Singapore, the country I call my second home as I fell in love with the country during my first time living there while I was doing an internship. There is so much to see, eat, and do in the small country but here are my favourite things to do.
The country is extremely colourful, you will always be surrounded by street
art and vibrant buildings in these vibrant neighbourhoods.
1. Joo Chiat
This is a neighbourhood walk where you will find an abundance of pastel-coloured buildings.
2. Little India
There is so much street art in this area with buildings of every colour of the rainbow.
3. Haji Lane
This area is filled with boutique shops from local handcrafted goods to unique Turkish goods. If you’ve always wanted to create your own scent, there are shops along the street to create your own perfume.
There are quite a few places where you can take in Singapore’s natural
beauty and surroundings.
If you are craving the beach, Tanjong Beach is one that you must check out. It also has a beach club with some of the best drinks I’ve had.
5. The Southern Ridges
Whether you’re planning to work out or do a leisurely walk, the Southern Ridges is one spot that you should definitely pay a visit to. The Henderson Waves at the Southern Ridges has a very unique architectural design with a great view of the city.
As you may know, Singapore has been working towards making a greener city, and here are great examples of projects that are working towards the vision.
6. Gardens by the Bay
With a Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and OCBC Skywalk, the greenery here are unlike any that I have seen before. During the day, visit the Cloud Forest where one of the world’s largest indoor waterfall is housed. At night, take a walk on the OCBC skywalk to see the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay light up during the light show.
7. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is most well-known for their Orchid Garden, where you will be able to spot different species of the orchid.
8. Chinese Gardens
The Chinese Gardens may be away from the city, but the unique pagodas, walking trail, and deity statues are definitely worth the trip. There is even a live turtle and tortoise museum which protects rare and endangered species such as the six-legged tortoise and the third largest tortoise in the world.
Arts & Culture
Singapore can be extremely hot and humid, with the average temperature sitting around 31 degrees Celsius. If you want to stay inside during hot or rainy days, my favourite thing to do would be museum hopping.
9. National Gallery Singapore
The gallery houses the largest number of Southeast Asian artwork with a total of over 8,000 pieces. It is situated in the downtown core, and there is always a new exhibit or event.
10. Art Science Museum
So you may have seen a few pictures of the twinkling lights in a museum in
Singapore, and here it is again. The beautiful display of the crystal universe.
INSIDER TIP: All the hikes and exploring would definitely make you hungry.
But don’t worry, there is an abundance of delicious food at hawker centers.
You definitely cannot miss out on my personal favourite and a Singaporean
staple… chicken rice.
Many do consider Singapore as a layover country and would say that you
would be able to see everything in a couple of days. On the contrary, I am
never able to check everything off my list!