Singapore is known for its spectacular skyline and impressive hotels, yet there is so much more to see and do in one or two days, or even if you only have a few hours:
Singapore is a fantastic holiday destination but with a huge difference: Your holiday already begins when you step from the airplane and enter the Best Airport in the World. (Also referred to as the airport with the waterfall.)
An airport with a waterfall, gardens and so many more. We can spend a few hours here…
These photos show just how spectacular it is inside the airport.
Yes, this is known as the best airport in the world. Above all because it is simply spectacular, and it is worth spending some time here.
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If you only have a day or two in Singapore, you must experience both Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay, as these are iconic tourist spots.
Marina Bay is very much the skyline photos you see at night of Singapore:
All shiny at night with impressive skyscrapers, luxury hotels and malls as well as the Flyer Ferris wheel.
The Merlion Park is a major tourist attraction located in the Downtown Core district of Singapore. It is a famous photos spot for travelers as well as Instagram lovers. The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish and is used as the national ‘mascot’ of Singapore. The park is great for viewing the Marina Bay Sands Spectra Light & Water Show. Entrance is free.
The most famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the huge focal points. This luxury hotel is everyone’s dream. In my opinion, if you are saving everywhere else, then spoil yourself with one night’s accommodation at this awesome hotel. You will have a lifetime of stories to tell.
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“Towering over the bay, this iconic hotel offers the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, 20 dining options, and a world-class casino. It has direct access to Singapore’s premier shopping mall and the Art Science Museum, which features the permanent exhibition, Future World.” – Booking.com
Join all the people on the grass, wait for the lights to be turned on, and enjoy a free show.
However, you’ll have to buy tickets to access to the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and OCBC Skyway.
The Gardens by the Bay consists of 101 hectares and has 3 waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden.
Again if you are not afraid of heights, there is a lovely walkway way up in the air offering spectacular views. People’s opinions differ and they recommend anything between 3 to 6 hours for a walk around the gardens. I think it all depends on how much you love gardens. For the horticulturists, this would be a day outing. But if you’re in a hurry I would say the evening light show is the best time to visit the Gardens by the Bay, if you are time restricted.
Show times of the Supertree Lightshow: 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm daily with additional shows during holiday seasons. The show’s duration is 15 minutes.
Shopping on Orchard Road or just strolling along in Orchard road is an experience in itself. With all the big brand companies and shops (like Tiffany’s and Dior), it is quite a tempting experience. But just remind yourself again and again of the luggage weight. LOL. What had me most interested was the amount of lovely greenery everywhere in the street; All beautifully taken care of. This is also where you will find many awesome luxury hotels and the interesting Library@orchard with its curved shelving. Being just 22 km away from the airport, this is a stop you can definitely do without worrying if you will be back in time.
Emerald Hill is a pretty neighborhood and the Emerald Hill Conservation Area, located near Orchard Road is a historical landmark. Here you will find a few relaxed restaurants and alfresco dining areas. A walk up the beautiful Emerald Hill road and the Emerald Hill conservation area is a nice experience, but it is not a tourist stop. It is actually more for the enjoyment of the architecture. In my opinion I would only fit this in if you have a free afternoon to spare.
Foodies can visit the Newton Food Centre. Bugis Street Market and Pagoda Street Market which is Chinatown, are two more markets to visit for some shopping. Apparently, these are great markets to visit, should you be looking for fresh fruit. But we have not tried it ourselves yet. Let us know on Facebook if you’ve tried it and loved it.
In summary: If you stop at any of the above-mentioned places, you will also have plenty of options to experience the local cuisine. However, the airport itself has loads of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Shopping for souvenirs is quick and easy at the airport and in Orchard Road…where else…