A place like Singapore deserves one full weekend at least for you to see and enjoy the majestic attractions it has to offer. However, when you’re pressed for time, you need to up your a-game in crafting a travel itinerary so that you can make the most out of your stay in the city.
During my recently concluded trip where I had to attend an event in Universal Studios, I was left with 24 hours spare time out of our 3-day stay to be on our own and go wherever we want. Since, I went with my brother, a first-time visitor, I instantly knew that I had to bring him to all the touristy destinations and let him experience the culture of Singapore even just for a day.
Here, I’ll be sharing with you an extensive walkthrough of how we spent less than 24 hours in visiting 7 destinations that includes shopping centers, a museum, lots of Instagram spots, and Crazy Rich Asians locations!
Tip: Check the operation hours and distance of the attractions you want to visit. And strategically schedule a sequence that includes your travel, dining, and other break times that suit your trip. Better if you allocate time allowances too!
8am to 9am — Straight from our hotel, we strolled around Bugis en route to the iconic alley of Haji Lane. Unlike any alleys with plain concrete walls, Haji Lane has become a gallery of its own with its colorful walls and artistic graffitis against novelty store facades. The Street Art capital has become an eye-candy for tourists where every corner is a sure spot for an insta-worthy photo! There are dainty cafes around the area too!
9am to 10am — A few walks away from Haji Lane lies Little India where you can find a the picturesque Masjid Sultan mosque. You can pass by to a couple of thrift and souvenir shops for some pasalubongs.
11am to 12nn — From Little India, you have an option to either walk or take a bus or grab ride going to one of the famous churches in Singapore — CHIJMES. The former convent and school was recently featured in the blockbuster hit, Crazy Rich Asians and now houses restaurants, bars, and an event space.
MARINA BAY SANDS
12nn to 1pm — After strolling from one attraction to another, we head to Rasapura Masters in Marina Bay Sands for lunch where you can experience local gastronomic culture with Singapore’s Halal cuisines.
1pm to 4pm — Aside from restaurants and food courts, you can also find designer boutiques, lifestyle and entertainment hubs, and one of the interactive digital museums there is — Art Science Museum.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
4pm to 7pm — Around 10 minutes away from Marina May Sands lies Gardens By The Bay which is a massive nature park that promotes greenery and flora in the city. Gardens By The Bay have several attractions within the multi-hectare innovation namely The Super Tree Grove, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, The Canopy, Golden Garden, and Floral Clock which you can check out.
7pm to 9pm — For our last stop, we went to Orchard to visit Library@Orchard and around the Orchard Gateway that houses a wide-array of local and global brands across all shopping categories. Irvins Salted Egg Chips can be found here too!
Tbh, it’s really tiring to allocate just 1 day to see all 7 destinations so if you can afford to stay a little bit longer, please do because there are so much to see and discover in Singapore! As a matter of fact, their state of the art airport alone, Changi International Airport, has already everything you need!
But if you have less than a day to stay in Singapore, I hope this travel guide helped you in crafting your itinerary and maximizing your time with as many attractions you can possibly visit.
Till the next travels!