Is it possible to all of Singapore in a weekend? Sure it is! Here’s how I did….
It’s fine whether you get there day or night, there’s always something to do! I got there in the evening and got ready to go straight out to explore the night life. Singapore’s famous Marina Bay Sands ship shaped hotel has an amazing skyline bar where you have a fantastic view of the place. There’s also a few other bars that you can check out too, they also had a gay night that weekend. Clubs tend to close around 2am, so an all nighter is out of the question. But getting home is no worry as you won’t get any creeps following you home at night.
There’s a bit of everything for everyone. If you like to enjoy a bit of a wonder around a zoo of orchids and butterflies, the National Orchid Garden is perfect for you. You can get there by taxi or bus, (taxi being more convenient) but you may need to locate a map as the garden is huge. If you plan on being outdoors, there aren’t many large shaded areas so I would recommend taking a parasol and mini fan. There is a gift shop there that sells a variety of orchid memorabilia, from live orchids to orchid tea. You should check the flight regulations with live plants as there may be a lot of restrictions brining them back. I would recommend the white orchid tea as it is very sweet and fragrant, it almost tastes like chocolate!
Prefer to lounge on the beach? Not to worry there’s a few to pick on the southern most point! There’s a big water park for the kids and family, large beautiful sunsets to enjoy as couples, and beautiful sea and sand with friends.
Singapore is a the forefront when it comes to technology, not only are they the first when it comes to new Samsung gadgets but they have beautiful light shows on the bay and at Gardens at the Bay. Be sure to check out the times of the next showing here for Gardens by the bay and here for Marina Bay Sands. They have great stories at the light projection shows that you can sit and watch after shopping till you drop! The food is also great; pick from their famous chilli crab, oyster omelette, or satay sticks! It’s really cheap for one meal too, at £2 a pop, it’s every foodies dream. I also have a slight obsession with their ice cream. Asia has an amazing selection that caters to the local taste buds, but my favourite is red bean ice cream in a wafer or waffle.
Fancy a quick get away from the usual busy city life? Then grab a speed boat over to the beautiful island Pulau Ubin and feel like you’ve travelled back in time. You can experience how Singapore once was in the 1960s and get closer to nature with its natural wildlife of toucan like hornbills and wild boars. You can rent out a bike to cycle around the whole island, which is an easier way to get around.
- SingaporeCountry in Asia
- Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial centre with a tropical climate and multicultural population. In circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple, Little India offers colorful souvenirs and Arab Street is lined with fabric shops. Singapore is also known for eclectic street fare, served in hawker centres such as Tiong Bahru and Maxwell Road.
- Dialing code: +65
- Area: 718.3 km²
- Currency: Singapore dollar
All of that in two and a half days! It’s a small island, so if you’re efficient with travelling around you can see all of the main attractions in a short amount of time.
Have you ever visited Singapore before? What did you love the most??