After a 1 hour bus ride through Singapore’s CBD in 2011 (transit tourism), we figured it could be fun to spend more time in that city-state. So we went back for 1 week this year, crashing at friends.
While malicious tongues claim it’s not worth it to spend a whole week in Singapore, we wouldn’t agree. We were actually quite occupied, never bored, and didn’t even manage to see all places of interest. The locations we enjoyed most were the ones standing out for their colourful appearance. Please click on the photos below to read their captions and learn more.
Anja’s “Singapore To Do List” (for a 1 week visit):
- Stroll around the Marina Bay to soak up the skyline (best combined with the daily laser show schedule)
- Visit the Marina Bay Sands casino (bring your passport since you officially “leave” Singapore when entering the place) and cocktail bar on the roof (you better win some cash in the casino for this one)
- Marvel at beautiful native plants and orchids in the Botanical Garden
- Visit China Town and plan in enough time for the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, shopping and lunch
- Walk in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and watch out for macaques
- Do the 11km circuit to the Tree Top Walk and back in MacRitchie Reservoir
- Visit Singapore’s Zoo and try to join 2 or 3 of their daily animal shows or feeding sessions
- For more shopping, Orchard Street is a must, though I admit it made me really tired
- Shopping on a local market however is fun; try to taste (or completely avoid) Durian fruits
Got time left?
- Visit one of the men-made islands (e.g. Sentosa) in the South for some beach flair
- Book a 1-hour-flight to Kuala Lumpur and visit Malaysia for a day
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