Dearest D-RAVEL Travelers,
My name is Leonie (@leonie.rdx), and I am going to tell you everything you need to know about what to do in the Lion City. Read on to learn a few reasons why you should travel to Singapore!
To be honest, Singapore was not on my bucket list at first and was only planned as a stopover to Australia. I spent five days in this futuristic city-state and instantly fell in love.
Located just off the southern tip of Malaysia, Singapore consists of a nice mix of Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Arab and English cultures – all with its own Singaporean twist. I am so excited to tell you all about my visit in the “Lion City,” as it’s referred to, to help you plan your own trip to this multicultural city.
Where to stay?
We all know a picture of the five-star hotel Marina Bay Sands, which is famous for its huge infinity pool, exclusive to hotel guests only.
That is why we decided to stay there: because swimming in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool and gazing down on the glittering expanse of the city from 57 levels high is a once in a lifetime experience.
What to do?
I know it is quite nice to sunbathe on a luxurious poolside lounger or relax in the shade of a palm tree while having a drink, but Singapore has a lot to offer, so make sure to take a few city walks as well.
Most of the hotspots are around the Marina Bay Sands.
You can visit the Merlion Park where the national symbol “Merlion” is located. It is a statue of a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish.
The water spouting statue with the skyline in the background is also a well-known photo spot.
If you are interested in Formula 1 racing, you can visit the Marina Bay Street Circuit where the Grand Prix takes place. Maybe you are lucky and will be there during the event!
Visiting the Gardens by the Bay is an activity that will pop up just about every time you research things to do to Singapore and should definitely be on your list. The Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest are worth a visit, but the most popular attraction is the Supertree Grove.
Stroll along the 22 metre-high OCBC Skywalk and enjoy the fantastic light show at night. This personally was a magical moment that I highly recommend. It is a 15-minute light and sound show that will enchant you, I promise. Click here to read the Garden’s new guidelines regarding COVID-19.
More sights to see
A few more attractions that are popular to visit are China Town, Little India, the ArtScience Museum and Sentosa. You can visit the Universal Studios or the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia at the Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island.
Last but not least, plan a few more hours at Changi Airport before flying home. There are several things to do and see like pools, playgrounds for the kids, a Butterfly and Cactus Garden and the world´s tallest indoor waterfall.
The 40-metre tall “rain vortex” is the star of Changi’s airport and will make your departure even more difficult.
Drink and Dine
To save money on food, watch out for Hawker centers. Hawker food is what makes Singapore’s cuisine so enticing. There is a very rich and diverse mix of food from all different cultures, so be sure to try as much as you can!
For drinks I can recommend CÉ LA VIE Restaurant & Skybar. It is located at the top of the Marina Bay Sands next to the infinity pool. Enjoy some signature cocktails while taking in unparalleled view of Singapore!
I spent my last evening at 1-Altitude. It is also a well-known rooftop bar with a spectacular 360-degree view from 282 meters above sea level. Listen to live music from international DJs while watching the laser show at the Marina Bay Sands with your camera in your left hand and your Singapore Sling in your right!
Now you are prepared for your trip to Singapore. I hope you take my tips and have an amazing time in the stunning city-state.
As always, travel safe!