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1-day Singapore City Tour
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1-day city walking tour

Singapore is an enticing and alluring tourist destination that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity, making it a captivating choice for travelers. With its immaculate streets, modern architecture, lush green spaces, and iconic skyline, this city-state offers a visually stunning urban landscape that’s also rich in multi-cultural influences. Beyond the urban landscape, Singapore offers pristine beaches, lush tropical gardens like the iconic Gardens by the Bay, and a rich cultural tapestry seen in neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Wherever you go, the city’s multicultural heritage is evident in its diverse culinary scene, where hawker stalls and food courts can coexist next to upscale and Michelin-starred restaurants.

The efficient public transportation system and impeccable cleanliness further enhance the overall experience. Singapore’s dedication to innovation is evident in attractions like Gardens by the Bay and the futuristic Jewel Changi Airport, while its commitment to preserving heritage is showcased in sites such as the historic Raffles Hotel and Fullerton Hotel. With a myriad of attractions such as Universal Studios, Sentosa Island, and the world-renowned Singapore Zoo, the Lion City provides a seamless and unforgettable travel experience for those seeking a captivating blend of tradition and innovation. So whether you’re seeking adventure, culinary delights, cultural immersion, or simply a glimpse into the future, Singapore offers an unparalleled and endlessly fascinating journey for every type of traveler.

GARDENS BY THE BAY

What you need

  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Local SIM card
  • Download essential apps
  • MRT map
  • Towel, wet tissues
  • Reusable bag
  • Transport card e.g. EZ-Link

Tickets required

  • SkyPark Observation Deck, Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Singapore River Cruise, Clarke Quay

Listen to this free audio guide on some of the most captivating places, monuments, and buildings that tell the story of Singapore’s evolution from a small trading post to a world-class city. Travel through time on the Singapore River Cruise.

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MRT Station: Marine Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands: Start your day at Marina Bay Sands. Visit the Observation Deck for panoramic views of the city skyline. Don’t forget to take a photo at the iconic infinity pool if you’re a guest at the hotel.

Gardens by the Bay: Explore the nearby Gardens by the Bay, home to the impressive Supertree Grove and the stunning Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories. If you have time, catch the Supertree Light Show in the evening, but you can admire the Supertrees and gardens in the morning.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark: If you didn’t visit earlier, head to the SkyPark on Marina Bay Sands for more breathtaking views.

Lunch Break: Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants at Marina Bay Sands or the nearby dining options at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

MRT Station: Raffles Place on the East West Line

Merlion Park: Stroll to Merlion Park and take a photo with the iconic Merlion statue, a symbol of Singapore.

Asian Civilisations Museum: Explore the Asian Civilisations Museum to learn about the diverse cultures and history of Asia.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay: Visit the Esplanade, a unique performing arts center known for its distinctive architecture. At certain times of the year, there are free performances on the weekends.

MRT Station: Chinatown

Sri Mariamman Temple: Visit the Sri Mariamman Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples, known for its intricate architecture.

Chinatown: Head to Chinatown for a walk along the bustling streets, shop for souvenirs, and perhaps make a short stop for authentic Chinese dessert.

Clarke Quay: Take a short walk or bad ride to nearby Clarke Quay, a vibrant riverside area with a lively nightlife scene. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and maybe a drink or two.

Singapore River Cruise: After the long day, it’s time to take a Singapore River Cruise to admire the city’s illuminated skyline from the water. The best time for this cruise is from 7pm to 8pm when the evening is cooler and you’ll get to enjoy the skyline against a sunset.

Dinner at Clarke Quay: One of the hotspots in town, Clarke Quay offers a diverse spectrum of dinner choices, ranging from traditional Singaporean hawker stalls serving flavorful dishes like Hainanese chicken rice and chili crab, to upscale waterfront restaurants providing an elegant dining experience with international cuisines and popular seafood. Visitors can also explore the vibrant nightlife with numerous bars and lounges offering creative cocktails and live entertainment along the scenic Singapore River. Clarke Quay, and nearby Boat Quay, are great choices for a memorable evening of dining and entertainment in the heart of the city.

This one-day itinerary covers a mix of Singapore’s most famous attractions and offers a glimpse of its rich cultural heritage and modernity. Adjust the pace to your preferences and enjoy your day exploring this dynamic city. While most attractions are in free public spaces, if you’re heading to paid attractions on the weekend, it’s best to purchase ahead of your visits.

Singapore Merlion Park downtown Singapore business district
SINGAPORE MERLION STATUE