24hrs in Singapore
Renown as a gateway to many other countries in South East Asia, Singapore is a city of abundance, luxury and cleanliness. IIf you are just passing by or starting your trip here, find some recommendations from the TCB team on what to do and where to eat. All in 24 hours!
Start your morning with a Singaporean breakfast. A rather simple brekkie that is perfect for sugar-lovers: coffee, soft boiled eggs and a French toast. It’s not served in fancy hotels but rather in local cafes, where you’ll mostly find local peeps (duh). We ended up at a tiny café near Orchard Road where the owners barely spoke any English, despite the venue being full of silly inappropriate jokes, all in English. It was fun!
Now time to put some sunscreen on and get your airy clothes out of the suitcase: it’s time to explore!
If you are not into getting hot like the weather here, you are in like, cause you can pretty much travel around central Singapore without stepping outside of any building. Most shopping malls connect to public transport and these are also short distance from the main attractions, ta-dah!
Having said that, you’ll have to step your feet out to get to the Gardens by the bay, Singapore’s very own Avatar’s Pandora, where gigantic ‘supertrees’ (50 metre tall tree-like structures!) jut out of a pretty manmade garden. There’s also a Flower Dome (that is, a greenhouse with exotic plants) and an indoor waterfall called Cloud Forest that will pretty much keep you entertained for most part of the day. Around 8ish in the evening, you can return here to enjoy the light & music show, if you are into commercial poppy music and laying in the grass while enjoying some street food and beers, you’ll love this.
Grab lunch at Ding Tai Fung, OF COURSE. Who would travel to this part of the world and not try their delicious suite of dumplings? If you happen to be dining at the Paragon Center, then we suggest you finish up your meal with a dessert at Janine Wong’s little shop, a true delicacy you’ll only find in Singapore or Tokyo, so definitely unique!
Now that you are all sugared up and filled with goodies, why not heading to a museum for some culture? The lotus shaped ArtScience Museum
Lotus shaped ArtScience Museum is one of our faves. It gets the likes of children and adults, that’s a success, surely?
There’s always time for shopping and for that we suggest you browsing around the thousands of shops on Orchard Rd. No trip to Singapore is complete without a walk down Asia’s most famous shopping street.
Woo, that was a tiring day! Unwind with a shower and get ready for dinner. Pre-dinner drinks to be had at Marina Bay Sands with la crème de la crème. We suggest booking as this place gets rather busy. No need to eat here as it’s slightly expensive but definitely worth checking as you can also see the light and music show from here.
Now It’s dinner time and we suggest you try the infamous chilly crab at Jumbo Seafood or head to the old-school satay market Lau Pa Sat for some good ol’ chicken satay, amongst a whole variety of things
Karaoke to round up the night and it’s time to go to bed.
What a banging 24 hours!