Singapore – the evergreen destination among tourists – is a global island-country. It is the 5th most visited country of the World. Being not too large in size, it can be easily covered in 72 hours. I will share with you the ultimate guide to see the best of Singapore in just 72 hours – yes, only three days!
- Gardens by the bay
There is a reason why Singapore is also called Garden City. I can bet the kind of a beauty you will get to see here can’t be found elsewhere. The gardens, tall trees illuminated with lights, beautiful flowers, it’s all mesmerising to see. It is Singapore’s premier recreational space and the top most tourist attraction.
- Haw par villa
An Asian cultural park, last of its kind, based on Chinese mythology, history, folklore and legends. Various interesting tours are conducted that can be prebooked. It is definitely not like those boring mythology exhibitions, a must-visit for history buffs.
- Marina Bay Sands
A luxurious resort with every possible feature and facility you could ever imagine. Casino, swimming pools, a large theatre, mall, museums, Sky Park and what not. Featured in the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, this fancy boat building can be visited even if you are not a guest, except some of the facilities. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the scenic view of the city through the top of this royalty.
- Kompong glam
Singapore’s oldest urban quarter, “Kompong” simply refers to a village. You can visit this neighbourhood for a quick stroll and visit some of the mosques. Its history is related to Malay and Arab communities, thus also called the Muslim quarter. Shopaholics can quench their thirst at Haji lane for traditional and quirky stuff while foodies can head for Malay Kueh and Nasi Padang.
- Tiong Bahru estate
Singapore’s hippiest place! You just can’t miss it. You can’t! It is home to quirky cafes, chic bars, hip restaurants and indie stores. The nightlife here is lit! It’s like one of those retro areas shown in movies with the mix of old and new where older generations have lived for years while the new generations are regular visitors. Take a ride here and visit a café, eat delicacies and shop till you drop. Book worms should definitely visit the bookstores here for some retro treasures of literature.
- Orchard road
Similar to London’s Oxford Street, this 2.2-kilometre long road is a shopping belt with numerous retail stores and shopping centres. Heaven! That’s what it really is for shopaholics. Caution: you might end up spending your whole day here if you love to shop. You can also visit cafes and bistros for a quick meal between your shopping sprees.
- Night safari
It’s definitely not the ordinary safari or zoo visit if that’s what you were thinking. It is World’s first ever Nocturnal Zoo with the open zoo concept – not the caged one. It is divided into seven zones which can be explored either on foot or by tram. The tickets aren’t that expensive and it’s open only at night. So, you can visit here after you get tired of shopping at the orchard road.
- Singapore botanic gardens
Singapore definitely lives up to its title of being a garden city. Another garden to explore is the Singapore Botanic gardens which are a 160-year-old tropical garden and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Various tours and events keep on happening here, so there is never a dull moment. It is extraordinary, refreshing and a place of conservation and education about mother nature.
- Universal Studios
One of its kind theme park, located in Resorts World Sentosa. It has numerous attractions. Divided into seven theme zones, it also consists of roller coasters and water rides. Still not convinced to go there? The amazing themes will make you drool. Ranging from Hollywood, New York, Ancient Egypt, and Madagascar to Sci-Fi city, Far Far Away and The Lost World, every zone has its own attractions, restaurants and retail stores. Trust me; you will definitely get those happy vibes here!
- Sentosa island
Done with all the shopping, sightseeing and local strolls? Time to go back but not without relaxing a little at this peaceful beach. You can also impress your inner adventure junkie and try out some world-class rides & adventure sports.