- Marina Bay
- Shopping malls
On my way back from Bali for another adventure, this time in the Maldives, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Singapore. Here you can find a wide range of attractions and activities, as well as enjoy the nightlife in just 24 hours!
You will now discover a little more about Singapore! Let this 1-day adventure begin!
Sightseeing around Marina Bay
As I said before, Singapore is packed with attractions, and so you need to choose the most suitable location to enjoy the most this country can offer. Many of Singapore’s most popular tourist spots are found around Marina Bay.
Start at Raffles Place MRT, walking along Fullerton Road until you reach Merlion Park. Here you can find the statue of Merlion, designed to symbolize the country’s humble beginnings during which it was a fishing village. The lion head refers to the country’s original name, “Singapore”, which is Malay for “Lion City”. From there, head over the footbridge towards Esplanade, turn right and you’re at the Singapore Flyer – another of Singapore’s most visited attractions.
In the Gardens by the Bay, you can see the impressive Supertree Grove. This futuristic-looking “forest” is equipped with solar panels that harvest the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity. The structures are home to over 200 species.
You can also visit the Cloud Forest, where you’ll find an indoor waterfall. Great place to escape the heat and at the same time see diverse vegetation splashed with the mist of the water that falls from the top of the mountain sculpted with orchids, ferns, begonias, and even carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants. You won’t regret it!
Orchard’s shopping malls
After wandering around all morning exploring the marina area and gardens, you’ll feel good to cool off in the wonderful malls this little country can offer over the sweltering heat. The huge Orchard Road, which boasts megamalls, many of which are interconnected (meaning you don’t have to go back into the blazing sun). Head to Orchard or Somerset MRT, and head to some of the country’s top shopping spots, such as ION Orchard, Paragon, and the Mandarin’s Gallery. Here you can enjoy lunch, as you will find a wide variety of different restaurants, from your usual KFC and McDonalds outlets, to traditional hawker stalls and even more upmarket restaurants.
Singapore nightlife is not concentrated in one place. I suggest Clarke Quay, the central party hub. You can relax in one of the waterfront restaurants and bars while watching the Singapore River float by on its way to the sea, you can enjoy bars with live music or for those who like it, you can go dancing to the famous popular nightclubs like Attica and Canvas.
You never thought this small city-state would be such an impressive destination to visit in South East Asia. It is known for its incredible cleanliness of its streets and buildings and offers visitors many activities to do. It is full of extraordinary sights in both natural and architectural forms. Even if it’s for just one day, it’s a destination well worth visiting!