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Singapore Dreaming - Something for Everyone

Singapore Dreaming - Something for Everyone

15 Sep 2020 Travel Stories, Travel Tips

Explore Singapore in a week with a different perspective every day. We’ve put together a week packed full of activities, to suit travellers of all shapes and sizes. 

The Architecture Fanatic

Singapore is a cultural melting pot, with it’s colonised history and Malay, Chinese and Hindu influences colliding into truly unique, traditional and ultra-modern architecture. Everywhere you go you will experience incredible feats of construction, but taking a day to walk through the city and soak up the skyline is awe-inspiring, to say the least.

Find an architecture tour to suit your taste: landscape, urban, brutalism, contemporary, traditional or ask your travel agent for recommendations to explore the city for a few hours. Spend the afternoon exploring Gardens by the Bay for incredible landscape architecture, futuristic spaces and lush greenhouses. Then, head up to IndoChine SuperTree Rooftop Bar for an out-of-this-world dinner experience 50-metres in the air in a giant, futuristic tree.

Suggested tour: Big Bus Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

The Hopeless Romantic

Wake up late in the Raffles Singapore - birthplace of the Singapore Sling - and soak in the stunning 19th century architecture. Spend the day exploring the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the only UNESCO World Heritage tropical garden on the planet. Wind down in the evening with a ride on the Singapore Flyer, the ultra-glamorous giant Ferris wheel 165-metres in the sky.

Suggested tours: Private One Day Highlight Tour of Singapore with Singapore Flyer and Private Tour: Nighttime Sightseeing with River Cruise

The Intrepid Explorer

Escape from the bustling city and head to Pulau Ubin, a mostly-untouched island between Malaysia and mainland Singapore. Slow things down and cycle or walk to explore the Chek Jawa Wetlands, traditional kampong villages and stunning natural scenery, or head to the Jejawi observational tour to look out over the island. Remember to bring cash with you - this isolated island has no ATM and operates on a cash-only system.

Suggested tours: 3 Hours Kampong Glam Tour from Singapore and Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore

The Culture Seeker

Singapore has a vibrant and diverse blend of cultures and religions, all coexisting together which along with fascinating history makes the island incredibly unique. Find a hawker centre for Singapore-style foods which are predominantly influenced by Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Then, head to Waterloo Street or South Bridge Road and observe the many places of worship nestled side by side including temples, mosques, synagogues and churches.

Suggested tour: Private Food & Culture Tour in Chinatown, Little India & Kampong Glam

The Food Finder

Use your taste buds to experience the multicultural flavours of Singapore. Find authentic Chinese in Chinatown, or head to Little India and enjoy warming Indian spices. For a truly local experience, avoid the crowds and find an authentic spot guided by Singapore locals. And, wherever you end up, make sure to have a Tiger Beer at least once on your trip - it’s Singapore’s first locally brewed beer.

Suggested tour: Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Singapore Private Street Food Tour

The Young at Heart

Sentosa Island is the place to go for youthful rides, shows and theme parks. Head to Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium or Adventure Cove or relax on the beaches - find a cool bar, delicious restaurant or take the kids to play on the water playground at Palawan Beach. Take the scenic trip back to the mainland on the suspended cable car, with 360-degree unobstructed views - you could even coincide with dinner time to dine in the sky!

Suggested tours: Skip the Line: VIP Tour of Universal Studios Singapore with Private Transfer and F1 Street Circuit Driving Experience in Singapore

The Highbrow Historian

You’ll want to spend a whole day at the National Museum of Singapore, the nation’s oldest museum. Explore their website for up to date exhibitions before your trip and get lost in the rich history and diverse cultures of Singapore. You can even get a headstart - they now have an online exhibition for visitors to explore Singapore's history from the 1600s to 1819 called An Old New World.

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