13 best things to do in Singapore

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UPDATED: April 2, 2017

Singapore is without any doubts the most developed, urbanized country in Asia, if not in the world! I have stayed there for 4 days, which appeared to be not enough to fully discover this unique country-city.

UPDATE: I came back the second time to discover more of this amazing city!

Continue reading if you want to know more about the best spots to visit while in Singapore as well as how to save significant sums of money on sightseeing and restaurants in Singapore.

Here you go, my TOP 9 13 things to do in Singapore:

1. Supertree Grove Light Show

supertree grove light show SingaporeSuperTree Grove Light Show is just WOW, seriously! I cannot even describe it properly, but I felt like I stepped in some kind of fairy tale.

“Yulia in Wonderland” maybe? 🙂

The Garden Rhapsody is a show (more like something from outer space) that is held in Gardens by the Bay every evening. The futuristic looking trees/mushrooms are lighted up in different ways together with the music. Every detail is perfectly tuned to create an atmosphere that will give you a fantastic feeling of wonder and stimulate your mind!

1 things to do in Singapore Super tree showEven if it is your 2nd-3rd-4th time to Singapore, do come back to see the show as they change the program pretty often. The first time I went there was popular European music and when I came back 2 years later, it was completely different – Chinese songs. But still the same spectacular!

I think everyone should see it, it really went beyond my expectation and imagination. It is my dream to take my parents there now!

TIP: The show runs twice a day: at 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. and it takes around 15 minutes. Make sure to come a bit in advance, so that you take the coolest spot!

By the way, all the outdoors shows are all free in Singapore, for example like the next one:

2. Wander Full Light and Water Show

WONDER FULL light ans water show SingaporeOne other great free show that is a must do in Singapore – the Wander Full Light and Water Show.

The show is a choreography between singing fountains and projections on their splashes. There are bubbles everywhere and this holiday atmosphere goes on everyday – don’t miss it while in Singapore!

Show times:

Sunday – Thursday: 8:00pm, 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm

The best location to see the Marina Bay Sands show is on the left if you are facing the Louis Vuitton store. Another way to explain it – just go outside from the main exit of the Marina Bay Sands shopping mall and you will be in the center of the show!

2 entrance to the wander full show singapore best viewPRO TIP: Did you already see the timings of both shows? You can easily plan it that way that you can see both shows in 1 day (if you need to). It is about 12-15 minutes to walk between Wonder Full and Super Tree Grove. Just follow the signs!

3. The Cloud Forest

cloud forest singaporeEver wondered how concrete jungles might look like? I mean real jungles built on concrete!

The Singaporeans have created a whole new concept with planted walls, artificial waterfalls – somethings absolutely surreal!

You can learn about rare plants, take some great pictures, enjoy a magnificent view from to the Marina Bay Sands and just walk around this mysterious world built by man. It also features a 35-meter hill (on the picture above) covered in lush vegetation, it is also the world’s tallest indoor waterfall!

The entrance prices are here or on this picture:

gardens by the bay price cloud forestIs it worth it to go to the Flower Dome? My friends told me “Not really”, so I skipped it.

PRO TIP: Make sure to have at least 1,5 hours of your spare time, and bring a jacket, as it is quite chilly and moist inside the conservation area.

4. Singapore Botanic gardens

4 Orchid park singapore
I love parks and that includes botanical gardens. I think I went to one almost in each country I visited!

The one in Singapore is such a beautiful park. You can wander on its alleys and get lost. It feels modern, fresh and ordered. Then, out of nowhere you can just wake up with a huge water monitor lizard in front of you.

The entrance to the Botanic garden is free of charge, but I also do recommend visiting National Orchid Garden (S$5). Unless you are some kind of Orchid expert, you will discover a gazillion new types of orchids which offer a sweet synthesis of visual beauty and matching fragrance.

Various types of orchids are presented, many colors around, great photo opportunities, we took hundreds of beautiful pictures!

It is inside the Botanic garden, but it has a separate entrance.

5. Singapore Zoo

5 singapore zoo entrance
The Zoo
is one of the top attractions in Singapore.

You can see otters, pygmy hippos, giant crocodiles, lions, zebras, rhinoceroses, orangutans and many many other animals

There are 4 options to choose from.

  1. Singapore Zoo – see more than 2 800 animals representing over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
  2. Jurong Birds Park – 5 000 birds across 400 species, it is ome of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world.
  3. Night Safari – see over 1 000 animals in their naturalistic nighttime habitats.
  4. River Safari – one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater fauna, more than 6 000 animals including 40 threatened species.

You can do all of them if you have time, or you can choose the ones that look more interesting for you. I went for a classic option (just the Zoo), but I’ve heard the Night Safari is also pretty cool!

