Singapore

Singapore, Southeast Asia

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Singapore is an immaculate thriving cosmopolitan city that is a melting pot of different cultures and home to some of the world’s most striking juxtapositions. Singapore’s skyline is nothing less of dramatic, with world-class attractions, a plethora of nightlife options, incredible cuisine and a whole spectrum of things to do. The vast variety of things to do caters to everyone – from budget backpackers to luxury business travelers.

 

The cultural diversity also makes Singapore quite an interesting destination to be in, balancing the charms of the past with the glitz and glamor of the future. When you visit Singapore, you’ll be delving deep into the culture, the history and the futurism of this city.


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The dreaded part of any vacation - planning! Every savvy traveler knows that it’s always better to plan and book early in advance to bag those irresistible bargains. Not only do you get to save up to 25% on flight and hotel prices, but you also get to never settle for second-best! Lower flight prices, room deals and early bird discounts are only some of the many benefits of booking your tickets, excursions and accommodation early on. We recommend planning and booking 3 to 6 months in advance – a surefire way to have a worry-free pre-holiday buzz when the time to travel is near!


Unforgettable Moments - Singapore 

There’s no other city in the world where in the morning you could be perched amidst skyscrapers, while other times you’re tucked amid Little India, and then an hour later sipping on champagne in Marina Bay Sands. From monumental peaks, vast exteriors, skyscrapers, botanical parks and amusement parks – there are plenty of things to do.


Day-by-Day Breakdown

Day 1: Arrival + Local Culture

Arrival

Welcome to Singapore! You probably are aching to drop your bags at the hotel and start exploring as soon as possible! But first, you need to figure out how you’re going to go to the hotel. 


The Singapore Changi Airport, one of the busiest airports in Southeast Asia, is where you’ll be landing and there are multiple ways you can get from the airport to the center fast and efficiently. 


Taxi - This is the fastest and most efficient way you can get from the airport to the center. It will take you about 20 minutes and will cost around $14.5. 


Airport Shuttle - That’s an inexpensive mode of transportation and most of them provide drop-offs at major hotels in Shanghai. They take about 25 minutes and cost around $6.56 per person

Day Two: Museums!

Morning

Eating some Mexican food may have not been on your mind when visiting Singapore but Super Loco begs to differ. You’ll be welcomed with some delicious entrees, and served an incredible brunch menu that has everything from small snacks to heavy meals that’ll set you up for the rest of your day! Now it’ll be time to head over to Singapore’s top museums to get a quick lesson on their rich history.

 

You’ll start by visiting the National Museum of Singapore – the country’s oldest museum and one with thousands of artifacts you can browse through that tell the story of the heritage, culture, and advancement of Singapore in the past years.

Afternoon

Pop into Chef Chan’s for a quick lunch, and then walk over to the Asian Civilizations Museum. The thing about this museum is the fact that the building itself is worth admiring, and the neo-Palladian architecture makes it instantly stand out. Inside there is a beautiful contrast between the artifacts from South Asia with the Islamic calligraphy of West Asia.

 

The last museum of the day will be the Singapore Art Museum. A Catholic school for boys-turned to a museum, the SAM specializes in small exhibitions, unusual galleries and hidden spaces. Being there will feel like your own little adventure.

Evening

As the sun goes down and the lights start to illuminate the entire city, the best way to end your day is with a ride on the Singapore Flyer. This is one of the world’s largest observatory wheels (Singapore sure does love its superlatives!), and is one of the main tourist attractions in the city. You’ll be suspended into the air, enjoying breathtaking sweeping views of the city, and to top all of that off, you’ll be getting direct views of Indonesia and Malaysia. Add to that a glass of champagne and you’ve got yourself a perfect evening.


Day 3: Viva la Sentosa!

Morning

Start your morning by having some dim sums at Taste Paradise, grab a coffee on the go and get ready to explore Singapore’s renowned leisure island – Sentosa. Your trip begins by taking a cable car ride that will take you directly to Sentosa Island, and from there begins your exploration! The Cable Ride itself gives you breathtaking 360 views over an array of skyscrapers, forests, and beaches – all in one!

