5 Days in Singapore – Shopping, Adventure & Many More

When you travel to a new exciting holiday destination like Singapore, you are bound to lose a lot of time considering the wide range of attractions and activities on offer. Revisit the best locations and attractions of this beautiful city-state. Some of the key highlights include the world’s first Night Zoo, Cable Car ride at the Sentosa Island, Thian Hock Keng Temple, ride at the Sentosa Island, shop till you drop at the endless shopping centers, and much more than you can ever imagine.

We have prepared a list of enchanting attractions and activities which would give you the best experience of this mesmerizing destination. Give your family a hassle-free planning of a short trip to Singapore with customized Singapore packages which would cover an exciting itinerary.

Day 1: Visit the enticing Sentosa Island

Popularly referred as the State of Fun which guarantees fun and entertainment for the entire family including the little ones. Placed at 100 yards away from the mainland, this is one of the most popular destinations among locals and tourists alike. Explore the lush green environment, the two 18-hole golf courses, cascading fountains, and a host of other exciting activities to begin with. Head then to the Universal Studios which is a movie-themed entertainment park coupled with exciting rides inspired by blockbuster flicks. Check out the 7 different zones and click yourself with popular adorable movie characters.

Hit Tanjong Beach Club for a delicious lunch or grabbing some yummy bites such as the lobster bun, fish & chips, etc. Tanjong offers a more peaceful and tranquil environment compared to the vibrancy of other beaches like Silosa and Palawan, where you get a more sporty environment. The Koufu Food Court in Palawan Beach is also an exciting option for tasting local delicacies like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Black Pepper Crabs, etc.

Post a scrumptious meal at the beach, you can laze around the pool daybeds or head to either the Port of Lost Wonder, which is a water park for kids below the age of 12 or check out the Skyline Luge, a theme park for thrilling rides for all age groups. Holiday travel in Singapore can’t be more fun than traveling to Sentosa Island. You can also choose to take a tram to the Siloso Point and walk into the Sentosa Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon. Enjoy a fun time with the dolphins with the Meet the Dolphins and Fu Seals show. Post sunset hop onto a bus and head to Quayside Isle over at Sentosa Cove for several attractive dining options. End your day with an exciting Cable car ride from Mount Faber which gives you a rare opportunity to witness stunning panoramic views of the city. Other attractions which you can check out is the MegaZip Adventure Park.

Day 2: Discover vibrant precincts of Singapore

Three of the most popular neighborhoods of Singapore are Chinatown, Little India, and Tiong Bahru. All three of them have enough within them to cover a day or so. Holiday travel in Singapore is fun provide you know the right places to check out. Start from Chinatown and explore various local dishes for breakfast like kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs, and kopi, which is a traditional coffee in Singapore. Post your breakfast, head to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum for a slice of the rich history and culture of Singapore.

Once the sun is shining bright hot, head to the bustling Little India for a delicious lunch meal. Head to the Banana Leaf Apolo, which is very popular for its fish head curry. Post a yummy meal, check out the beautiful Sri Veeramaliamman Temple and check for souvenirs at the tiny specialty stores in the area.

The next stopover would be totally offbeat, Tiong Bahru features quaint shop houses selling clothes, records, and books. Oozing with heritage rich places, this residential estate offers a glimpse of the ancient Singapore. You can also head to the bustling Tiong Bahru Market where you can shop for fresh produce and taste the chwee kueh, which is steamed rice cakes flavored with preserved radish.

Day 3: An adventure into the wild

The three wildlife parks of Singapore – Singapore Zoo, the River Safari and the Night Safari offer contrasting environments which would make up for an exciting day. Start with the River Safari, this is first river-themed zoo which houses several creatures like the Jaguar, manatees, Brazilian tapir, giant pandas, Giant Anteater, and much more. Don’t forget to indulge in the Amazon River Quest, where you get a 10-minute boat ride and browse through the wildlife.

Once afternoon approaches, head to the Singapore Zoo, which is a 28-hectare award winning park. There are 11 zones in this park and experience the intriguing rain forest as you roam into the Primate Kingdom and observe various animals in their natural habitat. You can also check the Australian Zone where you would find Kangaroos. Leave your kids at the Kidzworld where they can engage in the water play area and learn about farmyard animals and even ride a wild animal carousel.

Post sunset, you got to head to the enticing Night Safari, which is spread over 400 hectares of land. This reserve houses more than 1200 nocturnal animals. Hop onto a tram and browse through this Southeast Asian rain forest and the animal kingdom in their natural habitat. You also have options of indulging in a guided walking tour. We would recommend you to stay overnight for an overwhelming experience.

Day 4: Shop till you drop

Singapore offers an incredible variety in terms of brands and items. Kick start your shopping cravings with the popular Orchard Road, where you have international brands as well as options to indulge in value shopping in stores like Scape. You can also hit areas such as Bugis and Haji Lane once afternoon kicks in for some more value shopping options. Browse the collection for vintage finds, knick-knacks, chic outfits, and much more.

Once the sun sets, head to the Dempsey enclave, where you can indulge in hot indulgences like chili crab at Jumbo Seafood or the White Rabbit or the Samy’s Curry. The list is endless, you will really find it hard to select among the choices available on display.

You can alternatively also visit the popular shopping malls and other shopping centers in Singapore as you collect souvenirs, taste local dishes, and enjoy a great time interacting with locals out there.

Day 5: Cover the remaining highlights of the city

Being the last day, you should uncover the missing landmarks from your checklist such as the Padang Cricket Club, City Hall, the Supreme Court, the Parliament House, Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Hoklo temple, and the popular Merlion Park, the tourist icon of Singapore. Browse through these major highlights and stopover at the National Orchid Garden, where you get to experience a fresh environment among the 60,000 varieties of orchid plants. Wrap up your shopping cravings by visiting the duty-free shopping at the Changi Airport where you can purchase candy & chocolates, luxury goods, perfumes, cologne, along with some memorable souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Author: karif1805

I am a professional blogger who like to write about travel destinations. I like travelling and exploring new places so, I make sure whatever I experience, I should share them and get the ideas from other bloggers.

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