Different shows at each time are held, you will not get bored during the whole day. I recommend visiting the zoo if you are traveling with kids, or if you have more than 3 days to see the city.

TIP: Unless you are with kids, I don’t think there is any point of taking a train inside the Zoo. The queue for the train was always long, and the distances are not that big.

If you would like to save some money on tickets, try to buy them in advance (at least a week). There are plenty of Groupon promotions are available and will save you at least 25%, which is quite significant if you go with the whole family.

UPDATE: Groupon is now myfave.com, it was bought by them in Singapore and it basically provides the same service – discounted tickets and services.

Here are the instructions:

How to buy cheap tickets to Singapore Zoo:

  • Search for a “Zoo” keyword on Fave website (it can also be anything else what you are interested in – “Cloud forest” for example);At the moment I was writing this post this coupon was available. It saves you 35% percent and delivered for free:
    Singapore zoo coupon
  • Note that the tickets are only delivered locally, so ask your hotel (the place where you are going to stay) if it is o.k. to have mails sent to this address.
  • Buy it at least a week in advance.

That’s it, you have just saved 8,5 $ per person on the entrance ticket, not bad considering the fact it took you the same long as buying a normal ticket!

NOTE: If you have tried all the key words and the promos are currently unavailable, check this tab, it will give you a list of today’s promos on tours in the city. Who knows, maybe you might be interested in one of them?

How to get to the Singapore Zoo:

Getting to the Zoo by public transport is not exactly obvious, so I decided to make a little guide for you.

Even though there is no MRT station within the walking distance from the Singapore Zoo, it is quite easy to get there:

5 how to get to the zoo singaporeI went from “Choa Chu Kang” MRT by bus number 927, it was free. See the picture above for more options to get there from different MRTs.

6. Haw Par Villa

6 what to do in singapore haw par villa

Searching for something special and ready to see some strange stuff?

Haw Par villa is your place! It is one of those places that you will not see on a typical tourist picture in Singapore.

It is one of the world’s weirdest theme parks depicting scenes from Chinese folklore with over 1 000 statues. Some of them are: an old woman being breastfed, demons pitchforking loan sharks in hell – you got the idea…

6 Haw Par Villa SingaporeIt is truly a fascinating place to visit! Include it into your itinerary, you will not regret! It is easy to get there by metro (MRT station is called “Haw Par villa”, about 2 SGD from the center) and has a free admission, so why not to check it out?

I would leave about 2 hours for a visit if you want to read some info behind those mysterious statues.

PRO TIP: Try to go in the morning because in the day time it gets really hot. I went at about 2 p.m. and I was dying from the heat, there was no shadow at all!

7. Try some street food

7 Try Street food in Singapore

The street food scene is absolutely a-m-a-z-i-n-g in Singapore! You will thank me later for the tip!

You have probably heard that Singapore is not the cheapest city in the world. While it is definitely true, the food can be surprisingly cheap!

It is still a riddle for me how a dish can cost 2-3 $ when a kilo of tomatoes in the supermarket costs the same much?

I also recommend just walking around China town district and trying out everything that looks interesting, the variety of choices is endless, the local cuisine is mouthwatering!

If you wish to rely on a specialist and have somebody walking you through Chinatown, get this 3,5 hours Food Adventure. You will never forget the feast on typical goodies such as rice cakes, poh piah, chicken rice, and more!

But what you would also like to check out restaurant scene in Singapore?

Let me tell you how to save a great deal on fine dining in Singapore:

There is an application called The Entertainer.

It will give you an access to endless restaurants promotions. I would nor even know about it if my Russian friend, who worked as a server in Singapore, told me that EVERYONE uses it in Singapore.

A typical promo would be: buy a dinner course, the second one is free. This application is so popular right now, you will hardly see any local eating out without the coupon from this application.

In order to access the promos, you have to buy the access for 125 SGD first and enjoy the offers for 1 year unlimited. It is a pretty good deal worth considering if you are staying in Singapore for, say, more than 5 days and going to dine in restaurants a lot.

8. Sip a Singapore Sling on a rooftop bar

If you are in Singapore even for just a day, you just have to climb up one of its futuristic looking skyscrapers and enjoy the city’s skyline!

I have a couple of places to choose from for you:

1) The first one is located on the top of Marina Bay Sands hotel and it is FREE to go up. The rooftop bar is called KuDeTa, it is right above the SkyPark Observation Deck. While the price to go to the observation deck is S$23, I suggest you go to KuDeTa (which is a bit more elevated) and spend those money for a drink. How about that?

