Despite being a tiny island, Singapore’s diverse culture, incredible cityscape and breathtaking nature parks has given this modern city international cred amongst holidaymakers. Narrowing down the long list of activities to enjoy in just 2 days can be a challenge – so we’ve pulled together the top 5 absolute musts! No FOMO in sight!
With limited time, a little bit of organising goes a long way to get the most out of your holiday. This starts at the airport! Pre-book a Singapore Changi Airport Private Transfer to avoid a long wait in the taxi line. Grab a SIM Card as well to stay connected.
Here's our top 5 must-do activities for just 48 hours in Singapore:
Housing over 1.5 million plants from across the globe in spectacular waterfront gardens, conservatories and pavilions, Gardens by the Bay is a must-see attraction for Singapore visitors and locals alike. Be sure to walk amidst the 16-storey man-made Supertree Grove and check out the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 meters high in the Cloud Forest conservatory.
No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to the famous Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck. With panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline from 200 meters above ground, this is what Instagram dreams are made of. Catch the sunset then head down to the Event Plaza for the Spectra Light and Water Show, scheduled at 8pm and 9pm daily.
Start day 2 with an insider’s guide to the culture and cuisine of Singapore’s famous Chinatown. Savour a traditional breakfast of sweet kaya toast at a Nanyang coffee shop. Then head on over to the Chinatown Complex wet market to barter with the local vendors. Next stop is the Chinatown Complex hawkers’ market where you can enjoy local dishes including the famous chicken rice. With full bellies it’s time for your last Chinatown stop, a visit to a traditional shophouse to pick up a treasured local souvenir.
To appreciate Singapore’s rich mix of cultural influences, a visit to Little India is a must. Awaken your senses with a stroll down the vibrant street markets. From the aromatic smells of local spices to the beautiful traditional sari shops at each bend, there’s something for everyone. Visit the Sri Veeramakalimamman temple for an enlightening cultural experience and treat yourself to a delicious local Indian pastry.
5. Night Safari
Ever wondered what the nocturnal creatures of the world get up to at night while you’re tucked up in bed? Well now you can with Singapore’s Night Safari, the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. Explore 35 hectares of rainforest, home to over 2,500 animals including the endangered Asian elephant, Malayan tiger and Malayan tapir.
A 35-minute tram ride with live commentary will take you across the seven geographical zones, but to see even more animals not visible from the tram, explore the four distinct walking trails. This one-of-a-kind activity is the perfect way to finish off your 2 day holiday in Singapore.