited the park already (seriously?): www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

 

  1. The world’s largest dome structure

You’ve already guessed right? it’s the National Stadium at Singapore Sports Hub of course. Built on the site of the former National Stadium in Kallang and opened in June 2014 the stadium can take pride of its dome of 312 meters in diameter. The National Stadium currently holds the record of the largest dome structure in the world, leaving behind the Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

Sports-Dome-Singapore

Check the upcoming events: http://www.sportshub.com.sg/events/Pages/Home.aspx

 

  1. The world’s best airport

With over 480 awards since the start of operations in 1981 Changi Airport is already the world’s most awarded airport. But since the best place on the podium is still the one at the top, the airport has been voted world’s best airport by travelers in 2015, for the third consecutive year and for the sixth time since 2000 (according to Skytrax’s ranking). With 8 awards, Hong Kong International Airport is the only airport in the world that does better. Go Changi go for 2016!

Changi-Singapore

Discover most unexpected and first-class Changi features: http://www.changiairport.com/in-transit/recommended-transfer-experiences

 

  1. Singapore flyer

It used to be #1! Let’s just imagine we are a year backwards 🙂 At 165 meters (the height of a 42-story building), the Singapore Flyer used to be the biggest observation wheel in the world now overtaken by High Roller opened in March 2014 in Las Vegas. As one of the centerpiece of the city skyline we won’t tolerate the shadow of the US and in our heart Singapore Flyer will always be #1 😉

Singapore-Flyer

Get high! http://www.singaporeflyer.com/

 

  1. The world’s largest infinity pool (at this height)

Last but not least the famous Marina Bay Sands’ pool. 57 storeys above the ground (200m!) 150m long, a stunning view of Singapore’s skyline. Swim here is probably one of the greatest and most unforgettable experience Singapore can offer. For guests only unfortunately. It’s time for a staycation don’t you think? For non-guests you can still get a feel of it while having a drink at KuDeTa.

Marina-Bay-Sands-infinity-pool-Singapore

Book a room: https://booking.marinabaysands.com/booking/search

 

Opinions and stats differ on the question of the most expensive city in the world. We are happy to leave this one to another city!

 

For crazy world’s records like the longest human tooth extracted, the longest beer bottle bar slide, the largest cha cha cha dance, the longest chain of plastic bottles, the largest egg and spoon race, the largest cupcake mosaic or the most number of people showering together, you can visit the Guinness World Records website and browse the 85 world’s which Singapore can be proud of, or not 😉

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/search?term=singapore&page=1&max=20

 

 Pictures from different online sources.

 

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