The trick to enjoy the same view for free is to go to the bar instead. It’s at the same floor, and just past the observation deck entrance (which is usually where 2 or 3 stewards are waiting to check tickets).

You can enjoy the view with a drink in your hand for more or less the same money. Just make sure not to wear flip-flops and shorts, and you will get in with no problems!

2) The other rooftop bar that I highly recommend is One Altitude. No wonder why – it is one of the tallest buildings in the country!

I liked One Altitude even more than KuDeTa because it has the view TO Marina Bay Sands it is more spacious, with a 360 degrees view.

The entrance is 30 SGD$ if you arrive before 9 pm, or 35$ if you arrive later. 1 drink is already included. As the place is quite fancy, the dress code is the same – smart casual. No flip-flops and no sleeveless tops for man.

TIP: Remember that city skyline from a rooftop at night perfectly matches with a Singapore Sling cocktail! 🙂

 9. Visit Sentosa Island

9 sentosa island singapore fountain
Tired of sightseeing and want to just relax on the beach? Singapore has one also!

Sentosa is a popular island resort. But please do not expect Bounty commercial type beaches from it. It is far from the beauty of the Malaysian island of Langkawi, to be honest. Otherwise, it is very alive and easy to get to beach in Singapore.

Universal Studio amusement park is also located there I would really love to go, but it would need the whole day and I didn’t have that much time. Next time! 🙂

How to buy cheap tickets to Universal Studio Singapore:

PRO TIP: By the way, that life hack with Fave also seem to work with Universal Studio! On the official website 1 adult ticket is S$76 while on Fave it is S$91 for the admission to the Universal Studio + Wings of time show + Dinner buffet. You decide if the deal is worth it for you! 😉

Universal Studio Singapore buy cheap ticketsHow to get to Sentosa island:

There are 3 ways to get to Sentosa:

  1. By foot.Hours – Open 24 hours, Price – free. From the Harbor front there are travelators that will help you go faster, about 20 minutes to get to the island by foot. If you use this choice, you can go back to Harbor front free of charge by train! 🙂
  2. By train. Hours – 7 a.m. – midnight. Price – 4$. If you are tired and don’t feel like walking, you can use the train, that goes parallel with the travalator.
  3. By cable car. Hours – from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Price – 29$ return.

10. Buy Cheap Electronics

10 buy cheap electronics in SingaporeIf you were planning to buy a new smartphone or, say, a new camera, there is no better place to do it than Singapore!
Sim Lim shopping center would be the best choice for travelers – it is in the city center and it has 6-7 stores of all electronics you can think of!

I have bought a new mirrorless camera with 2 lenses for a better price than at home, I changed my laptop screen for less than $US65 service included. Then, when I went back, I got my tax returned for them. [Update] Since a lot of people ask me what did I get, it’s this one here together with this lens. It’s a piece of art by itself, it takes beautiful pictures and I love it!

10 Buying cheap electronics in Singapore return VAT

That’s me being overwhelmed with happiness for my new camera

Even if you are not looking to buy anything, I still advice you to stop by. There are plenty of little gadgets that you might need as a traveler. For example, I also bought a portable battery (12000 MAh which is pretty good) to charge all my electronic devices for $US 7!

There is also a great food court downstairs that offers all kinds of Asian food for 2-3$!

PRO TIP: If you are going to buy some electronics, do not forget to ask the seller for a tax refund form. You will be able to receive 7% back in cash when you leave the country.

PRO TIP #2: If you are serious about getting something you should know that not all shops are very honest so please check first the price of the item on Amazon. Because you don’t want to make “a good deal” and end up paying more, tax return or not :).

I checked the price, got my tax returned and it all went smoothly!

11. Check out the city view from Singapore Flyer

11 SIngapore flyers ferry wheel
For a panoramic view of all the city get into an observation wheel. It claims to be Asia’s largest ferris wheel! You get to enjoy a breathtaking view of Singapore from 165 mt (540 ft) with all the iconic landmarks right in front at a bird’s eye view! In a good day you can see as far as Malaysia and Indonesia!

The full circle takes about 30 minutes and the price for an adult is S$33. If you don’t want people on your picture you can upgrade to a Private Capsule. Or, say you want to celebrate a special occasion, – they also offer Premium Champagne Flights! 🙂

PRO TIP: For the best view, try to avoid visiting Singapore Flyer on a rainy day. I visited it on my last day and it was heavily raining, so as you can see the pictures are not that spectacular. If it rains, you can check out a museum, National Museum of Singapore for example.

