Now that you’ve booked your flight, it’s time to plan your stay at the Lion City. Although the island city may seem small compared to other destinations, there is no shortage of things to do in Singapore. You can have a good variety of experiences, making Singapore a great destination for every kind of tourist.
Here are four things you shouldn’t miss out on during your trip.
See the Sights
From cultural destinations like the golden-topped Masjid Sultan mosque to the man-made tree groves and indoor waterfalls at the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore is home to a lot of visual delights. You don’t even need to visit the National Museum to see them; Koon Seng Road is famous for the colorful Peranakan heritage architecture, and you can even find art on streets in murals all over Little India and Chinatown.
Wherever you go have your camera at the ready because, in Singapore, art can pop up in the most unexpected places. It also helps that the city is pristinely clean, so you won’t need to worry about litter photobombing your shots.
Enjoy the Food
Singapore may be popular for its hawker food culture, and foodie favorites like chicken rice and ice kacang. The mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures makes exploring the local cuisine a true gustatory experience.
It’s easiest to sample the local fare at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre with its 260 food stalls, but don’t limit your meals to just street eats. The island city has almost 40 Michelin-starred restaurants, and you can enjoy upscale dining for less with a Singapore buffet promotion. All you need is an appetite for adventure.
Feel the Thrill
Motor racing fans flock in every September to watch the Singapore Grand Prix, a night race that takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit as part of the Formula One World Championship. Otherwise, pump up your adrenaline with a night out in one of Clarke Quay’s dance clubs or themed bars. You might try an actual Singapore Sling while you’re at it.
Prefer to move during the day? Take a bus or a cable car to Sentosa for a movie-themed adventure at Universal Studios, or for close encounters with wildlife at Night Safari. The island is also famous for having the world’s first and largest indoor skydiving experience as well as the steepest zip line experience in Asia.
Shop to Your Heart’s Content
Retail therapy isn’t just for fashionistas. Apart from the luxury offerings in Orchard Road, Singapore has a shopping destination for every kind of passion. Book lovers will enjoy Kinokuniya while art fiends may find a new addition to their collection at Design Orchard. Budget buys abound in Far East Plaza, and Holland Village is the place to check out for unique souvenirs like handmade stationery.
Singapore is a bustling hub of activity, and it celebrates diversity even in its attractions and activities. Getting to do all four would give you a more rounded experience, but even just focusing on one activity presents many opportunities to see the different faces of Singapore.