singapore

modern stopover

 

1      changi   international airport

2      gardens by the bay   greenhouses & super trees

3      singapore flyer   observation wheel

4      botanic gardens   park & orchid garden

5      sentosa   entertainment island

6      telok ayer   food marketplace

7      little india   neighbourhood

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essentials

At some point flying in and around Asia, you will most likely find yourself flying through Singapore's Changi Airport. Whether you have 24 hours or 3 days, there are plenty of family friendly and solo activities for everybody. If you plan on exploring the city, check out my travel guide where I highlight my top stops. Or, glamp out for up to 48 hours in the highest ranked airport in the world Yes Theory style!

 

highlights: gardens by the bay, botanic gardens, shopping centres

Check out the super trees from Crazy Rich Asians, have a picnic in the botanic gardens, or pick one of many family friendly tourist picks. There are so many museums and amusement activities to choose from - it truly  depends how much money you want to spend. If you want to shop check out Orchard Road for shopping centres accommodating a variety of budgets. 

 

 

when: all year round

With a tropical climate in the high 20's (celsius) all year, be ready for vitamin D and humidity. 

 

 

getting around:

Buy an EZ link metro card or tourist pass and get everywhere you need to go on one of the cleanest and effective metro & bus system I've ever experienced.  

The streets are so clean you can literally walk around barefoot. Sit by the river alongside the financial district and watch the locals commuting on foot, electric scooters, or bike.

 

This is also a run-friendly city if you enjoy touring on foot. 

 

 

duration: 1-3 days

You really don't need to be there long to see everything on your list. Three days is plenty and due to high living costs I wouldn't hang around longer than necessary. This isn't the city for R&R unless you have a luxury budget. 

 

 

currency and cost: Singapore Dollars (SGD)

 

save - find a hostel in Little India and buy your meals at a local Hawker Centre

splurge - stay at a luxury hotel, enjoy the extensive international dining options, and spend a day at the spa

 

 

electrical outlets: 230V, 50Hz (Type G)

Singapore uses a three-prong outlet, most notably seen in the UK, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.