25 Things to do in Singapore Travel Guide

Join us as we visit Singapore exploring the best 25 things to do in the city in this Singapore travel guide. Singapore is a city unlike any other in Southeast Asia. Known as the ‘Lion City’ or ‘Little Red Dot’ Singapore has transformed from being a former British trading colony to one the world’s most advanced and prosperous countries featuring a chaotic port.

How to describe the city in just a few words? Modern, clean, diverse, massive, green, sterile and efficient come to mind. With a blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian (Tamil) influences and distinct neighborhoods you’ll find a melting pot of cuisines to tickle your every taste bud fancy.

Whether you’re shopping until you drop along Orchard Road or enjoying budget meals in one of the many Hawker Centres there is something for everybody in this city. Now let’s go find out what makes Singapore (新加坡) one of the most popular cities to visit in all of Asia.

Local spellings of Singapore:
Chinese – 新加坡
Malay – Republik Singapura
Tamil – சிங்கப்பூர்

25 Things to do in Singapore City Guide:

1) Gardens by the Bay (Taman di Persisiran -滨海湾花园 – வளைகுடா தோட்டம்) – 00:28
2) Cloud Forest (云雾林) at Gardens by the Bay – 00:32
3) Flower Dome (花穹) at Gardens by the Bay – 02:10
4) Supertree Grove – 02:40
5) Marina Bay Sands – 03:05
6) Chinatown (牛车水 – Kreta Ayer – சைனா டவுன்) – 03:28
7) Chinatown Heritage Centre – 03:51
8) Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (新加坡佛牙寺龙华院) – 04:00
9) Sri Mariamman Temple (ஸ்ரீ மாரியம்மன் கோவில்) – 04:10
10) Arab Street District (阿拉伯街) for tea and visiting the Masjid Sultan Mosque – 04:22 (مسجد سلطان)
11) Clarke Quay (克拉码头 – கிளார்க் கீ) – 06:01
12) River Boat Tour on a bumboat along Singapore River – 06:12
13) Little India (小印度 – குட்டி இந்தியா) – 06:28
14) Merlion Park – 06:55
15) Breakfast in Singapore (Indian and Malay style) – 07:13
16) Singapore Botanic Gardens (新加坡植物园 – Taman Botani Singapura – சிங்கப்பூர் தாவரவியல் பூங்கா) – 10:40
17) National Orchid Garden – 11:26
18) Chinese Garden (裕华园) – 12:30
19) Japanese Garden (星和园) – 12:30
20) Fort Canning Park (Bukit Larangan) and the Battlebox – 13:30
21) Singapore Flyer (新加坡摩天观景轮 – Pelayang Singapura – சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர்) – 13:48
22) Old Airport Food Centre (Hawker Centre – 小贩中心 – 熟食中心) – 13:58
23) Orchard Road for Shopping in Singapore (乌节路 – Jalan Kebun (Jalan Orkid) – ஓர்ச்சர்ட் சாலை) – 17:02
24) Singapore Nightlife along Clarke Quay – 17:22
25) Singapore at Night – 17:45
*Bonus* MRT Subway and Metro system – 18:00

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Our visit Singapore travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (best restaurants and street food), top museums, fascinating temples and the city by day and evening when Singapore comes alive at night. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won’t find in a typical Singapore tourism brochure, Singapore city tour or Singapore itinerary.

25 Things to do in Singapore Travel Guide Video Transcript:

Today we’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of Singapore. This sovereign city state, may not have a whole lot of land, but it sure packs a lot of punch! We had a full week in Singapore, so we set out to explore its distinct neighbourhoods, cool off in its gardens, marvel at its innovative buildings, and of course, eat in its hawker centres. This video will show you 25 things to do in Singapore, now let’s get started:

And that is a wrap for our visit to Singapore. We hope that you enjoyed this video and that it gave you a few ideas of things to see, do, and eat on your trip. As always, if you have any other suggestions of things to do in Singapore, feel free to share those with fellow travellers in the comments below. Wishing you happy travels and until next time!

This is part of our Travel in Singapore video series showcasing Singaporean food, Singaporean culture and Singaporean cuisine.

Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network

Comments

Ramadhan Pujaan says:

When will u guys be in KL again?

Sandra 1802 says:

Sind die deutschen Untertitel aus dem Internetübersetzer? Sehr lustig……

project52weeks says:

Been there thrice but haven’t covered all places! Thanks for this!

Coleen Balmes says:

good

fazina ali says:

can u guys help me with few cheap & descent stay hotels in Singapore?

Steven Campbell says:

I got to play giant chess at the Singapore airport. My first time playing with knee high pieces. The other fellow must have been jetlagged to let me win. It helped to pass the six hour lay over. Then we relaxed and got food at the various venders. I had a “rolex’ watch from Thailand which told me the wrong time so we really, really had to hurry to catch our flight. Singapore has a BIG airport and I do not recommend racing from one end to the other when jaded from previous flights. Still the staff were understanding and had most likely seen it all before. Silly passengers, running for their ancient lives, lugging baggage fit to burst.

joyjoyoo says:

Another cat! <3

KashMann27 says:

Thanks for visiting our little red dot. I was looking for a way to show my friends who were planning to visit here on what to do and see, and this really helped out so thank you for that! 🙂

ganjangman1 says:

are you guys going back to Korea, or becoming to be digital nomads? ^^

Ut Phi says:

Can one ez link card be used between 2 people?