12. Walk around (and eat!) in Chinatown

12 Singapore tourism Chinatown
Many Singaporeans are of Chinese decent, so Chinese influence is everywhere.

Wood carving shops, tea houses, flower sellers on the street – this multicultural place will tell you a story of its heritage. Mouthwatering local dishes

Hear the stories of early Chinese migrants

Check out the oldest temple in Singapore, Thian Hock Keng, it was built without using a single nail!

12 visit Singapore hindu temple chinatownNext, stop by famous Sri Mariamman Temple – it is a colorful Hindu temple, perfect for your Instagram shot!

Rain or shine, there is also a free walking tour around China town every Tuesday.

13. Go shopping

13 Bugis street shopping in SingaporeI am not a crazy shopper and you will not see a recommendation to go shopping in ANY of the previous destination guides that I have written. But there is something about Singapore.

But shopping in Singapore is FUN, – it is not expensive and the variety of things is much broader than say in chain stores in Europe or North America.

Singapore might be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but when it comes to clothes (and well, electronics) you can find some really great deals!

13 shopping in ingapore guide

My personal favorite is Bugis street. You will find all sort of cool stuff there and it is a budget shopping area. Along with clothing, shoes, accessories and retro shops, it is also a great place to buy souvenirs (don’t forget to bargain!)! There is Bugis night market that is very popular among youngsters, might be worth checking out!

Orchard Road offers 22 shopping malls with around 5,000 brands to choose from.

Public transport in Singapore

14 Public transport in Singapore MRT

It is really funny, but when I visited Singapore for the first time, I completely relied on my Russian friends who gave me a metro card and guided me around everywhere.

The second time I arrived, I had absolutely NO IDEA how to use it. As the price depends on where you are going, it is pretty confusing for a tourist, but let me make things clear for you.
Actually, you have three choices:

  • Transportation card. Any given ride will be on average twice cheaper than if you would buy an individual ticket. The card costs S$5, you can charge it with minimum S$7. When you leave, you can either redeem the credit left on the card in cash, or save the card for later use when you come back to Singapore (the credit will expire in 5 years).
  • Standard ticket. The price of individual ride will be more expensive (70-100%). Add up 10 cents for the cost of printing the ticket. (You can top it up, it is reusable, so you only have to pay those 10 cents the first time you use it).
    14 Transportation card cost Singapore
  • Singapore Tourist Pass. Unlimited metro and bus rides in one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20). You can buy the card right in the airport, more details here.

We were really confused which one would be better and decided to buy both of them – individual tickets for me and the card for my partner.

14 Singapore transportation ticket priceSo, which one is better?

In our experience, taking just about 4 rides, the card performed better. Where an individual trip would cost 1,4$, the ride with the card would be about 0,7$. So I’d say it is worth it to pay 5$ extra, you will beat that 5$ investment pretty quickly.

If you want to use the metro (called MRT in Singapore) just once or twice, I would go for a normal ticket. If you want to use metro more than 5 times and on long distances, Singapore Tourist Pass would be great for you.

Local transportation is very efficient and you can even get to the airport by metro!

If you want to use taxi, there is always Uber – reliable and cheaper than normal transportation in Singapore. Get a free ride with my code if you never used the app before – “YULIAS774UE”.

NOTE: don’t confuse Singapore Tourist Pass (unlimited transportation) with The Singapore Pass (free entry to over 55 attractions). The later might be really helpful if you are going to visit many sights. They have different options with different pricings, check out the details here.

Where to stay in Singapore:

15 luxury accommodation in Singapore
I have stayed in InterContinental Singapore which was by far one of the best hotels I have ever stayed! Let me tell you a bit more about it:

Everything from the beginning of my stay until the end went just flawless. As a travel blogger, I am always very attentive to details and I feel responsible if I can recommend you the hotel or not.

15 INtercontinental singapore roomThe rooms are designed in an elegant colonial style (see photos below), the service was beyond fantastic and the breakfast had one of the broadest choices I have ever seen: Asian cuisine, European cuisine, fresh juices, desserts, fruits, cheese bar, pastries, waffles – you name I, they have it all!

What else is super cool about my room is that they provide with a complimentary smartphone to use for you while you are out exploring on the streets. You can call by Skype, make local phone calls, browse the internet, and install the apps that you need. I mean, how awesome is that? Thanks to that, we did not need to bother about buying a Sim card. I think every hotel should have this in their rooms!

15 Where to stay in Singapore Luxury 5 star hotelA swimming pool with a nice view, equipped gym where you can work out if you wish. I really wanted to, I even came to check it out, but I could never make myself do it in those days. Live jazz every evening in the hotel lobby, if you would like to just relax in the hotel. They have an ironing board in the room, OMG! We were able to iron our clothes to go out to a fancy rooftop.

