Hey my lovely travelers! Here are the 10 Must-Visit Places for your next trip to Singapore. Whether it is for a few days or a longer holiday, these places will ensure your time in Singapore is well spent!
1) Little India
Little India is where Singapore’s Indian community lives and where smiles, smells and colors are all genuinely warm and sub continental.
This inspiring and enchanting place is a must visit and it surely will stimulate your senses; whether it is the mystical songs from temples and mosques, the multi-colored shop-houses (nope no filter needed!) all around the streets or the spicy aromas that infuse the air.
2) Arab Street
This area is where Singapore’s Muslim community lives and is where you will feel inspired by great Malay and Arabic vibes. The houses and floors are really colorful, so make sure to take loads of pictures there! Arab Street is also a very creative area, full of shops where you can find (if you enter and look very well) some great DIY fabrics inspiration.
Additionally, there is a shop where you can make your own fragrance. I could not resist so I created one and loved it! Other than that, Arabic Street architecture and design is absolutely stunning in some streets and my favorite place to have a drink and eat some rainbow cake is I AM, at the hipster area!
3) Joo Chiat Road
Joo Chiat is the charming rustic old Singapore. It is situated in the east of Singapore where you will find Malay, Indians, Chinese and Caucasians live and shop side by side. Joo Chiat is a pure jewel full of colourful shop-houses, various restaurants, cake shops and offices that line the streets. If you go there, do not forget to read my article on Joo Chiat Restaurants here and make sure to take a few pictures when you are on the vibrant Koon Seng Road! 🙂
4) China Town
In Chinatown you will be able to visit the beautiful Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which is a very impressive temple situated right round the corner. If you wish to buy some souvenirs, Chinatown is the place to go as it has the cheapest souvenirs in the country. As for the food, you might want to try out Chinatown’s authentic Chinese food. On this latter, if you are used to eat Chinese food in Western countries, be warned that the real Chinese food tastes and looks nothing like the one you are used to eat, trust me!
5) Orchard Road
You cannot come to Singapore and not spend some time on the fanciest road of the city.
Orchard Road is to Singapore what Oxford Street is to London, a huge street full of luxurious shopping malls (which by the way you will find a bit everywhere in this country). Whether you shop at H&M or Louis Vuitton, there is something for every taste and budget.
6) Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island was previously known as Pulau Belakang Mati, which means “The Island After Death” in Malay. It was used as the British “Singapore Fortress” during World War II and is a place where many soldiers lost their lives. However, the years have passed and Singapore rebranded and rebuilt this beautiful southern island into “Sentosa – the State of Fun”. Thus, Sentosa is where you will find many attractions such as beach clubs, the giant Merlion, water parks and the famous Universal Studio. I would suggest you to spend an afternoon at Palawan beach as it is the most beautiful beach in Singapore.
7) Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
MBS, is THE hotel where you should book at least 1 night in! Now, I must admit the rooms are not special BUT not only will you be able to swim in the highest infinity pool in the world, which gives you breath-taking views on Marina Bay and the Financial District but also you will be able to enjoy MBS famous Casino and shake your body in MBS rooftop’s CÉ LA VIE nightclub. Additionally, you must visit MBS huge Shopping Mall as it is one of the biggest in Singapore if not in South East Asia.
8) Gardens by the Bay
Although my video will happily speak for itself, Gardens by the Bay is an enchanting plants themed venue, situated just behind MBS.
The best time for you to visit is at 7.45pm and 8.45pm as these hours are when the night light show of the Super Trees Grove begins. By the way, entrance is free!
9) Universal Studio
Although it is much smaller than the one in LA, you surely will have a great time there!
My tips are to book your tickets online as it will be cheaper this way, ensure you drink loads of water cause it will be super-hot, make sure you don’t go during Chinese New Year or on any other Singaporean bank holiday and go there as early as you can!
10) Botanic Garden
I would only recommend it to you if you are spending more than 1 or 2 days in Singapore.
It is a beautiful and tropical National Park, full of gorgeous monoi flowers, orchids and other exotic plants. Give it a visit if you love nature and colorful landscapes.
I hope this post is helpful to you. I will be posting about the best places to have a drink and to eat soon, so stay tuned! 🙂
Wishing you a lot of happy discoveries when visiting lovely Singapore!
Which would be your favorite place in Singapore if you could only pick one?