Explore Haji Lane in the early evening as well as night. Laced with street art, quirky stores, and artsy pubs amidst a Muslim neighbourhood with the most gorgeous mosque and food stalls serving yummy delicacies, an evening here is sure to be a highlight of your trip.5. Foodgasms GaloreWhere do I start when it comes to food in Singapore? Or should I say where do I end?? Truly multicultural, there are a gazillion options for all budgets and palates. From the food courts to the Michelin star restaurants, if you're a foodie you're sure to overeat every meal in this gourmet paradise!Don't forget to try the laksa, barbeque stingray, chicken rice, bakkwa.... the list is endless!
Next day, we decided to (more like forced to) keep it light to recuperate from the previous night shenanigans. We visited one of the most busiest hawker centers in the Financial Centre, the famous Lau Pa Sat to get some local food. You can easily get lost at this place as there are n number of stalls in all different cuisines available on planet earth.After relishing on some amazing fried rice, I made my friends try the infamous "Durian kachang" much to their horror and captured the reactions in a video. If you ever wish to prank your friend this is the best thing to do. It is one of the most disgusting things I have ever eaten and they grudging agreed it is theirs too!Post lunch we headed to the Haji lane for some coffee and shopping. It is one of the most instagrammable streets in Singapore and we went just before the crowd set in and managed to get some awesome shots. This lane is quite famous for its quirky bars and Turkish food, so try it out in the evenings as well as the place will be well lit and lively and is definitely a strong contender to Clarke Quay.If you wish to indulge in something super corny, there is cute little cafe buried in this lane which lets to buy coffees with your selfies on it. Super corny, isnt it? But yes, we did it.Next on the agenda for the day and the last was the Night safari. It was not an easy choice, we wanted to do either the River safari or the Night safari. On my previous visit, I had done both so I was leaning more towards the latter. It was much more organised and less waiting time than 4 years back, so kudos to that. It is really a fun experience, seeing all the wild animals at its natural habitat in the night. You can also ditch the traditional tram ride and walk the trails and see the animals up close if you wish.
1. Haji Lane / Arab Street: With the colorful murals, hipster cafes, live music and quirky boutique stores, this place is a visual feast for those looking for an extraordinary experience. While Little India & Chinatown give you a glimpse of the cultural side of Singapore, Haji Lane shows you the eclectic side. Adjacent to Haji Lane is Arab Street, known for some lip smacking Mediterranean food. It's a tree-lined street with Masjid Sultan mosque in the backdrop for some instagrammable photos. Perfect for: YoungstersClosest MRT station: Bugis What's so special: Hipster cafes, Indie boutiques and, Mediterranean food.