On my last day in Singapore it was raining (of which I was notified by a personalized letter in the morning), but we could just grab a huge umbrella provided by the hotel and still discover the city. This is what I call attention to details!

There is also a lounge club access that I felt like people should take an advantage of, so I will explain how it works:

The pass itself is 120 SGD (~$US85) per day per room which gives you an access to the breakfast in Ash&Elm restaurant that I described above, then Royal heritage Afternoon tea with many appetizers and pastries and evening cocktails from 6 to 8 p.m. The buffet always had great choices that we did not even feel hungry for dinner afterwards!

That’s too bad because the hotel is located on Bugis intersection – a busy area full of great restaurants, but we were always too full to visit it!

What is more is that you can invite 1 of your friends/colleagues to stay in the lounge with you and if you are checking out late, you can still use all the facilities of the lounge.

My flight was at 7 p.m. so I enjoyed complimentary Wi-Fi sipping my Singapore Sling cocktails until I had to leave.

I don’t know about you, but from now on, I will always ask about if the hotel have a lounge access! It is a very good deal! 😉

How to book:

InterContinental is in IHG group, so booking on their official website loyalty program, will give you many perks, that you would not get by booking somewhere else.

You can redeem points for hotel stays in more than 5 000 IHG hotels worldwide, flights etc. Say, your room is 250 SGD, it is about 2500 points (plus some that you get as a welcome bonus). For about 20 000 points you can stay anywhere in IHG chain (InterContinental, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn etc.) or partially pay with your points.

 

There are plenty of choices to stay in this country-city for every wallet, Ii recommend these ones, click on my suggestions to see the prices for your dates:

  • Luxury stay – Marina Bay Sands for a stunning infinity pool. InterContenental Singapore – this elegantly decorated 5* hotel with an outdoor pool is your step into luxury lifestyle of Singapore!
  • Great value for money hotels – Carlton Hotel Singapore this 5* hotel can be surprisingly very affordable if you book in well in advance. Alternatively, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel is even cheaper and has a mind blowing view to the city!
  • Budget stay – Adamson Lodge is one of the best when it comes to the price and hospitality, located very close to everything. Number 2 would be Chic Capsule Otel for its chic decor and top location.

Where to eat in Singapore

These are the local hipster popular places advised by lovely Denise from InterContinental who was born in Singapore:

Packing list essentials for visiting Singapore


A travel adapter!

This is the one I use 😉

A hat!

You’ll thank me after walking in the sun 🙂


sentosa islandHope you liked my tips about this like-no-other country!

It is really an amazing place to visit, believe me, just do it!

NEXT: Malaysia is just around the corner, don’t forget to include it in your itinerary!

Do you want to add something in the list? Comment in the section below and I might add it if it is really interesting!

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Yulia is originally Russian but truly is a world citizen in heart. She was traveling around the world for over 4 years now. Her blog MissTourist.com is created with the purpose to inspire people to travel more and to share her advice of how to travel "smart".

72 Comments

  1. Sam 27.03.2015 at 16:42 - Reply

    Great tips! I visited Singapore for a few days in 2009 and I think the only thing from this list I managed to do was go to the botanical gardens, which were lovely. Next time, I’ll have to do more!

    • Yulia 30.03.2015 at 17:39 - Reply

      Hi, Sam! Tons of things has changed since that time, I am sure. The city is developing so fast, it is truly unbelievable! You HAVE TO go again, you will discover so much more! 🙂

  2. Afni 29.03.2015 at 13:18 - Reply

    Thank you for writing such wonderful things about my country! Oh yes, I have not been to Har Par Villa. …lol.

    • Yulia 30.03.2015 at 17:43 - Reply

      haha, I can’t believe you haven’t been there! it is a bit unusual but I think it is definitely worth a visit! 🙂

  3. anandita 02.06.2015 at 17:55 - Reply

    Hi yulia, I’m anan. Which part that you compare to between singapore and the ‘ underdeveloped countries’? If it’s about facility, yes I do agree with you. But if its about the natural, beautiful, undoubtfully incredible and amazing scenery from a very pure and natural that real paradise does happen on earth, well indonesia is the winner. Hihi. Anyway, keep writing about your travelling story, full of support from me. Thank you. Kiss kiss!

    • Yulia 02.06.2015 at 19:31 - Reply

      Hi, Anan!
      Yes, I surely was talking about it in the sense of technical development. I did not mean natural beauty at all, on the opposite, Russia, for instance is incredibly beautiful but it lacks Singapore’s futuristic facilities.
      I have been to Indonesia and I totally agree with you, it is breathtaking!
      Thanks for the support! 😉

  4. Money Digest 07.06.2015 at 22:12 - Reply

    Hello Yulia,

    Great list. I would like to add a few other interesting places to the list in the comment section!

