Get up early and prepare for a long day of walking!
Follow our one day itinerary that packs in most major attractions in the city centre, and brings you from Chinatown via the Central Business District, the River Area and the Colonial District to Kampong Glam and Little India, before finishing off with drinks back in the River Area. We keep the Orchard Road extension for a more relaxed visit on Day 3 of this itinerary.
Follow our three days itinerary. Day 2 is all about animal parks, and much more relaxing than Day 1. You will visit the Jurong Bird Park, the Zoo and the Night Safari, before finishing the day at St. James Powerstation, on Dempsey Hill or with a beer with the locals in Geylang.
Again, follow our three days itinerary. Today, we will visit Orchard Road in the morning and Sentosa in the afternoon and evening.
With already three days of 'experience' in Singapore, we can show you some of the off-the beaten track attractions that only few visitors will see.
Morning: Joo Chiat and Katong
In the morning, visit the Peranakan area of Joo Chiat and Katong. The area is best explored with our walking tour from Geylang Serai to Ceylon Road. Have lunch at 320 Katong Laksa to get a taste of this uniquely Singaporean dish.
Early afternoon: Changi
After Joo Chiat and Katong, taxi to the Changi district in the far east of Singapore. Besides being home to the airport, Changi has a number of moderately interesting attractions that you can visit on the way to Pulau Ubin later today.
The Changi Museum provides a glimpse into the sufferings during World War Two as well as highlights the heroic sacrifices of some. Touching handwritten notes of thanks are featured throughout the museum.
Changi Village is a rustic little estate, and distinct because of its laid-back atmosphere which stands in stark contrast to the bustling city centre. If there is time to spare, sit down and enjoy a relaxing beer at one of the cafes.
Finally, take a short stroll along Changi Beach, one of Singapore's oldest. This windy beach which is relatively deserted on weekdays.
Late Afternoon: Pulau Ubin
Before you are getting bored, hop over to the Changi Point Ferry Terminal and catch a bumboat to nearby Pulau Ubin. Only 15 minutes away from the mainland, Pulau Ubin is relatively untouched and a popular excursion spot for locals to enjoy outdoor activities like cycling and hiking.
Once there, rent a bicycle and ride around the island. Make sure to visit Chek Jawa Wetlands, which is home to one of the richest ecosystems in Singapore, and take a stroll along the coastal broadwalk. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding areas and waters.
You will find food and drink options on Pulau Ubin, so it is not necessary to bring your own supplies to the island.
Day five starts with a nature walk and ends with a visit to a typical expat enclave, where you can sample the (quite good) life of those that are sent to Singapore by their international companies.
Morning and Afternoon: Mount Faber and Southern Ridges Walk
Start your day with a Tour of Mount Faber. If you are fit, continue with the Southern Ridges Walk, which covers the better part of southwestern Singapore and takes you through some of the lesser visited parks and attractions.
You will enjoy lots of nature and some scenic views of the city skyline. Especially the Southern Ridges Walk is relatively long, and there will be some trekking involved, so wear comfortable shoes.
Evening: Holland Village
When the evening comes, take a taxi to Holland Village. This area is home to some acclaimed bars and restaurants, and frequently visited by expatriates who live nearby in the Bukit Timah area.
If you had enough of Asian food, grab dinner at the colourful Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant. The serving portions are generous and prices affordable. The Holland Village Food Court offers a cheaper alternative.
Then end your day at Wala Wala Café and Bar. This popular bar has a mixed crowd of expatriates as well as locals. Chill out either at the first level where large screen televisions broadcast sporting events or head upstairs to enjoy the popular live band.
This nature reserve is one of the largest of its kind in Singapore. Housing over 1000 different species of plants and animals, it is a compelling attraction for nature lovers. However, the various trails available for cycling and trekking means that there is a little something for everybody.
Learn about the brave soldiers who lost their lives defending Singapore against the Japanese at this memorial. Visitors can also pore over the 24000 names on the walls of the memorial of soldiers whose bodies were never found. A grim reminder of the horrors of war.
Although it is better known as a red-light district, Geylang also has a number of good eating places as well as interesting religious buildings.
The largest park in Singapore is a popular place especially on weekends. Dine at one of the many eateries that line the beach or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sea breeze.
Learn all about how the local beer, Tiger Beer, is manufactured at this brewery. Visitors will also get to enjoy an hour of free house beer at the end of the tour.
Lying off the southern coast of Singapore, these relatively small islands are ideal getaways for those who have grown tired of the hectic and bustling city life of mainland Singapore. Take a ferry from Harbourfront Centre out to these islands for a picnic or simply to laze on the beach.