Singapore 3 Day Itinerary


It can be done! Three jam packed days in this ultra-modern, clean, island mega city. Be prepared to up your budget for Singapore.  It was more expensive than the other countries I visited during my 3 months in SE Asia.
Night view of the city from club 1 Altitude

Night view of the city from club 1 Altitude

Day 1
Head to Downtown Singapore and visit Singapore flyers, a very large Ferris wheel that has beautiful views of the city (approximately 30 minutes). Afterwards take a few hours to walk around and admire all the large buildings, stadiums. Singapore also has many museums you can visit such as the art science museum that is shaped like a lotus. For the second half of the day walk over to Gardens by the Bay, a bay front park with two green houses, the flower garden and the cloud forest (where you can see a large waterfall). I easily spent 4 hours exploring Gardens by the bay and taking hundreds of pictures. After the green houses around 7:30pm walk within the park to the super trees (additional $5 to enter) and head to the top for an amazing lit up skyline view of the city. When you head down take a seat, and relax your legs on the grass field and prepare for the 10 minute super tree  music and light show. If by now you are tired, head home but if you are a Partier, Singapore nightlife is not to be missed. Head to 1-Altitude Bar and Club on the 67th floor, you will get one of the best 360 views in the city.
A view from the outside of Gardens by the Bay

A few shots taken at Gardens by the Bay

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Day 2
Head to the island of Sentosa to spend your day lounging at the beach recovering from your prior city day. If lounging on the beach is not for you head to Universal Studios for a day filled with exciting rides or do BOTH! At night head to Tanjong Beach Club (Sentosa) to party the night away.
Day 3
Walk through the many small streets of Little India and Little China. Don’t forget to snack on all the yummy local foods offered in both these areas. Here you can buy your souvenirs such as that Singapore sling magnet that you just must have for your fridge back home. After enduring the heat walking all morning throw on your bathing suit and head to Marina Bay Sands for three hours at their posh rooftop infinity pool(call in advance as the website now states all hotel guests may use the pool). At night you can either head back to Marina Bay Sands Hotel to their rooftop bar and club recently renamed Cé La Vi or head to another one of Singapore’s highly voted clubs such as Attica.
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View of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, infinity pool and Ce La Vi club up top

View of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, infinity pool and Ce La Vi club up top

At the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel Club Ce La Vi

At the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Club Ce La Vi

 

TIPS
*To keep this itinerary low cost be sure to take advantage of Singapore’s great public transportation and opt out of taxis or rental cars.
* Be sure to eat at food courts and local restaurants like those in Little India where you can easily get a meal for $3-$5.
*Stay in hostels but even better look into couchsurfing which is free.
* Instead of heading every night to the roof top bars (where a coke is S$10) find a pub crawl where some drinks are included, or have chill nights at one of the many great pubs.
*If it gets too be too much city, too many people and you want a few peaceful hours in nature go to MacRichtie Reservoir for a 10km+(round trip) hike to their new tree top suspended bridge, best of all it is FREE

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And finally, for the hard core partier
* If partying until 3pm is not late enough for you head to Club Bang Bang for the after party that goes until 6am.

Relax and enjoy your time in Singapore where you have all the modern comforts you can think of and more. A cool city where many cultures and religions coexist and live in harmony.

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