    1. Trekking at Mount Faber Park and Henderson Waves. Good scenic view if you like nature

    2. A trip to Pulau Ubin. Brought back nostalgic moments with the “Kampung” atmosphere. Renting a bike to tour around the just cost you a few dollars in the island

    3. Singapore Flyer. Similar to the London Eye, it gives you panoramic experience of the Marina Bay and it surrounds while you are in the capsule.

    • Yulia 09.06.2015 at 11:49 - Reply

      Hey, thanks a lot for adding up to this list. I actually thought about including the Singapore Flyer there, but because I didn’t manage to try it myself I didnt talk about it.
      But now I know it is definitely worth it!
      Next time when I come back! 🙂

  5. Ankur 25.09.2015 at 12:39 - Reply

    Wow Yulia,

    You have made a excellent roundup. I am yet to visit Har Par villa. Have been staying in Singapore for over 2 years now 😉

  6. pettypoh 09.12.2015 at 04:35 - Reply

    Glad to have you in SG. Sharing a short video on places and celebrations in SG 2015. Feel free to share if you enjoyed it =) https://vimeo.com/147452864

  7. Ailen 29.12.2015 at 12:17 - Reply

    Thanks for your detailed info. I had made a great use of them in my trip to Singapore last July. I love Singapore so much and would definitely come back. Also, I led my Singapore trip on a budget for 147 usd for 4 days. You can view at here: https://www.justgola.com/blog/singapore-on-budget-150-usd-for-4-days-170 and give me some advice if you have time.
    One more time, thanks so much for helping me to have a great plan.

  8. Tripovo 15.02.2016 at 10:07 - Reply

    Such a great compilation of activities to in Singapore, Botanic Gardens is a must, it is such a beautiful piece of architecture and so stunning up close. Singapore may be a small country, but it is packed with activites for tourists.

    • Yulia 16.02.2016 at 01:28 - Reply

      A small, but a very special country, true! 🙂

  9. Jeffrey T. 08.03.2016 at 15:50 - Reply

    Singapore is such an interesting country with so many things to do. I’m glad you enjoyed Singapore and have tried interesting things to do.

  10. Cebu Tours 25.04.2016 at 10:47 - Reply

    me and my wife just visited Singapore last month and we spent 4 days and 3 nights there. we were able to maximize our time there. the best part was when we were at the top of marina bay 🙂 very memorable.. will visit singa again soon.

    and hey! dont forget the orchid garden.. biggest orchid garden i visited so far.

  11. Tanya 10.05.2016 at 14:16 - Reply

    this is a great help, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced hotel in singapore, all the ones that i’ve researched on trip advisor don’t sound like they are very clean?

    Any suggestions welcome. Thanks!

    • Yulia 10.05.2016 at 15:32 - Reply

      I have a section about it called “Where to stay in Singapore” up in this blogpost. It is ranged according to the budget, all hotels have great reviews!

  12. Surender 25.05.2016 at 12:12 - Reply

    Thanks for these great recommendations. I would like to include some more things to do in Singapore.
    1. Take a guided walking tour to see the real Singapore
    2. If you are not afraid of heights and do not suffer from vertigo, take a ride on Singapore Flyer

  13. Sarah 30.05.2016 at 15:51 - Reply

    Hi Yulia,
    Nice article, I visited Singapore last month with my family, we spent seven days over there.

  14. K CHIATANYA PRASAD 10.06.2016 at 06:45 - Reply

    Singapore is without any doubts the most developed, urbanized country in Asia, if not in the world. I have stayed there for 10 days, which appeared to be not enough to fully discover this unique country-city.

  15. Wouter 14.06.2016 at 14:58 - Reply

    Hi Yulia,

    Great blog with lots of useful information. Planning to go there soon!

    • Yulia 14.06.2016 at 16:10 - Reply

      Thanks, glad to hear that! Let me know if you have any questions!:)

  16. Katy Hope 16.06.2016 at 21:25 - Reply

    This is a great list, I would also add biking on Pulau Ubin, for anyone who is slightly actively inclined. It is a great day trip. You can catch a boat at the docks near the airport for $3 per person. 5 minutes later you are on the lovely little island of Pulau Ubin. There are a ton of bike rental shops just off the boat for $10 you can rent a bike and tour the island, including the rainforest and mangrove walk. Such a fun way to spend the day.

  17. suraj sharma 20.06.2016 at 14:04 - Reply

    Hi Yulia,
    Nice Post..!! it’s really lot of useful information and All things to do are Amazing. i am planning to visit Singapore soon.

