Two Days in Singapore – From a map, Singapore may seem quite small, however this small island is actually quite packed with a plethora of things to do and see. Whether you are visiting for just a long layover, or have two days to spare in this South East Asia travel hub, we promise there will be plenty to do. Using their efficient and may we add (clean) public transportation system, you can easily bop around to see this multicultural city in totality in just 48 hours. Keep reading to find out how!
Two Days In Singapore
Wake up and make your way to the infamous Gardens by the Bay. These green giants are an iconic staple to Singapore and are great to see right away. Additionally, if you arrive anywhere between 8am-9:30am you will find the place relatively empty..perfect for photos and more intimate!
After you have walked around the gardens, make your way to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. A ticket to one gets you into both, so you may as well see them all! Both these places are absolutely spectacular, especially for plant enthusiasts. Boasting to hold some pretty rare species, these climate controlled domes are a great way to spend your late-morning on a hot day. After a morning like this you will felt as though you escaped the bustle of a large city and transported into the jungle.
After all that walking, you will probably be hungry. Take the local metro (MRT) a few stops to Little India for lunch at the Tekka Centre. Order some delicious Indian food while overlooking the beautifully painted streets below. Once finished you can also explore the neighbourhood and admire the many colours.
Once you have seen enough of Little India, take the MRT again to Haji Lane. This is another bright and colourful street lined with great shopping boutiques and cafes alike. We suggest you stop into one of the dessert shops for either an ice cream, or cold boba tea to cool you off.
Head back to your hotel/hostel to rest your feet and freshen up. Once revived, make your way back the Gardens by the Bay for the free light show. Every night at 7:45pm and 8:45pm the trees light up to a free light show for the public. It is a special sight to see and a great contrast after viewing the trees in the early morning. Additionally, depending on the time of year, they have food trucks along the base of the giant trees. So you can grab a bite and watch all at the same time!
Two Days In Singapore
Begin your early morning with a trip to the Chinatown Market! Within the Chinatown complex you will find a wide array of foods, scents, and trinkets. This is a great way to see an authentic Chinese experience in the middle of the city. While there, grab a small breakfast and coffee at one of the many cafes around. We absolutely loved the Adler Coffee stand right outside the gates to Chinatown.
Once you have had enough time exploring the streets of Chinatown, walk over to the infamous Maxwell Hawker for lunch. This food centre is lined with a ton of food stalls and choices for any type of foodie. If you haven’t tried the infamous Chicken Rice yet, be sure to give it a go here!
After your fill up, take the MRT over to the Art Science Museum. Located adjacent to the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, this museum showcases some pretty incredible exhibits and is a must stop for any art aficionado.
Head over to the Marina Bay Sands after you finish at the museum and admire its grandeur. If you feel up for it, you can also pay to go to the famous infinity pool at the top and spend the remainder of your day relaxing with a pretty incredible view.
For dinner, stick to eating at one of the many restaurants within the hotel itself, or the neighbouring mall. They have a variety of choices all at different price points!
After your meal, head over to the water out front of the hotel. The Marina Bay Sands puts on another free light/laser show every night on the water at 8pm and 9:30pm. This is again, another great free activity to do in Singapore and an awesome way to see the city come to life at night.
If you fancy a night on the town head out to either Boat Quay or Clarke Quay. These historic riverside lanes are filled with many bars and clubs. If you feel in the mood for a cocktail, or two to end the night, this place is for you!
Overall, there is quite a bit to do in only 48 hours in Singapore! Hopefully this guide will help you on your next trip!
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This was our two days in singapore, Cheers – George and Hanna