Three Days In Singapore For First Timers

Visitors to Singapore with a long weekend to explore can enjoy a little bit of everything that this amazing island city has to offer. A three-day trip to Singapore is the perfect length of time to see the highlights and a few hidden gems. To help you plan, we’ve put together a three-day itinerary for your quick trip to Singapore. We hope these ideas provide a jumping-off point for your adventures. Our sample itinerary for three days in Singapore includes the following:
  • The Singapore Zoo
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • National Gallery Singapore
  • CÉ LA VI Rooftop Bar
  • Madame Tussauds Singapore
  • S.E.A. Aquarium
  • Bike Rentals
  • Siloso Beach

Day 1:

Singapore Zoo Start your first trip at one of the best attractions in the city. The Singapore Zoo is a delightful attraction that mimics real animal habitats. You’ll encounter animals from across Asia and the globe, ranging from majestic cheetahs to tiny marmosets. The zoo also hosts a number of animal shows and feedings that are free with general admission (and free if you have a Go Singapore pass). There’s even an educational and exciting Rainforest KidzWorld for the little ones to explore. Check out our Guide to the Singapore Zoo to learn all about this popular attraction. Plan to spend the entire day here. Image of Animal, Wildlife, Mammal, Monkey,

Day 2:

Gardens by the Bay Begin your second day in Singapore with a few hours at the verdant Gardens by the Bay. This expansive garden space encompasses over 101 hectares of land right on the waterfront and is home to literally a million and a half plants. This is an Instagrammer’s paradise, with both outdoor and indoor gardens, sculptures and works of art, water features and lakes, plus so much more. Some of the city’s most impressive attractions are found here as well, like the Flower Dome. The world’s largest glass greenhouse, the Flower Dome features flora from five continents inside its carefully controlled climate. Folks also enjoy the Cloud Forest conservatory, which welcomes visitors up into the clouds for a unique perspective on mountain-growing plants. Image of Vegetation, Nature, Outdoors, Scenery, Purple, Garden, Tree, Land, Woodland, Arbour, Landscape, City, Cityscape, Urban, Bridge, National Gallery Singapore After a few hours at the Gardens, pop over to the National Gallery Singapore. Home to the world’s largest collections of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern art, this gallery is ideal for art lovers and culture buffs of all kinds. The buildings housing the collections are themselves of historic and artistic importance as well, having been converted from their former roles as Supreme Court and City Hall. Some of the featured exhibits at the National Gallery Singapore include “Law of the Land” (which highlights their constitutional documents), “Between Declarations and Dreams” (post-1900 art) and “Outbound” (a unique exhibit re-imagining transitional spaces in the museum as works of art). The museum also offers a number of rotating exhibits on relevant topics, so be sure to consult the museum website prior to your visit to see what’s on. Image of City, Urban, Dome, CÉ LA VI Rooftop Bar End your day sipping some cocktails at this trendy rooftop bar. CÉ LA VI features a wide selection of top brews, wine, and luxe cocktails (including the world-famous Singapore Sling, done in authentic local fashion). Come enjoy VIP admission to their lounge and marvel at the sights of the glittering city below. You’ll also be able to see the Gardens by the Bay in the distance, providing a new perspective on the lush vegetation you strolled around earlier.

Day 3:

Madame Tussauds Singapore Spend your third and final day in Singapore on Sentosa Island, home to many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. For starters, come to meet the who’s who of celebrities in Southeast Asia and around the world at Madame Tussauds Singapore, including Bollywood stars, world-class athletes, actors, and more. The realistic wax models of these figures will never cease to amaze visitors. A few of the featured exhibits at this star attraction include Bruce Lee, Beyonce, Serena Williams, Queen Elizabeth II, Lee Kuan Yew & Kwa Geok Choo, David Beckham, Mohammed Ali, and many more. Snap that selfie with your fave and rack up the likes. S.E.A. Aquarium Follow up on your time spent at the Singapore Zoo with a visit to the exciting S.E.A. Aquarium. You’ll encounter an array of exotic marine life at this aquarium, ranging from vividly-colored tropical fish to majestic sharks and eerie octopuses. The aquarium is actually comprised of 50 different habitats, housing more than 100,000 aquatic critters from 1,000 different species—so whatever your favorite aquatic animal happens to be, it’s highly likely you’ll be able to say “hi” here. Visitors can also enjoy special experiences like animal encounters, diving programs, and underwater adventures for a range of upgrade fees. Image of Animal, Aquarium, Fish, Sea Life, Water, Aquatic, Adult, Male, Man, Person, Female, Woman, Bike Rentals Next, you’ll want to enjoy a bit of time pedaling around this beautiful island. Snag a bike rental and enjoy the lush greenery of Sentosa, marveling at everything from expansive beaches to impressive flora and more. Your rental is good for an hour, so you can get a representative experience without having to worry about parking the bike somewhere. It’s also home to a number of popular attractions that you can zip past including an amusement park, a gondola system, cafés, and the Festive Walk, an open-air pavilion with plenty to enjoy. Just remember to wear a hat, sunglasses, and slather on the sunscreen. Siloso Beach After you’ve returned the bike, end your day with a leisurely few hours spent at Siloso Beach. Featuring just about a little bit of everything, Siloso Beach is a wide sandy swathe hosting beach volleyball, water sports, and places to swim and sunbathe, plus loads of shopping and dining options in the immediate and adjacent areas. If you’re looking to up the adventure a bit, check out the Mega Zip Express. Ascend up to 75 meters in the air then swoosh down over the Imbiah Jungle and Siloso beach at speeds of up to 60kph. See the gorgeous Sentosa Island from a whole new perspective. Image of Summer, Nature, Outdoors, Sea, Water, Vegetation, Tree, Scenery, Shoreline, Coast, Land, Palm Tree, Save On Your Three-Day Itinerary We hope this sample three-day in Singapore itinerary has been an inspiration for your own trip-planning endeavors. Now, don’t forget to save on your adventures. Visit Singapore and enjoy all of these amazing attractions for less with a Go Singapore pass. Save up to 52% on admission to these and other great attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a river cruise, and many more.
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