  18. Utkarsh 20.06.2016 at 22:23 - Reply

    HI Yulia,
    i found you blog very interesting… i am planning a trip in august…. i wanted to know whether its better to travel in tour package or just go there and explore… and whether to pre-book all the venues in advance or can i just go walk-in

    • Yulia 21.06.2016 at 18:29 - Reply

      Hi Utkarsh,
      I am a big supporter of independent travel with taking occasional walking tours/excursions inside the city. Book your hotel in advance (you can see the suggested list above) and some of the tours you want to take, like this one for example . I recommend just going with the flow for the rest of it, you can get an entrance ticket to any attraction right on the place, no need to have a strict plan for that! 😉

  19. Emily Williams 05.07.2016 at 15:27 - Reply

    Hi Yulia , Everyone know that Singapore is best country for visit , But the problem with me how to visit maximum places in minimum time and minimum budget. if u have any idea then plz share with me .

    • Yulia 14.07.2016 at 17:25 - Reply

      Hi Emily!
      Yes, Singapore is definitely not the cheapest place in the world, but it is very special, so worth a visit!
      In this article, I describe tips and tricks to save money where possible. Check out Chick Otel and Fisher Bnb, I found them to be the best budget options with fabulous reviews.

  20. Nicole 24.07.2016 at 18:08 - Reply

    Hello Yulia! Welcome to Singapore! I am a travel blogger too! Always inspired by full time travelers like you. By any chance you are in Singapore, feel free to ping me up. Let’s have some coffee together. 🙂

    • Yulia 25.07.2016 at 15:11 - Reply

      Hey Nicole!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      I am not planning to back o SG soon (though I’d love to!), but i d gladly write to you!
      Follow me on social media, i am keeping my readers up to do on where I am in the world 🙂

  21. Peter 29.07.2016 at 14:19 - Reply

    Thanks Yulia- I’m going to Singapore in a couple weeks and now I know what to do!

    • Yulia 07.08.2016 at 22:20 - Reply

      Awesome! have a great trip! 🙂

  22. Pei from The T List 09.08.2016 at 10:52 - Reply

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay in my home country! Today is Singapore’s National Day! 🙂

  23. Amanda Lund 14.08.2016 at 18:02 - Reply

    Great read, Yulia! Can’t wait to go to Singapore soon! I’m gonna add these to my itinerary!

  24. [email protected] 25.08.2016 at 11:31 - Reply

    Great tips Yulia ! Thanks for putting these together .
    Shruty

  25. Marvin 13.09.2016 at 07:03 - Reply

    This is a great post. There is really a lot to do in Singapore, especially if you are an exchange student. This post helped me a lot to discover Singapore. I am travelling myself during my studies departing from Singapore.

    Thanks again for your easy-to-read writing style and those tips 🙂

  26. Kishor 16.09.2016 at 20:27 - Reply

    Nice list. You got me covered. Thank you!

  27. shan 29.09.2016 at 09:49 - Reply

    Hi yulia……. this is Great tips to travel singapore, my sister is there,so next year i excited to go there. And this is very useful tips thank you yulia

  28. Larisse Espinueva 05.10.2016 at 09:59 - Reply

    Awesome share! I’m looking into visiting Singapore sometime by the end of this year! I’ll make my itinerary from your list. Thanks for this! 🙂

  29. Jesse 18.10.2016 at 10:08 - Reply

    Amazing blog and outstanding information.

  30. Karl 21.10.2016 at 13:48 - Reply

    I am here now and loving the tips, thank you!

  31. National Adventure 30.10.2016 at 19:06 - Reply

    I am here now and loving the tips thanks you

  32. Julia 05.11.2016 at 23:10 - Reply

    Wow! Thank you so much for these tips Yulia. I love them and I love your blog! Finding this gave me new inspiration for my own 🙂 Going to Singapore as an exchange student in just a month!

  33. stephanie 10.11.2016 at 17:54 - Reply

    Oh my after reading this article i cant wait to go to SIngapore someday! 🙂 thanks for sharing.
    x

  34. LY 23.11.2016 at 05:14 - Reply

    Thanks Yulia for writing so well about my country.. was looking for places to bring my friends around.. but am certainly glad you enjoyed your short stay. 🙂

    • Yulia 23.11.2016 at 13:39 - Reply

      Thanks! i d love to come back one day to discover more

  35. VINAY YADAV 04.01.2017 at 12:11 - Reply

    This is a great article post about Singapore . There is really a lot to do in Singapore, especially if you are an exchange student!

