Day 1: Tour the city
Start off with Gardens by the Bay. You can't miss the unique-looking Supertrees––these vertical gardens reach up to 50 meters tall and two of these structures are linked by an aerial walkway that makes a great vantage point for stunning views of the Singapore skyline. There are also other highlights to check out, including the Flower Dome––the largest glass greenhouse in the world––and the Cloud Forest, which houses the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
For more amazing sights of the city from high above, visit the Singapore Flyer. Hop into a capsule of this giant observation wheel where you’ll reach heights of up to 165 meters above ground and can enjoy completely unobstructed views of the city.
Gardens by the Bay
Day 2: Have fun under the sun
Spend the entire day on Sentosa--Singapore's most popular island resort with endless things to see and do. First thing on the agenda: Universal Studios Singapore™. The movie-themed entertainment park boasts seven zones and plenty of mind-blowing rides, including the 3D indoor rollercoaster Transformers: The Ride, and the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure––a white water raft system with a thrilling drop at the end.
While the afternoon away at Tanjong Beach Club. Serving up Modern European bites like lobster buns and steak tartare, this hangout is the perfect spot for people watch and suntan by the pool’s daybed.
Before the sun sets, enter the S.E.A. Aquarium™ to see over 100,000 marine animals––including manta rays and leopard sharks––before finally ending your day with a visit to Images of Singapore, a 4D theatre with highlights like immersive, themed areas and the Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride, which takes you on the journey through Singapore’s cultural and historical landmarks.
Tanjong Beach Club
Day 3: Explore the cultural precincts
In the morning, explore Chinatown on foot and drop by Maxwell Food Centre for the breakfast staple of congee from the popu>Singapore Art Museum
Day 5: Visit off-the-beaten-track'hoods
Kickstart your day in Joo Chiat with local breakfast. Try kaya (a traditional jam made from coconut and eggs) toast at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery. Then explore the neighborhood and admire the colorful rows of heritage shophouses. Don't miss out on a visit to the Katong Antique House to find out more about the Peranakans (Straits-born people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage), many of whom once called this area home.
For your afternoon itinerary, head to Tiong Bahru–one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates. The district is a perfect blend of the past and the present, with art-deco shophouses, heritage-rich sites, and clusters of hip cafés, all co-existing in one spot. End your afternoon with a visit to indie bookshop BooksActually before dropping by landmarks like the Qi Tian Gong Temple.
Katong Antique House
Qi Tian Gong Temple
Day 6: Go green
There’s no better time to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens than in the early morning. Featuring highlights like sculptures, a swan lake, various tropical trees, and a National Orchid Garden, this over 150 years old green space has been gazetted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is perfect for that morning stroll.
Spend the afternoon conquering the 163-hectare Bukit Timah Nature Reserve--an ASEAN Heritage Park that’s home to 40% of Singapore's flora and fauna as well as the nation’s tallest hill (164 meters).
Singapore Botanic Gardens
National Orchid Garden
Day 7: Time to shop
Kick things off with an excursion to Orchard Road--Singapore's most famous shopping district. From international fashion brands at Robinsons and local labels at TANGS to value shopping at SCAPE, there’s something for every shopaholic in this well-known tourist hotspot.
Speaking of value shopping, if you love bargaining for a good deal, Bugis and Haji Lane are great venues.
Located near each other, these two districts are known for their trendy stores and indie outlets that sell chic outfits, vintage finds and quirky knick-knacks, including Mondays Off.
Wrap it up with a duty-free shopping spree at Changi Airport. Luxury goods, perfume, and cologne, candy and chocolates––pick them up either for yourself or the folks back home as souvenirs.