Singapore is one of the best places to go, especially for newbie travelers. The first time I went to this bustling city state was during my second trip abroad and I’ve been coming back almost every year since then.

Singapore is home to exciting tourist spots like Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island, Gardens by the Bay as well call multi-cultural districts, art spaces and museums.

Singapore is perfect for aspiring passport stamp collectors. After one short land trip over the border, you can already find yourself in Legoland Malaysia. A 1-hour ferry crossing can take you to Batam or Bintan island in Indonesia. Of course, you can also take advantage of Singapore as a major flight gateway in Southeast Asia & jet set to more destinations in the region & beyond.

This travel guide will make it easy for you to plan a trip to Singapore. I’ve included a sample itinerary , followed by essential travel tips you need know, detailed do-it-yourself (DIY) itinerary & more.

Singapore Itinerary Blog Contents

3 Days Singapore Itinerary

Day 1 — SG City Tour

Day 2 — Universal Studios & Sentosa

Day 3 — Culture

Where to Stay in Singapore

Singapore Budget & Expenses

1 Day Singapore Itinerary

2 Days Singapore Itinerary

4 Days Singapore-Malaysia Itinerary

5 Days Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia Tri-City Itinerary

Detailed 4D3N Singapore-Malaysia Itinerary

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3 Days Singapore Itinerary (3D2N)

Day 1 — SG City Tour

9:30 AM — Singapore Airport arrival.

10:30 AM — Singapore Hotel check-in (Book here / Compare Rates).

11 AM — Merlion Park & Singapore River Esplanade.

12 NN — Lau Pa Sat Hawker Center.

1 PM — Marina Bay Sands & MBS Sky Park — SGD 30 (Book here).

3 PM — Gardens by The Bay — SGD 32 (Book here).

7:45 PM — Garden Rhapsody Light Show.

Day 2 — Universal Studios & Sentosa

8 AM — Sentosa Island. Palawan & Siloso Beach..

10 AM — Universal Studios Singapore — SGD 83 (Book here).

4:30 PM — Singapore Flyer — SGD 40 (Book here).

6 PM — Helix Bridge.

9 PM — MBS Spectra Light & Water Show.

Day 3 — Culture

8 AM — Fort Canning Park & Tree Tunnel.

10 AM — Chinatown.

1 PM — Mustafa Center & Little India.

3 PM — Jewel Changi Airport.

8 PM — Changi Airport Departure.

Feel free to tweak the activities & timings based on your traveling style, schedule, & attractions that interest you the most. Scroll down to see more itineraries including suggestions on how to spend 2, 4 and 5 days in Singapore.

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Singapore Budget & Expenses

To help you set your own budget, here are the expenses if you follow the days itinerary posted above. Make sure to review all discounts & online booking prices.

Transport expenses breakdown

EZ-Link card — SGD 10 — Per card. Includes SGD 5 stored value).

EZ-Link top up — SGD 20. Train and bus fares in Singapore[/pp-p]

Sentosa Express monorail — SGD 4 — Per person. Includes unlimited rides on the Sentosa Express.

Activities/attraction costs breakdown

Marina Bay Sands Skypark — SGD 30 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Gardens by the Bay Cloud + Flower Dome — SGD 32 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Universal Studios Singapore — SGD 83 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Singapore Flyer — SGD 40 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

Total Budget Travel Expenses

Transport — SGD 34 / PHP 1,413 — Singapore MRT train/bus fares for 3 days & Sentosa monorail.

Accommodations  — SGD 105 / PHP 4,366 —  Per person. 2 nights stay in a budget hotel (twin-sharing).

Food — SGD 90 / PHP 3,742 — SGD 10 per meal (local food) for 3 days.

Sub-total (without activities) — SGD 229 / PHP 9,521 — Excludes flights. Includes transport, accommodations and food.

The amount above serves as a good reference for how much to spend on a budget trip to Singapore. As you may already know, actual expenses may vary depending on what you choose to include in your itinerary. If you have the means to indulge, simply use the expenses provided to calculate your estimated budget.

Activities — SGD 185 / PHP 7,692 —  Admission tickets/entrance fees on selected activities mentioned above.

TOTAL (with activities) — SGD 185 / PHP 17,214 —  Including activities & 3D2N expenses above.