  36. Larisse Espinueva 05.01.2017 at 12:03 - Reply

    Lovely list! I’ve been to Singapore once but I haven’t had enough time to do much sightseeing. Hopefully this 2017 I’d be able to. 🙂 I’ll place a few of these places on my itinerary. Thanks for this!

  37. Levent 23.01.2017 at 15:32 - Reply

    Great post, thank you. I would also suggest Pulau Ubin for those who would like to experience an untouched tropical island. Also bird park is a very interesting place to visit.

  38. Rohan 02.02.2017 at 20:55 - Reply

    It helped me a lot with my project

  39. Vasu 11.02.2017 at 22:25 - Reply

    Planning for Singapore trip from India about 5-6 nights and I want to plan my trip by own.you done a great job in above review could you help me on planning where to stay and what’s need to be visited

  40. Jose Dihiansan 23.02.2017 at 10:37 - Reply

    Such a great compilation of places to go in Singapore! I loved the tip for getting cheap entrance for Singapore Zoo and how to get there. Thanks for sharing this can’t wait to go around Singapore and use this guide! 🙂 Do you have any recommended restaurants nearby the Singapore zoo?

    • Yulia 24.02.2017 at 15:28 - Reply

      Thanks a lot! I am in Singapore now in fact and I will update the post soon to make it even better!
      No idea about the restaurants around there, sorry!

  41. Bhatar 28.02.2017 at 16:52 - Reply

    Awesome share! I’m looking into visiting Singapore sometime by the end of this year! I’ll make my itinerary from your list. Thanks for this! 🙂

  42. Wendy Ang 16.03.2017 at 12:24 - Reply

    This is truly helpful! I hope I can visit Singapore sometime soon. thanks for sharing.

  43. Pam Nettley 17.03.2017 at 11:15 - Reply

    Am looking at visiting Singapore next year your list of sightseeing has been very helpful. Are there many restaurants that cater for vegan diets or similar food requirements.

    • Yulia 20.03.2017 at 16:50 - Reply

      Hey Pam!
      Yes, Singapore is a place where you can find all kinds of food for all kinds of preferences, no worries! 🙂

  44. Surinder Bharti 03.04.2017 at 19:15 - Reply

    Hi Yulia
    Thanks for wonderful information about Singapore. I am going there in last week of April 2017. You have done a good job.

  45. Esther Diaz 06.04.2017 at 06:25 - Reply

    Thank you for sharing such an informative guide about Singapore. I have plans going to Singapore just by myself. Reading this helps me where should I must go. Anyways, its a good read! 😀

  46. Emma 07.04.2017 at 11:54 - Reply

    Amazing post. I’m currently planning a solo trip to Singapore and this has been so useful. Thank you!

  47. Poornima Manjunath 20.04.2017 at 21:45 - Reply

    Absolutely great tips Yulia. I am planning a trip to Singapore next month, this really helped me clear my thoughts. Thank you.

  48. Don Jacob 29.04.2017 at 22:09 - Reply

    HI Yulia ! Thank you for this very helpful blog. I’m going to Singapore next month and planning to buy a camera. I wanna ask tips on buying gadgets and what store in Sim Lim did you bought yours? Thank you!

    • Yulia 05.05.2017 at 17:39 - Reply

      I went to a couple of places and I just bought it in the place where the price was the best (there was not a big difference in any way). I dont remember the name, sorry, it was one of them on the ground floor.
      Don’t forget to ask for a paper that can get you a tax refund!

  49. Lester 10.05.2017 at 05:49 - Reply

    Visit Pulau Ubin for some nature in ur next trip.. Also, the EZ-link card is great for public transport in singapore (bus included)..

  50. Allan Wilson 14.05.2017 at 04:11 - Reply

    Love Singapore but find it gets a bad rap compared to the rest of Southeast because it doesn’t live up to the region’s cliches (rice fields, tuk-tuks and triangle hats). The contemporary and otherworldy attractions though aren’t found anywhere else. It’s trully a unique city. Should try the restaurants and Bugis next time. It’s one of my favourite areas.

  51. Jason Santiago 15.05.2017 at 12:24 - Reply

    Awesome article! Always loved Singapore from the culture and their infrastructure. 🙂

  52. Akshay 15.06.2017 at 13:32 - Reply

    Hey Yulia nice pics! You brought back my honeymoon memories there in Singapore. Its a beautiful place. Excited to revisit again!

  53. Desteen 08.07.2017 at 21:40 - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your pics and also for all the tips!! We’ll be visiting Singapore this coming weekend. Hope our trip would be as fun as yours. Much love from Phiipppines

    • Yulia 13.07.2017 at 19:49 - Reply

      Have fuuuun! 🙂

      • Desteen 13.07.2017 at 21:04 - Reply

        Will surely do ❤

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