5 things to do in ONE-day trip in Singapore

It is totally possible to have only a one-day trip in Singapore. When you visit this beautiful island, enjoy their sightseeing and weekend getaways.

Find your way to neighboring islands, cultural centers, and famous resorts to have a full discovery of the country.

By the way, if you have more than one day, you can check our advices about “Discover Singapore in 7 days” with full timeline and travel tips.

Trek through a wildlife reserve, and visit with local villagers on PULAU UBIN

pulau ubin singapore - ONE-day trip in Singapore

Seek refuge in one of the few rural areas left in Singapore. Situated on the northeast corner of town, it’s an excellent natural area for bird watching, hiking, and camping, which is protected well from urbanization.

Step on Butterfly Hill and head to Ketam Mountain Bike Park for a tour of the German Girl Shrine. A few dozen villagers live in this area and welcome tourists to see their lives in a community that was originally built to encourage granite quarries, all can be viewed from numerous points of view across the entire island.

Splash on the shores of Nongsa Beach, or indulge in island nightlife in BATAM, Indonesia

nightlife in BATAM, Indonesia

A district in Riau Islands, Batam wins a huge attraction of explorers for its style. It also offers Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam water park, leisure world-class resorts and golf courses such as Padang Golfs Sukajadi. 

Don’t forget to try some mega-fresh fish along the Nongsa Beach and chill out. Then look at the sunset from the Barelang Bridge and arrive at the Nagoya Citywalk Shopping Mall, before embarking on an epic restaurant.

You can get to Batam from HarbourFront Centre by ferries, it costs about $50 per round trip.

Note: The ferry time from Singapore to Batam’s Nongsapura Ferry Terminal is around 55 minutes, while it takes a little longer to get to Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal, usually around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Buy tickets to Universal Studios Singapore, and sign up for golf lessons on SENTOSA ISLAND


Modernized in 1972, Sentosa became the first vacation destination in Singapore. Universal Studios of Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa are the big destinations of the island but even though, many large crowds now want to discover the Tiger Sky Tower and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

If you want to discover more about the culture of this country, suggested places for you are Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom and the Maritime Museum.

More crowd-pleasers:

  • S.E.A. Aquarium
  • Marine Life Park
  • Quayside Isle
  • Quieter getaways:
  • Palawan Beach and Southernmost Point of Continental Asia
  • Sentosa Golf Club
  • Serapong Lake and Sentosa Serapong Reefs
  • Fort Siloso

Stack up thrills at LEGOLAND, or stay lowkey in Old Town in JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia


The key reasons Singaporeans want to visit Johor Bahru are cheap shopping at City Square and looking for thrills at LEGOLAND. Malaysia’s third-largest city offers local charm as well.

Step from the Shopping Mall air conditioning to find such cultural heritage as Old Town, Istana Bukit Serene, and Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory is also a wonderful experience.

Turn one-day trip in Singapore into an extended holiday by booking diving lessons on BINTAN ISLAND

one-day trip in Singapore on BINTAN ISLAND

Prepare your journey on a one-day trip in Singapore to Bintan Island carefully before taking the ferry, as it might not be enough in one day.

Find Tanjung Pinang’s beaches, water parks and store on Plaza Lagoi along the coast and Sebong Lagoi Beach.

Enjoy the white sandy beaches and sporty games, then boat out to Penyengat Island to visit Masjid Raya Sultan Riau.

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