Following on from my our recent blog, Bali Bound, we wanted elaborate on how you can spend 48 hours in Singapore. After all, if you are travelling to Bali from far, surely its best to do a two-in-one trip…

 

ABOUT SINGAPORE

Referred to as the 'Lion City', Singapore is an island city- state off southern Malaysia. With a thriving global financial hub, it is one of the wealthiest states in south-eat Asia and is renowned for its conservatism and strict laws. The high-speed efficiency and futuristic architecture can leave you feeling as though you are travelling into tomorrow, but, you only need to take a few steps away into bustling village markets to experience the rich history and culture. When the busy city centre becomes enough, escape to the a beautiful garden or white sandy beach - Singapore is a place that has it all!

 

THINGS TO DO

 

Visit Botanic Gardens

A testament to the cities reputation as a garden city, the Botanic Gardens are a favourite location for joggers or those wanting to lase around whilst taking in the stunning scenery. Established in 1859, this 60 acres of land were transformed from a disused planation into the gardens you see todays. This recreation has since joined the ranks of iconic landmarks around the world and is the country’s first UNESCO Heritage Site. Free to enter, this is certainly worth the visit. We recommended paying just a small fee to explore the Orchid garden – it will certainly make the trip more memorable.

 

Step into Marina Bay Sands Hotel

A must-see destination with vibrant diversity of attractions and facilities, this distinct and timeless landmark has it all. It houses a giant observation deck, a SkyPark (which stretches longer than the Eiffel Power laid down), top restaurants, a world of shopping and an infinity-edge swimming pool (making you feel like you are swimming in the clouds) with infamous views exclusive for hotel guests.

 

Take a walk around Gardens by the bay

Gardens by the bay is a top attraction in Singapore and features the world’s largest glass greenhouse – the flower dome. Not only are these super trees home to numerous species of flowers (and even trees) but are also eco-friendly. Visit at night and watch these vertical gardens come alive.

 

Explore Chinatown

Chinatown is a historical mix of old and new with many shops, markets and cafes. Explore the narrow streets and experience the tender tastes of local delicacy’s, buy loved ones souvenirs and admire Hindu temples, mosques and Chinese temples (all on temple street – ironic, we know).

 

Shop (till you drop)

Splash the cash with a spot of shopping on the infamous Orchard Road and if you haven’t already got enough, head to Takashimaya Mall. Found in the heart of the shopping district, Takashimaya Mall spans across 6 levels and offers the ultimate shopping experience as well as places to dine.

 

Escape the city centre with a trip to Sentosa Island

Connected to Singapore by road, boardwalk, monorail and cable car, Sentosa island is one of Asia’s leading leisure getaways. Within 500-hectare, it has it all – from themed attractions, spa retreats, rainforests, golden sandy beaches, accommodation, golf courses and a luxury marina. Located just 15 minutes from the business and shopping districts, Sentosa island is definitely worth a visit.

 

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