If you only had 48 hours in Singapore, what would you do?
Coming to Singapore for a holiday or maybe you have a friend who’s visiting with only 2 days to spend in Singapore? Where do you go to, and what are the must-sees?
Curating this guide was not easy, simply because there is just so much to love about Singapore and 48 hours just ain’t enough to see this colourful, multi-racial Garden City.
Nonetheless, Singapore is a favourite stopover and this might be something you’ve been looking for. This plan might aid you in time-planning and letting your guests know what they must see, and what they can probably skip. For any first-time visitors to Singapore, here are some suggestions on how to spend your 48 Hours in Singapore.
Bring your friends to try a true blue Singapore breakfast at a hawker centre. Whether it is having nasi lemak, prata or economical vermicelli, as long as it is a local-favourite, it is a must-try!
Since it is still pretty early and most shops might not be open, bring them around the heritage areas of Kampong Glam, Chinatown and Little India (which are not very far away from each other by public transport), so they can experience the morning hustle and bustle of our city.
Be sure to check out the Sultan Mosque, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Sri Mariamman Temple.
Bring them for a short trip to the newly opened National Gallery in Singapore and have a relaxing walk around, experiencing the different exhibitions. You can also head to the National Museum of Singapore after for even more exciting exhibitions.
Bring them for lunch at a local cafe, where they can grab some hearty food, while experiencing our local cafe scene. Grab a cuppa and move on with the day.
Visit Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum (one exhibition will probably take you 45minutes on average) and Gardens by The Bay. You can also take a stroll down Esplanade to check out the Merlion too.
Have a go at the Singapore Flyer, before heading to Marina Square and the surrounding shopping malls for a short shopping session.
Dinner and at a riverside restaurant in Clarke Quay, where you can see Singapore’s nightlife and the bustling atmosphere of the area. If it is a Wednesday or a weekend, you can head down to Club Street or Robertson Quay for further drinks!
Bring your pals to try even more local food (basically whatever they did not try the day before) and stuff them silly with amazing Singaporean grub, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Head on for a short walk around UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Botanic Gardens, before breaking for your morning coffee at a cafe nearby in the Bukit Timah District.
Head on down to Singapore’s best shopping street, Orchard Road for even more shopping!
1PM: Have lunch at a snazzy restaurant along Orchard Road and if you ever need help, you can always head here.
Head on down to Sentosa via the monorail and head to a short exhibition like the S.E.A Aquarium and you can later head on down to a beach for some relaxing time. You can even grab a beer at the many bars along Siloso Beach.
Try the Luge and Skylift and your friends are guaranteed to love this!
Head back to VivoCity for some early dinner, before bringing your friends back to the Marina Bay area to some drinks at Ce La Vi, a breathtaking rooftop bar. After drinks, you can bid farewell to your friends happily, because you know they had a blast!