Holiday season is almost here and with that we have lots of visitors coming over! Uhu!!! We have pulled together a list of 'must-dos' for folks coming to spend a few days in Singapore so I thought I would share those with you. Here it goes.
Day1: Sentosa Island! This is a man made resort island with attractions for all tastes. This is where Universal Studios is and lots of other truistic stuff to see. But that is not the plan. Our plan would be to go in the morning to Tanjong Beach. Beautiful beach with a nice relaxed beach club. Very good for dogs. (http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/beaches/tanjong-beach/). Lunch at the Capella Hotel – best hotel in Singapore. We can savour their special lunch menu of dumplings or Pequin Duck. Excellent view, food and service. While you are in Sentosa, why not pampering yourself with an afternoon spa. The Spa Botanica has amazing facilities and services. You can enjoy an afternoon in the different pools, jacuzzis or mud bath followed by a scrub and massage to relax after a long flight. (http://www.thesentosa.com/spabotanica-en.html)
Day2: Marina Bay area. Go around the beautiful bay, have a quick look at the Merlion, ArtScienceMuseum and extravagant Marina Bay Sands. Then head to Gardens by the Bay and perhaps enjoy an Afternoon Tea inside the Flower Dome at the lovely Pollen. (http://www.pollen.com.sg/#!/experience). From there head for an unforgettable sunset at 1Altitude @RafflesOne. (http://www.1-altitude.com)
Day3: Culture time! Start by China Town to savour a typical Singaporean breakfast at Maxwell Court. Rice cake or carrot cake are highly recommended (both savory dishes). Have a look around the amazing architecture and if you are really into t stop by URA to see an free exposition about the evolution of Singapore. Temple of the Tooth, Club St and little streets around will provide a nice contrast from sky scrappers in the financial district. From there head to Arab Quarter. Walk around the street and do NOT miss Haji Lane. Adorable little area. If you up for totally local food check out Claypot chicken rice at a local stall or a murtabak at Zam Zam's. After that head back to China Town for a well deserved drink at at the Screening Rooms. This will give a whole new perspective to roof tops in Singapore.
Day4: Time travel in Tiong Bahru. But before that, why not earn the food of the day. Go for a walk at the Henderson Wave and if you are brake enough walk up the path to MountFaber (highest point of Singapore). Tiong Bahru time! – This is a the 'cool' area of Singapore. What used to be a run down area full of prostitutes now is very chic with little cafes, boutiques and cool art shops. Certainly worth breakfast/brunch at Tiong Bahru's Bakery for their special caramel pastry. On the way back home, stop by the Botanic Gardens. Dinner at Dempsey Hill is just a stroll off the gardens.
Day5: Pulau Ubin. This is what Singapore used to look like less than 100 years ago. Get a little boat and arrive at this unspoiled island where you can go for a cycle or do a typical cooking lesson. On your way back, stop by at Changi Hawker Center for a feast of local amazing food. After all this nature why not stop by the so famous Orchard Road.
Day6: Zoo! Apparently you don't need to be a kid to love this place. I haven't been but it is supposed to be incredible. If you are feeling wild you can even book in for a Night Safari in one of the other nights.
Now I realized that this is not anymore a stop-over in Singapore. Sorry 🙁 but there is so much to do and so much to see that it gets difficult to choose.