Things to Do in Singapore: Short Vacation with Infinite Leisure

Cozy places and good accommodation make Singapore a prominent destination of world tourism. Definitely it is bunch of things to do in Singapore. It doesn’t need a long vacation. Even only in 3 days, one can simply have fun and chill out. Either modern or “natural” attractions can be enjoyed at once. Pick your preference: fancy attraction or the free one. Here is the recommendation of the best places to visit in Singapore in 3 days. Some of them are regarded as Singapore must visit 2018. Let’s figure it out then check your bucket list!

 

Day 1: Unveiling the Wildlife Singapore

  1. Gardens by the Bay

What’s the special thing in Singapore? I’d like to say that it still remains the “space of nature” behind its urban life. Gardens by the Bay is the vivid depiction of how natural sustainability still works here. It even becomes a Singapore’s national icon. Covering approximately 101 hectares, the garden offers beautiful and impressive attractions. First, the one and only Supertree Grove and OCBC Skyway. These artificial giant trees are covered by more than 160.000 plants (mostly orchids and bromeliads) and connected by 128-meters-long walkway named OCBC Skyway. Free admission ticket includes Supertree Grove area but you have to buy ticket for OCBC Skyway entrance. Adult fare is $8 while children fare (3-12 years old) is $5.

Next, don’t ever miss the prominent spot which is Cloud Forest or Cloud Mountain. It is a cool-moist conservatory and replicate of tropical mountain covered by diverse plants and flowers. Furthermore, it has the highest indoor waterfall in the world which is 35 meters in height. Gardens by the Bay is located in 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore and open from 09:00-21:00 (last admission 20:30). You can get there by MRT and stop at the nearest MRT Station: Bayfront (CE1/DT16).

 

b. Night Safari

Imagining the true wildlife like in Africa? Start your safari at Singapore Zoo now! This is the best place in Singapore if you are not really into the modern life in Singapore. Let’s have a “nocturnal” journey in Night Safari program. Night Safari provides Safari Tram to explore the zoo along four trails called Leopard, Wallaby, Fishing Cat, and East Lodge. You will be guided by English, Japanese, and Chinese-speaking professional crews along the tour. You have a chance to get closer to various animals such as zebra, lion, elephant, anteater, Nile Hippos, etc. Safari Tour is not the single attraction here. Some of the animal talents will entertain you on Creatures of the Night Show. This show is held daily at 19:30, 20:30, and 21:30. Besides, don’t miss Thumbuakar Fire Show. The collaboration of fire-twirling performance, energetic moves of the talents, and rhythm of drums lets you feel the nuance of the jungle night. This show is performed everyday (except Wednesday) at 19:00, 20:00, and 21:00. Singapore Zoo is located in 80 Mandai Lake Rd. You can go there by bus or MRT. Nearest bus stops are Bus 926, 927, and 138; while the nearest MRT Station is Woodlands MRT (NS9). Night Safari ticket for adult is $45 and for children is $30.

 

Day 2: Round-the-Clock Fun

  1. Universal Studio Singapore

For the young folks, holiday means chilling out and having fun. Universal Studio Singapore is the right place to go for fun. Universal Globe is the most popular spot, especially for taking picture. It sounds very common and mainstream but it is one of things to do in Singapore free. Either adults or kids can enjoy fun attractions offered here. If you are brave enough to take a challege, you should try the extreme ride such as Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLONTM. This ride consists of 2 roller coasters which are the red coaster (human) and the blue one (cylon). The blue coaster (cylon) is more challenging than the red one since it has no stepping floor and your feet are hung during the “twist”. Well, it is not suitable for kids because the required of minimum height is 125cm. Don’t worry, kiddos! Another fun are waiting for you. The popular characters like the Minions, Penguin of Madagascar, Puss in Boots, Elmo and friends are ready to play with you. Aren’t they way too cute? Hug them and take a nice picture. Located in Resort World Sentosa, USS is quite easy to reach by pubic transportation like buses (RWS8, 188R, 963R), MRT (Harbourfront Station line NE1/CC29), and Sentosa Express (Waterfront Station).