Singapore Surprise - Planning Sightseeing

Tripoto
1st Oct 2016

When we plan to explore a new city, state or a country, we visit there to see how beautiful & charming the place is or just to have fun. To be precise, how happy we will be after landing our destination. We always make a point that nothing is missed or left out due to time constraint.

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Today I’ll help you out with the sightseeing to be done in Singapore. What are their operational hours & approx time taken to cover them. I am sure this will help you to save a lot of time & planning your day appropriately for the Must do things.

The day when you land in a new city always opt for city tour & vouch all the main hot spots of the city. This will give you flare idea which of the sightseeing is of your interest & which one to see first. Another benefit is you would know the DISTANCE from your hotel/ B&B/ Hostel/ apartment.

SENTOSA ISLAND

1) Sentosa

A must visit island amongst all 64. Located on the southern side of Singapore, this island is known for its fun activities. It attracts tourist from all around the world.

Reach here by : Road, Rail or Cable Car

Commute by : Sentosa Express, Public Buses, Tourist cars/ van’s, MRT.

Operating hours : Island is open 24 x 7.

Explore : Full day

There are 2 stations from where you can board the cable car 1) Mount Faber Station, which will give you an aerial view of Resort world, Universal studios etc & 2) Harbourfront station. Alight at Imbiah Lookout & the fun begins Yay!!!

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Perfectly Illustrated by artist of canvas.pantone.com

#TravelLikeAPro Take a leisure walk from Vivocity Shopping mall to Sentosa Island by “Broadwalk”, amidst the lush landscape. The distance is approx 500 m, but need not worry as the broadwalk has travellators.

2) Universal Studios

A part of Sentosa Island is occupied by Universal Studios Singapore (USS). Meet your favorite characters inside USS in 7 different zones. Get a lot of opportunities to click selfies with them!!!!!

Scroll over on the map of Universal Studios here & get ready for the visit.

Reach here by : Road, Rail

Commute by : Public Buses, Tourist cars/ van’s, MRT, Shuttle buses.

Operating hours : 10.00 am – 20.00 pm ( might differ on public holidays / weekends)

Explore : Full day

#TravelLikeAPro Watch out Hollywood dream Parade on Saturday’s & Sunday’s (selected). Experience Fireworks, popular as Lake Hollywood Spectacular, on Saturday’s & selected holidays.

WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

WRS consists of 4 Parks Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Singapore Zoo & River Safari. Jurong bird park is located at Jurong Hills, rest 3 in Mandai area. All the beings are in their natural environment.

#TravelLikeAPro Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Night Safari are walking distance from each other. If kingdom animalia is your interest, then you can cover this 3 sightseeing in a day.

1) Jurong bird park

A park full of exotic birds.

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Flamingo’s at Jurong Bird Park

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 08.30 to 18.00 hrs

Explore : approx 3.5 hrs

#TravelLikeAPro Have an interactive & entertaining session with birds, while you have your lunch at Jurong Bird Park.

2) Singapore Zoo

A zoo where most of the animals are allowed to roam freely in their natural habitat. A tram running inside the zoo takes you through the vast spread area.

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Rare White Tiger at Singapore Zoo

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 08.30 to 18.00 hrs

Explore : approx 4 hrs

#TravelLikeAPro Surprise your kids, have breakfast with orangutans in Singapore Zoo.

3) River safari

Spot the aquatic & amphibian animals in River safari. Moreover, you can ride on a boat, take a glimpse of the terrestrial animals too.

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 10.00 to 19.00 hrs

Explore : approx 4 hrs

4) Night safari

Nocturnal animal. Yes, you heard it right, a park where you can see nocturnal animal & diurnal in their natural habitat at night time. The tram ride is available inside the park.

#TravelLikeAPro Avoid photography. Night photography will be shot with the flash on, which will bother them giving you no view of animals.

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 19.15 to 00.00 ( 12 in midnight )

Explore : approx 4 hrs

MARINA

1) Marina bay sands (MBS)

A luxury hotel in Singapore & what makes it stand apart from another leisure hotel is “SKY PARK” on the 57th floor. It has an infinity pool, an observation deck & 4 restaurants. Observation deck gives you a mesmerizing view of Singapore’s city skyline.

MBS also inherits a Casino.

#TravelLikeAPro Be dressed in Smart casuals while entering the casino. Infinity pool is only accessible to the guest staying in the hotel. It is suggested to stay at least 1 night in the hotel to enjoy the hotel amenities.

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 09.30 to 22.00 ( Sky Park)

Explore : approx 1 hour

2) Garden by the bay

A man made artificial garden. From 70 participants, 2 best design’s won & the entire foundation was made ready according to it. To explore entire garden it takes more than 5hrs. But you can shortlist & visit the one’s you are interested in. Cloud forest, Flower Dome & Supertree grove are preferred in the same order. As of now the admission to Outdoor Gardens is free. Find an illustration map of Marina here.

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Gardens by the bay. Marina bay sands in the backdrop

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 09.00 to 21.00

Explore : minimum 1 hour

#TravelLikeAPro Lions bridge connects Marina Bay Sands to Gardens by the Bay. You can cross over the bridge within 5-10 mins & combine these 2 sightseeing's. A lot of walking is required here. Audio Guides are available at additional cost. Shuttle service can be availed from Bayfront MRT till conservatories.

3) Art & science Museum:

Lotus shaped structure at the Bay with the permanent exhibition.

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Lotus shaped Art & Science Museum. Marina bay sands

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 10.00 to 19.00

Explore : minimum 1 hour

4) Botanic garden

Oldest garden & first heritage site of Singapore. If your interest is more inclined towards flora, this is the best place to be. Master plan of Gardens by the bay was exhibited in Botanic gardens.

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 09.00 to 00.00 (midnight 12)

Explore : minimum 2 hour

5) The Helix

A bridge, that connects Marina Center till Marina Bay Sands. It is beautifully lit in the night making it a perfect for camera capture. A stroll for pass time is good at the Helix bridge when staying in MBS.

6) Singapore Flyer

A landmark in itself. It’s a fortune wheel build following one of the Feng Shui fundamentals. You name it & you have it. It’s a total fun for your kids, your better half & ultimate treat for your eyes. To make it more memorable, you can also plan your dinner inside the Capsule, Yes you read it write “DINNER INSIDE THE CAPSULE”. If not dine, then pamper your loved ones by raising a toast in “Premium Champagne flight”. Why not book an entire capsule for a family gets together!! Nice Idea, though!!

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A capsule of Singapore Flyer

Reach here by : Road & Rail

Commute by : MRT & Public Buses, Tourist car’s/ van’s/ coaches & Taxi’s

Operating hours : 08.30 to 22.30

Explore : approx 1hr (One complete flight takes approx 30 mins)

#TravelLikeAPro Dinner & Champagne flights are scheduled at specific time & duration. Make prior reservations as the number of people allowed are limited. Late comers are not allowed hence report at least half an hour before your flight.

SRI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE

Give a sigh of relief to the elderly people, who’s aloof from the bustling city. Take them to the oldest Hindu temple located in China town of Singapore.

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Oldest Hindu Temple of Sri Mariamman

Have a look at this small Video

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Thank you so much
Wed 05 16 18, 05:25 · Reply · Report
The article is really informative to get a clear idea for a singapore trip. I liked the infographic part very well, really excellent.
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Thanks
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