Hectic tour arrangements, sightseeing on someone else’s itinerary and travelling in big groups is not for everyone. Sometimes, it’s far more convenient and enjoyable to hit the road on your own. And what better destination for a solo trip than Singapore?
If you’re concerned about safety, you’ll be at ease knowing that Singapore’s one of the safest cities for solo travel—with its well-lit streets and safe public transport systems, commuting after hours will be a breeze for lone travellers.
For the urbanite
Looking for a spot of retail therapy? Visit the famed Orchard Road for the most iconic Singaporean shopping experience, and indulge in a shopping spree at your own pace. You’ll find a range of threads that exude class and sophistication at malls like ION Orchard, Paragon and Ngee Ann City.
Then, put on that new outfit for a night on the town. Don’t worry about having to drink or party alone—join the Singapore Pub Crawl to get acquainted with new people while exploring Singapore’s best drinking spots. After all, what better way to make friends than over a round of drinks?
Then, hop on a historic bumboat and sail past some of Singapore’s most iconic sights on the Singapore River Cruise. You can even catch the Laser Show Cruise, which will give you a unique vantage point of the Marina Bay Sands® lights show. Plus, enjoy a complimentary bottle of Singapore Sling while cruising along the river.
For the adventurous
Spend some of your me-time amid the tranquillity of MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore’s oldest reservoir.
Learn more about this lush locale by browsing the information boards along the reservoir’s walking trails, while enjoying the lush scenery as well as chance encounters with monkeys and monitor lizards.
Alternatively, clock in a good cardio workout and meet new people by joining a bike tour. Discover some of Singapore’s hidden treasures in Chinatown, Haji Lane and more as you cycle through the city’s streets. A friendly local guide will lead you through carefully designed routes, which explore the city’s quieter streets and local stomping grounds.
For the art lovers
Uncover the gems of Singapore’s literary scene at The Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, a café and concept store stocked with local reads by some of our island’s most talented writers.
Grab a cup of coffee and browse the carefully curated selection of books and magazines that span a range of genres—from Suffian Hakim’s rip-roaring urban fantasy to poignant poetry by writers like Alvin Pang and Kirpal Singh.
Take some time to visit one of Singapore’s museums, such as the Singapore Art Museum or the National Museum of Singapore. Meander through rooms and corridors filled with artwork and exhibitions, or sign up for a group museum tour if you fancy some company.
For a little R&R
Swing by the Duxton Hill neighbourhood and explore the neighbourhood’s quaint and charming shop houses. You can also spend a quiet afternoon with coffee and a good book in hand at any of the cosy cafes in the area, such as Flor Patisserie or Group Therapy.
Alternatively, soothe your mind and soul with your spa treatment of choice. Head to Sentosa island’s W Hotel’s AWAY Spa, where you can pick from an array of massages, scrubs, and more. For a fresh, intriguing twist on relaxation, visit Palm Avenue Float Club. The float centre offers guests the chance to float in a sensory deprivation tank, freeing your mind from distractions and leaving your worries behind.