As of this writing, I’ve been to Singapore 3 times, my husband 5 times and my son 2 times but honestly we still have a long list of places to visit in Singapore. Singapore is just a small country but few days of stay are not really enough.
There are so many attractions to visit that cater to both adults and kids. I guess, there is no perfect Singapore itinerary that I can suggest because we have our own preferences but I will share with you, our itinerary.
We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in SG, it was a last minute decision. I just booked it when I saw the Cebu Pacific Air Sale. Good thing I was able to renew my passport before our flight. (Got my passport, two weeks before our trip)
It was our first out of the country trip as husband and wife. At that time, we’re just starting to travel, of course, we have our salary na. Hehehe! I was clueless with DIY travel so I didn’t have an itinerary. I was still working so I have no time to research. I just booked a hotel, listed some places to visit and off we went to SG.
Because of the flight schedule, we only have two days to enjoy SG. Good thing that there was a travel agency nearby hotel where we booked our tours. There were several options and we chose the following.
Singapore City Tour - we availed half day city tour and we visited Esplanade Theater, Merlion, Chinatown, Botanic Garden, Souvenir Shops and Little India. It was a quick trip to each attraction.
Singapore Zoo + Night Safari - Singapore Zoo is so big and we were on a group tour so we were not able to explore the whole zoo. We need to follow the tour guide. After SG Zoo, we immediately fell in line at Night Safari so we can ride the first tram. After watching the show, we went back to the hotel.
It was a long day for us so the following day, we woke up late. We did not book any tour in the morning but we explored Orchard Road. It was Chinese New Year so most of the stores were closed.
Sentosa Trip Package - for our afternoon trip we availed the Sentosa Trip Package. Our itinerary is Mount Faber, Underwater World, Images of Singapore and Musical Fountain. I have no idea that we will ride Cable Car at Mount Faber so it was a scary experience for me because I’m afraid of heights.
Then we went to Images of Singapore, we were so delighted in taking pictures and when we went out, nakasimangot na mga kasama namin at mukhang inip na inip kakahintay. We’re the second to the last na lumabas sa museum at buti na lang at hindi kami last, kundi nakakaguilty. Hehehe!
Next is Underwater World, tinapos namin agad ang pag-ikot so we can proceed to Musical Fountain but unfortunately we missed the show and we did not want to wait for the next schedule. So we left Sentosa and went back to our hotel to get our luggage. We took a taxi on our way to the airport to catch out evening flight.
After seven years, I already know how to make my own itinerary so when we went back to Singapore, I did not book any tours. We stayed at South East Asia Hotel in Bugis area. We explored Singapore using Singapore Tourist Pass, we did not take any taxi on this trip.
DIY Singapore City Tour - we started our trip from Clark Quay Station. This was our walking tour itinerary
Asian Civilization -> Fullerton Hotel -> Merlion -> Esplanade -> Makansutra -> Helix bridge -> Gardens by the Bay -> Marina Bay Sands
It was really a long walk especially we have a 4 years old son in tow.
Universal Studio Singapore - USS was not yet opened when we went there 7 years ago so it is really on top of our list to visit. We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here.
Singapore Flyer - we did not ride Singapore Flyer, we just went there because we’re going to Legoland Malaysia. To make our life easier, we availed coach transfer at WTS travel agency.
Read: Legoland Malaysia
Two months ago, we were able to revisit Singapore and we stayed at Sheraton Towers Singapore. This time, we concentrated on Wildlife Reserves Singapore Zoos.
I availed the Park Hopper Plus tickets so I can save money. The Park Hopper Plus ticket price is SGD79 adult and SGD59 kid. Ticket includes admission to River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. We have unlimited Amazon River Quest Ride, unlimited tram ride and one free carousel ride.
So for 3 days, my son and I were visiting zoos. Yes, I revisited Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.
Day 2 River Safari
Day 3 Singapore Zoo
Day 4 Jurong Bird Park
Finally, I shopped at IKEA Alexandra and was able to taste Swedish Meatballs.
Read: Shopping Haul at IKEA Alexandra
Food Trip at IKEA Alexandra
Like I said, I still have a long list of things to do in Singapore. Care to share your favorites in SG.
Read: 5 Days in Singapore