Looks like in Middle East Asia, right? It’s not! It’s in Singapore. I’m thrilled to share with you the things to do here in Singapore which happens to be my 8th country in Southeast Asia. I’ve spent 3 days in this Lion City before heading to Batam, Indonesia.
(For more information about my trip in Indonesia click here)
Here are the 7 things to do in Singapore you shouldn’t miss:
First stop, the Merlion, this is undoubtedly the most popular symbol of the city-state of Singapore. This 8.6 meter-mythical creature made by local sculptor, Lim Nang Seng, is the representation of both the country and its people. The fish body depicts its origin as a fishing village and the lion head for “Singapura” which means the “Lion City”. You can find this in front of the Fullerton Hotel overlooking Marina Bay.
Marina Bay Sands
Well, if you are just around the Marina Bay, you better visit this most recognizable and iconic hotel in Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands. It’s also the home of the world’s largest infinity pool.
Gardens by the Bay
Here’s another new and green space attraction in central Singapore. It’s divided into 3 major sections where you can also find the highlight of the park, The Supertrees. Aside from that, be ready to discover the Cloud Forest and the largest glass greenhouse in the world, The Flower Dome.
The Universal Studios Singapore theme park is perfect for children, teenagers, and those who are just seeking for some adventures. It features different shows, attractions, and 24 rides in 7 themed zones. This is also the first and only Universal Studios in Southeast Asia.
If you love walking just like me, I think there’s no better way than a walking tour to see the “Lion City” up-close. But to be honest, I’m really on a tight budget. Hahaha. There are a lot of travel agencies offering different walking tours, choose carefully. But as always, you can do a DIY walking tour, just grab some local snacks and drinks along the way then you’re good to go. 😊
Chinatown and Bugis
When you are in Singapore don’t forget to explore the vibrant and bustling Chinatown. I went here first before discovering the Bugis Junction or the Bugis Street Market. I remember I bought souvenirs in Chinatown but then realized that the items in Bugis are a lot cheaper than Chinatown. So if I were you, I think it’s better to get some souvenirs from Bugis or never ever forget the art of bargaining. 😊
You can forget everything but not this one, FOOD! 😊 Roaming around Singapore will definitely make you tired and hungry. And to make your trip unforgettable, you really need to eat their local food. It will spice up your whole adventure.
On my last night in Singapore, I met a friend of mine and he brought me to Makasuntra Gluttons Bay. He recommended this noodle soup, Mee Rebus and the appetizing Fried Oyster. I highly recommend this place as the stalls offer authentic and unique flavors that I’m sure will satisfy your taste buds. And you will definitely love the food here! 😊