For me 48 hours was the perfect amount of time to stay in Singapore. Located next to Malaysia , the city is a huge contrast to the other parts in Southeast Asia. While I felt a bit like back in time in Thailand or Indonesia, Singapore made me feel like I arrived in the future. There are many things to do and see, so here’s my 48 hours itinerary!
How to get around
Most visitors arrive at the airport, which is located a bit outside of the city and it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to get there. The best and cheapest way to get around in Singapore is to take the MRT. You can buy a tourist pass for up to 3 days. It only costs a total amount of 10/16/20 SGD and you can use the MRT as often as you want. The city is well connected with lots of different stations and the MRT is very clean and fast.
Where to go – my itinerary
I arrived at around 6pm, so I was not able to do a lot on that day. But I tried to make the most of it and went to China Town for dinner, which was very close to my accommodation at Hong Kong Street. From there I took the MRT to the famous Gardens by the Bay.
Every night at 7:45pm and 8:45pm a light show takes place at the Super Grove Tree. It’s free and so cool. The trees light up in different colours to some played music.
My first stop was the Botanic Gardens, which are also for free. A special garden inside is called National Orchid Garden and provides about 60.000 orchids. Unfortunately it’s not free and costs 5 SGD entry.
The next stop was the famous shopping mall Orchard Road. You can find lots of shops there, but most of them are really expensive. If you’re looking for a cheap shopping place, continue reading.
This precinct is really different compared to the other parts of Singapore, I’ve been to. It’s like a little Indian world in the middle of Singapore. You can find many Indian restaurants and everything looks really colorful. This place is really good for having a cheap lunch.
This place is definitely a shopping paradise. You can not only find lots and lots of different stylish clothes, they are also affordable. You really have to be careful not to get lost, as it is not really a street and you can find a different shop at every corner.
My flight was in the evening, so I only had the morning and afternoon.
This place was on the top of my must-do list in Singapore and it was absolutely worth it. I went to two exhibitions: Future World and Wonderland.
You can buy the tickets together. If you haven’t felt like being in the future in the city, you’ll definitely feel like that in the Future World exhibition, as well as in Wonderland.
It is located in the Gardens by the Bay and features the highest indoor waterfall in the world (30m). You can walk up to the top and experience tropical plants and flowers.
Right next to the Cloud Forest you’ll find the Flower Dome. It provides different flowers from all over the world.
My last stop was the same stop as my first stop: the super trees in the Gardens of the Bay. After seeing them in the night, I wanted to have a look at them at day time.
The newest special at Singapore’s airport is the Jewel Airport. It’s a huge waterfall with lots of shops around it.