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Things To Do In Singapore

You’ve made the long flight over to the exciting continent of Asia, and you’ve landed in Singapore! This diverse city-state offers something for everyone, and as soon as you land you’ll be blown away with the amount of activities on offer. This melting-pot of cultures, religions and food will leave you wanting more – and if you thought 1 or 2 nights would suffice then think again. We recommend you stay at least 72-hours within destination, but you could easily stay much longer.
There are a few things on everyone’s bucket list when visiting Singapore and we’re here to tell you all about them and to help you maximise your time within this fabulous city.

Singapore is split into 2 main areas with very different vibes; from the hustle and bustle of Singapore City where you can gaze down at the busy streets from the Marina Bay Sands hotel to the island of Sentosa where you can laze on golden sands before hitting the Universal Studios, the helix and the exhilarating downhill luge. Combine these polar areas on a twin-centre of Singapore!

You can’t visit Singapore without checking out the infamous Gardens by the Bay. Once here you can marvel at the iconic Supertree Grove which puts on a spectacular sound and light show each evening at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. You can also visit the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome where you can discover exotic flora and fauna.

Singapore is one of the most walkable cities within Asia with wide, clean pavements and a friendly nature. Make sure you check out all the different neighbours including Little India, China Town and Haji Lane in the Kampong Glam district. With weary legs, you can then make your way to the iconic Raffles Hotel where a cool, crisp Singapore Sling cocktail waits for you. Bliss!

For this and much, much more, carry on reading to discover everything Singapore has to offer and chat with your Travelbag expert who can tailor-make your Singaporean itinerary to perfection.

72 hours in Singapore

Sentosa

Culture

Outdoor and Adventure

Free or almost free

Day 1

You might feel a little jet-lagged after your journey, so why not take it easy on your first day? Get your bearings with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city, exploring areas such as Clarke Quay, Orchard Road and Chinatown, to name but a few. Stop off at key sights, like the National Museum or the Botanic Gardens.

Then, in the evening, head to one of Singapore’s famous hawker centres, crammed with street food stalls, and prepare for a feast! Chinatown Complex Food Centre is even home to the cheapest Michelin-starred dish in the word – stall Hawker Chan serves its star-winning Cantonese soya sauce chicken rice for only $2.

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Day 2

On the second day of your Singapore stopover, it’s time for some serious sightseeing. Start with the iconic Gardens by the Bay and stop to see the Supertree Grove. These man-made trees are 50 metres tall and connected by a canopy walkway, where you’ll have panoramic views over the gardens below. After all this walking, make a trip to Singapore’s most famous hotel, Raffles. Sip cocktails in the Long Bar or relax in the Writer’s Bar.

Singapore Zoo is another must-see. If you can, try and plan your visit at night. When it’s cooler, the animals will be far more active. On a night safari, you’ll see big cats, elephants, rhinos, bears and much more.

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Day 3

With just one day left, it’s time to go souvenir shopping on Orchard Road or head to colourful Haji Lane, full of independent boutiques, if you’d prefer to pick up something unique. Alternatively, spend your day on Sentosa Island, a hub of theme parks and beaches. Get your adrenaline pumping at Universal Studios Singapore, try out exciting water sports, or simply relax on the sun-soaked sands.

Finish off your 72 hours in Singapore in style, by treating yourself to a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Boasting a whopping 52 Michelin-starred restaurants, Singapore certainly knows a thing or two about gourmet cuisine.

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Sentosa

If you’re heading over to Singapore then you have to add Sentosa into your itinerary – it can’t be missed! This island is a short 20-minute drive from Singapore City but feels worlds apart with beaches, greenery and mountains of space. Choose to start or end your Singaporean adventure here depending on whether you need to relax after your long-haul flight or you need to prepare for your onward journey.

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Show Less

For a small island, Sentosa is bursting with activities and there is something for everyone whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple or bringing the kids along. For a bird’s eye view of the island, jump on the cable car at Mount Faber before jumping on the exhilarating, downhill 688-metre-long luge. Discover the newly installed helix and then why not spend your afternoon cooling down at the Hydrodash located along the waters of Palawan Beach. Accommodation here is plentiful from adults-only options to multi-generational resorts to keep everyone happy.

Show More
Show Less

Culture

Some may perceive Singapore to be a modern city with towering skyscrapers and perhaps lacking in the undisputed culture of Asia, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Singapore is a city-state with multiple cultures mixed into its foundations and this is something you can see, taste and hear whilst wandering through the city. You’ll be able to spot Chinese influences at the oldest temple in Singapore, the Thian Hock Keng Temple which houses artefacts and stories about how the site came to be. You can dive into the Malay culture by sampling food such as Katong laksa, mee goreng and for those brave enough, the acquired taste of chendol – an ice desert accompanied with red kidney beans! 

Show More
Show Less

For the true Singaporean experience, hit the hawker centres such as Lau Pa Sat where you can sample local delicacies and browse handicrafts from the region. And all of this is mixed together with an undertone of colonial Britain which you can see clearly in architecture and strongly in the Singaporean sense of humour.

Show More
Show Less

Outdoor and Adventure

If you think of an Asian city, your mind may conjure up soaring buildings, the hustle and bustle of every day life and a crowded atmosphere. Well, Singapore is unlike any other Asian city out there. This destination has pledge to become a carbon neutral and sustainable space with hard targets set to be met by 2023. This dedication and perseverance has seen Singapore transform into a calm, tranquil and green city with sprawling parks such as the Botanical Gardens and carved out walks such as The Southern Ridges which is a 6.2 mile trail connecting 5 main parks together.

