Singapore is often defined as a place for shopping, eating and watching movies. But is the only thing this cosmopolitan city-state has to offer? Just ignore such travel myth! Being the world’s leading economic center, Singapore gives little scope for you to get bored. With great parks, bustling streets and eat outs, Singapore deserves a weekend trip from you. Moving ahead with this plan, it is always advisable to prepare a Singapore itinerary 2 days to visit all the important hangouts where the true charm of Singapore lies.
Remember, a well planned trip always works wonder. So, here are few top picks:
Watch reefs and dolphin at the Sisters Islands Marine Park –
The water over here is blue. Yes! You heard it right! The color used to use to define water in the books is what you get to see here. Perhaps this is the reason why people prefer to enjoy snorkeling and swimming in this marine park. At the same time, you get to see the coral
reefs, probably the richest ones of Singapore, under the water. Beside snorkeling and swimming, choose shades of the palm trees to grab a small bite from your picnic basket. At the Sisters Islands, go for free guided tours and take pleasure of watching dolphin playfully moving around in the water.
Tip: wear flat, covered shoes; take picture but not reefs; don’t feed any animals
Explore ‘the little island’, Sentosa –
Explore this little island getaway that lets you get the best view of Singapore from its 450 feet high Tiger Sky Tower. Walk into the famous Underwater World Aquarium and watch closely the beautiful marine world lying hundred of meters, down the water. Have fun in the Universal Studios Singapore and stroll along Sentosa Boardwalk to enjoy the beautiful city scape. Don’t be surprised if the trip takes half a day of your schedule.
Tip: You need to pay around $2.50 USD to enter Sentosa
Spark up your spirit with Forest Adventure –
The myth is – Singapore and forest adventure; these two words don’t go together. However, MacRitchie Reservoir Park has proved it wrong. Go for the Tree Top Walk – a free
suspension bridge tied between two highest point of the Park, offering a stunning view of the thick forest and the wildlife. Else go for biking at Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail and get that adrenaline rush. Do you still need anything more to boost up your adventurous spirit?
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Tip:The Tree Top Walk is open from 9 am – 5 pm daily. The biking trail of Bukit Timah Mountain has undergone restoration and so, it’s much safer for mountain biking.
Commune with nature in the Gardens of Singapore –
How about spending a family picnic in the Botanical Gardens with free concerts as a treat? It does sound exciting. The Botanical Garden of Singapore has an incredible collection of horticultural and botanical attractions that’s worth visit. Besides, you cannot forget the famous Gardens by the Bay, lying 22 meters above the land at the Super trees vertical gardens.
Tip:- watch the tallest indoor waterfalls, located in the Cloud Forest.
Watch movie under the sky at night –
Watching movies in cinemas sounds cliche when you are in Singapore! So, here comes Movie Mob that offers free drive-in movie concept all over Singapore. If weekend movie treat is a must-do activity for you, come and be part of this community to enjoy movie under the stars and sky without spending a penny. The community also lets you vote for your favorite movie.
Tip: Check their social media profile page to track their next movie screening destination
Catch a glimpse of China in Chinatown –
Get a glimpse of traditional Chinese life in Singapore. Settled beside the modern Central Business District, Chinatown offers everything of China; right from its culture to its food and lifestyle. The streets are filled with restaurants, temples and shops.
Tip – don’t forget to get the Chinese souvenir from Chinatown.
Museum Hopping –
Bar hopping? Duh! How about museum hopping? Singapore has 5 free entry museums. Just go and take a journey into the historical past of Singapore. Start off from the National Museum of Singapore, then move on to Singapore Art Museum, Asian Civilisations Museums, Art Science Museum, Peranakan Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu and Our Museum @ Taman Jurong.
Shop till you drop –
If you or your travel companions believe in ‘shop till you drop’ concept, drag yourself to Singapore Really Really Free Market. Yes, everything that is laid over there on display is absolutely free for you. If by mistake you keep your purse over there, it will be considered free. Joke apart! You get to see the real spirit of Kampung over here. If the ‘free’ concept doesn’t instigate your shopaholic spirit, go for budget shopping at SCAPE bazzar that takes
place every weekend. MAD Pyjamas (Market of Artists and Designers) is another option, happens on every Friday.
Tip: Be sure to explore the Little India, one of the vibrant places of Singapore, situated at the east of Singapore River.
Cruise down the Singapore River –
Aboard on the cruise to take a tour down the Singapore River! The entire journey let you enjoy the nice scenic beauty of Singapore. Hit off to the riversides like Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Esplanade and Bayfront South.
Grab a seat at a free concert of Esplanade –
After a long tour around Singapore, give a treat to your eyes and ears. For that, nothing can be a better than catching up a free concert of Esplanade. From international musical acts to theater productions and festivals, all kinds of world-class performances are held in Esplanade.
Tip: Catch a show in one of its theaters and experience its acoustics
The list is endless and you might end up extending your stay in this city-state. With its fast development face and vibrant nightlife city, the city has a lot its kitty to offer you. So, make sure you don’t miss out on picking up the best option for your memorable trip.
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