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Tips for 5 Days in Singapore
Our house sit was located near one of Singapore’s MRT Stations so if you are planning a trip to Singapore be sure to book a hotel near to one of these metro/subway stations as they are a quick and efficient way to get around the city. You will find the trains and stations are clean and safe.
Catching the MRT from Singapore’s Changi Airport to the city centre couldn’t be easier, attendants assist with ticketing and destinations and there is only one transfer at Tanah Merah Station (East West line).
If you are staying in Singapore for a few days consider buying an ezlink pass, this electronic smartcard gives you unlimited travel options.
Things to do during 5 Days in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Area
Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, filled with a vast selection of designer shops, restaurants and live shows. Take the escalators to the top and follow the signs to Gardens by the Bay viewing deck for suburb views of the Supertree Grove.
Spectra, with its backdrop of waterfront and city lights, is a spectacular light and water show which is held nightly and shouldn’t be missed. Spectra is part of the entertainment at Marina Bay Sands.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, is one of Singapore’s most recognised landmarks, ship like in appearance, it boasts a World famous rooftop infinity pool, with views overlooking Singapore (available for Hotel guests only). This luxurious hotel is conveniently connected to Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall.
Sands Skypark , soars 57 levels above the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Not only one of the best views of Singapore, it also features the award winning Ce La Vi restaurant and Sky Bar. Marina Bay Sands can be reached by MRT from Bayfront Station (Circle line or Downtown line).
Gardens by the Bay, take in the beauty and smell of these stunning gardens. Dotted with sculptures from all over the World there is something different to see with every turn.
Supertree Grove, walk among these magical trees and be amazed by the wonder of the nightly lightshow.
Indochine Restaurant, set in the tallest Supertree the Indochine Restaurant is the place for an unforgettable night out, with exceptional views of the Supertree Grove it’s a great place to dine or enjoy a quiet drink. Gardens by the Bay can be reached by MRT from Bayfront Station (Circle line or Downtown line).
Other areas of Interest for 5 Days in Singapore
Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore’s most beloved buildings. Be transported to a bygone era as you walk through this luxurious colonial style Hotel which has played host to Celebrities and Royalty since 1887.
No trip to Singapore is complete without sampling the famous “Singapore Sling” a delicious cocktail that was first created in the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel (just keep an eye on the tab though they are expensive). Raffles Hotel can be reached by MRT from either City Hall Station (East West line or North South line) or Bras Basah Station (Circle Line).
Little India, I love to wander the streets of Little India. I especially love the Tekka Centre, with its wide array of fresh produce, magnificent scarves and saris and delicious food from the food stalls. Little India can be reached by MRT from Little India Station (Downtown line or North East line)
Arab Street is another place I love, filled with fabric, clothing, restaurants and shops selling aromatic oils. I keep returning to my favourite aromatic oil shop, Sifr Aromatics for my favourite fragrance. Sifr Aromatics is like an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful bottles and heady fragrance. Arab Street can be reached by MRT from Bugis Station (Downtown line or East West line)
Chinatown is an interesting neighbourhood with architecture of reminiscent of Singapore’s colonial past, which makes a refreshing change from Singapore gleaming skyscrapers. Chinatown is a mix of temples, night markets and reasonably priced food stalls. Chinatown can be reached by MRT from Chinatown Station (Downtown line or North East line)
Sentosa, there is so much do on Sentosa Island. Start your adventure with the Cable Car ride across to the Island and after that the activities are endless, Universal Studios, Madam Tussaud, zipline rides, aquarium, beaches the list goes on and on.
Sentosa can be reached by MRT from Harbourfront Station (Circle line or North East Line). Take exit B to the Harbourfront Centre and follow the signs to the cable car station.
Singapore is an exciting city and this is just a taste of some of the attractions this city has to offer when visiting for 5 Days in Singapore.