A Day In Singapore

There is a lot of things to do in Singapore, being both a modern metropolitan city and a tropical island country. Singapore is very different compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, and it is by far the easiest country to have ever traveled to in Southeast Asia. It is a modern, well organized, and spotless city where everyone speaks perfect English. In some ways, it is more comparable to cities in the USA and western Europan towns than to other Asian cities.

Singapore is probably best known as “the country that banned gum and spitting” as it is illegal to spit on the street, sell or own chewing gum, and gum can only be bought with a prescription from a doctor.

Singapore also has some of the best hotels and boutique hotels in the world with very high quality and standard. It is a popular city to visit, not just for tourism but for business and conferences, so you should consider booking your hotel in Singapore in advance. The most popular hotels tend to be fully booked especially during peak seasons: January – February, June – July, and September – October.

Singapore is a very safe city to visit as the crime rates in Singapore are some of the lowest in the world. There is lots of different food to try at high quality and hygiene standards, it is very tourist-friendly, and many languages are spoken as the city is very international with inhabitants from all over the world.

The downside is, however, that Singapore is more expensive than its neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. Budget-wise Singapore can be compared to Europe, Australia, Japan, and the USA.

Even though Singapore is a rather compact city, it is divided into several districts each with a unique and very different atmosphere, culture, people, and food. A visit to Little India feels like being in real India, while Sentosa Island makes you wonder if you have come to California, and walking around Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay feels like having stepped into the future.

Here we give you our Singapore travel guide with what to do in Singapore for an amazing day packed with the all the highlights. We hope you find it useful when planning your own Singapore itinerary!

Singapore Zoo

The impressive Singapore Zoo is well-known around the world, thanks to its 11 different zones and 12 exhibits that house over 2,800 animals, including over 300 wildlife species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. The zoo has made sure to create exhibits that replicate the exact natural habitat each of its animals would live in. Make a trip to the Primate Kingdom for a glimpse of 39 species of primates, explore underwater galleries, and much more. Guests can also attend interactive animal shows, go on tours and safaris, and feed some of the animals.

Good for:
Adventure | Nature | Wildlife | Kids

Hours:
Daily from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Tips:
Be prepared with sunscreen and a poncho for untimely rains.
Apply insect repellent upon arrival to avoid unexpected bites.
Don’t share your food with the animals unless it is allowed.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

A trip to Marina Bay would certainly not be complete without a visit to the SkyPark Observation Deck. Rise 57 feet above the city and witness the heart of Singapore in all its glory. The public observation deck at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark resonates with luxury and even reveals the world’s largest infinity pool. Sip a tall glass of champagne as you overlook the breathtaking city skyline. If it’s in your budget, you can also indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the fine restaurants in the vicinity. Offering a spectacular wine and dine experience, it’s sure to be an unforgettable meal. Be sure to take home some exclusive souvenirs from the aesthetic Sands Sky Park Shop.

Good for:
Family | Kids | Couples

Hours:
Daily from 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Tips:
Make sure you buy a ticket to Sands Sky Park if you’re not staying at the Marina Bay Sands.
The SkyPark may be closed for an event or occasion, it is best to check with the hotel before you plan out your day.

Waterfront Promenade

After soaking up the views from atop the SkyPark, head to the water for some more sightseeing. The waterfront promenade at Marina Bay is a 3.5 km stretch that serves as a popular walkway and recreational space in Singapore. Designed as an environmentally friendly area, it also successfully brings people together. Rejuvenate as the mist relieves you from the Singaporean humidity, or, sit back at a ‘breeze shelter’, equipped with motion sensor fans. A walk around the promenade will acquaint you with some of the most impressive looking skyscrapers that make up the city’s skyline. Frolic by the fountain or take a picturesque walk down the boardwalk. After a day of fun, watch the sun go down over the glorious waterfront.

Good for:
Family | Kids

Hours:
Open 24 hours

Tips:
It is highly recommended to watch the light and laser show that takes place in the evenings.
You can also take a boat ride in the bay; however, the experience can be steep if you’re on a budget.

Singapore Flyer

Last, but certainly not least, watch the sun set aboard the iconic Singapore Flyer. At a staggering height of 165m, the Flyer is one of the world’s largest observatory wheels – think of it as the London Eye of Asia. It’s even been deemed as one of the biggest tourist attractions on the continent. The breathtaking view aboard the Flyer promises an expansive view of the skyline, along with a brief glimpse of Malaysia and Indonesia from the top. The urban architecture is a masterful addition to the country and displays flawless engineering along with cosmopolitan cityscape. Sip on champagne as you enjoy the panoramic views of Singapore aboard the Flyer and see the city in a whole new light.

Good for:
Family | Thrill seekers | Must See | Couples

Hours:
Daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Tips:
It is advisable to go either early in the morning or late in the evening for the best possible experience.
Book online in case you’re planning to visit on a weekend when the attraction will undoubtedly be busy and crowded.
It’s best to check the skies for clear weather if you wish to enjoy an unobstructed view of the skyline.

With this one-day itinerary, dip your toes in Singaporean culture, stimulate your senses as you immerse yourself into a natural haven, and, of course, have some fun! To help save time – hit up one of the city’s many hawker stalls and grub out on delicious local food in-between your activities.

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