슈퍼걸 says:

난 저기 가봄

nidhi mehta says:

Nice video.. living in singapore right now.. you can order Kopi-O means coffee without milk or Teh -O if u want black teh same if u want with milk then it is Kopi -C and teh -C..

Cris Yorke says:

Lion City my ass, bunch of pussy, mindless goon heads kowtow to their authoritarian government, aka god

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Vikki Waiting says:

sentosa island and resorts world is really worth a visit

Janet Chia says:

If you want tea or coffee black you just add an “o” to your order. Like Teh o or kopi o. If u don’t want sugar you add “kosong”

Maikel Mendez says:

Guys, I love your videos, I really do. You guys have helped me a lot in my travels through Asia. You are a wonderful couple. Feel free to come to Costa Rica any time, I will show you around and give you some tips!
Be safe!

Edric Hsu says:

Glad that you had a good time in Singapore! Love how you guys travel with such great appreciative attitudes with very few complaints despite obviously being overwhelmed by the heat and humidity. 🙂

ambidex0 says:

What about the 11th Century UNESCO World Heritage site?

Roy Hykel says:

Definitely being cheated with that bee Hoon goreng! That’s a very bad standard. Pls don’t go there. Go to Adams road and get a Mee goreng combo! You guys should try it

Bill Green says:

It’s pronounced “mer-lion” just like mer-maid and mer-man.
Here are my suggestions for places to visit in Singapore.
-Jurong Bird Park
This has dozens of different types of birds in one sheltered location. It’s on the west end of the MRT so it’s a little bit of a trip from the central or eastern part of the island.
-English High Tea
The English have had a strong influence in Singapore for the last 200 years. Many English customs have followed. Almost everyone in Singapore speaks English as a result and this is why some call Singapore “Asia Lite” due to the fact that it’s easy to visit for English-speaking travelers. The English High Tea can be consumed at many places on the island but considering that you paid hundreds of dollars to travel to Singapore pay the extra few dollars to have this at a high-end location such as the Ritz-Carlton.
-The Raffles Hotel
The Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel is where the Singapore Sling beverage was first served. The bar now serves the drink from a tube so I wouldn’t suggest ordering it unless you must partake of the drink just to say you did. This hotel has many quaint restaurants in the courtyard.
-Chijmes (pronounced “chimes”)
This originally stood for the “Church of the Holy Infant Jesus”. It used to be a convent but is now a collection of restaurants. You can see the selection here:
http://chijmes.com.sg/directory/
-Kranji War Memorial
This is a somber memorial dedicated to the men and women from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during World War II, it comprises the War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery, and the Military Graves. When I read the names of the people who died I couldn’t help but think of the individuals who lived there and the sorrow of the parents who lost a child.
-Banana Leaf Apolo restaurant in Little India
Whenever I spoke to Indians in Asia and told them I stayed in Singapore for awhile they all asked if I visited this restaurant. It has a wide variety of both north and south Indian dishes.
-The Esplanade
This is the building featured at the beginning of this video with the spikes on it. It is fashioned after the durian fruit. This fruit is prohibited from being carried on to the MRT because of its bad smell. Eating a durian is described by the native Singaporeans as “eating a bowl of ice cream while sitting on the toilet”.
-Orchard Towers
For those of you with more prudish tastes I suggest you skip reading this suggestion. Prostitution is legal in Singapore and all sexual relations must be done with a condom. Prostitutes are given regular exams to ensure they are healthy. The Orchard Towers are described as being “Four Floors of Whores”. The odd thing is that it is a regular office building during the day. At night there are several bars filled with prostitutes for men to socialize with.
-Batam Island Indonesia
While this may not technically be Singapore, it’s a 30-mile boat trip that only takes 1-hour from Harbour Front Centre. Indonesia is a poor country compared to Singapore so many shopping deals may be had here. You will need your passport to visit.

Steven Cassidy says:

This makes me want to go Singapore. Rather different from the Tenko days

toe hi says:

your videos are always good edition.

QWERTYOP80 says:

I’ve thought about doing Singapore before but I wasn’t sure if there was enough to keep you busy there for 7-10 nights given it’s such a small place. Good to know there is!

Allan Moore says:

Great video. Just got back from Singapore. Its a great place to visit….love the difference between Singapore and Hong Kong, which I call a beautiful chaos. You wont call Singapore a chaos. Love all the places you were. Also had a sling at Raffles and a Wagu burger at the top of Marina Bay Sands. Most expensive drink and burger that I ever had.

Abd M says:

هذا بفضل قادة يعملون بحد وحرص شديد لصالح بلدانهم وشعوبهم وليس لصالح عملاؤهم

Sean says:

Stumbled to your videos and I enjoyed them. Thank you

Steven Campbell says:

Love those orchids, btw. Tooooooo, hot to be wandering about though.

MS Marine Diesel says:

Watched the whole lot, lots of good ideas. I have already been there but from watching this there is obviously lots of things I didn’t do.

Jason Boushard says:

I stopped there for 2 days when my Ship pulled in (navy) I had a great time for the short period I got to spend out in town I really want to go back.

Kenny Wong says:

You guys didn’t try Hainanese chicken rice ?!!?

Marklin Ho says:

WOW! Welcome to our tiny little Singapore!! Thanks for being so positive and looking for the good in everything I’m gonna hit that subscribe button now because….. you two rock! ♥

Anthony Kernich says:

I’ll be there in 3 months time, I can’t wait!

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