Last December 2017, I went on my first out-of-the-country trip with the whole family in the The Lion City… Singapore! Yay! So I’m going to post here a short list of places to visit, things to do, and where to eat.
Singapore is considered to be one of the richest, safest, and cleanest country in the world. This sovereign city-state and island country is located in Southeast Asia.
Here’s the list of the places we visited in Singapore:
Location: Airport Boulevard, Singapore
Known as the best airport in the world. Now I know why! It’s really different from the airports in the Philippines. Hehe. Also one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. This airport offers visitors a variety of attractions spread across its four terminals.
Marina Bay Sands
Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
This is one of the famous attractions here in Singapore because of its infinity pool at the top of this luxury hotel. Opened last 2010, listed as the world’s most expensive casino.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Location: 2 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands
Opening hours: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM daily
This mall is located inside the Marina Bay Sands. Has different stalls of luxury brands from across the world. From high-end restaurants, cafes, bars, and fun attractions.
Location: One Fullerton, Singapore
Singapore’s major landmark and tourist attraction near the Central Business District. Created on year 2002, Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.
Location: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore
Opening hours: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM daily (10:15 PM – last entry)
The giant Ferris wheel in Singapore stands at 165 meters, with a diameter of 150 meters, making it as the tallest Giant Observation Wheel in the world. In year 2008, they were officially opened along Raffles Avenue, where the wheel stood – literally and figuratively.
Adult Ticket 33 SGD, Senior Ticket 24 SGD (Above 60 years old), Child Ticket 21 SGD (3 to 12 years old). Click here to enjoy 10% discount, call (65) 6333 3311 for details.
Gardens by the Bay
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
A nature park that is 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore, next to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden. Did you know that this is part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”.
OUTDOOR GARDENS opens from 5:00 AM – 2:00 AM daily with free admission.
Outdoor Gardens consists of:
- Supertree Grove
- Sun Pavillion
- Heritage Gardens
- World of Plants
- Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes
Universal Studios Singapore
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily
A theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island. This theme park features 24 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones. The park opened last 2010. This is said to be the second Universal Studio in Asia (Japan being the first) and the first in Southeast Asia.
The theme park offers very reasonable rates, ranging from 74 SGD for a one-day adult pass to 118 SGD for a two-day adult pass. Children and seniors can also enjoy a discounted rate (all prices are in Singapore dollars). Refer to table below for entrance fees. For booking, refer to Booking Universal Studios Tickets Online.
|One-Day Pass||Annual Pass|
|Adult (aged 13 to 59)||76 SGD||188 SGD|
|Child (aged 4 to 12)||56 SGD||158 SGD|
|Senior (aged 60 and above)||38 SGD||158 SGD|
Location: Haji Lane, Singapore
The vibe and picturesque sights are usually enough to make for an enjoyable time there. The place is really Instagram-worthy. Filled with different shops, local eateries, and shisha bars. With it’s mural paintings, this is the perfect place to take your OOTD’s.
Location: Orchard Road, Singapore
This 2.2 kilometer-long boulevard retail and entertainment hub in the central region is known as the premiere shopping destination in Singapore. There are 22 markets and six commercial centers in this area, and all are splendid, crowded, and you can not miss.
Location: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM daily
This is one of the biggest, cheapest, and probably hottest places to shop in Singapore. This is the center of Singapore and found just next to the new malls at Bugis MRT Station. If you’re looking for some souvenirs, accessories, clothes, electronics, housewares, and cosmetics, this is the place to be. Almost everything of they are selling is as low as 1 SGD!
You can also find here the famous ice cream, the one dollar ice cream. But sad to say, it’s 1.25 SGD already.
Location: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore
Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 AM Monday to Friday; 8:30 AM – 4:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
This is a historic building complex in Singapore which began life as a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus and convent quarters known as Caldwell House. There was a wedding event when we went there. Such a lovely place!
Location: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
This is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay. It has unusual design which covered by a huge umbrellas which protect all the restaurants and bars from the rain and it is also air-conditioned.
Makansutra Gluttons Bay
Location: 8 Raffles Ave, Esplanade Mall, Singapore
Opening hours: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM Monday to Thursday; 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM Friday & Saturday; 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM Sunday
Makansutra celebrate the diverse food culture that they have in Singapore. Taste a variety of local street and hawker food. An asian food stalls offered along a sizable pedestrian street with ample seating. They hail from the Old Satay Club at Queen Elizabeth Walk and for over 40 years, this family-run business has been insistent in making satay the traditional handmade way. It has also a good view of Marina Bay Sands.