So, you’ve finally decided to get away from all for full three days and visit the city-state of Singapore packed with culture, history and unrivaled contemporary attractions. As we all know that Singapore is a charming place to get lost in, 72 hours in the destination may seem to be a super swift trip but you can still turn it out into an unforgettable ever vacation with appropriate planning. In fact, that’s what we have done for you; here we have some amazing ideas and inspirations in order to help you craft a perfect three-day travel program. This encompasses exciting suggestions on what to see, dine and shop in Singapore.
Before we get into the travel program, have a quick look at these helpful tips which will make your planning a hell lot easier.
• Make sure that you apply and get your Singapore visa approved (only if needed) well before your intended travel date.
• Make your Singapore hotel reservation in advance.
• Pack light with comfortable cotton clothing due to its humid climate throughout. Moreover, don’t forget to carry items like hat, umbrella, raincoat etc to tackle unexpected drizzle.
• Be careful while packing as certain items are prohibited from bringing into the country.
• With so much to explore in Singapore, one of the most recommended option is to buy a three-day-attraction Singapore City Pass which gives you the flexibility to experience your favorite attractions at a relaxed pace. Besides ensuring discounted rates to discover the city-state’s top attractions, it comes with some amazing and fun-filled inclusions by way of Captain Explorer DUKW Ride, Sentosa Segway Ride, and FunVee Night Sightseeing.
DAY ONE – EXPLORE ICONIC SINGAPORE LANDMARKS
Morning: After you check in and do away with your jet lag, proceed to the hotel’s breakfast section or skip out of the same to kick off the day as locals do. Head straight to Killiney Kopitiam or Toast Box to sample more authentic Singaporean breakfast specialties like kaya toast, soft boiled eggs, Lor Mee etc, washed down with a cup of refreshingly energizing Kopi (Coffee) or Teh (Tea).
Following a hearty breakfast, set out to discover some of the city-state’s most popular attractions. Start with the unmissable Merlion Park where you’ll get to take some fantastic pictures with the distinguished Merlion Statues and imposing Marina Bay Sands Resort Complex in the backdrop. Moreover, dependent on your budget and tastes, you can visit the resort’s attractions like Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, ArtScience Museum, and Skypark.
Afternoon: Make your way to one of the many fabulous restaurants across Marina Bay; consider Palm Beach Seafood which is popular for its Singapore chili crab or step into one of the dining venues within Marina Bay Sands to dine in style. Apart from these, there is a spectrum of affordable choices in the vicinity to satiate your taste buds.
Post lunch, continue your Singapore exploration to Gardens by the Bay which is more than a garden, with its enormous Supertree Grove, stunning Flower Dome, and super cool Cloud Forest Dome, among others. Moreover, for the most panoramic views over Singapore, don’t miss a spin aboard one of the world’s biggest observation wheels, Singapore Flyer.
Evening: Check out the scores of high-end malls, designer boutiques, and superb dining and entertainment choices available across Orchard Road, or go up to Clarke Quay which is home to most of the region’s top rated highlights, from Asian Civilizations Museum to the 100-year-old Hong San See Temple and Fort Canning Park. Besides its multitude of waterfront leisure and dining choices, a must-experience is a cruise down the iconic Singapore River which promises you a distinct perspective of the sights along Boat Quay as well as Marina Bay. Upon a great dining and sightseeing experience, you can choose to finish your day on a thrilling note by visiting Night Safari. Located next to Singapore Zoo, it’s dedicated to nocturnal wildlife brought from different parts of the world.
DAY TWO – SET ASIDE THIS DAY COMPLETELY FOR SENTOSA ISLAND, IT’S WORTH IT!
Morning: Al though there are several ways to reach this ultimate destination of leisure and entertainment (approximately 20 minutes away from the city center), the most exquisite way is via a scenic cable car ride. It entices you with the most compelling views over the city skyline as well as the island as a whole.
Once you arrive here, you can choose to spend your morning by venturing into some exhilarating activities; visit Adventure Cove Waterpark, try Skyline Luge Sentosa / the Flying Trapeze, or step into Universal Studios whose seven movie-themed zones blow you away with their unparalleled offerings like exhilarating rides, massive roller coasters etc.
Afternoon: After all fun and actions, it’s time to refuel your energy. From Chinese, Indian, and Korean to Cantonese, Italian and French specialties, Sentosa Island puts at your disposal a diverse array of options for lunch. After you savor your favorites, you can utilize the time till evening to discover one or more of the islands’ highlights including Madame Tussauds, Merlion Park, S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa Nature Discovery, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, and Tiger Sky Tower which is the region’s highest vantage point (at a height of more than 130 meters).
Evening: Relax in Siloso Beach or enjoy a variety of remarkable live shows, ranging from IOS (Images of Singapore) Live and Wings of Time to the astonishing Crane Dance and 30-minute Songs of the Sea (light show). You can try your luck at the casino within Resorts World Sentosa and further relish a relaxed dining or even party hard at one of its many swanky beach clubs like Tanjong, Azzura, and Mambo.
DAY THREE – GO OFF-THE-BEATEN & GET YOUR FILL OF SINGAPORE’S MULTI-ETHNIC CULTURE
Morning: Starting from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, take a 15-minute bumboat ride which retreats you to the panoramic natural surroundings of Pulau Ubin, thanks to its highlights like astonishing Sensory Trail, old abandoned Pekan Quarry, and Butterfly Hill. Beyond its striking tranquility and natural beauty, this small yet enormously charming island is a haven for adventurists as well. Explore the biking trails of Ketam Mountain Park, go for mangrove kayaking, or follow the steep hiking trails up to Puaka Hill.
For those seeking alternative options can head to the distinct cultural park of Haw Par Villa or tour Singapore’s last-of-its-kind traditional village, Kampong Buangkok.
Afternoon: Back in the mainland, add a sprinkling of colonial history to your dining experience by dropping straight into the legendary Raffles Singapore. With 15 plus dining venues to choose from, this gives you the unique opportunity to take in the imposing grandeur and timeless architecture of this 19th century structure. Try succulent meat and seafood specialties at Long Bar Steakhouse / Raffles Courtyard or opt for a high tea experience within the cozy ambience of Tiffin Room.
Evening: Dedicate the rest of the day to explore the city-state’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Little India, Chinatown, and Arab Street. See many Chinese temples and Buddhist shrines (Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum), savor spicy Indian culinary delights, and shop some unique souvenirs, as you explore these ever-bustling, full-of-life ethnic quarters. If you wish to elevate the fun of your last evening in Singapore, sign up for a Wok ‘n’ Stroll culinary adventure, maybe its Street Art and Food Tour, Hawker Discovery Tour or even Makan Makan Food at Kampong Glam.
With this proposed 72-hour Singapore itinerary, we hope that you’ll be able to get max out of your Singapore holidays. So go ahead and plan your vacation of your lifetime with much ease and efficacy.