Singapore is a beautiful cosmopolitan city that is full of life. You can get to experience multiple cultures here as people of varied ethnicity and religious backgrounds co exist . It is known to be a paradise for the shopaholics all over the world. Along with the vibrant cosmopolitan tradition, it gives us a lot more to savor. Here are a few ideas on how to spend 3 days in Singapore!
On the first day of your arrival, if you arrive in time for breakfast, skip the breakfast buffet at your hotel and feast on the local breakfast delicacies instead. Kaya toast is the most popular breakfast here where kaya is a kind of cheese which is similar to New yorker’s cream cheese. You can accompany this with ‘kopi’ a sweet and strong coffee. You can start off your day by visiting the Singapore zoo or the Jurong bird park. They are sure to be entertaining especially if you are travelling with kids.
You might want to head to the Ngee Ann city of Orchard road to start with your shopping. It is a mall which boasts of innumerable high-end boutiques like Tiffany, Cartier, Louis Vuitton etc.,. After finishing your lunch at one of the many food courts of the mall you can continue with shopping on the Orchard road where you will find a lot of other shopping malls.
Since the temperatures will drop by evening you can visit the Singapore river where you can envision many beautiful structures like the Merlion, the Cavenagh Bridge and the Esplanade ( a complex of fine arts). If you head to the north bank you can get to see the Empress Place and Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. You can dine at the many restaurants along the river which have great sea food.
On the second day, you might want to experience different cultures of Singapore by visiting the china town and the Little India.
If you take the North east line of MRT (China’s subway) you will reach Pagoda street which lies at the centre of the China town. You can visit many places while you are here and the list includes Chinatown Heritage centre (museum of china town’s history), Sri Mariamman temple(the beautiful cow statues are not to be missed), Chinese herbal medicine stores and The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (where you will find 10,000 buddhas on the roof). You can grab lunch here at Smith street before heading to Little India.
When you enter Little India, you will find a lot of malls and small shops like the Tekka mall and the Little India Arcade. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple here must be visited. Then, you night want to head to Mustafa centre which is an extravagant shopping place where you might be tempted to spend a lot of time. There are a lot of dinner options here like Banana Leaf Apollo, Muthu’s and many other Indian restaurants where you can taste the famous Fish curry.
If you have got a whole day left, it would be a better option to visit Singapore’s island resort Sentosa rather than hitting the local beaches. You can get to the island by the cable car or the Sentosa express. You can buy a day play pass which is allowed for 16 of the island’s attractions including some Mc Donald’s coupons.
Once you are here you can visit the Under water world( a giant aquarium), Fort Siloso ( an authentic British fort), Tiger sky tower( an observation tower), Butterfly park (a landscape garden with about 15000 butterflies) etc., The resorts world Sentosa which is an integrated resort features the theme park Universal studios Singapore.
You can then hit the beaches of the island like the Palawan beach, Siloso beach and the Tanjong beach. These beaches are known to be artificial with sands being bought from Indonesia and Malaysia.
At the end of the day, you can head back to the Singapore mainland and catch your plane back home.