Many people can wonder if Singapore is a state or a city. It is actually both! From just arriving to the Changi airport in Singapore, you will see how modern and innovative is this city-state.
Every time they surprise with a new technology and the airport is just massive. Even if you have a stopover for a few hours, you will not get bored.
There is a small botanical garden and some electronic projections, you can let your legs get massaged in an automatic machine or visit one of the VIP lounges if you are a member.
I have created a special itinerary for you to see all the beauty of Singapore for a 3 days in this metropolis.
Currency – Singapore dollar
1 SGD = 0.96 AUD
3 days in Singapore
The weather in Singapore is very hot and humid, the temperature is whole year approximately the same 27-31 Celsius.
The coldest month is considered January with 26 Celsius.:D In this time is also the most rainfall. A raining season last from November till January.
Singapore is surrounded by the best hotels in the world. The futuristic architecture of the metropolis is just stunning!
One of the best hotel is considered Marina Bay Sands with garden on the top and the largest rooftop infinity pool in the world! The Marina Bay Sands is not just a hotel, it is also a shopping center!
For my stay I chose PAN PACIFIC hotel in a very high floor with an incredible view of the Marina Bay Sands. The location is also perfect, right next to the Shopping Mall and Convention center, check my review here.
My 3 days itinerary
Explore the city with a Hop on, hop off bus and then stop in places you like. It is a guided bus which will take you for example to China Town, India town, Marina Bay or Sentosa Island!
You can purchase either just a one day ticket or for 2 days which can be convenient if you plan to visit Sentosa Island that you don’t need to worry about other transport.
The one day ticket costs around $40 AUD. Check more info here
Explore city markets, go to the Botanical Garden while is still afternoon, then visit a shopping center in Marina Bay which can take 2-3 hours (depends on how much you love shopping).
Finish your day with a night walk along Marina Bay, check the statue of Lion (Merlion) and watch the light show!
For dinner check street food at Boon Tat Street Food Market if you feel like experience authentic Singaporean cuisine. You can do a fancy dinner some another night.:-)
For the lunch time, try some traditional Malaysian food such as Chicken rice! The meal is simple but Malaysian people love it and it is just a must to try.:-) I also love flat rice noodles.
Sentosa island offer lot of fun! Try a zip line! It was my first time I have tried it, and I was a bit scared. 🙂 Finally, it was completely fine and fun!
My zip line was for some reason kind of slow and I got stuck before the end.:D However, it was just my case as other people didn’t have a problem. I would love to try it again but I think next time I wouldn’t mind if it is more scary, fast and longer.:-)
On the way back Visit Garden by the Bay before sunset to see it from the top and enjoy the night view as well!
Garden by the bay
This is a must see in Singapore! On the way back visit Garden by the Bay before sunset to see it from the top. It might take 2 hours to explore whole garden.
Visit the top part before the sunset and then enjoy the night view as well! I recommend booking it in advance to avoid being disappointed if it is full and not ruin your vacation.
Once you explore the top, wait for the Garden Rhapsody light show with music at Supertree Grove. It is free and it starts at 7:45 and 8:45pm daily.
You will feel like being in a movie. Seeing all these blinking lights followed by magnificent music just make you fulfill with joy and feel like being a kid again. 🙂
Universal studios Singapore
To be honest this was my first Universal Studios ever! They are all over the world and I think I want to check the Universal studios in some other country again. I really want to see the Universal studios in USA. 🙂
I would say that the place is best for children and families or people who like anime movies.
You can experience rides with 3D simulations, sounds effects and feeling like being a part of the movie, it is more intensive than just a 4D cinema, you will have a ride inside.
In some attraction you will wear special glasses to see all the effects, other attractions are “just rides” but they are cool as well.:-)
For film lovers, check a film tour where can you learn about filming and effects – for example, learn how they create rain in a movie, how they use the sounds effects or how they create a wind. Interesting!
Tip! Definitely arrive earlier in the morning as there are very long queues for each attraction, waiting time can be an hour or even more! I didn’t listen and didn’t want to buy a VIP ticket, however, it can be a reasonable option to skip these never-ending queues and enjoy more rides.
The Universal studios require a whole day to fully enjoy all the entertainment.
In the evening enjoy your time in some nice restaurant in the city. This time, you might try a fancy one.:-)