Singapore is a very multifaceted and multicultural city-state: there is a lot of nature, majestic structures you won’t even understand WHY, a spiritual vibe with multi-religious temples all around, insane technology all over, great food and very respectful people.
I highly recommend designing a walking tour in Singapore at least for one day, mostly so you can stop and stare freely, to all of the MAJESTIC, full of green, full of architecture, full of art, buildings all over Singapore.
I stayed walking distance from Clark Quay, riverside quay filled with restaurants, bars, and a lot of day & night life, at the Novotel Clark Quay.
Here are my top picks to do i Singapore:
MARINA BAY SANDS: A cliché, but a MUST. You can get a beautiful sight of it from the Merlion Park, which is a nice place to walk around, grab an ice cream, have lunch or dinner, and even grab some drinks at night. The view is insane and different at day and night, totally worth it. The view from Marina Bay Sands rooftop gives you a nice view, specially towards the Supertree Grove and Gardens by the Bay. (Also a must)
SUPERTREE GROVE @ GARDENS BY THE BAY: INSANE structures no one understands WHY…but THANKYOU SINGAPORE, i don’t care why these exist, but i LOVED it. Very nice view and different sight at day and at night as well. You can catch a light show at night which is pretty amazing.
DOMES @ GARDENS BY THE BAY: Cloud Forest & Flower Dome, another INSANE creation in Singapore. Behind Marina Bay Sands stand this two huge domes filled with beautiful nature. A MUST.
MY FAVORITE TEMPLES: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Sri Thendayuthapani Temple.
SENTOSA: This island holds most of Singapore’s fun and adventure. There are different parks in this island, including Universal Studios Singapore.
LITTLE INDIA & CHINATOWN: These small towns are a very different aspect of the city, a little more dirty, a bit more chaotic, but still charming. Both towns feel like street markets, and there are a lot of temples around both towns. I loved it, and brought home one to many souvenirs.
URA (URBAN REDEVELOPEMENT AUTHORITY): If you want to understand HOW Singapore got to be what it is today (which is extremely impressive), you should take some time to visit this place. There is a very cool model of the city and what’s planned for the development for the next 30 years.
ORCHARD ROAD: Road for the shoppers.
Clark Quay: This riverside quay holds a great variety of bars & restaurants. This is a great place to go for a couple of drinks at night. It is also home to Zouk, one of the best rated clubs worldwide with two different ambiances, both equally cool.
Din Tai Fung: This franchise is located all over Singapore. It is fast, it is cheap, and it is GOOD. There is a nice variety of dumplings and all kind of noodles. I just kept coming back.