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Other expenses

Singapore Cable Car — SGD 28 (Book here) — Roundtrip per person.

Legoland Malaysia — SGD 58 (Book here) — Per person admission/entrance fee.

SG-Legoland Malaysia Bus Transfers — SGD 26 (Book here) — Roundtrip per person.

Singapore Data eSIM — SGD 3.5.

Southeast Asia Data eSIM — SGD 4.25.

Where to Stay in Singapore

Book your stay near MRT train stations if you plan on getting around conveniently by public transport.

Clark Quay (Riverside), Chinatown, Little India & Bugis are the most popular places to stay for backpackers and budget travelers.

You can find most of the mid-range and luxury hotels in Orchard Road, Marina Bay, Promenade/City Hall area & Sentosa Island.

Click below to see rates and compare hotels in Hong Kong within your budget.

Recommended Singapore Hotels

Marina Bay Sands (Book here / Compare Rates)
Upscale / Marina Bay

JEN Orchardgateway by Shangri-La (Book here / Compare Rates)
Upscale / Orchard Rd

V Hotel Bencoolen (Book here / Compare Rates)
Mid-range / Bencoolen

Hotel 81 Bugis (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget / Bugis

Butternut Tree Hotel (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget / Chinatown

Galaxy Pods Chinatown (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget Backpacker / Chinatown

7 Wonders Hostel Upper Dickson (Book here / Compare Rates)
Budget Backpacker / Little India

1 Day Singapore Itinerary

Merlion & Singapore River

Marina Bay Sands

Gardens by the Bay

Jewel Changi Airport

2 Days Singapore Itinerary (2D1N)

Day 1

Singapore Airport arrival

Singapore Hotel check-in

Universal Studios Singapore

Merlion & Singapore River

Gardens by the Bay

Marina Bay Sands

Chinatown

Jewel Changi Airport

Day 2

4 Days Singapore-Malaysia Itinerary (4D3N)

Visiting Malaysia during your trip to Singapore is a great idea, as the two countries are close neighbors. If you’re considering a day trip, Legoland Malaysia is an easy and popular option. When planning my itineraries, I prefer to schedule the farthest spot as early as possible. This allows for more flexibility in how to spend the last day before your flight out. So, in this case, I suggest visiting Legoland Malaysia on your second day. See the sample itinerary below:

Day 1 – SG City Tour

9:30 AM Singapore Airport arrival

10:30 AM Singapore Hotel check-in. Book here / Compare Rates

11 AM Merlion Park & Singapore River Esplanade

12 NN Lau Pa Sat Hawker Center

1 PM Marina Bay Sands & MBS Skypark (SGD 30). Book here

3 PM Gardens by The Bay (SGD 32). Book here

7:45 PM Garden Rhapsody Light Show

Day 2 – Legoland Malaysia

8:30 AM Singapore to Legoland Transfer

10 AM Legoland Malaysia

7 PM Makansutra Gluttons By The Bay

Day 3 – Universal Studios & Sentosa

8 AM Sentosa Island. Palawan & Siloso Beach.

10 AM Universal Studios Singapore (SGD 83). Book here

4:30 PM Singapore Flyer (SGD 40). Book here

6 PM Helix Bridge

9 PM MBS Spectra Light & Water Show

Day 4 – Culture

8 AM Fort Canning Park & Tree Tunnel

10 AM Chinatown

1 PM Mustafa Center & Little India

3 PM Jewel Changi Airport

8 PM Changi Airport Departure

5 Days Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia Itinerary (5D4N)

Visiting Indonesia on a day trip from Singapore is another popular option for travelers who love to collect passport stamps. You can follow the same itinerary as above, but insert a day tour to Batam Island or Bintan Island on Day 2.

