Love Singapore for its countless attractions but sometimes are unsure of where to go for concerns that it may get in the way of your religious obligations? Well, then it’s a good thing that Singapore has been named the most Muslim-friendly non-OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) travel destination once again!
So if a trip to Singapore is on the cards for you, then why not head to these Muslim-friendly locations explored (and enjoyed) by singer and musical sensation Maher Zain himself? Best of all, these are all Muslim-friendly spots that offer halal cuisine and prayer facilities so that you can travel tanpa waswas (without doubt).
1. SkyHelix Sentosa
SkyHelix Sentosa is the first carbon neutral attraction on Sentosa and the highest open-air panoramic ride in Singapore. At 35 metres in the air, along a helix-like structure, you’ll ride in a gondola that gradually spins to reveal stunning panoramas.
2. S.E.A Aquarium
The S.E.A Aquarium in Singapore is home to over 1,000 different kinds of marine life housed in what is essentially a gigantic aquarium. Look out for hammerhead sharks, bottlenose dolphins, and stingrays.
3. Dolphin Island
The opportunity to swim with Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Island makes it one of the top attractions in Singapore.
4. Lazarus Island
Located among Singapore’s southern islands, Lazarus Island is a popular destination for those looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape aboard their privately chartered yacht or boat.
5. Kampong Gelam
Over time, Kampong Gelam has become a cultural hotspot that attracts visitors from all over the world, as well as famous people and artists from all walks of life. Even so, the area’s historical roots are still very much in place, giving tourists a glimpse into Singapore’s past as well as its present.
6. Katong and Joo Chiat
This Peranakan settlement in the east is known for its fiery Straits Chinese noodle soup called Katong Laksa and other Peranakan dishes. Attractive shopfronts, an array of restaurants, and independent boutiques have all contributed to the area’s rising popularity.
7. National Museum of Singapore
Housed in a large, ornately decorated structure in the city’s central area, the National Museum of Singapore has been the official repository of Singapore’s historical records and artefacts since 1849.
8. ION Orchard
ION Orchard, one of Singapore’s most popular attractions, is also one of the largest shopping malls in all of Asia. The mall is conveniently situated just above the MRT station on the popular shopping street of Orchard Road.
9. Bynd Artisan
Bynd Artisan’s ateliers offer a unique shopping experience by customising paper and leather goods. Bynd Artisan has become more than just a store offering custom stationery; it has become a hub for a network of artists and craftsmen.
10. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens By The Bay, one of Singapore’s top attractions, is visible from the Observation Deck of Marina Bay Sands. Take your significant other on a romantic stroll, or take some photos for your Instagram feed in front of the beautiful scenery.
If you’d like to see more of Maher Zain’s adventures around Singapore, check out the videos below!