Discover Singapore’s rich culture, sumptuous cuisine and unforgettable sights without burning a hole in your wallet.
1 Jewel Changi Airport
Upon touchdown, pay a short visit to Jewel Changi Airport, accessible from both Terminal 1 and a pedestrian walkway from Terminals 2 and 3.
A sparkling tourist destination in its own right, this lifestyle hub is filled with enchanting attractions, world-class cuisine and unforgettable sights. Marvel at the 40-metre high Rain Vortex—the world’s largest indoor waterfall—and take a stroll through the Shiseido Forest Valley to stretch your legs.
To expand your palate, be sure to drop by Five Spice for a meal. Modelled after our island’s hawker centres, this food hall boasts a plethora of stalls from beloved brands like Chen’s Mapo Tofu and Fu Lin Fried Yong Tau Foo. We recommend sampling yong tau foo (stuffed tofu served with other customisable ingredients) from the latter, as you’ll be able to choose the ingredients based on your budget.
Before you leave, you’ll want to pick up a SG Tourist Pass from the counter at Changi Airport MRT station, which will allow you to take unlimited bus and train rides at just S$25 over the course of three days.
2 Civic District
With its soaring buildings and colonial architecture that dates back centuries, Singapore’s Civic District is bound to deepen your appreciation for how the old and the new can intertwine.
You’ve an entire trove of sightseeing options here, ranging from verdant parks and colonial architecture to some of the finest museums in the region. Nature lovers and history buffs are bound to gain deeper insights into their fields of knowledge at Fort Canning Park. This green stronghold was once the seat of Malay royalty in Singapore.
Alternatively, take a stroll along the river until you reach the National Gallery Singapore. Formerly Singapore’s Supreme Court and City Hall, this historical monument now houses more than 8,000 pieces of art that are bound to inspire your own artistic sensibilities.
3 Marina Bay
As the sun sets, head to Marina Bay district, and marvel at the golden glowing lights of Singapore’s majestic city skyline.
You’ll want to pop by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay to soak in the creative vibes and possibly catch a free outdoor performance by some of our talented local musicians. Makansutra Gluttons Bay is right next door if you’re hankering for affordable hawker fare like satay (grilled meat skewers) and chicken rice.
As you stroll across the Helix Bridge, you’ll be able to admire the picture-perfect view of the Marina Bay skyline, and the surreal sight of Marina Bay Sands®. Spend the rest of the evening amidst the lush greenery of Gardens by the Bay or the futuristic artwork on display at the ArtScience Museum™.