Day 1 – SG City Tour

9:30 AM Singapore Airport arrival

10:30 AM Singapore Hotel check-in. Book here / Compare Rates

11 AM Merlion Park & Singapore River Esplanade

12 NN Lau Pa Sat Hawker Center

1 PM Marina Bay Sands & MBS Skypark (SGD 30). Book here

3 PM Gardens by The Bay (SGD 32). Book here

7:45 PM Garden Rhapsody Light Show

Day 2 – Batam Island, Indonesia

10 AM Singapore to Batam Ferry

Pura Agung Amerta Bhuana

Masjid Tanwirun Naja (Masjid Tanjak)

Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple

Taman Rajawali Bandara Hang Nadim

Seafood Lunch

Golden City Kios

Welcome To Batam Monument

Museum Batam Raja Ali Haji

Barelang Bridge

Mega Mall Batam Centre

Batam to Singapore Ferry

Day 3 – Legoland Malaysia

8:30 AM Singapore to Legoland Transfer

10 AM Legoland Malaysia

7 PM Makansutra Gluttons By The Bay

Day 4 – Universal Studios & Sentosa

8 AM Sentosa Island. Palawan & Siloso Beach.

10 AM Universal Studios Singapore (SGD 83). Book here

4:30 PM Singapore Flyer (SGD 40). Book here

6 PM Helix Bridge

9 PM MBS Spectra Light & Water Show

Day 5 – Culture

8 AM Fort Canning Park & Tree Tunnel

10 AM Chinatown

1 PM Mustafa Center & Little India

3 PM Jewel Changi Airport

8 PM Changi Airport Departure

Detailed 4 Days Singapore-Malaysia DIY Itinerary (4D3N)

Day 1: Gardens by the Bay, Merlion & Singapore River

Enjoy your first-day sightseeing in Singapore’s historic and modern districts.

Flight to Singapore

Arrive on the earliest flight to Singapore to maximize your trip.

All flights to Singapore arrive at Changi International Airport (SIN). This airport is the 6th’s busiest in the world & among the world’s best. You’ll experience easy arrivals here and convenient transfers to the city center by train, taxi, ride-sharing or private car.

Manila to Singapore flight itinerary.

Step 1 (0300 am): Arrive at Manila-NAIA Airport. Arrive 3-4 hours before your flight departure. Expect long queues at check-in/bag drop counters, immigration & security checkpoints.

Step 2: Pay the Philippine Travel Tax (for outbound Philippine residents only) — Price is P1,620 per person on economy class ticket.

Step 3: Proceed to the bag drop counters if you’re bringing checked-in luggage. Always use web/mobile check-in at least 4 hours before your flight, well before arriving at the airport. The earlier the better.

Step 4: Clear Philippine immigration checkpoint.

Step 5: Wait for boarding call at the pre-departure area.

Step 6 (0600 am): Manila to Singapore flight departure.

1000 am: Singapore-Changi Airport arrival

Arriving at Changi International Airport

Step 1: Clear Singapore immigration checkpoint.

Step 2: Claim checked-in luggage (if any) and clear customs checkpoint.

Step 3: Exchange currency to Singapore dollars or withdraw money at ATM.

Step 4: Claim pre-booked SIM card/pocket WiFi hotspot at the designated claiming area. Or, activate e-SIM if you haven’t already.

Google Maps is a must-have app when traveling on your own. Use the “transit” directions feature to see suggestions on how to get around by public transport.

Google Maps directions includes all train/bus routes in Singapore & travel time estimates. This is very helpful because this itinerary makes good use of Singapore’s train & bus system.

Remember, the directions feature only works online, so you will need mobile internet access. Either buy a data e-SIM plan, local SIM Card, rent a pocket WiFi device or get a good roaming data plan from your current provider.

Singapore travel e-SIM — SGD 4.7 discount price online. 1GB internet for 5 days

Book here

Singapore local SIM card — SGD 8.60. Includes 100GB 4G data + free 20 minutes of international calls

Book here

Singapore Airport to city/hotel transfer

How to get to Singapore city center from from Changi Airport

You can take the train, Grab (ride-sharing app), private car, airport shuttle, taxi or public bus.

By train

Singapore has an excellent train (metro/subway) network. It’s an affordable, fast & convenient transport option to/from the airport & around Singapore.

Step 1: Go to the Changi Airport MRT train station located on the underground level between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

From Terminal 1, you can take the free/complimentary airport Skytrain to Terminal 3 & walk to Changi Airport MRT train station.

From Terminal 4, ride the free/complimentary airport shuttle to Terminal 2 & walk to Changi Airport MRT train station.

Step 2: Buy an EZ-Link Card or Singapore Tourist Pass.

To get to the train platforms simply tap your EZ-Link Card or Singapore Tourist Pass on the card/ticket reader.

