Singapore is one of the world’s most compact cities, making it easy to explore even if you have a limited amount of time. You can easily see the main sights of Singapore in one day.
Recently, Dan went to Singapore to explore the city with Far East Hospitality. He stayed at the Quincy Hotel ( you can see our full review here), and one of the added benefits offered by the hotel is a free hop on, hop off city tour.
The itinerary has many stops, but we will focus on some of the main ones.
Merlion Park is one of Singapore’s most important landmarks and popular tourist attractions, and it’s fitting that this is the buses first stop. Merlion park, at the waterfront is home to the symbol of the city – the Merlion. The Merlion has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, and spouts water into the harbour while protecting the nation of Singapore from bad luck.
Lau Pa Sat
Lau Pa Sat, also known as the “old market” is a food market in the central business district of Singapore. Lau Pa Sat is housed in a historic building from the 19th century and it was declared a national monument in 1973. If you want to discover all the best that Singaporean street food has to offer, then a stop at Lau Pa Sat is a must.
In the high density city that is Singapore, green places like the Botanic Gardens are highly treasured. The gardens are 74 hectares and are open every day of the year from 5AM until midnight. There are several themed gardens in the park, including a rain forest, and the only garden requiring a entrance fee is the National Orchid Garden.
Orchard Road is where you want to get off if you want to do a bit of shopping, and let me tell you, the shopping is great in Singapore. On Orchard road you will find designer stores, boutique shops and large shopping complexes. Its a great place if you want to lighten your pockets.
The Singapore Art Museum is a must stop for art lovers. It contains the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks. It costs 10 Singaporean dollars to visit.
Thanks to Far East Hospitality for their assistance in organizing our visit to Singapore.