Your Guide to Sensational Singapore

See the lights and sights of the Lion City with this 5 day suggested itinerary

Join me as we shine the spotlight on one of my favourite countries, the incredible island nation of Singapore. I’m going to take you through my suggestion for a 5 day itinerary and show you the highlights, as well as a few hidden gems

Day 1 - Welcome to Singapore

Chances are you’ve flown in from the UK and the are feeling the effects of the 7 or 8 hour time difference, so let’s take it easy with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city. I’m always a fan of starting with these tours as you’ll get a bearing for how everything is laid out, and it’s a good way to start acclimatising to the humidity

Before you turn in to call it a night, it’s worth striking up a conversation with some of the locals to find out which restaurants near your hotel they would recommend. It’s great to get advice from places like TripAdvisor, but it’s the locals who know best and you’ll be able to experience the best of the authentic cuisine

Day 2 - Exploring Marina Bay

Today we’re going to be focussed around the Marina Bay area and taking in everything it has to offer. To avoid the queues let’s head straight to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and take the elevator to the Skypark Observation Deck, where you can enjoy stunning uninterrupted views of the city

Next up it’s time to get up close with nature by visiting Gardens by the Bay, a collection of plants and trees from around the world. First up there’s the Flower Dome – the world’s largest glass greenhouse – with sections showcasing plants from each of the continents, and then we head to the Cloud Forest which is a giant indoor mountain of vegetation that you can walk around to see many different plants and monuments

Day 3 - Time to Hit the Shops

After a couple of days out in the humid heat, you’ll be glad of a day spent inside air conditioned shops! The best place to start would of course be Orchard Road, one of the world’s most renowned shopping streets. There’s so many outlets to choose from including TANGS (Singapore’s oldest department store), ION Orchard (a futuristic 8 level mall containing many luxury brands) and Far East Plaza (ideal for street fashion and beauty services)

Once you’ve dropped off your wares back at the hotel, it’s time to head back to Marina Bay and the enormous Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Here you can find the iconic Louis Vuitton Crystal Pavillion, countless bars and restaurants, and a plethora of high end fashion brands all within the beautifully designed shopping centre

If you have time at the end of the day, it is well worth heading across the river to the Singapore Flyer, a huge observation wheel which provides excellent views of Marina Bay and the cityscape. Formula 1 fans will also recognise this area as the pitlane for the Singapore Grand Prix, the world’s first night race

Day 4 - Magical Sentosa Island

Today is going to be a day packed full of adventure as we look to spend it on the island resort of Sentosa, just off the southern coast. Sentosa has so much to offer and it’ll be easy to get so wrapped up in it all that you’ll forget you’re in Singapore! Here are just a few of the awesome experiences on offer:

Sentosa Nature Discovery – An interactive nature trail where you can learn about Singapore’s natural heritage

S.E.A. Aquarium – One of the world’s largest oceanariums home to over 100,000 marine creatures

iFly Singapore – An indoor skydiving facility where you can experience the thrill of simulated freefalls from heights of 12,000ft

Universal Studios Singapore – Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park packed full of immersive rides and experiences

Cable Car Sky Network – Relax with stunning panoramic views of Sentosa and Mount Faber

Day 5 - Immerse Yourself in Tradition

On our last day in this beautiful country we’re going to look at some of it’s more historic and authentic experiences, because for all of the exciting, modern structures there is also a rich heritage flowing through Singapore that cannot be missed

Starting with a stroll through Chinatown, this area is an absolutely feast for the senses with delicious street food to be enjoyed with a backdrop of some of the most stunning temples in all of Singapore. Not too far away then is the enormous Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which is home to museums dedicated to Buddhism in Asia, as well as a beautifully ornate place of worship

Next it’s time to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Little India. This collection of streets is home to a large Indian community and has many colourful buildings and intricately decorated temples dotted throughout it. And of course all the time the streets are filled with the beautiful aroma of freshly cooked Indian food, something which I’d definitely recommend experiencing whilst in the area

No trip to Singapore would be complete without heading to Raffles and sipping a refreshing Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. Definitely one of Singapore’s most culturally renowned experiences, this is one that cannot be missed! And afterwards you can stroll through the grounds of this iconic hotel, wrapping up your Singaporean adventure in style

Conclusion

If this has whet your appetite for a trip to this magnificent city, you’re in luck because I can help you do exactly that! Singapore is one of my favourite cities and one which always stands out when I think of places I’d return to. The atmosphere is fantastic and the people are so welcoming, it’s a real pleasure to be a guest in their city

One of the hotels I highly recommend (aside from Raffles and Marina Bay Sands!) is the Shangri-La Singapore which is located within a beautiful tropical garden that feeds through into the lobby of the hotel, making it feel light and airy

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