Step 3: Ride the MRT train from Changi Airport to the MRT station nearest your hotel. Travel time is 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Start at Changi Airport MRT station (CG2). Take the Green “East West” Line (towards Tanah Merah). You can board any train because Changi Airport Station is the end of the line.

If you are staying in Chinatown, here’s how to get there:

Step 4: Change trains at Expo station (CG1/DT35). Board the blue “Downtown” Line (towards Bukit Panjang)

Step 5: Drop-off at Chinatown.

Step 6: Walk or ride a taxi/Grab to your hotel.

If you are staying elsewhere, use Google Maps to get directions or ask the airport information desk.

EZ-Link Card — This stored-value (pre-paid) card is used to pay for train and bus rides in Singapore. EZ-Link Card holders enjoy discounted fares, usually 30% cheaper than the standard fare.

It can be purchased at Changi Airport station or any major train station in the city.

The initial price is SGD 10 per card. Includes SGD 5 stored value and SGD 5 non-refundable card cost. You can top-up at any 7-Eleven store. Only 1 person is allowed per card.

Singapore Tourist Pass — Offers unlimited rides on non-premium trains and buses. The price is SGD22 for the 1-day pass, SGD29 for the 2-day pass & SGD34 for the 3-day pass.

By taxi or ride-sharing

Taxi stands can be found at the arrival levels of each Terminal. A ride to the city takes around 30 minutes. Better yet, use Grab for convenient & often cheaper rides in Singapore.

By private car

Book airport transfers online for stress-free private transfers between Singapore airport and your city hotel. Cars can seat up to 3, 5 and 9 people.

Book here

1100 am: Singapore Hotel check-in

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1130 am: Lau Pa Sat Food Court

Explore Singapore’s multi-cultural cuisine, which includes Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes.

Lau Pa Sat is one of my favorite places to eat because of its airy ambiance and Instagram-able angles. This food court, made up of many hawker stalls, is housed in a stunning historic building & surrounded by towering glass buildings in the busy central business district.

You don’t have to spend a lot to enjoy good food in Singapore. Meal prices in hawker centers are very reasonable, ranging from SGD 5 to SGD 10 per dish. An easy way to spot if the food at a hawker stall is any good is to see a long queue of people waiting to order.

Book discounts here

How to get to Lau Pa Sat

Step 1: Ride the MRT train to Telok Ayer (DT18), Downtown (DT17) or Raffles Place station (EW14/NS26).

Step 2: Walk to Lau Pa Sat (5 to 10 minutes/300 to 600m walk).

1230 pm: Merlion Park & Singapore River

A trip to Singapore is not complete without a visit to the iconic half-fish half-lion statue at Merlion Park. Here, you can also enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the soaring Singapore skyline and World-famous structures surrounding Marina Bay. Pass by the historic Fullerton Hotel and explore a section of the peaceful Singapore River.

Keep an eye out for several bronze sculptures that depict the life of people living and working along the river during the early days of Singapore.

If you arrive early & you’re up for a walk, cross the Cavenagh Bridge to see the old buildings, museums, and monuments in the Civic District. Including the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Asian Civilizations Museum, Raffles Landing Site, Parliament Of Singapore & National Gallery Singapore.

How to get to Merlion Park from Lau Pa Sat

Step 1: Walk to Raffles Pl Stn Exit F bus stop (Stop ID: 03031) along Collyer Quay St. 3 minutes/200m walk.

Step 2: Ride bus #10, #75, #100, #130 or #196 from Raffles Pl Stn Exit F to 21 Esplanade Dr bus stop. Travel time is around 2 minutes.

When traveling on buses in Singapore, you should tap your EZ-Link card on the reader near the bus entrance/exit. Tap once after boarding. Tap a second time before exiting/alighting. Remember to enter through the door near the driver & exit using other door.

Step 3: Drop-off at the next stop, at Fullerton Sq (Stop ID: 03011) beside Fullerton Hotel.

Step 4: Walk to Merlion Park. 3 minutes/200m walk.

From the bus stop, go inside Fullerton Hotel & walk through the underground link to One Fullerton building. This walkway is air-conditioned and passes through the beautiful lobby of the hotel.

You can also just walk towards the Singapore River & cross the footpath under the bridge to get to Merlion Park.

