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3D2N Singapore: A Weekend Getaway Guide For First Time Visitors

Singapore is very different when compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. It’s a modern, well organized, and spotless city which is furnished with of stunning architecture. Albeit small in size, you can find many things to do in the modern metropolitan city. From visiting high-quality restaurants and cafes to luxurious shopping galleries and stunning parks, there is never a dull moment in Singapore.

If you’re planning to visit Singapore for a weekend getaway but can’t figure out where to start — fret no more, because we’ve prepared the perfect itinerary to help you get the most out of your trip.

Contents:
– Singapore Travel Information
– Day 1: Arrival – Gardens By The Bay – Singapore Night Safari
– Day 2: Universal Studios Singapore – Marina Bay Sands
– Day 3: Killiney Road – Mustafa Centre

Singapore Travel Information

Best Time to Visit: As a tropical climate country, heavy rainfall is naturally to be expected. Thus, the ideal time to visit Singapore is between March – October, during its dry season. You’ll get to enjoy your trip at your own pace without having to worry about what the monsoon winds will bring you. 

Getting Around: Save on expensive cabs or e-hailing rides by exploring the city hassle-free with Singapore’s extensive MRT train and bus network. A Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) – which can be purchased at Changi Airport and selected MRT stations – allows unlimited travel for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20). Alternatively, feel free to enjoy Singapore’s well-connected network of cycling paths by renting bicycles from licensed operators or bike-sharing apps.

Where to Stay: The Civic district is favoured by tourists as it’s located in the Central Area. Besides the great eateries, this area is also known as the hotspot of arts, history and culture, thanks to the variety of iconic buildings and landmarks. On top of that, popular locations such as Clarke Quay, Orchard Street, and Marina Bay Sands are within walking distance. 

Day 1: Arrival – Gardens By The Bay – Singapore Night Safari

Begin your trip by taking a stroll at Gardens by the Bay, and take a selfie in the stunning man-made forest. It’s a huge maze-like garden which features amazing sculptures that lit up with varying colours and patterns. Entry to the garden is free, but admission fees will apply to the two conservatories — Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

 Gardens By The Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 5am - 2am
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If the night is still early when you’re done with dinner, head over to Singapore Night Safari for a truly unique experience. Featuring nocturnal animals, some interesting ones that you can find here include the Binturong, flying squirrel and Armadillo. You can either enjoy the ride on a tram which winds through the park, or opt to walk along a path between exhibits if you’re feeling adventurous.

 Singapore Night Safari
 Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
 Opening Hours: 7:15pm - 11pm
 

Day 2: Universal Studios Singapore – Marina Bay Sands

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Fulfill your childhood dreams by making your way to Universal Studios Singapore on the second day. Boasting 24 mind-blowing rides and attractions, this movie-based theme park is perfect for visitors of all ages. We hear the Transformers ride is the best in its class!

Universal Studios Singapore
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island 098269
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm (Mon - Thu), 10am - 10pm (Fri - Sun) 

After a full day of adrenaline pumping, take a rest at Marina Bay Sands while enjoying Spectra, the Las Vegas-style light and water show. During night time, the environment seems to be magical as lasers fill up Singapore’s glittering skyline, accompanied by spectacular water fountain formations.

Spectra at Marina Bay Sands
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, LOUIS VUITTON, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours: 8pm and 9.30pm

 

Day 3: Killiney Road – Mustafa Centre

Your trip won’t be complete until you enjoy an authentic Singapore breakfast experience at Killiney Road. Other than the colourful colonial shophouses, this is where you can find bakeries, bars, steamboats, cafes as well as kopitiams. The most popular is Killiney Kopitiam, where people come for the delectable toasts.

Killiney Road
Address: Killiney Rd, Singapore 239525

 

If you have time to spare, head over to Mustafa Centre in the Little India district to get some souvenirs before you leave. A cult favourite in the Singaporean shopping scene, the 24-hour mall is the best place to go if you’re after a bargain. Although Mustafa may not be as fancy as some of Singapore’s other malls, it has a great range of items, and good prices to match. Here, you’ll get a good deal on just about everything — from clothes, perfume, souvenirs, electronics, makeup, confectionery and even food and groceries.

Mustafa Centre
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207704
Opening Hours: 24/7

 

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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