Day 1 in Singapore
Welcome to Singapore! Upon arrival at the airport, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! There is so much for you to see and do!
We recommend you get acquainted with the city by taking a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city, where you can hop-off and check out attractions such as, the Raffles Statue, Merlion Park, Clarke Quay, Marina Bay and much more. Grab something to eat around Merlion Park or Marina Bay for plenty of waterfront dining options with a view.
From here head to the ArtScience Museum, located right at the base of Marina Bay Sands Resort in downtown, the world`s first ArtScience Museum, the building resembles a lotus flower and is a stunning sight from the exterior alone! Head inside and check out the three levels of exhibitions.
Make a stop at the National Gallery also in the downtown area, the largest museum in Singapore and the biggest visual arts venue featuring the largest collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian artwork.
On your first evening in Singapore head down to the Gardens by the Bay, a large futuristic park on the bay of Singapore, take a suspended stroll along the Skywalk which stands 72 feet above ground, offering breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline, be sure to check out the famous Supertrees that stand up to 164 feet tall. Explore the area`s 250 acres of land situated along the waterfront.
Make sure to stick around for the spectacular light and sound show put on every evening between 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm. There is a wide variety of dining options offered at the Gardens, so grab some dinner possibly from a popular hawker fare (large food courts serving a variety of cuisines, snacks, and drinks) a true Singaporean experience.
Day 2 in Singapore
Start your day with another stroll around the Gardens by the Bay, this amazing place has so much to see and do, it is definitely worth visiting during the day as well as at nighttime. Grab some breakfast and take in the sights by the bayside.
Make your way to Chinatown, take a walk around the historic district and check out the Chinese and Hindu temples along with mosques that sit next to one another.
Visit the Chinese Heritage Center and check out Sri Mariamman the Hindu temple and oldest shrine in Singapore as well as The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple a Buddhist temple which houses the giant Buddha tooth relic made from 720 pounds of gold. Both of these buildings architecture alone is quite impressive! On the inside and outside.
From here, head over to the famous Orchard Road and stroll this fabulous neighborhood with the main street stretching for 1.5 miles. The area is flanked with 22 shopping malls, 6 department stores, four movie theaters, restaurants, and galleries. Find somewhere to sit and grab lunch, Orchard Road has a great selection of Michelin awarded restaurants. Time for a little retail therapy whether you are looking for designer duds or Singapore souvenirs you are bound to find whatever you are looking for at this dream shopping destination.
Take a trip to Singapore Botanic Gardens, walk around these breathtaking 158-year-old tropical gardens which sit on 60 acres of land, view the gardens spectacular collection of over 60,000 species of plants and animals. Be sure to stop at the National Orchid Gardens (there is a fee to get in) the parks most visited section with the largest collection of orchids.
On your second evening in the Lion City head down to Clarke Quay, wander around this historical Riverside area and take a stroll along Boat Quay, located between North Bridge and Anderson Bridge. Stroll along the waterfront which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding area including Marina Bay Sands. The area is known for its vibrant nightlife and features an abundance of great attractions, shops, and restaurants some of which are actually housed in boats on the water. Take a boat tour along the river enjoying some interesting sights along the way; try the G-Max Reverse Bungy a well-known landmark at the Quay which is illuminated at night and check out the street vendors and live entertainment. You can even catch a glimpse of the spectacular laser show put on by Marina Bay Sands every evening from 8:00 pm to 9: 30 pm.
Day 3 in Singapore
Today head to the island of Sentosa, a spectacular integrated beach resort area, packed with attractions and recreation, and sure to provide a fun filled family day. Take a cable car ride from HarbourFront, where you can enjoy aerial views of the stunning Singapore skyline while gliding over some of the islands main attractions including Universal Studios and Resorts World Sentosa.
Once you set foot on the island the opportunities are endless, relax and rejuvenate on the golden sandy beaches or visit one of the award-winning spa`s, play some golf at one of the island`s two acclaimed golf courses, spend the day packed with adventure at Universal Studios, or climb on board the Tiger Sky Tower providing panoramic views of the island from 430 feet in the air, visit the SEA Aquarium, the list of activities and options for things to do goes on and on.
Spend your evening on the island at Resorts World with several excellent accommodation options to choose from, so you can explore the island at night. There are beach bars a plenty with picturesque views of the Singapore Straights. Songs of the Sea, a 30 minute light, sound and water show or the Crane Dance, another popular show featuring two mechanical cranes, that dance to music with amazing audio and visual effects. Try your luck at the Casino located on the island and visit the Casino Royale Bar.
Additional Days in Singapore
If you are able to spend additional days in Singapore be sure to check out the Singapore Flyer, the observation wheel, located in the heart of Marina Bay featuring 360-degree views of stunning Singapore with views of Malaysia and Indonesia, from inside air-conditioned capsules.
Marina Bay Sands Resort is an iconic hotel on the Singapore River that rises above the Singapore skyline, the building itself is a man-made wonder featuring three towers spaced widely apart and connected at the very top by a long floor, the hotel features many restaurants, tropical gardens as well as the open air SkyPark observatory and the hotels (guests only) 150 meter eternity pool on the rooftop!
Another spectacular hotel in the city is the Raffles Hotel, the most famous hotel in Singapore located in the Colonial District featuring several other historical sites including Raffles Landing Site. The 19th-century hotel was built in 1887 and has housed famous guests such as Queen Elizabeth II, Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor over the years.
VivoCity is another great place for shopping in Singapore, the largest shopping mall here with over a 1,000,000 square feet of retail space and home to the largest cinema in Asia. Other features include the biggest Toys R Us in Asia, an amphitheater, wading pool, four food courts, bars and a rooftop sky park for kids.
Esplanade Park is the oldest park in Singapore featuring historical landmarks like the Indian National Army Monument, The Cenotaph, Queen Elizabeth walk and the Tan Kim Seng Fountain with six acres of lush green parkland.
Visit the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari which are all located by the Upper Celetar Reservoir, North West of the city center. The Zoo sits on 69 acres of land and features 315 species of animals, some 16% of them considered to be threatened species. River Safari is situated on 30 acres of land and is a river-themed zoo with 10 different ecosystems centered on rivers. Night Safari is the world`s first nocturnal zoo on 86 acres with 2.500 animals only open at night with seven different zones set under lighting that resembles moonlight.
Your Last Day in Singapore
Depart from your hotel to the airport for your return flight home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer to the airport if so the representative will meet you at your hotel with plenty of time to get you to the airport for your flight out.