Day 1: Soak up culture and history in the Civic District

National Museum of Singapore façade in the evening being lighted up
1 National Museum of Singapore

The nation’s oldest museum guards historical national treasures such as the Singapore Stone, which dates back to between the 10th and 14th centuries.

Sculpture outside Peranakan Museum of young child holding elderly man’s hand
2 Peranakan Museum

Get to know the fascinating heritage of the Peranakans (Straits-born people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage). Their hybrid culture mixes Chinese and Malay practices, food, art and clothes.

Ground up view of the Arts House at the Old Parliament
3 The Arts House

This centre for the arts is where you can catch plays and music performances. Then relax with a cold beer at live music bar Timbre or the blues salon Barber Shop.

Day 2: Shop, eat and play in central Singapore

A night view of ION Orchard and the cross junction outside.
4 ION Orchard

Spoil your inner shopaholic at this massive mall, with designer and high-street brands aplenty. Then cross the road to TANGS Orchard’s Beauty Hall for its vast array of makeup and skincare.

Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre exterior
5 Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre

Head here for local fare such as roasted meats, then indulge your sweet tooth with French pastries at Tiong Bahru Bakery. If you’re in Tiong Bahru on a weekend, have lunch at Bincho at Hua Bee, a Japanese yakitori bar that doubles as a noodle stall on weekdays.

Night view of Marina Bay Sands, and Cloud Forest and Flower Dome conservatories, viewed from Marina Bay East Gardens
6 Marina Bay Sands®

For an indulgent night on the town, this integrated resort is where you want to be. Have dinner at one of its many celebrity restaurants, such as one-Michelin-starred CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Then get on top of the world with cocktails at CÉ LA VI on the 57th floor.

Day 3: Offshore recreation

Installation of larger-than-life baby crawling in the Trick Eye Museum at Resorts World Sentosa
7 Trick Eye Museum

Escape into mind-boggling worlds at the galleries here, with more than 80 optical illusions lining the walls, floors and ceilings. Don’t forget your camera—you’ll want proof of these fantastical paintings and installations.

A tourist taking a picture in the large aquarium tank at the S.E.A. Aquarium
8 Marine Life Park™

The world's largest oceanarium is a must-visit. With more than 100,000 marine animals swimming in the S.E.A. Aquarium™, the aquatic action behind its giant glass panels is unforgettable. Then get wet and wild at the adrenaline-filled Adventure Cove Waterpark™.

Auriga Spa

Knead your cares away at this super-luxurious spa, which uses natural and organic products. Its approach to wellness and beauty is quite unique as it’s based on the cycles of the moon, plus some of its treatments are inspired by Singapore’s Malay and Chinese heritage.


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