If you’re only in Singapore for a short amount of time then here are my SIX super Singapore must-dos!
1. Drink a Singapore Sling at The Raffles Hotel
Yes it is expensive. Yes it is touristy. And yes almost everyone in the Long Bar will be sipping on a sling, but we were in desperate need of refreshment and a cool place to sit when we passed, so we thought when in Rome…
2. Go on the night safari at Singapore Zoo
I’ve never heard of a night safari at a zoo before but I had heard many good things about Singapore Zoo. We enjoyed the walking tour and the Creatures of the Night show. The tram less so as I’m not entirely convinced all those animals were real! Still, it was a unique experience to wander around a zoo after dark and see the nocturnal animals come out to play.
3. Photograph the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands
Go for a stroll along the waterfront to see the famous Merlion – a fountain with the head of a lion and the body of a fish – Singapore’s national icon. From here you can get spectacular views (haze permitting) of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel – also a bit of an icon itself!
4. See the Supertrees in their glowing glory
We didn’t have time to visit the Gardens by the Bay properly, but one evening we caught the train down there to see the Avatar-like Supertree Grove. Absolutely stunning and surreal – and best of all – FREE! (Although you have to pay for some other parts of the Gardens by the Bay).
5. Wander around Little India
Little India is a colourful place, both literally and figuratively. See the beautifully ornate Hindu temples, snap a photo or two of the House of Tan Teng Niah or even have your fortune told by a parrot.
6. Sample some street food
Singapore is well-known for its hawker centres, so we chose to stop by Maxwell Food Centre in Chinatown to try a few dishes. Cheap, tasty and filling – just what you need after a day of exploring!
Have you been to Singapore? What would you add to the list to make a super 7?