Show More
Show Less

When you do want to get out of the city, why not jump on a speedboat from Sentosa Cove and race around the various bays with the wind in your hair. Or head to Pulau Ubin; an island with less than 50 inhabitants but many more types of animals, birds and insects. This is perfect for a day trip out of the city and is only a short journey on a chugging bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

Show More
Show Less

Free or almost free

Although Singapore is thought of as one of the more expensive cities within Asia, there are still so many activities you can do that are free or pretty much free. Have a look at the list below to learn how to make your pound go further:

- Singapore Botanic Gardens (Open daily from 5am – midnight. We recommend going early!)
- Supertree Grove (Light & sound show from 7:45pm and 8:45pm)
- China Town & Little India
- Orchard Road
- Singapore River & Clark Quay

Show More
Show Less

72 hours in Singapore

Day 1

You might feel a little jet-lagged after your journey, so why not take it easy on your first day? Get your bearings with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city, exploring areas such as Clarke Quay, Orchard Road and Chinatown, to name but a few. Stop off at key sights, like the National Museum or the Botanic Gardens.

Then, in the evening, head to one of Singapore’s famous hawker centres, crammed with street food stalls, and prepare for a feast! Chinatown Complex Food Centre is even home to the cheapest Michelin-starred dish in the word – stall Hawker Chan serves its star-winning Cantonese soya sauce chicken rice for only $2.

Show More
Show Less

Day 2

On the second day of your Singapore stopover, it’s time for some serious sightseeing. Start with the iconic Gardens by the Bay and stop to see the Supertree Grove. These man-made trees are 50 metres tall and connected by a canopy walkway, where you’ll have panoramic views over the gardens below. After all this walking, make a trip to Singapore’s most famous hotel, Raffles. Sip cocktails in the Long Bar or relax in the Writer’s Bar.

Singapore Zoo is another must-see. If you can, try and plan your visit at night. When it’s cooler, the animals will be far more active. On a night safari, you’ll see big cats, elephants, rhinos, bears and much more.

Show More
Show Less

Day 3

With just one day left, it’s time to go souvenir shopping on Orchard Road or head to colourful Haji Lane, full of independent boutiques, if you’d prefer to pick up something unique. Alternatively, spend your day on Sentosa Island, a hub of theme parks and beaches. Get your adrenaline pumping at Universal Studios Singapore, try out exciting water sports, or simply relax on the sun-soaked sands.

Finish off your 72 hours in Singapore in style, by treating yourself to a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Boasting a whopping 52 Michelin-starred restaurants, Singapore certainly knows a thing or two about gourmet cuisine.

Show More
Show Less

Sentosa

Sentosa

If you’re heading over to Singapore then you have to add Sentosa into your itinerary – it can’t be missed! This island is a short 20-minute drive from Singapore City but feels worlds apart with beaches, greenery and mountains of space. Choose to start or end your Singaporean adventure here depending on whether you need to relax after your long-haul flight or you need to prepare for your onward journey.

Show More
Show Less

For a small island, Sentosa is bursting with activities and there is something for everyone whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple or bringing the kids along. For a bird’s eye view of the island, jump on the cable car at Mount Faber before jumping on the exhilarating, downhill 688-metre-long luge. Discover the newly installed helix and then why not spend your afternoon cooling down at the Hydrodash located along the waters of Palawan Beach. Accommodation here is plentiful from adults-only options to multi-generational resorts to keep everyone happy.

Show More
Show Less

Culture

Culture

Some may perceive Singapore to be a modern city with towering skyscrapers and perhaps lacking in the undisputed culture of Asia, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Singapore is a city-state with multiple cultures mixed into its foundations and this is something you can see, taste and hear whilst wandering through the city. You’ll be able to spot Chinese influences at the oldest temple in Singapore, the Thian Hock Keng Temple which houses artefacts and stories about how the site came to be. You can dive into the Malay culture by sampling food such as Katong laksa, mee goreng and for those brave enough, the acquired taste of chendol – an ice desert accompanied with red kidney beans! 

Show More
Show Less

For the true Singaporean experience, hit the hawker centres such as Lau Pa Sat where you can sample local delicacies and browse handicrafts from the region. And all of this is mixed together with an undertone of colonial Britain which you can see clearly in architecture and strongly in the Singaporean sense of humour.

Show More
Show Less

Outdoor and Adventure

Outdoor and Adventure

If you think of an Asian city, your mind may conjure up soaring buildings, the hustle and bustle of every day life and a crowded atmosphere. Well, Singapore is unlike any other Asian city out there. This destination has pledge to become a carbon neutral and sustainable space with hard targets set to be met by 2023. This dedication and perseverance has seen Singapore transform into a calm, tranquil and green city with sprawling parks such as the Botanical Gardens and carved out walks such as The Southern Ridges which is a 6.2 mile trail connecting 5 main parks together.

Show More
Show Less

When you do want to get out of the city, why not jump on a speedboat from Sentosa Cove and race around the various bays with the wind in your hair. Or head to Pulau Ubin; an island with less than 50 inhabitants but many more types of animals, birds and insects. This is perfect for a day trip out of the city and is only a short journey on a chugging bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

Show More
Show Less

Free or almost free

Free or almost free

Although Singapore is thought of as one of the more expensive cities within Asia, there are still so many activities you can do that are free or pretty much free. Have a look at the list below to learn how to make your pound go further:

- Singapore Botanic Gardens (Open daily from 5am – midnight. We recommend going early!)
- Supertree Grove (Light & sound show from 7:45pm and 8:45pm)
- China Town & Little India
- Orchard Road
- Singapore River & Clark Quay

Show More
Show Less

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