The best of Singapore in 4 days
Day One – Spend the day at the Marina Bay area and soak in the city skyline
Morning: Gardens by the Bay
Start off the morning at the unique-looking Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. These vertical gardens reach up to 50 metres and two of these structures are linked by an aerial walkway that makes a great vantage point to view Singapore's skyline. There are also other highlights such as the Flower Dome – the world's largest glass greenhouse – and the Cloud Forest, which houses the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
Lunch: Singapore Food Treats
Pop by the Singapore Food Treats – a dining concept nestled within the Singapore Flyer building – for local delights such as orh luak (fried oyster omelette) and bak kut teh (pork rib soup).
Afternoon: ArtScience Museum & Singapore Flyer
Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the ArtScience Museum hosts international exhibitions as well as permanent exhibitions across three floors of gallery space. The latest permanent exhibition, Future World, is an immersive digital playground, where 16 art installations evolve in real-time through visitor presence and participation.
A spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you 165 metres above ground, or as high as 42 storeys, as you feast your eyes on iconic and historical landmarks such as Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang.
Evening: Sands SkyPark
The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is perched 200 metres in the air with an infinity pool and observation deck. Only hotel guests can swim in the pool and enter the SkyPark for free. Visitors not staying at the hotel can buy tickets to enter the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.
Day Two – See the wildlife and explore the greener areas of the garden city
Morning: Singapore Zoo & River Safari
The Singapore Zoo is a beautiful, award-winning wildlife park, where animals can roam freely in their natural habitats. At the River Safari, meet manatees, monkeys and pandas, as they congregate in and around the park.
Lunch: The Halia
Make your way to The Halia at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a modern European restaurant in a lush setting.
Afternoon: Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is the country's first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to stunning flora and fauna as well as attractions like the National Orchid Garden and the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
With its green lawns, marble waterfalls and courtyards, CHIJMES is an enchanting enclave of restaurants and bars in the middle of the city.
Evening: Bugis & Little India via Trishaw Uncle
Discover the highlights of Bugis and Little India via trishaw. Singapore's beloved three-wheeled trishaws were introduced in the 1940s and were once a popular form of transport. Today, they strictly serve the sightseeing tourist, but remain one of the best ways to explore the sights of the city.
Day Three – Head to Sentosa, an island teeming with activities and attractions for the whole family
Morning: Singapore Cable Car & Universal Studios Singapore
Get onboard the cable car sky network for priceless views of the Sentosa island. Then, experience cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions based on blockbuster films at the Universal Studios Singapore.
Lunch: Good Old Days
Good Old Days serves up a wide variety of local favourites such as laksa (thick rice noodles in a spicy flavourful broth of coconut milk and dried shrimp) and chicken rice. The dishes served are Halal-certified.
Afternoon: S.E.A. Aquarium & iFly
Enter the S.E.A. Aquarium to view over 100,000 marine animals, including manta rays and leopard sharks. Experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at iFly, with wind speeds of up to 300 kilometre per hour.
Dinner: Tanjong Beach Club
Cap your day by the shore at Tanjong Beach Club, the place for fancy cocktails and Modern European cuisine.
Day Four – Explore galleries, shop at our famous shopping belt and wind off the day with a river cruise
Morning: National Gallery Singapore
Home to the world's largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art, the National Gallery Singapore is housed across two national monuments – the former Supreme Court and City Hall – and features over 8,000 artworks spanning 10 galleries.
Lunch: National Kitchen by Violet Oon
Indulge in a Peranakan meal, which combines Chinese, Malay and other influences at National Kitchen by Violet Oon, where visitors can dine elegantly at the grand hall or at the veranda for views of the Central Business District.
Afternoon: Orchard Road
Orchard Road, a 2.2 kilometre shopping belt, is the place for retail therapy. Stock up a variety of local designer gems at TANGS, Robinsons and Mandarin Gallery.
Dinner: Jumbo Seafood
Stop by Jumbo Seafood for chilli crab, a seafood dish in which stir-fried crabs are coated with sweet, savoury and spicy tomato-based sauce.
Evening: River Cruise
After dinner, go on a river cruise along the Singapore River in rustic bumboats.