What to do with 24 hours in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most fascinating destinations in Asia.  A modern and continuously developing city, it serves as a regional melting pot with a myriad of cultures.

Despite it being one of the smaller major cities in the region, Singapore has plenty of engaging activities, sites and attractions to visit.

Transportation

Getting around in Singapore is very easy.  The public transportation system is excellent and very reliable with quicker alternatives such as taxis and UBER that are equally efficient.  Due to the excellent transportation system and properly managed traffic system, you can effectively plan to visit lots of attractions in one day.

What to do

Singapore Flyer – The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel which offers a 360-degree unobstructed view of the city. It is also considered one of the largest of its kind in the world after the Beijing.

Waterfront Promenade –The waterfront offers a spectacular view of the peninsula, with plenty of restaurants and attractions nearby within walking distance.  It is a popular destination for tourist so get there early to capture the best pictures.

SunTec City– SunTec is one of the city’s finest and most popular shopping centers in Singapore. In the area, you will find everything from retail shops to fine dining to business and diplomatic offices. It is a pleasant area to stroll and enjoy the nightly light show at the Fountain of Wealth.

Marina Bay Sands – The hotel cost $4 Billion dollars to build and it truly is amazing.  The view from the 55th floor observation deck known as the Skypark is unlike any other in Singapore. It offers a 360-degree view of Singapore and the perfect place to take panoramic photos of the entire city.

Singapore Botanic Gardens – The 158-year old tropical garden is one of the most beautiful and pristine gardens I have ever visited. It is a family attraction where children will enjoy their visit to the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden where they can play and learn about plant life. The garden is a true testament to Singapore’s reputation as a City in a Garden.


Chinatown – Chinatown in Singapore is unlike any other I have visited in the world and considered one of the most authentic ones outside of China. You can literally eat your way thru Chinatown which hosts a variety of eating options ranging from outdoor stalls where you can sample some of the city’s best street food to elegant sit-down restaurants that are recognized as some of the best in the world.

Little India – Little India serves as the center for the large Indian population that lives in Singapore and mostly works in the shipbuilding and manufacturing industry.  Aside from the expected shops, it is home to the largest Hindu temples in Singapore which include the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, and Leong San Temple.

Bottom-line

Singapore is an amazing destination with countless activities for the family and solo traveller alike. If you’re traveling to Asia for any reason, try to fit a visit to Singapore even if it is only for 24 hours. It is guaranteed that the “Lion City” will bite you and have you come back for more.