Singapore, with its dynamic blend of culture, cuisine, and cutting-edge attractions, is a destination that offers a myriad of experiences, even in just two days. In this guide, I’ll help you make the most of your short stay in the Lion City with a carefully curated itinerary that covers the must-see attractions, delectable dining options, and a taste of the vibrant local culture.
Start Merlion Park and Esplanade: Stroll over to Merlion Park to snap a photo with the iconic Merlion statue and enjoy the scenic waterfront. Wander along the Esplanade, Singapore’s performing arts center, and appreciate its unique architecture.
The Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is Singapore’s national symbol. Merlion Park, located near Marina Bay Sands, offers a great vantage point for photos with the city skyline in the background.
As we came from Sentosa Island at the midday, we went straight to the hotel that we booked in Singapore, and left our belongings. Once ready, we went to this marvelous place, and each of us enjoyed it.
Then we walked through giant buildings and working area to get to Marina Bay Sands. As we went by night it was another marvelous expericence with lights and music on. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline from the SkyPark observation deck, and explore The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for some early morning shopping.
We were left breathless as the lights, music and the place itself made us feel like we were in a fairytale.
After the show we went back home. And our second day we started strong.
Chinatown was our first destination. We went there by local bus, and we were lucky as meanwhile we were in the bus a heavy rain started to pour down. Once we came to Chinatown the rain stopped. Here we invite you to enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine in the vibrant hawker stalls or try a sit-down restaurant for a more formal dining experience.
We also had the chance to visit Thian Hock Keng Temple. Located in Chinatown, Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in Singapore. The intricate architecture and detailed artwork make it a must-visit for those interested in cultural and religious landmarks.
After the Chinatown, we headed to Singapore Botanic Gardens. This place is beautiful both during the day and during the night. This is why we opted to combine Singapore Botanic Gardens with Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Botanic Gardens: Explore the themed gardens, take a stroll around the serene lakes, and visit the Orchid Garden. Escape the urban hustle and bustle at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Explore the lush greenery, serene lakes, and themed gardens. The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden within the premises offers an interactive play area for younger kids.
Gardens by the Bay: located adjacent to Marina Bay Sands. Explore the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, and the mesmerizing Supertree Grove. Catch the free light and sound show at the Supertrees in the evening, but take a moment to appreciate their beauty during the day. This futuristic garden spans 101 hectares and features the iconic Supertrees, the Flower Dome, and the Cloud Forest. The Supertrees come to life during the evening light show, creating a magical atmosphere.
Don’t miss the nightly light and sound show at the Supertree Grove, a magical spectacle that kids will love
As we had our lunch inside the gardens, it was easy to spend all day there. We made lots of stops, enjoyed our time with our kids and didn´t rush anywhere.
The night time was fantastic, and kids enjoyed every moment we stayed there.
On our way back home we made a stop at Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan). Situated in Kampong Glam, Sultan Mosque is one of Singapore’s most important religious landmarks. Its impressive golden dome and intricate details showcase Islamic architecture at its finest.
These landmarks collectively provide a glimpse into the diverse and dynamic character of Singapore, offering a mix of modernity, tradition, and natural beauty.
It was night and we only made few pictures, but didn´t get the chance to enter. We still had another day in Singapore, but we wanted to spend it in Singapore Airport, but about this in the other article.
While two days may seem short, Singapore’s compact size and efficient transportation make it possible to experience a diverse range of attractions and activities. This itinerary offers a balanced mix of iconic landmarks, cultural exploration, and family-friendly adventures, ensuring you make the most of your brief but memorable stay in the Lion City.
Singapore is a fantastic destination for families, offering a blend of education, entertainment, and outdoor adventures. From thrilling theme parks to interactive science centers and lush gardens, the Lion City provides a diverse range of kid-friendly activities that will create lasting memories for your family. So, pack your bags and get ready for a fun-filled family vacation in Singapore!