Top 5 Best things To Do While In Singapore:
The Cloud Forest + Gardens by the Bay
My number one recommendation! A tropical rain forest without the bugs and with air-conditioning – can’t get any better. Beautiful flowers, tropical plants, a waterfall and specialist areas are what make this place amazing. Located close by the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Just take the MRT to Bayfront station and follow the signs through the underground.
If you love nature, I highly recommend you stop by the cloud forest, it was the highlight of my trip.
Singapore Zoo and or River & Night Safari
The Singapore Zoo has so much to offer, you can choose to walk around the zoo during the day, go on a river cruise, or take a bus by night to see how the animals act during the dark hours of the night. There is seriously an activity for all ages, not to mention the wildlife shows they perform during the day – definitely a must-do!
Sentosa Island & Universal Studios
Sentosa Island is separate from the main city of Singapore, the ways to get there include the Sentosa Express which is similar to a skytrain which stops at the four locations on Sentosa Island. Another way you can get there is by the Mt. Faber Gondala – enjoy the breath taking and panoramic views from the sky! The most popular attraction is Universal Studios, so if you want to make sure you skip the lines and get first dibs on the best rides get your EXPRESS PASS here at a great discount! There are different activities to do on each stop so I would recommend spending a whole day there or pre-plan your day on Sentosa by browsing through the activities beforehand. Here are some more activities I recommend on Sentosa Island: S.E.A Aquarium, The Luge, Indoor Skydiving. If you’re planning on going both to Universal Studios and the S.E.A Aquarium this is the best deal.
Marina Bay Sands Sky Deck
Is one of the best ways to see the whole city from a birds eye view. The city looks so much different from the sky and this is an attraction worth checking out!
SO MANY malls to choose from, affordable and high-end shops can be found along the whole street! Be sure to check out ION Orchard and 303 Somerset
Singapore, an island, city and country all in one! It is the only place that holds these three titles in the world. To many people, Singapore is a stopover country and the majority of people who travel via Changi never walk out of the airport doors. There are a lot of doors, the airport is HUGE, feel free to take your pick. On a serious note, it is a highly underrated country where many people lack the desire to travel to. When people think South-east Asia, the countries you can actually see on the map spring to mind – Malaysia & Indonesia. Singapore is teeny tiny compared to the landmasses of its neighbours. It totals 720km2 which is about 2/3rds of the size of New York City alone. A diverse population primarily made up of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian decent make up this cultural melting pot of a country. A bonus for foodies out there as there is a minimum of 3 (excluding Asian fusion goodness) well-executed cuisines to explore! You can literally walk in any food-court/hawker centre and sit down with a $2-$6 meal enjoy every bite and be completely satisfied. What we like to do is go out with a group of friends and order several dishes to taste among ourselves, you can never get enough of this unique cuisine!
Finding a place to stay is one of the hardest decisions; like everywhere there is a big price range for standard room accommodation. One we have found to suit us best is Fairmont Singapore. Great location, in the heart of the City and connected to Raffles City Mall, and access to the City Hall MRT (Underground train system). We arrived very early – as in 6am, but the reception staff were so catering towards us making recommendations for places to eat and making us feel comfortable and welcomed after the long-haul flight. As it was so early, our room was not ready – due to this we were offered a room upgrade for an extra $120 per night! Keeping in mind we were originally in a standard room without breakfast included, this upgrade gave us included breakfast ($39.99++ SGD per person), a room in the opposite wing with an amazing view over the pool, Marina Bay Sands, ocean AND access to the Premium Lounge and executive gym access. The Premium Lounge offers an exclusive serene breakfast service and free pour alcohol with canapés during the evening (estimated $80.00 SGD per person as we asked to bring a friend and were told that was the cost). SO WORTH IT. The breakfast buffet is THE BEST EVER literally all you can think of, including classic American and English options but also Chinese, Malay and Indian breakfast delicacies. The breakfast service staff are so great, they remembered our name after 3-night’s stay, they are always polite even after having to deal with a lot of ‘not morning persons’. After a fulfilling breakfast, it’s time to explore the city! Or have a nap before doing so to digest the food.
Great food, tropical weather, shopping galore and premium service, for me – that is all I could ask for in a country! There are plenty of other amazing hotels in Singapore, click here to take a look! I highly recommend using Booking.com as they have a wide range of accommodation options and great discounts!