0300 pm: Gardens by the Bay

The Gardens by the Bay was built to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden.” This is my #1 favorite attraction in Singapore. There’s nothing on Earth quite like it. Best of all, admission to the outdoor gardens is free! There are two conservatories that you can visit as well. Both are well worth paying for admission. Take at least 1 hour to visit each conservatory.

The Flower Dome, inspired by a world of perpetual spring, houses colorful blooming flower fields and exotic plants.

Meanwhile, the Cloud Forest Dome recreates a botanical jungle veiled in mist. Inside you’ll find a 50-meter high man-made waterfall, the tallest indoor waterfall in the world and elevated walkways that get you close-up views of the forest-covered mountain.

If you have extra time, take a breathtaking walk along the OCBC Skyway for a canopy view of the amazing Supertrees.

Could Forest Dome + Flower Dome admission/entrance fee — SGD 32 per adult discount price online for the 1-Day Ticket.

Book here

How to get to Gardens from the Bay from Merlion Park or Fullerton Hotel

Step 1: From One Fullerton building & Merlion Park, follow the waterfront footpath towards Marina Boulevard. Walk to ‘The Sail’ bus stop (03381) along Marina Boulevard. 9 minutes/700m walk.

Step 2: Ride bus #400 from ‘The Sail’ to ‘Before Gardens by the Bay’ bus stop (3 stops away). Travel time is around 3 minutes.

Step 3: Drop-off at ‘Before Gardens by the Bay’ bus stop (03371).

Better yet, go by taxi or Grab to avoid long walks.

0745 pm: Garden Light & Sound Show

This show runs every night at Gardens by the Bay. It is one of the best things to do in Singapore, for free!

You’ll see the entire Supertree Grove sparkle with a 15-minute display of colorful lights. The best spot is directly beneath one of the towering Supertrees. You can lie down and enjoy the magical views facing the dark night sky.

Gardens By The Bay light & sound show schedule — Every night at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM.

While waiting for the first show to start, have dinner at nearby Satay by the Bay hawker centre. If you have the budget, enjoy dining at Indochine restaurant found on the pinnacle of the tallest Supertree.

0930 pm: Marina Bay Sands Light & Water Show

End your first night with The Wander Full Light and Water Show at Marina Bay Sands. This 13-minute synchronized fountain show is set against the bright lights of Singapore’s skyline. Take your spot in the middle section of the stage for the best views.

Marina Bay Sands light & water Show show schedule:

Sunday to Thursday — 8:00 pm, 9:30 pm.
Friday & Saturday — 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm.

After the Garden Rhapsody Light & Sound Show, you can to Marina Bay Sands and arrive in time for the 9:30 PM (second) show schedule.

How to get to Marina Bay Sands from Gardens by the Bay

Step 1: Walk towards Marina Bay Sands.

Step 2: Cross the Lion’s Bridge (overpass) that connects Gardens by the Bay to Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

Your can also pass through the underground link that connects Gardens by the Bay to the Bayfront MRT station & Marina Bay Sands.

Step 3: Walk through the hotel & The Shoppes at Marina Bay.

Step 4: Exit the main (waterfront) entrance of The Shoppes at Marina Bay and walk to the sort of amphitheater-type seating that fronts the water show.

Day 2: Universal Studios Singapore & Sentosa

Experience must-visit attractions & theme parks on Sentosa Island!

0930 am: Universal Studios Singapore

No doubt, most of you first-timers to Singapore have already planned to go to Universal Studios Singapore.

Famous attractions here include the Battlestar Galactica dual roller-coaster ride, WaterWorld show, TRANSFORMERS The Ride, Shrek 4-D Adventure ride & Revenge of the Mummy ride.

Avoid larger crowds later in the day by visiting in time for 10 AM opening.

Make sure to check the show schedules so you don’t miss it, especially the WaterWorld show.

Universal Studios Singapore admission/entrance fee — SGD 83 per adult discount price online for the 1-Day Ticket.

Book here

How to get to Sentosa Island

OPTION 1: By Singapore Cable Car

Most scenic way to get to Sentosa.

Step 1: Ride the MRT train to HarbourFront station (Purple line NE1/Orange line CC29). Travel time is around 20 minutes.

Step 2: Take Exit B to Harbourfront Centre and follow the signs leading to the Singapore Cable Car at Harbourfront Tower II.

Step 3: Ride the cable car from Harbourfront to Sentosa station.

Step 4: Drop-off at Sentosa station.

