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Where to go in Singapore

Where to go in Singapore

Where to go in Singapore

We could easily have spent more time here, but if you only have 3 days, here’s everything you need to know about where to go in Singapore. A sprawling metropolis, Singapore is extremely well connected by public transport options running throughout the city.

WHO LIVES SEES MUCH, WHO TRAVELS SEES MORE. – ARAB PROVERB

Where to go in Singapore - Site seeing in China Town

Site seeing in China Town

SINGAPORE VISA

Many countries do not require a visa to visit Singapore for a period of up to 30 days.

Check to see if you require a visa to enter. If a visa is required, luckily you can easily apply online.

Where to go in Singapore - City lights by night

City lights by night

SINGAPORE WEATHER

Located slightly north of the Equator, Singapore consistently boasts a tropical climate. Singapore’s climate is based on the monsoon seasons:

  • Northeast Monsoon Season: December – March 
    • December – January (wet period)
    • February – March (dry period)
  • Southwest Monsoon Season: June – September
    • November (wettest month)
  • Inter-Monsoon Season:
    • April – May (typically hot & dry)
    • October – November (frequently rains)
Where to go in Singapore - Take in the views from Marina Bay Sands

Take in the views from Marina Bay Sands

OUR TOP PICKS OF WHERE TO GO IN SINGAPORE

  • Little India: indulge in authentic Indian food while taking in the local sites and sounds
  • Chinatown: check out the array of temples in the area and feast on some delicious Chinese food at affordable prices
  • Gardens by the Bay: explore the pristine gardens & get up close and personal with the Supertrees
  • Marina Bay Sands: enjoy the sky high views, watch the sound & light show, and gamble the night away
  • Clarke Quay: experience the bustling nightlife the city has to offer
  • Orchard Road: shopping, shopping, and more shopping!
  • Sentosa Island: a resort island, relax on the beach, play some golf, or hit up Universal Studios
Where to go in Singapore - Check out the "supertrees" at night

Check out the “supertrees” at night

 

EATING & DRINKING IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is a nation well-known for its outstanding seafood selections. In particular, chili crab is an extremely popular dish. Enjoy the crab with a side of “gutter greens,” which aren’t half as bad as they sound.

Of course, it’s hard to pass-up the Singapore noodles found around the city.

Being a multicultural city, Singapore boasts a variety of international cuisine. If you are looking for where to go in Singapore for the best food, in our opinion it’s hard to pass up Chinatown & Little India, both are hard to beat for incredible tasting and well-priced ethnic food. And be sure to treat yourself to a Turkish ice cream for desert too.

Where to go in Singapore - Chili crab anyone?

Chili crab anyone?

SINGAPORE BUDGET

We budgeted for $114.44 USD/day (for 2 people). Actual was $77.53/day x 3 days = $233 total.

Break down below:

  • Accommodation – $63
  • Beverages – $16
  • Food – $70
  • Transport – $38 *
  • Entertainment – $45

*excludes flight from Manila, Philippines to Singapore & flight from Singapore to Phuket, Thailand

SINGAPORE TIPS

  • If you’re keen on trying durian, maybe wait for a visit to another Southeast Asian country if possible, where the fruit is much cheaper (unfortunately this does not make it any more delicious)
  • No need to invest in the Tourist pass – just get a Standard ticket, which can be used up to 6-times within 30 days (there is a $0.10 deposit refunded on your 3rd trip and you’ll also receive a $0.10 discount on the 6th use)
  • If you are hitting the casino make sure you carry your passport with you – photocopies and digital images will not be accepted
Where to go in Singapore - Marina Bay Sands lit up

Marina Bay Sands lit up

We’d love to hear your opinions of where to go in Singapore, what would you recommend checking out that we may have missed? Let us know in the comments below.
Singapore By Night

EXPLORE MORE SINGAPORE!

It’s hard to believe this lively city Singapore has only been around for 50 years! This beautiful, forward thinking city is a great place to visit. We were able to take in the sites in 2 days and were lucky enough to catch up with an old school mate who ensured we had a local experience which was amazing!

The city comes alive at night! We strolled through the bright lights and live music at Clarke Quay, ate incredible seafood in Geylang topped off by a local delicacy, durian! For those of you that aren’t sure what durian is, it is a pungent smelling/tasting fruit – we even wore gloves to eat it, and you’ll get fined if you take it on local transport – true story! For an alternate desert option, try the Turkish ice cream where you may have to work hard to actually get your hands on it (check out the video below and you’ll get a taste of what I mean).

If shopping is more your thing, head to Orchard Road to hit up an array of stores ranging from fast fashion to more upscale selections. If in need of anything whilst in the Little India area, be sure to check out Mustafa Shopping Centre for a bit of everything local!

STAY: The Inn Crowd hostel in Little India, Singapore – enjoy their free scooter tour (unfortunately we missed out due to rain but heard rave reviews!)

PLAY: The MRT (subway) makes this city a breeze to explore – head down to Bayfront to check out the Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands – head at night to see the skies light up; Little India & Chinatown have multiple temples and give a number of historical insights; Orchard will ensure your amongst some of the best shopping in the city

EAT: Singapore revolves around food, so get ready to tantalize your taste buds! New Ubin Seafood has the best chili crab in town – at a price you can afford! Also, you can’t beat the market places in Chinatown & Little India. Serving up local delights for under $5 SGD/meal, you are definitely in for a treat