The city-state Singapore is not exactly what you would call a classic travel destination, yet it has become increasingly popular for short trips and layover stays. There are endless things to do, see and eat! In this post, we’re going to introduce you to the best places to visit in Singapore in 3 days.
Though it takes more than 3 days to appreciate the full variety of activities on offer in this Southeast Asian destination, it’s definitely a good start. It makes sense to try to plan your short trip ahead of time to make the most of every moment. Read on for both itinerary suggestions, and ideas for awesome things to do during your visit.
Day #1 in Singapore
After a long journey on a bus, train or plane I usually feel the urge to stretch my legs and explore my surroundings by walking. You might already be familiar with some classic images of Singapore, which is why I suggest starting your first day with an easy walk from your hotel to the core of Downtown Singapore.
Here are some places to visit in Singapore on your first day.
Marina Bay Sands
A walk along the resort complex promenade will give you some great camera angles on some of Singapore’s most iconic buildings. The Marina Bay Sands Skypark holds the best views on Singapore’s impressive skyline and is free to visit even for non-hotel guests.
Make sure to take an Instagram-worthy shot of the Gardens by the Bay and the Helix Bridge before you continue your sightseeing.
Gardens by the Bay
Once you have seen them from above, you will naturally want to check out these beautiful gardens in person. Located within walking distance from Downtown Singapore, this green space is perfect for a little break from the busy crowds around Marina Bay Sands and the inner city.
The Supertree Grove is one of many iconic photographs of Gardens by the Bay, making it one of the best places to visit in Singapore. You will easily find it when wandering through the futuristic structures of the park. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office for $28 SGD ($20 USD).
Red-Light District Geylang
The red-light district of Geylang is one of the top places to visit in Singapore in the afternoon, but probably for different reasons than ones you might be thinking of right now.
Crowded with locals of all ages, delicious food stalls and live music, Geylang isn’t your typical red light district and you won’t feel uncomfortable here! The most convenient way to get there is by taxi or MRT (mass rapid transit).
Has the jet-lag kept you awake and are you still feeling energized enough to explore Singapore’s nightlife? Once the sun has gone down, the lights of Clarke Quay draw beautiful reflections on the river. The atmosphere around the quay is comfortable and inviting, and you will find plenty of great restaurants and bars to choose from while quelling that jet-lag.
Some of the best night clubs in this area are the Zouk and the Attica Nightclub. Both are equally popular and hold several dance floors. You’ll definitely find one that plays your favorite 80’s, rhythmic techno or the latest chart topping tunes.
Where to Stay in Singapore
There are many amazing places to stay in Singapore. First you’ll want to choose your neighbourhood, and then start searching for accommodations. Check out this guide which lists some great places to stay in Singapore for all budgets, including a description of what to expect in each district