If you’re planning or will be going on vacation to visit Singapore and don’t know where to go- I got you! Here are a few of my favorite places that I recommend in seeing!
1. Marina Bay Sands Hotel
I just want to say this hotel is more than just clean rooms with beautiful views. There is so much this hotel has to offer so I would encourage you to get lost and venture around.
Nightly rates range from $300-$500 USD+ per night. This all depends on what time of the year you’re visiting. If you’re planning to stay with a few friends, please keep in mind they only limit one room to a maximum of 3 guests.
- The Shoppes: 170 boutiques
- Breakfast, Brunch, Happy hour, and dinner are all at your finger tips! There’s about 80 dining + drinking places. Not to mention one of Gordon’s Ramsay’s restaurants ‘Bread Street Kitchen’ (I give it a 10/10)
- Sands SkyPark Entrance
- 12-16 minute walk to the Gardens By the Bay
2. Marina Sands Infinity Pool
Marina Bay Sands is known for having the Highest Infinity Pool in the world.
Admission: Free, only exclusive to hotel guests. A hotel key must be presented for entry (one per person)
The pool is located on the 57th floor overlooking the entire Singapore skyline. UNREAL. So worth coming up here during sunrise and sunset. No need to worry about it being too crowded, the pool is split into three different sections: adults only family-friendly, and children only.
3. OCBC Skyway (Super Trees)
Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm every day
Admission: $8 SGD / $5 USD
Tip: Plan your day at the Gardens By the Bay accordingly. There are so many attractions and long lines can take up too much time. It’s best to start your day with visiting the OCBC Skyway. The earlier you get there, the better. I am talking about 10-15 minutes before they open haha
4. Cloud Forest + Flower Dome
The Cloud Forest and Flower Dome are two popular attractions at Gardens by the Bay. So many photo ops here..haha.
Hours: 9am-9pm daily
Admission: $28 for two conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) $12 for one conservatory.
Tip: If you want to take photos without photo bombers, I recommend to be a part of the last group.
5. Maxwell Food Centre
Hours: 6am- late (daily)
This place is a must if you want to get the whole Singapore experience and also a great place to be adventurous with food. Changi Village is known for well-known stalls that offer really affordable (like $4-6 cheap), fresh, and delicious dishes. There are so many dishes from Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, you name it. I’m not going to lie though it’s overwhelming but to be in this kind of atmosphere is a cool experience.
- I recommend to come anytime before or after lunch time because you’ll have to wait for tables.
- First come first reserve is real lol. You will think you’ll finally find a table until you actually see a few items on each seat. This means that someone has already claimed it as theirs and they will be back. So if you see an empty table go ahead and put water bottles, napkins or whatever you have on the table or chairs and boom- you reserved it. It’s yours.
6. Lau Pa Sat
Hours: 10 am- 10 pm.
Lau Pa Sat means “old market“. This is another great hawker center to find authentic Singaporean, Chinese, and Malaysian dishes. Don’t come after 9pm if you’re hungry because almost everyone will run out of their specialties. Thankfully finding a place to sit here isn’t too bad since there are more tables.
I don’t think I’ve seen so many temples and massage parlors until visiting Chinatown, Singapore. This is probably the best place to buy souvenirs.
8. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Hours: 7 am – 7 pm daily
Tip: Dress code is obviously a little more conservative here but since there are so many tourists they provide sarongs for both men and women to cover shoulders and legs.
9. Old Hill Street Police Station
This place is more for photo-ops. I mean what a pretty looking police station if you ask me. I wanted to take a picture of the entire building without cars passing by, but that would take forever.
10. Singapore Flyer
Hours: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Admission: $33 SGD / $24 USD
This is for sure a tourist thing to do! One ticket includes one ride (30 minutes) on the flyer. It’s more of a relaxing ride than anything. You get a full 360 view of historical landmarks such as Merilon Park and Singapore River. During the ride there will be screens that show you how high you are – Pretty dope experience. There’s more to than just going on a ride. There are restaurants and shops as well.
I hope this helps and I’d love to see your favorite places!