How island with few poor villages became one of the most modern states in the world? Mixture of nations, cuisines and languages will shock you. What if you have just one day in Singapore?
Singapore is famous transfer airport, so that travelers often stay there for a short period of time. Listing the most important spots I can admit, that having one day in Singapore is enough to cover the highlights. Two days are perfect to take it easy and three let you explore farther areas like forest or beach.
What to see having one day in Singapore?
Talking about the center, it’s a mixture between history and modern skyscrapers. Singapore was just a poor island but Sir Ruffels came there and thought that it can be a great trading spot, connecting west and east. He negotiated a treaty whereby Johor (sultan) allowed the British to found a trading port on the island. Now center of international trade brings a lot of businessmen into this vivid metropolis.
The most known spot is promenade with a lion statue. In fact, Singapore means the city of lions. On one side skyscrapers and on the other symbol of the city – Marina Bay Sands. It looks like a boat to me, but locals told me that the architect imagined it’s a bridge. No matter how far goes your imagination, be sure to get inside and see splendor it offers. There is a huge shopping mall, casino and hotel with the restaurant, palm trees and infinity pool on the top platform.
Gardens by the Bay
Just behind you will find spectacular modern garden. Specially, beautiful during the night, with the light show.
Muslim, Indian and Chinese districts
Spoil your tongue according to your preferences. See variety of cultures in Singapore, different pace than in the city center. Those districts are the best places to eat! Singapore is very expensive, but no worries to find something yummy for less than 10$ and discover cuisine of Asia.
Nature of Singapore
If you are more fan of nature or have more time in Singapore to discover farther parts, you can admire its botanical gardens. There are plenty of parks, forest and beach, where you can run away from a hassle and bustle of the city.
Singapore is well developed and public transportation works very well. You can also rent city bikes as it’s super easy with an app. There are few companies and for me that was the best way to discover the city and for instance check the best instagram spots. If you have some favorite spots, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments.
Singapore by night looks incredible with all the lights and laser show. Scroll down for night photography gallery.
The Bee is a nature lover and tea addict. Loves the idea of slow life and responsible traveling, constantly trying to improve to bee more eco-friendly. Appreciates old cultures and traditions, loves to immerse with locals, listen to ethnic music as well as taste regional food and drinks. Her favorite spots while traveling are family houses and street markets.
Jak nie więcej czasy to i jeden dzień jest super. Pozazdrościć! Muszę tam kiedyś pojechać 😀
Pewnie, i niekoniecznie trzeba biegać z językiem na brodzie 😛
I did basically the same route as you.
Singapore was a huge impact on me, specially that I was living in India by that time.
Will be having a vacation with friends in Singapore next year and reading through your article gives me so much excitement now! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!
You are welcome, I am glad you found it useful :*
One day is definitely not enough! 😁 we had three days in SG. We had spent our first day alone at Sentosa Island! 🙂
One day is never enough, however those who have no choice and stay just one day in Singapore, need to have a plan.
Singapore has been on my list ever since I was a kid when my dad went on business. Bookmarking this for when I finally get there one day!
Cudnie! Chciałabym kiedys odwiedzić takie egzotyczne miejsce.
Nic trudnego. Bilety można kupić tanio, czasu wiele nie potrzeba – nic tylko lecieć 😉
Wow, bardzo interesujące !
Zdjęcia robią wrażenie!
Przepiękne miejsce! Mam nadzieję, że wkrótce uda mi się je odwiedzić 🙂
Serdecznie Ci tego życzę :*
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oj! ja byłam w Singapurze 3 pełne dni i to było za mało – przydałby się jeszcze jeden, bo nie zdążyłam zajrzeć do dzielnicy indyjskiej i muzułmańskiej (chociaż podobnych rzeczy już się naoglądałam w Malezji) i do rezerwatu McRitchie. SIngapur niby mały, ale jest tam mnóstwo do zobaczenia 🙂 zwłaszcza tamtejsza przyroda jest przepiękna – Ogród Botaniczny to zdecydowanie najpiękniejszy ogród, jaki widziałam w życiu i chyba najlepsza rzecz do zobaczenia w SIngapurze.
każdy czas to za mało, jednak wiele osób ma bardzo ograniczony czas w Singapurze, bo to popularne lotnisko transferowe. Takim osobom na pewno przydadzą się wskazówki jak to ogarnąć 😉
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I loved this post. Singapore is beautiful.
I’ve never been to Singapore, but always thought I would like it. I love that I could maybe swing by and see all the highlights in a day! (I also think the Marina Bay Hotel looks like a bridge too, but I see the boat now that you mention it!)
Haha happy it’s not just me thinking it’s a boat 😀
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I went to SG in 2014 and I did almost the same things you’ve done. I think it’s an amazing city, and I really enjoyed Gardens by the Bay 😉
Thank you for visiting my blog Marta! I liked Singapore too, it’s expensive city but worth to see at least once in a lifetime.
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