Singapore is a mesmerizing city-state which has diverse and rich cultures. Situated just over the equator at the edge of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, with a population of more than 5 million people, most of who are of Malay, Chinese, and Indian origin. With its delicious cuisine, lustrous modern architecture and striking attractions, it is a good idea to spend at least 2 days and 1 night in Singapore.
Below, I will share with you a suggested itinerary for 2 days and 1 night trip in what is also known as the Lion City.
Try to start as early as you can start your trip by eating a delightful breakfast at any restaurants in Chinatown.
When you're done eating, go to the City Gallery to have a great perception into the island's history. When you're done exploring the gallery, you can then head over to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Here you can see a peaceful rooftop garden and a series of religious artifacts throughout the six floors.
When you go down to the road is where the Sri Mariamman Temple located the oldest Hindu temple in the city-state, with an opulently decorated a colorful entrance tower which depicts different deities.
Hop in a cab and tell the driver to take you to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Here you are able to choose from many restaurants to have your lunch. The Gardens by the Bay and Art Science Museum are both walking distance, which you definitely visit.
If you still have time and energy, take another cab going to the shopping mecca of Singapore, the Orchard Road. Along with known international brands, you will be able to find many dining options. After having a nice afternoon meal, have a shopping spree at the several malls throughout this stretch.
Keep on walking until you reach Bras Basah Road where you can see is a culture district home where Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore are both located.
Of course, you don't want to miss to experience the nightlife in your 2 days, 1 night Singapore trip. In terms of nightlife, Singapore basically turns itself from an extremely business center to a lively network of nightclubs and bars the moment the sun goes down.
Clarke Quay and Orchard Road are the main hubs for many Singaporeans. Make sure to enjoy the amazing rooftop bar scene – basking in the fantastic views over the iconic Singapore's skyline while sipping a luxurious cocktail.
If partying is not your thing, then there's still something for you to make the most of your one night. Take a taxi and go to Night Safari, where kids can get up close with the animals.
Another alternative is to check out Little India! You would definitely enjoy late night shopping experience, street food, and more souvenir shopping! Or if you'd rather spend a relaxing evening, you may want to have some drink at any luxury bar and restaurants to end your first day.
Wake up early and get a taxi to go to Sentosa – Universal Studios Singapore. You can then enjoy the ride, even though the queues can get ridiculous during public holidays or weekends.
You also have to make sure to check out the biggest oceanarium in the world, Marine Life Park. If you are looking for something that will give you an adrenaline rush, then the Mega Zip is a must-visit for you! It lets you zoom over 450 meters dangled from a zip line at 72 meters above sea level.
If you're looking to experience outdoor activities without a sea of people, then you should check out East Coast Park. Don't expect too much from the beach here, but riding roller blades and bicycles make up for it.
If you still have the time or the previous suggestion isn't for your old soul, the Kampong Glam District will impress those who love history and culture or simply those who like to do shopping. The place has striking shopping tents lining up on the streets selling textiles, carpets, and other souvenirs.
There are also many trendy local clothes and accessories shops around the area of Haji Lane. If you haven't had enough of the history, make sure to check out Malay Heritage Centre. And oh, don't forget to see the Masjid Sultan!
As an alternative, you may want to explore the appealing heritage neighborhood of Tiong Bahru and of course to find a place to eat. At the Tiong Bahru Market, you will be able to find boundless options to fill your tummy before getting to your next trip.
And in order for you to be entirely ready for your short time in the Lion City, remember these distinctive rules and laws the whole time. Even though you should not have to worry about these things that much, it is still important to obey them to show your respect to Singapore.
Although Singapore is recognized for its abundance of laws, which some you will find really weird, the Lion City is also known as one of the most organized and cleanest places, not only in Asia, but in the world.
This city is such an interesting place to go, no matter how long you are planning to visit, make sure to check out the places included in this 2 days, 1 night Singapore itinerary.
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