If you have 7 days to visit this beautiful island, what will you do? How to explore to the full of culture, cuisine, landscape, and lifestyle of local people here? If you are wondering how to get a wonderful experience on a 7-day trip in Singapore, just check our list and let us guide you on how to enjoy every fascinating and signature thing in this country.
Day 1: Visit off-the-beaten-track ‘hoods
Morning – Joo Chiat/Katong
Start your day wonderfully with a local breakfast in Joo Chiat. Try prata at the Mr. and Mrs. Mohgan’s Super Crispy Prata, a food stall located in Tin Yeang Restaurant. Then don’t forget to spend your morning exploring the area and admiring the vibrant rows of heritage shophouses.
Afternoon – Tiong Bahru
Head to Tiong Bahru, one of the oldest housing areas in Singapore for the afternoon itinerary. The neighborhood is a beautiful combination of the past and the new with art-deco stores, sites rich in wonderful architecture and clusters of trendy cafes, all of which coexist in one location. Start the afternoon with a visit to BooksActually before going to the Qi Tian Gong Temple to admire some landmarks.
Evening – Dempsey Hill
The Dempsey enclave is a must-visit dinner spot. Including the JUMBO Seafood chili crab to the beautifully decorated dishes of Western European of The White Rabbit or fiery Samy’s Curry Indian cuisine — this wonderful lifestyle destination has unlimited options!
Don’t just leave after you’re done with dinner. The Rabbit Hole in the White Rabbit offers a wide range of soothing gins, mixed with your own tonic. The RedDot BrewHouse is well known for its drinking options, which is ideal for craft beer lovers.
Day 2: Singapore city tour
Morning – Visit Gardens by the Bay
The perfect beginning for your day is Gardens by the Bay. The unique Supertrees can not be missed — these vertical gardens are up to 50 meters in height, and both of these structures are linked by an aerial path that provides a perfect view of the Singapore skyline. Don’t forget to visit the Flower Dome – the world’s largest glass greenhouse – and the cloud forest, which is considered as the world’s tallest indoor.
Afternoon – Check the view from Singapore Flyer
Visit the Singapore Flyer for more spectacular views from above. Step into a capsule with this massive observation wheel, which rises up to 165 meters high (42 storeys high) and enjoys a completely fantastic view of the city.
The Singapore Food Treats — a concept for dining inside the Flyer building, is the spot for lunch. This elegant food place is built to feel as if you have been in Singapore in the 1960s. The restaurant sells local delights such as Hainanese chicken rice, satay bee hoon (rice vermicelli noodles in a spicy peanut sauce) and bak kut teh (peppery pork rib soup).
Evening – Take a tour around Marina Bay Sands
Take a stroll around the bay for your renowned Chef Restaurants at Marina Bay Sands ®. Choose one dinner spot — Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen offers Asian-style European cuisine, or CUC is by Wolfgang Puck if you can’t resist a great steak.
Once you have dinner, go out for SkyPark to finish the night at CE LA VI with a bang. Apart from fantastic music and delicious drinks, the sky-high rooftop bar is the venue for spectacular sunsets and incredible views of the city.
Day 3: Go green in Singapore
Morning – Visit Singapore Botanic Gardens
The perfect time to visit The Singapore Botanical Gardens is in the early hours. The 150 years old green space is a UNESCO World Heritage site which includes such attractions as statues, a swan lake, numerous tropical plants, and a National Orchid Gardens.
Afternoon – Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
A hiking game? Your afternoon will be very interesting with experience the 163 hectares of natural reserve of Bukit Timah, an ASEAN Heritage Park which comprises 40% of the flora and fauna of Singapore, and the highest hill in the nation (164 m).
Evening – Henderson Waves
Take a ride to the South Ridges and explore the tall, brilliantly Henderson Waves in the beauty of sunset.
Complete the 10-kilometer walk that takes you through Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park, and Labrador Nature Reserve if you have enough energy to discover.
Day 4: Have fun under the sun
All-day – Discover Sentosa Island
The film-themed amusement park features seven areas and several exciting experiences, including the 3D rollercoaster Transformer: The Ride, and the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure— a white water raft system with a spectacular experience waiting for you at the finish.
