Thinking about traveling to Singapore? There are a variety of sensational activities and attractions in this vibrant Southeast Asian city. Even if you only have a day in Singapore, you can still cover a lot of ground. Here are some must visit places and things to do in Singapore.
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It’s a shopping paradise with many beloved brand names. There are malls within skyscrapers, towering high above. You’ll find everything from classy boutique shops to bargain outlet stores. After lugging around your heavy shopping bags, be sure to take a break at the day spa. Treat yourself to a pedicure or even a massage to relax those aching muscles.
In Chinatown, visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn about the area’s history. One place you shouldn’t miss: the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple on the fourth floor of the building. Also look for the Tibetan prayer wheel on the building, along with 10,000 small Buddhas. At Tea Chapter, you can enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony for only $8. Drink delicious cups of tea and learn how to prepare and serve it.
After Chinatown, it’s only fitting to visit Little India. Tekka Centre is a large market selling fresh fruits, vegetables, and many other goodies. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is Little India’s most ancient place of worship, and the admission is free. There are also bargains to find at Mustafa Centre, where you can shop for almost anything. You’ll find many deals at this giant department store, especially on electronics.
Hit the Beach
Even though Singapore isn’t known for its beaches, there’s a nearby island called Sentosa. You can easily travel there for the day and soak up the sunshine. Escape the city for a beach getaway! Palawan Beach is where you’ll want to be. It’s also arguably the most southern tip of Continental Asia, though Malaysia might feel differently about that.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a huge public garden divided into two conservatories: the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. From brilliant blooms to rainforests, there’s no shortage of natural beauty at this botanic garden. Be sure to visit during the night-time for a lights display, and don’t miss the Japanese cherry blossom exhibition.
Eat, Eat, Eat!
Singapore has a vast array of cuisines from around the world, often appearing as fusion dishes. You’ll easily find cuisine from China, France, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, India, Italy, and America. For foodies, one of the best times to visit is during the Singapore Food Festival. It’s held annually in July. Discover meals for every taste and price, from fine dining restaurants to fast food and street eats.
Sleep in Comfort
There are several cozy hotels to stay at in Singapore, all over the city. Do your research as the best trips start with comfortable places to stay. You’ll find an affordable hotel near all the major attractions, whether it’s the Harbourfront or the Botanic Gardens.
No matter what you end up doing in Singapore, have a memorable vacation in this stunning city!