DIY Travel Guide to Singapore [With Suggested Tours]
Do you want to travel to Singapore? Here’s our DIY Travel Guide to Singapore, with suggested tours.
The Lion City, Singapore, may be small, but I bet everyone would love to see their extraordinary airport. This powerful country is one of the best places to travel, albeit a bit expensive. You won’t get bored in this amazing place, so here’s our travel guide if you want to explore Singapore.
Things to do in Singapore
1. Enjoy the Activities in Sentosa Island
Nearest Station: HarbourFront station / Sentosa Station
Claiming the first spot on our travel guide to Singapore is Sentosa Island. It’s the center of tourist activities and entertainment in the country. It has the famous Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, a branch of Madame Tussauds, Royal Albatross, Wave House, and many more. There are also Resort Hotels and Gorgeous Beaches. One day is not enough here.
Suggested Tour: iVenture Singapore Unlimited Attractions Pass (iPass)
2. Visit the attractions along the Marina Bay
Nearest Station: Bayfront Station
Just like Sentosa, Marina Bay has lots of attractions. These include the gorgeous Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Grove, and the ArtScience Museum. Not to mention the famous Marina Bay Sands, a hotel that overlooks the bay itself with a boat-shaped Sky Park. It’s something you should not miss when coming to SG!
Suggested Tour: Marina Bay Skypark Observation Deck Ticket
3. Shop at Bugis Street Market
Nearest Station: Bugis MRT Station
Singapore is expensive, and so are the shops but if you want affordable ones, shop at Bugis Street Market! From ref magnets to clothes, to fashion goodies to street food, you can absolutely find it here but at a cheap price (but not that high quality). I actually shopped here for our souvenirs, and we got to haggle with the sellers.
Suggested Tour: The Original Singapore Walks Half Day Tour
4. Find the Merlions!
Our travel guide to Singapore wouldn’t look good if we forgot the symbol of the country, the Merlion. The Merlion in the Park is not alone; it has many duplicates all over SG. Try finding all the other 6 Merlions; one is at one of the places mentioned in this list.
Suggested Tour: Singapore Half-Day City Tour with Gardens by the Bay Admission
Transportation Tip: If you’re looking for the cheapest way to book the Trains, Buses, Ferries, Transfers on this route, we use 12Go.Asia to compare the prices!
5. Be amazed by Changi Airport
Nearest Station: Changi Airport MRT Station
If you are going to Singapore, try to fly to or from here to experience the world’s best airport, Changi Airport. There’s no other airport on earth that has an indoor waterfall; it’s only in Changi. With superb art installations, slides, pools, entertainment spots like TVs and arcades, you don’t want to get out. It’s truly a fantastic spot to visit.
Suggested Tour: Best of Jewel Changi Airport Tour
Where to stay in Singapore
Hotel Classic by Venue (SG Clean)
Located within the culturally-rich Geylang district, Hotel Classic by Venue offers accommodations in Singapore. Guest rooms have air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests can explore the surrounding area for a variety of shopping and dining options.
Price: Starts at USD 63 for a Standard Double Room
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
Located in the heart of the shopping district, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road features modern, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Each room is equipped with a 42-inch flat-screen cable TV, iPod dock, ergonomic work station, and tea/coffee maker. The private bathroom includes a shower and hairdryer. Guests enjoy a complimentary daily express breakfast.
Price: Starts at USD 120 for a Standard Queen Room
Towering over the bay, this iconic hotel offers the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, 20 dining options, and a world-class casino. It has direct access to Singapore’s premier shopping mall and the ArtScience Museum, which features the permanent exhibition, Future World. Rooms at Marina Bay Sands are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV with channels including CCTV4.
Price: Starts at USD 312 for a Deluxe Twin Room.
Where to Eat in Singapore
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, 069184
When going to Singapore, I highly recommend eating at a Hawker Center. One of the best ones is the Maxwell Food Center. Check out TianTianHainanese Chicken Rice, which is famed in all of the countries. Don’t worry about your expenses as it’s pretty cheap here.
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Address: 22 Orange Grove Road Shangri-La Hotel Tower Wing, Lower Lobby, 258350
If you want to eat Asian Cuisine and lots of Sea Food, you can go to the line. It’s a buffet-style restaurant with many food choices, including Vegan and Gluten-Free options. You will surely make your stomach happy with this restaurant.
Address: 18 Raffles Quay Telok Ayer Festival Market #01-94 Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, 048582
Another Hawker Center on our travel guide to Singapore is Lau Pa Sat or Ayer Festival Market. Their specialty is the Satay, it’s like Barbecue but has a Singaporean twist with peanut butter as the sauce. It’s very delicious and affordable and one of my favorite dishes in the country.
About the Writer
Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.
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