24 Hours In…. Singapore

By 21st May 2018June 19th, 2020Insights

Singapore is a vibrant, wonderful, multi-ethnic, tropical paradise, which combines century-old Malay, Indian, and Chinese influences with state-of-the-art modernity. It is much more than just a stop-over destination, as there is so much to see and do. As one of our trading offices is based in Singapore, we share our ultimate must-do list for a perfect visit if you only have 24 hours in this exciting Asian city.

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Places To See:

Chinatown Street Markets: A picturesque immersion in the old Chinese world.

Gardens by the Bay: Surreal modern gardens in magnificent lighting.

Marina Bay Sands Skypark: A sprawling casino complex with magnificent vistas over the Marina Bay area from its top.

Battlebox and Fort Canning Park: Military Museum (British High Command was located there at the time of the Japanese invasion during WW2).

Singapore Botanic Gardens: A magnificent arrays of all things botanical.

National Museum Singapore: Showcases Singapore history.

Asian Civilisations Museum: Showcases history of Southeast-Asian countries and houses a vast regional art collection and artefacts.

Sentosa Island: A small island just off Singapore, with many beaches and restaurants.

National Gallery: A comprehensive gathering of some of the best modern art from Southeast-Asia, in an avant-garde architectural building.

Things To Discover:

Singapore Flyer: A 360 degree view of Singapore from a high point revolving wheel.

Universal Studios (Disneyworld): Which is on Sentosa Island.

Singapore Bungee Jumping: Which is also on Sentosa Island.

Singapore Night Safari: A night train ride in the Singapore Zoo, where unique sights of animals can be experienced.

Jurong Bird Park: A sprawling bird sanctuary.

Merlion Park: 8.5 m statue in the Marina Bay area.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum: An old Chinese temple.

Sri Mariamman Temple: An old Indian temple.

Where To Eat:

You can’t leave Singapore without trying the local food. Here are a few of our favourites…

Lau Pa Sat hawker centre: For local delicacies.

Lei Gardens and Crystal Jade Restaurants: For Chinese food.

Little India restaurants: For Indian food.

Cure, Tippling Club, and Iggy’s restaurants: For modern, creative, gastrobar food.

Dempsey Hill restaurants: For a wide array of restaurants in a breezy, airy, secluded area.

Amoy Street and Keong Saik streets: For trendy restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars.

Boat Quay and Clarke Quay: Many restaurants and cafes for every taste.

Where To Stay:

Naumi Hotels: For stylish, affordable digs.

Majestic Hotel and the Scarlet Singapore: Two beautiful modern hotels in the heart of Singapore, with food to match.

Raffles Hotel: A stylish, albeit expensive, iconic place to stay.

Oriental Hotel: Excellent modern service and sumptuous views of Singapore bay area.

Fullerton Hotel: Which formerly housed the main Singapore Post building.

Night Life:

Zouk and Attica at Clarke Quay: Known for their party vibes.

St James Power Station: One of the biggest night life complexes in Singapore.

Singapore Fast Facts:

Population: 5,612,300
Currency: Singapore dollar
Time zone: GMT +8
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil