Singapore, a modern metropolitan

Singapore is modern metropolitan city. It is possible to see the best of the whole city within a weekend, or a long weekend if you take your time. A one-day itinerary in Singapore takes you to the highlights of what the city has to offer.

10:00 AM National Museum of Singapore

Start your exploration of Singapore with an education of the country’s history and culture at its oldest museum. TheS National Museum of Singapore also showcases special exhibits, such as a dedicated area for food history which details popular dishes still eaten today.

The National Museum of Singapore. Be sure to get an audio player which acts as your personal guide through the museum. The audio guide provides further details about significant events in history beyond the written descriptions
The Food Museum exhibit within the National Museum of Singapore. The exhibit details the background, history, and culture of popular dishes seen in every hawker centre, such as satay, chicken rice, and char kway teow

National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Daily, 10am to 7pm
Admission free for residents, S$10 for visitors


12:30PM Lunch at ION Orchard’s Food Opera

After learning about the food history of Singapore at the National Museum, your stomachs will certainly crave those exact dishes. Head over to ION Orchard along Orchard Road to have lunch in Food Opera.

Food Opera at ION Orchard. The basement food court is an upscale hawker centre which hand selects the vendors for their high quality, standard, and taste. Nothing but the best here at Food Opera

Food Opera
2 Orchard Turn
B4-03/04, ION Orchard
Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 11pm


2:00PM Explore Gardens by the Bay

Walk off lunch at Gardens by the Bay. The gardens were created to raise the quality of city life by enhancing the greenery and flora. You can spend over half a day admiring the outdoor gardens and indoor conservatories.

Welcome to Gardens by the Bay. A blend of landscaped greenery and the future within nature. It is like walking through the forest of the film, Avatar, with the Supertree Grove as the highlight of the gardens
Spend time in the conservatories. If you have to choose one, pick the Cloud Forest. The forest replicates a tropical mountain where guests climb up escalators and elevators to the top and slowly descend back down to the ground
The top of the Cloud Forest. As you reach various elevations of the mountain, the Cloud Forest dome simulates conditions of an actual tropical mountain
The Supertree Grove at night. Every evening the Gardens by the Bay presents a nightly light show in which the Supertree Grove lights up in rhythm to the music. This is a show that can be enjoyed up close from under the massive trees or further away from Marina Bay Sands

Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Outdoor Gardens: Free admission, 5am to 2am
Conservatories: S$28, 9am to 9pm


5:00PM Happy Hour along Marina Bay

After Gardens by the Bay, you will surely be thirsty and ready for happy hour. Take a leisurely stroll around the Marina Bay from Marina Bay Sands to the Fullerton Bay area. There you will find restaurants and bars with stunning views of Marina Bay Sands

A Singaporean classic, their Tiger beer. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a cold Tiger beer after being out in the infamous Singapore heat. Every seat along the Marina Bay provides amazing views of the water and the city’s futuristic architecture
If you linger until nightfall, the views of the Marina Bay continue to amaze. The lights of the buildings and the lights illuminating on the buildings beautifully accent the structures against the dark night’s sky


7:00PM Feast on Singaporean Chilli Crabs

Reward yourself after a day out with the famous chilli crabs from Jumbo Seafood. There are several locations throughout the city. If you are looking for a drink after dinner, the Riverpoint location is ideally next to Clarke Quay

Chilli crabs at Jumbo Seafood. Diners can choose the size of their crabs, whether you are ordering for 2 persons or a larger group. The sauce of the crabs is deliciously and classically sweet and slightly spicy

Jumbo Seafood
5 locations in Singapore
12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 12am


9:00PM Drinks at Clarke Quay

Cap off the night with drinks at Clarke Quay, a hotspot for expats and tourists seeking a lively nightlife. Restaurants and bars are lined up one after the other offering patrons a variety of options

At night, Clarke Quay lights up for the night ahead. The structure is mostly covered protecting patrons from the random rains that occasionally occur. You can choose from indoor or outdoor drinking at every bar


Want to spend a night or two in Singapore? Here are 2 luxury hotels worth the price

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
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The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
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