Step 5: Walk to Imbiah Station of the Sentosa Express monorail.

Step 6: Ride the monorail to Waterfront Station.

Step 7: Drop-off at Waterfront Station & walk to the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore.

If you want to have early lunch before going, there’s a Malaysian Food Street filled with affordable hawker stalls found near the main entrance.

Singapore Cable Car admission/entrance fee — SGD 28 per adult discount price online for the Sky Pass Ticket.

Book here

OPTION 2: By Sentosa Express monorail

Cheaper option compared to the cable car.

Step 1: Ride the MRT train to HarbourFront station (Purple line NE1/Orange line CC29). Travel time is around 20 minutes.

Step 2: Take Exit E to VivoCity & walk to the Sentosa Express monorail station at Level 3.

Step 3: Ride the monorail to Waterfront Station.

Step 4: Drop-off at Waterfront Station & walk to the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore.

Sentosa Express monorail ticket — SGD 4 per adult . Includes unlimited rides on the Sentosa Express + Sentosa island admission fee

OPTION 3: Sentosa Boardwalk

From VivoCity, you can walk all the way to Sentosa Island via the Sentosa Boardwalk. This is the cheapest option.

I recommend that you take either the Sentosa Express monorail or Singapore Cable Car. Save all that walking for your full-day sightseeing instead.

0400 pm: Sentosa Island attractions

Spend a fun day at Sentosa Island, dubbed as Asia’s Favorite Playground.

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Sentosa FUN Pass
— SGD 81.50 per adult price online. The lowest package includes entry to 3 attractions.

Book here

iFly Singapore — SGD 89 per adult discount price online. Includes pre-flight training, 2 sky dives & more.

Book here

0600 pm: Sentosa Beaches

Explore the sandy beaches in Sentosa Island: Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach & Tanjong Beach. Cross a hanging bridge & walk to the top of the wooden watchtower on tiny Palawan Island.

How to get to Sentosa Beaches

Step 1: Ride the Sentosa Express monorail to Beach Station.

Step 2: Ride the free beach tram to Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach or Tanjong Beach.

Day 3: Legoland Malaysia

A trip to Legoland hits two birds with one stone: (1) A fun experience in the only Legoland Theme Park in Southeast Asia (2) a side trip across the border. It’s perfect for Lego fanatics, families traveling with kids and travelers who simply want to collect passport stamps & visit more countries in one trip.

0830 am: Singapore to Legoland transfer

Pre-book your shared bus ticket or private car online for easy transfers over the border to Legoland Malaysia.

Legoland & Hello Kitty Town Transfers from Singapore — SGD 26 roundtrip fare per adult.

Book here

How to get to Legoland Malaysia from Singapore

Step 1: Pre-book your transfers onilne using the link above.

Step 2: Proceed to the pick-up location at least 30 minutes before the departure time. For Singapore Flyer pick-up, the bus departs at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. For Big Box Jurong East pick-up, the bus departs at 9:30am and 11:00am.

Step 3: At the Singapore border control, you will need to get off the bus to clear the Singapore immigration and customs checkpoints.

Step 4: Board the bus again for the transfer to the Malaysia border control.

Step 5: Clear the Malaysia immigration and customs checkpoints.

Step 6: Board the bus for the transfer to Legoland Malaysia

1000 am: Legoland Malaysia

Don’t miss the impressive miniature Lego recreations of many of Asia’s best-known landmarks. I really loved it because it made me feel nostalgic about my trips to these places. If you’re set to explore more countries in Asia, the Miniland in Legoland Malaysia is sure to inspire your wanderlust.

Legoland Malaysia Theme Park admission/entrance fee — SGD 57.5 per adult discount price online for the 1-Day Ticket.

Book here

Queues at the immigration checkpoints are usually longer during the late afternoon rush hours.

Aim to depart Legoland at around 5:15 pm so you can arrive in Singapore by 6:30 pm.

0630 pm: Marina Bay Skypark (Option #1)

See a bird’s eye view of Singapore at Marina Bay Skypark or the Singapore Flyer. You can actually visit both in one afternoon if you’re really up for it. The best time to visit is during sunset to dusk when the sky comes alive with golden hues.

From Marina Bay Skypark, you can see a 360-degree overlooking view of Singapore including the central business district skyline, colonial heritage district & Gardens by the Bay.

