Here's How You Can Experience The Best of Singapore in 24 Hours!

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Singapore, the fine city, is the ultimate example of a country created just right. It is equipped with modern techniques, the best infrastructure and is host to world's highest ranking tourism spots. These qualities along with its close proximity to India makes it an ideal destination that you must visit. So for all of you who are fans of short visit, here's how to make the most of just a one day trip to Singapore.

Morning - Afternoon:

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Once you arrive, take a trip to Sentosa Islands that is located 21km away from Singapore. You can get to Sentosa via Sentosa Express that starts at Vicocity Mall and costs only ₹200. Once at Sentosa, visit:

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This is an amusement park specifically designed to relive the actions straight out of your favourite Universal movies. From Transformers to Jurassic World, Universal Studios offers 24 rides, high quality 3D movies, entertainment shows and seven themed zones. You will also find your favourite characters from Universal franchises on the streets and the picturesque environment is a perfect getaway not just for kids, but for adults too. Universal Studios is also ideal if you're a fan of rollercoaster rides. This theme park is open all day and tickets are available both online and offline.

Tickets Price: Adult (Age 13-59): ₹4000 ; Child (Age 4-12): ₹3000; Senior Citizens (Age 60 and above): ₹2000

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Photo of Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore by Saumiabee

At Sentosa, also visit Singapore Butterfly & Insect Kingdom and one of the world’s largest aquariums, S.E.A Aquarium. If you're visiting SEA Aquarium, you are advised to check the openings before the visit as they are subject to changes. You can also make a quick getaway to any one of the island's three beaches, Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong.

The island is open all days of the week 12am-12am!

After lunch, head back to Singapore via Sentosa Express.

Afternoon- evening:

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It's now time to quickly visit Orchard Road. Orchard road is described as Singapore’s finest supermarkets, this 2.2 km long road is the best place for retail therapy. A hub for several high end designer and global brands, one can never get over the number of shops selling almost everything on this side part of Singapore.

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If your thirst for retail products doesn’t get quenched at Orchard Road, you may want to check out Bugis Street Market. Market is Singapore’s largest street shopping centre where you can buy affordable good and also souvenirs to take back home . With over 800 shops which are opened till midnight, this area was recently revamped for tourist to roam around even during monsoons. The quickest way to get there is to take a bus to Bugis MRT Station and you can experience life at the cheapest market in Singapore.

Evening - Night:

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Photo of Marina Bay, Singapore by Saumiabee

For the ideal city vibes, Marina Bay is nothing short of architectural masterpieces. Located in the central area of Singapore, the picturesque bay offers the most jaw dropping views of the city and is also a hub for all modern luxurious services. Home to some of the best Singaporean resorts and restaurants, one will find streets packed with tourists in the early evenings, simply enjoying the view and lovely weather. Some top-rated restaurants at Marina Bay that you must visit are PerBacco for European and Italian cuisine; Jaan for French food and Edge for Asian and barbecue specials!

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Photo of Gardens By The Bay East, Singapore by Saumiabee

This 250 acres garden comprises three different gardens (Central, East and South Bay Gardens), and several other attractions such as the OCBC Skyway, Supertree Grove, sculptures in every corner and two conservatories.

Flower Dome is one of the conservatories at the Gardens of the Bay and is the largest glass greenhouse in the world as announced by the Guinness Book of World records, 2015. The other conservatory is Cloud Forest which has one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and is a must-visit. The combination of tickets for the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest are available online at ₹1,500 (adults) and ₹800 (children).

You can then hop on a river taxi which is a 30 minute ride between Singapore River and Clark Quay. This trip will take you across historic buildings and bridges.

Where to Stay:

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Photo of Ibis Styles Singapore On Macpherson, Singapore by Saumiabee

Ibis Styles Singapore is located at close proximity to the airport. It is a wonderful property that boasts of an outdoor pool, and attached mall, a fitness centre and world-class services. It is the ideal hotel where you can rejuvenate and also, complete your itinerary because it is centrally located.

Cost: A room here will cost you between ₹5,500- ₹8,000 (breakfast included)

How to Reach:

Singapore is well connected by various airlines to India. If you're planning to reach early morning for a productive 24hours at Singapore, you can take Singapore Airlines from Indira Gandhi International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport. The ticket can cost you anywhere between ₹12,000 - ₹15000.

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