In our Exploring Singapore series of posts, we’ve explored a number of the many opportunities that a visit to Singapore has to offer. Based on our time here, these are our recommendations and suggestions for inclusion in your future visit plans to this remarkable city.
To love – head to the Gardens by the Bay light show which takes place at 19:45 and 20:45 every evening and is accompanied by music. Better yet take your loved one on the sky bridge which connects the Supertrees during the show.
To live – live like a local by traveling by public transport and eating in hawker centres. Then head to the MacRitchie Reservoir Park where you’ll see lots of locals making the most of this green space!
To travel – public transport on bus and MRT is cheap, clean, quick and reliable; check out their network online or speak to agents at the major stations for help in using this easy to use network.
To eat – try out a hawker centre e.g. Makansutra Gluttons Bay to sample food as a local and at really cheap prices. China Food Street is also well worth a visit.
To sleep – with accommodation to suit every budget, you should never find yourself unable to secure somewhere to stay during your time here. We found Booking.com a great place to source accommodation, even hostels.
To see – to truly understand the many cultural influences that make up modern Singapore head over to Bugis to see the temples, mosques and churches that stand as a focal point for so many communities.
To do – if you want to do something a little different head over to the Night Safari where you can see animals in their natural habitat…in the dark!!
To walk – take a walk along the waterfront at Marina Bay and see the Merlion – the symbol of Singapore. At night you will see the Singapore skyline shining bright and can even watch the laser show for free.
To work – with free WiFi zones across the city you have loads of choices. If you want bustle, go to China Town; for quiet serenity, try Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, Marina Sands.
The bits we didn’t see
Even though we had a busy time in Singapore, there are still so many things we didn’t go and do or see that you may want to include. We can’t make any recommendations to these but you may want to look into:
- Sentosa Island – one of the entertainment focuses of Singapore, this includes a number of high-end resorts, including Universal Studios, restaurants, bars and beaches to enjoy.
- Orchard Road – said to be a shoppers haven.
- Clarke’s Quay – for drinks and/or food with shopping to boot.