Singapore Sightseeing Places To Visit . The “centre of commerce during the 19th century,” Clarke Quay lives up to its legacy as a busy hub. Today it has a more polished sheen, so after a long day of shopping on Orchard Road visitors can happily head to Clarke Quay for an evening of waterfront dining and entertainment. River taxis and cruises also depart from here. If the Raffles Hotel and Fort Canning Park haven’t sated your taste for colonial architecture, pay a visit to the Empress Place Building. It was constructed in 1865 and built in the Neo-Classical style, and was named for Queen Victoria. It now houses the Asian Civilisations Museum, which delves into the many Asian cultures that helped form Singapore. For a look at what life in Singapore was like before it was all glamor and skyscrapers, visit Granite Island. The National Parks department calls a trip here a “throwback to Singapore in the 1960s,” where people live in simple villages (the last in the country) and farming and fishing are still a way of life. A trip to Pulau Ubin will give you a different feeling. This small island located in the north east of Singapore is one of the two remaining kampongs, the first being Kampong Buangkok. This island may not be the place to be for beach seekers but it has a thing or two for everyone. Pulau Ubin has lush greenery and abundant wildlife creating the best place for travel photographers and nature lovers. The place has many trails; one such Sensory Trail has tags of unique flora along the 1.5 kilometres stretch. Pekan Quarry and Butterfly Hill will give an insight to appreciate nature more. For adventure explorer, Pulau Ubin has Chek Jawa wetlands and boardwalk. A walk along the 1.1-kilometre boardwalk allows the onlookers to see marine wildlife. Whereas, the Jejawi Tower allows having a panoramic view of the island and it’s a perfect place for bird watchers. Pulau Ubin also has something for thrill seekers. You can cycle along the Ubin’s biking trails that vary from moderate to difficult tracks. A visit to German girl shrine is also worthy and Kayak through the mangroves will give you an unimaginable experience.