Some people say that there’s not much you can do in Sinapore, but we don’t agree with that. It probably depends on your cultural background. For us, as westerners, there are a lot of things to see and do in Singapore. Take for example hindu temples. Asian people might be sick and tired of them, while for us they are an attraction to admire and observe.
There’s also more to Singapore than what meets the eye. Besides the urban landscape that Singapore is famous for, there are a multitude of parks and nature reserves, as well as hidden gems concealed from the busy streets of the city and its skyscrappers.
We spent 8 days in Singapore, and we’ve been delighted. I am writing this itinerary gathering the top attractions that people what to see in 2 days, but I have also added some suggestions for extra days in case you want to extend your trip. Also feel free to change the order of the days in any way you wish.
We visited Singapore during Christmas, and some of the places were decorated for Christmas. Depending on when you visit Singapore, the decorations will be different, and, from what I know, they do have different types of decorations most of the time. Should you visit Singapore during Christmas? We totally recommend it! It is extremely interesting to see how a non-christian country transforms during this christian holiday.
Day 1 - Gardens by The Bay
Here’s a short list with things to see and do in the Gardens by The Bay as detailed in the article above:
- Marina Bay Sands
- Floral Fantasy
- Dragonfly Lake
- Supertree Grove
- Flower Dome
- Cloud Forest
- The Park’s Other Alleys
- Spectra Light and Water
- Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Day 2 - Exploring The Cultural Diversity of Singapore
The cultural day itinerary summary:
- China Town
- Merlion Park
- Esplanade Park
- Little India
- Arab Quarter
Day 3 - Nature Scenic Walks in The Southern Ridges and Sentosa
As the title suggests this day is about the Southern Ridges and Sentosa, but here’s a longer list with attractions:
- Kent Ridge Park
- Hort Park
- Telok Blangah Hill Park
- Mount Faber Park
- Berlayer Creek Boardwalk
- Labrador Nature Reserve.
- Sentosa themed park
- Palawan Beach & Island
Day 4 - Hiking and Cycling in Singapore
You definitely need to check out the article above. Just to mention the places you could see:
- Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
- Windsor Nature Park
- Central Water Catchment
- TreeTop Walk
- South MacRitchie Reservoir
- Rifle Range Link
- Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
- The Rail Mall
- The Rail Corridor
- East Coast Park
- Bay East Garden
Day 5 - Zoo & Night Safari
Going to a Zoo during the night was a first for us, and it was an experience to remember.
Day 6 and Extra Days
Every day above is relatively packed. You might want to spend few extra days in Singapore and spread them out to create a slow-paced itinerary. Or you might have another extra half of day on your arrival or departure days.
Full Extra Days
- Spend one day relaxing at the hotel.
- Split Day 3 in two different days: one with nature walks and the other with Sentosa.
- Split Day 4 in two and dedicate an entire day to hike and an entire day to cycling.
- Discover other parks and cycling routes in Singapore that you can find on the map at the beginning of the article.
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