Back in 2015, I was lucky enough to have a couple of days in Singapore. Singapore is a city that captures the hearts of many people. It’s small, but it has big things to offer. From its vibrant nightlife, to its amazing shopping and dining options (not to mention the wildlife), there’s always something new happening here. And if you add in all the other attractions—from museums and parks to historical sites and stunning beaches—you’ll find that Singapore is a true adventure destination! So when you’re looking for a weekend getaway where you can explore all these things and more, consider spending your time in this tropical island paradise.
Spend a sightseeing day out at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens are a great place to visit on a hot day. The garden is free, so you can spend more money on food and souvenirs there. There’s also a lot of different plants and flowers there that you might not be able to see anywhere else in Singapore. If you want something different from the normal flower gardens, then I recommend checking out their Japanese Garden or even their Tropical Garden!
The next time I’m back in Singapore (which will hopefully be soon), I think my best bet would be heading over there during the early afternoon when it’s not too crowded.
Wander through the city’s charming colonial district
For a weekend in Singapore, it’s important to spend some time exploring the city’s colonial district. This area was once the heart of British rule in Southeast Asia and features many beautiful old churches, mosques, temples and other historical landmarks that give visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in Singapore’s rich history.
Entertain Your Creative Side at the Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is located in the city’s cultural district, known as the Downtown Core. The museum has a permanent collection of art from Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as temporary exhibitions by artists from around the world.
The SAM is free to enter and there are no time restrictions on visiting it; however, if you have time constraints during your stay in Singapore then we recommend that you make sure that it’s open before going there so that you don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Visit the Singapore Zoo, featuring rare and exotic animals from all over Asia
The Singapore Zoo is a great place to spend the day with your family. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Singapore, and for good reason: it features rare and exotic animals from all over Asia. The zoo has more than 3,000 animals and 800 species from around the world!
The zoo is open from 8:30am until 6pm daily (except on statutory holidays). Admission costs $20 per adult, $10 per child aged 7-12 years old.
Hike through Holland Green Linear Park for scenic views of Singapore’s winding man-made canals
Holland Green Linear Park is a popular destination for nature lovers, with scenic views of Singapore’s winding man-made canals. The park itself has several trails that are perfect for hiking and walking in general.
To get there, take an MRT train to King Albert Park station and enjoy a 20 minute walk to the South.
Take a stroll through Chinatown
Take a stroll through Chinatown for delicious dessert shops and sidewalk entrepreneurs selling food staples like dried fish and egg tarts.
Visit Singapore’s Must-see Museums:
The National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and the ArtScience Museum (ASM). Both are free to enter, but NMS is worth visiting just to see its massive collection of art from around the world. ASM has some interesting exhibits on display, such as its large scale replica of a human brain made out of glass balls filled with water or permanent magnets within them that move when someone walks by them
Rooftop pool at the Marina Bay Sands
If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away from the city, consider spending it at the Marina Bay Sands hotel’s rooftop pool. Located at the top floor of this luxury hotel and casino, the pool offers panoramic views of Marina Bay Sands’ iconic skyline and its surroundings.
The pool has an outdoor bar where guests can enjoy drinks or snacks while taking in their surroundings. There’s also an open-air restaurant that serves local dishes like prawns with garlic noodles or fish nuggets (the latter being something I’m still trying to get over). The pool itself is open from 5am to 11pm, the catch is, you will need to be a hotel guest with keycard in order to enjoy the pool.
Singapore is a great place to visit, and there’s so much to do that you have to try hard to get bored. You can spend your weekend there and not feel too rushed, because there are so many things to see and do in this city-state.
Some Other Ideas
If you’re looking for something relaxing, Singapore offers plenty of things that can help you unwind: from shopping at designer boutiques or visiting museums like Jurong Bird Park (which has an aviary), or hanging out with friends on rooftop bars like Brewerkz (where guests enjoy craft beers from around the world). If relaxation isn’t quite what you’re after, then maybe some sightseeing will hit the spot–there are plenty of beautiful spots in Singapore where tourists flock each year. If shopping isn’t your thing either–but still want some fun time away from home–then consider taking a ferry boat ride across the bay from downtown along Sentosa Island! There are also plenty more activities available: try checking out one of Singapore’s famous temples like Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple; take part in cultural performances such as lion dances; watch acrobatic shows performed by monkeys at Singapore Zoo; visit Gardens by the Bay where visitors can attend concerts held outdoors among lush greenery amidst lots of flowers growing everywhere!”
There’s so much to do in Singapore that you’ll never want to leave.
This city has become a popular tourist destination, and for good reason! The beaches are beautiful, there’s plenty of food and drink options, and the shopping district is full of bustling streets lined with shops selling everything from dresses for your next night out on the town to souvenirs from around Asia.
Have you been to Singapore? What were your favourite things to do?