What are the things you could do if you have a day or less of time to spare in Singapore?
When you have the chance to stop over at Singapore, taking a quick tour to the place is something you shouldn’t miss. Surely, you won’t regret the little time you have to experience The Lion City. This city is dense enough that a short taxi ride can take you towards many destinations that will expose you to the culture, history, beauty and lifestyle of Singapore. With so many places to visit and experience in so little time, here’s a suggested itinerary:
If you want to go to most of the sights in Singapore, you can conveniently ride a taxi almost anywhere in the city. You can even rent one and the good thing is they do not charge expensively.
To begin your day, eat breakfast at the Crossroad’s Café at Marriot Hotel. This café is situated at the center of Orchard Road where the shopping belt f the city is also located. After taking your meal, spare a few minutes strolling the area. You might want to be one of the many tourists who are awed by the infrastructure of Ngee Ann Shopping Center.
Next stop is the Pagoda Street, Chinatown. There you’ll see colorful and neatly lined Peranakan shop houses. Here you’ll find merchandises that can be bargained like mahjong sets, Chinese antiques and medicines and sarong. After your shopping/bargaining experience in Pagoda Street, you can walk your way to the South Bridge Road where you’ll see the oldest yet fascinating Hindu Temple in Singapore, Sri Mariamman temple. Anybody is welcomed to get inside but before doing so, leave your shoes at the entrance.
For lunch, you can go to Neil Road which is just steps away from your previous destination. Proceed to the Qun Zhing Eating House for a delectable lunch of Beijing dumplings. After lunch, would you want to taste a first-grade Chinese tea and experience it served the traditional way? Then walk uphill until you arrive at the Tea chapter.
During the late afternoon, take a rest and bask in the relaxing and tranquil ambiance at the Botanical Gardens. Hop in a taxi ride to the junction of Cluny Road and Holland Road and there you’ll find landscaped parks, primary jungles and a lake. Also, try going to the National orchid garden where you will see a wide variety of orchids and Botanics.
For dinner, an interesting place to go is the Newton Circus Hawker Centre neat Newton MRT. Here you’ll experience the taste of local food and ambiance. There are so many stalls to choose from and it is important that you bear in mind your table number and give it upon ordering. After eating, if you still got the energy and time, spend the night away for a little bar-hopping.