A day in Singapore the lion city

27th Nov 2016


An island , a nation and also a city with a mixed ethnicity comprising of nearly 74% Chinese followed by 13 % Malay , 9 % Indian and the rest from other ethnic groups. This is Singapore (Singhapura) means the city of the lion. Although we didn't take the direct flight from Kolkata International Airport to Changi International Airport, Singapore since we booked the tickets 6 months ahead of the travelling date.

Itinerary Plan

Flight route:-

Source - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) | 12.50 AM IST

Destination - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) | 7:20 AM MYT

Source - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) | 10.45 AM MYT

Destination - Changi International Airport (SIN) | 11.45 AM SST

Singapore Estimate: INR 60000/- (SGD $ 1246/-) excluding the flight fares .

PS: All hotel bookings were done from booking.com and agoda.com

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Photo of Singapore by Abhinav Deb
Photo of Singapore by Abhinav Deb
Photo of Singapore by Abhinav Deb

Where we stayed ?

Hotels were booked through agoda.com / booking.com at reasonable rates. Payment deducted on booking.

Hotel Name: Venue hotel the Lily


Free Wifi

Within budget

In front of food joints.

Close proximity to major tourist attractions


No complimentary breakfast / lunch / dinner

Small Room

No Swimming Pool

How did we travelled across the city ?

For travelling across the city either avail an Uber or take MRT ( Mass Rapid Transit ) which is the same as underground Metro Railway system in Kolkata. The fare price in Uber ranges from $6 - $20 depending on the choice of destination. In our case the fare was divided across 3 people. Smart Choice !!!

What we spotted in Singapore?

The major tourist attractions spotted in the city are listed below:-

Marina bay Sands

Garden by the Bay

Singapore Flyer

Merlion Statue aka the Symbol of Singapore

Vivo City Mall

We planned our stay for just 2 days in the city. The first day we headed for Vivo City Mall & Gardens by the Bay and the sight at night was awesome. Previously Sentosa Island was also included in the itinerary for the second day but due to tiredness we had to scrap the plan of visiting Sentosa. If anyone plans to visit Singapore just make sure to make it a 3-4 day event.

What we missed in Singapore ?

There are lot of places to visit in Singapore.

China Town

Little India

Orchid Square for shopping

Sentosa Islands

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