How to get to Marina Bay Skypark

From the drop-off location at Singapore Flyer, cross the Helix Bridge towards Marina Bay Sands.

Walk to Marina Bay Skypark entrance/ticketing booth located outside The Shoppes mall, on the same side as Louis Vuitton store, ArtScience Museum & Helix Bridge.

If you are coming from eslsewhere, ride the MRT train to Bayfront Station (Orange Line CE1/Blue Line DT16).

Marina Bay Skypark skip-the-line admission ticket/entrance fee — SGD 30 per adult price online.

Book here

Singapore Flyer (Option #2)

 

The views are not as high as Marina Bay Skypark, but the Singapore Flyer is definitely a more exciting experience. This observation wheel was the tallest Ferris wheel when it opened in 2008. Each “flight” or rotation lasts for about 30 minutes, just the right speed to enjoy the views without too much thrill.

How to get to Singapore Flyer

From Marina Bay Sands, cross the Helix Bridge back to Singapore Flyer.

If you are coming from eslsewhere, ride the MRT train to Promenade Station (Orange Line CC4). Then, walk to Singapore Flyer.

Singapore Flyer admission — SGD 33 per adult walk-in price.

Book here

Helix Bridge

This man-made marvel is not only an impressive architectural feat, it also provides stunning views of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline. The best time to visit is during the “blue hour” at dusk, after sunset.

0800 pm: Makansutra Gluttons Bay

This is one of my favorite places to eat dinner in Singapore. Don’t miss the BBQ stingray and cereal prawns! Makansutra Gluttons Bay is located beside the Esplanade building, on 8 Raffles Ave, #01-15, Esplanade Mall.

How to get to Makansutra Gluttons Bay

It’s an easy walk from Singapore Flyer. Nearest train station is Promenade MRT station (Blue Line DT15 / Orange Line CC4).

Day 4: Chinatown & Shopping

0900 am: Singapore Chinatown

On your last day, go sightseeing and enjoy a food tour in historic Chinatown. This area is where you can visit Taoist temples, Buddhist temple, a mosque, and Hindu temple all in one walk. There are a lot of shops here that sell cheap souvenirs if you want to buy pasalubong before your flight back home.

Spots to see in Chinatown

Shops along Pagoda Street and nearby walking streets

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Nagore Dargah (Islamic shrine)

Masjid Al-Abrar (mosque)

Masjid Jamae Chulia (mosque)

Where to eat in Chinatown

Chinatown Food Street — Located on 7 Smith Street.

Chinatown Complex — Located on 335 Smith Street.

Maxwell Road Food Centre — Located on cor Maxwell Road-Kadayanallur Street.

How to get to Chinatown

Step 1: Ride the MRT train to Chinatown Station (Purple Line NE4/Blue Line DT19). Travel time is around 15 minutes.

Step 2: From Chinatown Station, attractions in Chinatown are easily reached on foot.

1200 pm: Shopping

Want to do more shopping? Here are some places that you can go:

Orchard Road — Clothing & branded items. The nearest MRT stations are Orchard (Red Line NS22) and Somerset (NS23).

Mustafa Centre, Little India — Imported food/goods for pasalubong. Mustafa Centre is located in 145 Syed Alwi Rd. The nearest MRT station is Farrer Park (Purple Line NE8).

Changi City Point mall — Outlet stores, discount clothing stores. Changi City Point is located in 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, near the airport. The nearest MRT station is Expo (Green Line CG1).

0300 pm: Hotel check-out & Singapore Airport transfer

0330 pm: Singapore Airport & flight check-in

Departing from Singapore-Changi Airport

Step 1: Arrive at Singapore-Changi Airport three hours before your flight so that you have enough time for check-in, baggage drop, and immigration procedures

Step 2: At Changi Airport MRT station, proceed to the refund booth if you want to refund the remaining balance of your EZ-Link card.

Step 3: Bag drop/check-in for Singapore return flight. No additional airport/departure taxes or terminal fees are collected on outbound flights from Singapore. All taxes & fees should be included in the flight ticket price.

Step 4: Clear Singapore immigration checkpoint

Step 5: If bought items applicable for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund, you can claim it at the GST refund booths.

Step 6: Wait for boarding call at pre-departure area.

Step 7: Singapore flight departure.

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