In this post I would like to give you some inspiration on what to do and see in Singapore in 2 days.
- Start your day with a Kaya Toast (a toast spread with a kind of coconut jam considering of pandan, coconut milk, sugar and eggs) and a Teh Tarik or a coffee e.g. at Ya Kun Kaya Toast in Chinatown (18 China Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Far East Square, Singapore 049560)
- Take a tour through Chinatown and see:
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
- Sri Mariamman Temple and stroll through the tiny streets at Pagoda St. & Temple St. full of small Chinese shops
- Have Lunch at the Maxwell Food Centre which should be one of the best Singaporean Food Courts – we haven’t been lucky as we went there in the evening where nearly all shops were already closed. So better go there for lunch 🙂
- Walk over to Clarke Quay (or take the MRT). Have an ice cream at the Turkish ice cream stand located near to the River Cruise Information at the waterfront side. After being trolled by the Turkish man take a boat trip to see Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and the Marina Bay. Adults pay $25 (Children $15) for a up to 40 min ride along the Singapore River. You can also choose the “Laser Show Cruise” which costs $38 and departs at 19:30 or 21:00 to see the Marina Bay Sands laser show and get a free Singapore Sling or juice. I would recommend to do the normal tour and alight at Marina Bay Sands.
- Being at Marina Bay Sands you can take a walk through the big shopping mall or try your luck at the Marina Bay Sands Casino. If you decide for the casino, you need to take your passport with you as this is mandatory to get inside. Depending on how much time you have left, visit the Gardens By the Bay dirctly in the back of the Marina Bay Sands. At round about 6 p.m. you should be back at Marina Bay Sands to take the lift to the Sky Bar (the tickets cost $20 but with the voucher you’ll receive a $20 discount on your bill later on) and have an awesome view at the Singapore skyline and the merlion park. Relax in a wonderful atmosphere on top of the Marina Bay Sands and enjoy some nice drinks!
- For dinner, go to Lau Pa Sat festival market (nearest MRT: Raffles Place). My all time favourite food court! At around 7pm they close the nearby street and open Singapores one and only satay street. More than 10 stalls over “the best satay” you can get in Singapore. Choose between lamb, chicken, beef and pork skewers which cost around 70cent each. If you don’t like satay, no problme! The food court offers variety of food, from Chinese to Western or even Mexican food – at Lau Pa Sat you get everything you like!
- If you are up for a drink, go back to the Merlion Park and have a drink at Overeasy. From there, you have the best view on the Marina Bay Sands laser show!
- Start your day in the amazing Singapore Botanic Gardens! The Botanic Gardens are one of my favourite spots in Singapore – and the best thing – it’s for free!!! The nearest MRT stations are “Botanic Gardens” on the Circle nad Downtown Line (yellow or blue) or “Orchard” on the North-South Line (red) – read and see more about the Singapore Botanic Gardens – here!
- Afterwards maybe stop for some delicious dumplings at Din Tai Fung in the Wisma Atria (on level 4). My favourite dumplings are pork & shrimp dumplings 🙂 As you are already in Singapores shopping paradise, go along Orchard Road and do some shopping. You cannot leave Singapore without having been in one of it’s gigantic malls!
- Then take the MRT to Little India. I love this place! It’s so bright and colourful! Stroll through the streets and feel the Indian spirit. My favourite place in Little India is the food court in the Tekka Centre and I love the shops above the food court. You definitely need to go there and have a look at all those wonderful Indian dresses!!! If you like to see the craziest mall I have ever seen, go to the Mustafa Centre on Verdun Road – this mall has so many entrances, I always get lost in there! The Mustafa Centre offers you a diverse range of products – I guess you can get anything you like there.
- As you are already in little India – why not having dinner at a typical Indian restaurant? The Banana Leaf Apolo is one of the best Indian restaurants in Singapore. You find it on 54 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218564. As the name already suggests, your food is served on a banana leaf – great!
- At the end of your day, have a drink at the 1-Altitude bar (1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, Singapur 048616). The bar is located on top of the One Raffles Place building from where you have a breathtaking view over Singapore. The cover charge is $30 including one drink. The dress code is smart casual and it opens from 6pm daily.