Singapore is one of the best places to be, according to most people I have met while traveling. Be it a stopover or a business trip, there are many things you can do in Singapore! Here is a 3D2N itinerary for Singapore.
Things you will experience in this 3D2N Itinerary
- Local food
- Natural trails
- Free concerts
- Gardens by the Bay
- Marina Bay Sands
- Free alcoholic drinks
- Merlion, the Singapore icon
- Cultural heritage tours
- Seeing swans and monkeys in the wild
Wow, so many places to go, so many things to do but what if you only have 3 days here in the sunny island of Singapore? No worries, this is what Trevellers is here for. Be prepared to have the best 3 days of maximum fun in Singapore!
Day 1: Arrival in Singapore!
Checkpoint 1: Local Food
Singapore is all about the food! One of the places that have the best local delights is Tiong Bahru Food Centre. Singapore has a unique good concept where you have lots of individual food stores coming together and you can order everything you like. They’re called Hawker Centres. This is one of them. The key dishes you have to taste are (from blog). Order a cup of coffee with less sugar (ko-pi-si-siu-dai) for a beverage after your meal too! Tiong Bahru is a great place for food, local delights, family, hipster cafes and many more!
Related article: Top 25 Food to Eat in Singapore
Checkpoint 2: Chinatown
Singapore is a multiracial country with 4 main races: Chinese, Malays, Indians and Caucasians. In the past, Singapore was separated into specific districts, namely Chinatown, Haji Lane & Geylang, Little India and Clark Quay. Without a doubt, Chinatown is the place you can find most Chinese. You can also purchase cheap electronics in Pearl Tower, along the street side stalls and continue the food journey! There are lots of China-region-specific foods like Sze-Chuan cuisine, dimsum, etc. However, go over to Maxwell Food Centre for the authentic Singapore dishes! You can find soya bean curd, famous chicken rice, sugar cane juice and many more there.
After a hearty meal, go opposite to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple to understand more of the Buddhist culture or Sri Mariamman Temple, the Hindu Temple, that is just a stone throw away!
Checkpoint 3: Tree Top Walk
I hope you are full by now because Singapore has so much good food that you have to be full all the time! So, to burn off those days, let’s go on a nice trail by MacRitchie Reservoir, one of Singapore’s most popular nature parks. Take a stroll along the reservoir and watch the sunset or trek a little and visit one of the newest attractions: Tree Top Walk. Be careful of the monkeys swinging by from tree to tree!
Read more about the Tree Top Walk in #1 Singapore To Do List
Checkpoint 4: Free Concert By The Waterfront At Esplanade
Finally, why not end you lovely day with free concerts by the waterfront? Yes that’s right, absolutely free! Go back downtown to Esplanade and the concert is just outside the esplanade building, in front of Marina Bay. You can even watch the light show from Marina Bay Sands as you sway to the music!
For dinner, there are tons of food choices available. From bars and Japanese restaurants around esplanade, to a local Singapore cuisine, beside the building, you can also enjoy a wider selection at Marina Square Shopping Mall. With an international selection of cuisine, you are spoilt for choices for main course, desserts and supper!
Day 2: Adrenaline And Adventures
Checkpoint 5: Gardens By The Bay
Kick start your day with the beautiful view of Gardens by The Bay. It is a park free for everyone to visit and going there helps you to understand why Singapore is known as the “Green City”. There is so much nature everywhere and it feels so clam and serene. You also get to see the famous Super Trees there!
The highlight though, is the Cloud Dome and Flower Dome. The cloud dome is home to the tallest indoor waterfall IN THE WORLD! You’ll get to see plants from exotic parts of the world, all at the same time. The flower dome changes with time as they have new exhibitions. The beautiful flowers are so lovely that I can spend the entire day there. However, we do not have time so let’s head off to the next destination!
Checkpoint 6: Sentosa Island
Take the cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa and enjoy the view from above. You will have an aerial view of Senotsa Island, including the famous Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios!
Getting there: Alright at Harbourfont MRT, Exit B. Follow the directional signs to the Singapore Cable Car station at Harbourfront Tower II. The cable car will take you directly to the heart of all attractions in Sentosa.
Alternatively, you can walk into the island for free via the Broadwalk from VivoCity to Sentosa. It is also possible to drive in, take a shuttle bus ($2) in or take a cab in.
Sentosa, the favorite island of most Singaporeans and tourists alike; where there are beaches, casinos, yachts, Resort World Sentosa, SEA Aquarium, Adventure Cove and a hue merlion. It’s the place to be if you’re looking for fun, excitement and entertainment! Spend half of the day in Sentosa, either lazing by the beach thanks to the 365-day summer season in Singapore or have fun in any of the theme parks there.
Checkpoint 7: Drinks at Clarke Quay or Fullerton Bay
Lastly, end your long and exhausting day with the highlight: bars, pubs and clubs! Lantern Bar is a beautiful place to chill with Marina Bay Sands in the background, or soak in the vibe of the party crowd in Clarke Quay. Alternatively, go up to the highest alfresco rooftop bar in the world at 1-Altitude to enjoy the bustling city from above! Who says Singapore’s night scene isn’t fun?
Find out more at Ultimate Party Guide In Singapore – Bars Pubs And Clubs
Day 3: A True Singapore Experience
Checkpoint 8: Little India & Haji Lane
Last day in Singapore. Let’s waste no time and start the day in Little India. You have to check out the extremely beautiful building in Little India and be constantly amazed by the variety of colors there! Do try out the local traditional Indian snacks while you’re there.
Read about the Half Day Tour In Little India
After which, you can also go down to Haji Lane in Bugis to learn more about the Muslim culture. From Turkish to Persian meals, you don’t have to travel to the Middle East to taste them. Singapore has them all at your fingertips. Also, take a chance to visit the Sultan Mosque, located right at the centre of Haji Lane! The area is a hipster area with cafes, pubs, bars and a good balance of cultural heritage. You will definitely need a good camera on this day for the Top 10 Secret Instagram Spots.
Checkpoint 9: Merlion & Marina Bay Sands
What’s the icon of Singapore? It’s the Merlion, the head of a lion and body of a fish. You can see the original Merlion in Fullerton Bay, just a short bus ride from Haji Lane. It’s located at the Marina Bay, with Marina Bay Sands just opposite.
Stroll along the bay to MBS and head up to the open-air observation deck at level 57. There, you can see the landscape of Singapore and point out all the landmarks of Singapore you’ve been to!
Checkpoint 10: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Lastly, end your last moments in the Garden City in Botanic Gardens. Botanic gardens is a lovely place for picnics, chilling with friends by the pond or to explore the garden. There are many different exhibitions throughout the year. Also, you can see swans in the pond!
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Singapore is a lovely place to be, and 3 days is definitely not enough! There are so many more interesting places to see and things to do. Hope to see you in Singapore.
Special thanks and credits to Ning, my Taiwanese friend who came out with this itinerary. I’ll go back to Taiwan soon and write more for Taiwan!
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