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Gotten a case of travel envy after seeing Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt all around Singapore in their film Badrinath ki Dulhania? Envy no more – mark your calendars, pack your bags and plan your own trip to the city. We suss out the best locations and attractions to visit on your trip here—these run the gamut from thrill rides to hidden-away neighbourhoods— where you can make some picture perfect memories of your own.

Not for the faint-hearted

Universal Studios Singapore Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa

Start your trip with a thrill when you head to Universal Studios Singapore at Sentosa Island. Take on the Battlestar Galactica ride—just like Alia and Varun did—and scream your hearts out. Fun fact: Singapore was where Alia Bhatt took her first ever roller coaster ride! 

Chase that adrenaline rush and watch scenes from your favourite films come to life aboard rides set in the worlds of The Mummy, Jurassic Park, Shrek and more—you could even live your own rom-com scenes like those in Badrinath ki Dulhania.

Then, visit the SEA Aquarium and for a look at diverse selections of marine life. The Open Ocean exhibit, in particular, is sure to fill you with a sense of wonder—be wowed by majestic creatures such as manta rays, goliath groupers and leopard sharks gliding on by.

Snap some photos at the Merlion Promenade

Merlion Promenade

Enjoy the views of the Marina Bay waterfront when you head to the Merlion Promenade. Snap a few mandatory traveler photos in front of the Merlion – Singapore’s national icon that’s half-fish and half-lion – or catch an Instagram-worthy moment with the unmistakable, towering Marina Bay Sands silhouette in the background. 

Take a walk in the park

Gardens by the Bay

Stop to smell the roses, literally, when you make a trip to Gardens by the Bay for some greenery in the city. Marvel at the various flora and fauna there, but don’t forget to look up at the stunning architecture of some of the Gardens’ buildings—think sweeping gridshell exteriors of the Flower Dome, and the stunning Supertrees that are lit up to look extra mesmerising after sundown.

Shopping, of course

ION Orchard

What’s a trip to Singapore without some shopping? Strap on your most comfortable shopping shoes and hit the streets of Orchard Road, where you’ll find a wide array of both big international and wares from local brands that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Be sure to make a stop at ION Orchard, where you can pick up new threads, accessories, or simply while the day away window-shopping while immersing yourself in the buzz of the city.

Go off the beaten path

Dempsey Hill

Singapore isn’t just all about the bright lights and big streets—tucked away behind the Orchard district is Dempsey Hill, a charming neighbourhood that’s a favourite lifestyle and dining enclave for locals and a perfect destination to explore for the romantics among us. Step into any of the interesting cafes such as Dempsey House, Chopsuey Café and The Green Door for a leisurely meal (Sunday brunch is the best time for a visit to Dempsey Hill, for optimum chill-out vibes) and soak up the lovely, lazy atmosphere.

Looking for a spot of adventure? A vibrant, bustling neighbourhood in Singapore you could make a stop at is Arab Street. Spend an afternoon meandering around the area, and you never know what you’ll find. From some of the most colourful and intricately designed buildings, to eclectic shopping options—think textile stores selling fabrics and carpets, charming perfumeries, and lots of shops touting eye-catching jewellery and other knick-knacks.

Party the night away

Clarke Quay

One of the must-visit districts of Singapore, Clarke Quay is the place to be if you’re looking for a fun night out. Grab a drink with your friends at any of the pubs and bars in the area, or make like Alia and Varun did on their night off of shooting and dance your heart out at Clarke Quay’s f.Club. If you prefer to spend the night exploring the district, you could always just take a stroll along the Singapore River, one of the most historical and culturally rich destinations in the country.

Pro-tip: Travel around the country like the locals when you hop on an MRT train. The train lines will take you around the island in convenience and comfort, even after a late night out (last trains sometimes leave at 12am on the weekends). You’ll be able to get to any of the destinations on your travel itinerary with great ease.


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