 

For starters, explore the S.E.A Aquarium – the largest aquarium in SouthEast Asia. If you’re a marina enthusiast, then this will pretty much be your heaven! Thousands of animal species, unique marine life, and exotic animals all co-exist in this massive viewing gallery. The aquarium will take you about 2 hours to explore and discover.



Afternoon

Thrill-seekers, rejoice! The Universal Studios is your childhood (and adulthood) dream come true. Cutting-edge rides, crazy shows, death-defying roller coasters, and 3D battles – you name it, and it will probably be there! You’ll spend no less than 4 hours there, so take your time.



Evening

Head over to Orchard Road – a commercial avenue that buzzes with an eclectic energy, neon lights, and the whizzing of hundreds of cars. Not only will you have a huge array of eateries and bars to choose from, but the whooping 47 shopping meals will be enough to keep you entertained for the whole time!


Day 4: Day-trip to Palau Ubin

Palau Ubin is one of Singapore’s most well-known island that reflects the traditions of Singapore. The island will take you on a journey through the past of Singapore – with picturesque waters, bike paths, abandoned quarries and much more! This rustic island will give you, both, a chance to indulge in nature and a unique cultural experience in one.



Morning – the journey: 

Take a taxi to the Changi Point Ferry Terminal, and then take the bumboat from there. It will cost you around $3.

 

Start your morning by experience the rugged terrains of Ubin in the most adventure and fun way – kayaking! You’ll probably send two hours kayaking around and immersing yourself in the nature of the island.


Afternoon

Now if you want a real adventure – bike! Now you might think that biking isn’t really an adventure, but trust us, in Ubin it is. You’ll be cycling through ponds, paths, houses, and much more and then you’ll stop at the main attraction – Chek Jawa.

Evening 

You’ll probably be too tired to do anything once you arrive, so we recommend enjoying a relaxing drink at the neighborhood you’re staying in. 

Day Five: Nature

Morning

So yes, Singapore does boast some futuristic skyscrapers, crazy theme parks and huge botanical gardens, but it also has a thriving wildlife and nature scene. Begin your day by heading to the River Safari.  This zoo and aquarium will probably be unlike anywhere you’ve ever been. It’s a zoo and a safari that is river-themed. It’s sort of a recreation of all types of wildlife found nearby rivers in the world – so you’ll be able to view exotic animals all while enjoying the rivers that snake their way through the lush greenery.



Afternoon

The next place you’ll visit will be the Singapore Zoo. The zoo is well-known around the world for its exhibitions, thousands of animals and hundreds of species that inhabit the place. The zoo is not your typical zoo – no cages or the like. Instead, it recreates the wildlife habitats as accurately as possible so you can get a full immersive experience.



Evening

But you’ve probably been to a zoo…And you’ve probably walked along a river at least once…But you’ve definitely not experience a Rainforest Lumina experience. This evening experience will allow you to go on a once-in-a-life-time experience by walking along interactive installations at the zoo in the dark. Take part in the Night Safari to explore the different zones that replicated major topographies from around the world.


Day Six: Exploring

Late-Morning

But you’ve probably been to a zoo…And you’ve probably walked along a river at least once…But you’ve definitely not experience a Rainforest Lumina experience. This evening experience will allow you to go on a once-in-a-life-time experience by walking along interactive installations at the zoo in the dark. Take part in the Night Safari to explore the different zones that replicated major topographies from around the world.

Afternoon

Spend your afternoon at Gardens by the Bay where you’ll find a unique and effortless blend of jaw-dropping architecture and lush greenery in one place. It’s a unique tourist attraction and the closest thing we can compare to is a sci-fi movie set. Don’t forget to check out the Cloud Forest with its indoor waterfall.

 

For sunset, make sure to visit the SkyPark Observation Deck, and witness the energy of Singapore with a glass of champagne in your hand and sweeping views right in front of you! We definitely recommend having lunch there as well.

Evening

Head back to Ce La Vi at Marina Bay. This rooftop bar has beautiful views over Singapore, and exotic cocktails.


Day 7: Bye Singapore!

We recommend taking the last flight out of Singapore so you can have a few more hours to explore the city! If you do have time check out: 

·      Merlion Park

·      Little India

·      Back to Orchard Road