Heading to Singapore? The destination has a lot to offer so we share the top 10 things to do in Singapore, so you can plan the perfect trip.
Best things to do in Singapore
CLARKE QUAY & MARINA BAY LIGHT SHOW
One of my favourite things to do on a Singapore evening, is head to Clarke Quay, try out one of the various restaurants or grab a drink from a local bar and watch the Marina Bay Light Show. You can also head over to the Event Plaza just outside Marina Bay to catch the full fountain and lights show. You can see the famous Merlion Statue in this area too.
MARINA BAY SANDS RESORT
An amazing hotel – I would encourage everyone to explore and spend at least one night here. If you stay the night, you can enjoy a swim in their pool that is across the top of the building.
Or, if you are visiting on a budget, make sure to go inside the building to explore the mall and head up to the top for views of Singapore from the observation deck.
Open from 7.15 pm – 12 pm, the Night Safari is an exciting nightlife experience to enjoy whilst in Singapore. Tickets cost S$42 for an adult and S$28 for children aged 3 – 12. In a taxi, the journey to the Safari takes around 30 minutes or you can catch an MRT on the North-South Red line and change to the public bus services to get to the park.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE
Open from 10 am – 9 pm with tickets costing S$74. The park offers different themed worlds with a range of rides, restaurants and stalls. For more details, read our guide to Universal Studios Singapore.
Open 8.30 am – 10.30 pm with tickets costing S$33. You can catch the Circle line MRT to Promenade Station and take exit A for easy direct access to the Singapore Flyer. Enjoy some amazing views of the city and take some time to slow down and experience Singapore in all its glory.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
Open from 9 am – 9 pm, the Gardens by the Bay offers two incredible conservatories full of exotic flowers from around the world. Adult tickets cost S$28 for both conservatories whilst the local resident rate costs S$20. You can catch an MRT Circle line or Downtown line and alight at Bayfront MRT Exit B. This is one of my favourite things to do in Singapore and it was nearly overlooked because of our lack of interest in gardening! This is a great way to spend one of your 4 days in Singapore.
If the Gardens by the Bay is a bit too pricey for you, why not take a look at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens.
EXPLORE THE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Although a small city, Singapore has some amazing neighbourhoods that should be explored. For shopping and food vendors, head to Chinatown; where you will also be able to see the Thian Hock Keng Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Little India is east of the Singapore River and offers a colourful and exciting area of Singapore with some amazing restaurants. Sentosa Island is a neighbourhood of fun, home to Universal Studios along with beaches and bars.
SRI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE
Open 7 am -12 pm and 6 pm -9pm, the Sri Mariamman Temple is a colourful Hindu temple based in Chinatown. Catch the MRT to Chinatown Station, take Exit A and walk along Pagoda Street.
SINGAPORE SLING IN RAFFLES HOTEL
Open 11 am to 12.30 am, the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel is the home of the Singapore Sling. It is almost become a rite of passage to head to the bar and sip on the S$26 cocktail. Or… save your money and head to a cheaper bar in Bugis or the Introbar at Swissotel for a ‘just as good’ Singapore Sling.
ART SCIENCE MUSEUM
Another part of Marina Bay Sands, The Art Science Museum is open from 10 am – 7 pm and is a 10-minute walk from Bayfront MRT Station. Adult tickets cost S$15.