Go to the Quayside Isle for lunch. This complex offers a variety of restaurants from multi-concept bakery and Greenwood Fish Market s to Mykonos On The Bay which is a Greek restaurant.
Tanjong Beach Club is a perfect place for you to enjoy in the afternoon. This is the best spot for people sitting and sunbathing in the daybed of the pool while eating classic European bites like lobster buns and steak tartare.
Head to S.E.A. Aquarium before sunset to see more than 100.000 aquatic species, including manta rays and leopard sharks, and finally to experience the Image of Singapore, a 4D theater featuring interactive, decorated areas and the Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride, which takes you on the journey around the cultural and historical sites of Singapore.
Day 5: Museum Hop
Morning – Go to National Gallery Singapore
The best way to explore the culture of a city is visiting museums. Start your journey with the collection of the Singapore National Gallery. With over 8,000 pieces of art, the Singapore National Gallery is home to the world’s largest public collection of contemporary art in Singapore and Southeast Asia; which includes 2 national monuments – the former Supreme Court and the City Hall.
Afternoon – Visit Singapore Art Museum
After that, you should visit the Singapore Museum of Art. The nation’s first ever Art Museum is more widely known as “SAM” and houses one of the largest collections of South-East Asian modern art in the world. Take the time to appreciate the architecture – the buildings were once a mission school in the 19th century and have been magnificently conserved with many original features such as the floor tiles and the patina on the roof.
Evening – Last but not least: National Museum of Singapore
Finish your day with the Singapore National Museum to learn about the rich history and culture of this beautiful country. Expect multimedia exhibits and interesting video presentations.
Day 6: Time to shop
Morning – Orchard Road
Start things with a tour to Orchard Road – the most popular shopping area in Singapore. This is the paradise for any shopaholic in this iconic tourist place, from the multinational designer chains at Robinsons to the popular TANGS labels to the bargain-hunting at * SCAPE. If you want to find some local products, don’t forget to visit Design Orchard.
Afternoon – Bras Basah.Bugis
When we talk about value shopping, Bugis and Haji Lane are perfect places if you want to exchange at a reasonable price.
The two neighborhoods are known for their trendy shops and specialty stores that sell chic outfits, vintage items and boutiques like Spoilmarket. These two are situated very close to each other and easy for you to shop.
Evening – Joo Chiat/Katong
Visit Rumah Bebe and Kim Choo Kueh Chang – beautiful historical houses – situated next to each other in the Joo Chiat and Katong. You will not only learn briefly about visual history on the Peranakan legacy but also find many interesting things ranging from detailed accessories, lavish decorations to kueh chang (rice dumplings of the “Straits Chinese”).
Day 7: Explore the cultural precincts
Morning – Singapore Chinatown
Split the day in three big Singapore cultural areas: Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam
In the morning, stroll around the Chinatown and visit the Maxwell Food Centre Don’t forget to enjoy the breakfast staple of a congee from the famous Zhen Zhen Porridge Stall. Then visit Chinatown on foot for a bit of history and tradition, to see sites like the majestical Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
Afternoon – Little India
In the afternoon, a visit to temples such as Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is wonderful to discover Little India. Loads of tiny retail shops selling lovely saris, spices and accessories (a common long dress worn by local women, they wrap it over the body) and don’t forget to look around to see what is available. Without an authentic Indian dinner, you can not leave Little India, of course. Banana Leaf Apolo is a fantastic choice and the curry fish head is too good to refuse.
Evening – Kampong Glam
At night, it’s time to end your day at Kampong Glam to see places of significance such as the Malay Heritage Centre and the glorious Sultan Mosque on Muscat Street. You can have a convenient dinner at Zam Zam restaurant, located opposite the mosque’s lane, which serves Indian Muslim classics such as murtabak (stuffed pan-fried flatbread) and nasi briyani (an Indian spiced rice dish with meat or vegetables).
Final destination: Changi Airport
End up your trip in Singapore at Changi Airport with a duty-free shopping area. At this place, you will find luxurious products, perfumes, and colognes, desserts and chocolates- all of which are perfect choices as souvenirs for your beloved ones when you go back home.