Singapore is one of the most visited cities in Southeast Asia. Of course, all the visitors of Singapore trained for this kind of visit (almost monthly), and each one on his route that he suggests to his passing hosts (with often minimal variations).
10 things to do absolutely in Singapore
So what are the things you have absolutely to do if you’re in City-state?
1/. Gardens By The Bay
Go to Pandora (the planet of the film Avatar), certainly one of the most spectacular places in Singapore. The two paying gardens (Flowers Dome and Rain Forest) offer different and fun experiences, but you can also just stay outside and admire the giant trees.
2 Admire the city from the top of Marina Bay Sands
Just to get a view of what Singapore is and also to see the infinite pool at the top of Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
Marina Bay Sands is one of the obligatory crossings in Singapore.
Unfortunately it is not accessible for visitors (except for hotel guests).
3/. Have a drink at 1-Altitude
In the evening, to have a panorama of Singapore by night. The most beautiful night view of the City-State.
The entrance is expensive (SGD 50), and you only get two drinks for that price. Tell yourself that you are paying for the view, And it is well worth it.
The best thing to do is to come just before 7:30 p.m. to watch the sunset over the city-state (see photo above). WOW effect on 100% of my friends passing through.
4/. Eat dim sum at Din Tai Fung
Not to be missed are restaurants throughout Singapore, offering excellent dim sum, often imitated and rarely equal (especially considering the reasonable prices).
If you only had to eat in Singapore, go to Din Tai Fung.
5/. Visit the Singapore City Gallery
Many people wonder why this place is a must-see in Singapore simply because it is the best place (much more than the National Museum) to realize the success of Singapore but also the organization of the island’s authorities.
It’s free and it’s a must for everyone (and it’s great for families with children).
6 Getting lost in Chinatown
Full of shophouses (traditional houses). And also the perfect place for small gadget souvenirs (magnets, keyrings). Chinatown and its tiny streets often in a mess give a beautiful little side to a city that sometimes looks too perfect. Refreshing.
If you don’t know what to bring back from Singapore, do not hesitate to read: What souvenirs to bring back from Singapore?
7/. Shopping in Haji Lane (Kampong Glam)
One of Singapore’s alternative neighborhoods with plenty of independent shops.
Moreover, Haji Lane is located in the city’s Malay district and offers another little-known view of the city-state: shophouses and small streets that contrast with the austere and cold image of the city center.
A must! The area is in the city center (Bugis metro station). Take the time to stroll around Kampong Glam and stop for a little black in one of the many hipster cafes in the area.
8/. Explore Tiong Bahru
If you wonder what Singapore looked like when it became independent in 1965, then go and explore the Tiong Bahru.
Tiong Bahru is the equivalent of the Maris in Paris: a central district that has been forgetting. And which now revived thanks to the young people who take over the area.
The neighborhood is fantastic for a walking tour! Lots of little things to discover and explore in the pedestrian streets of this truly unique neighborhood.
9/. See the shophouses of Kampong Bahru
In traveling in the past! Stroll through the streets of Kampong Bahru to see the shophouses (traditional Singapore houses built over a century ago).
A quiet and relaxing walk. Besides, you can make beautiful photos for your Instagram 😉
Kampong Bahru is located in the Everton Park area, right next to Outram Park MRT subway station (in the city center).
10/. Take a picture of the Merlion
It is a must for photos with the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands in the background, a bit like the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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