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  • Writer's pictureElif Adali

A guide to Singapore

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Singapore is one of the most clean and tidy places I've ever seen. If you're in Asia you should include this city to your itinerary. Check out #ooosingapore for all my Singapore posts 🇸🇬

When to go to Singapore 📅: All year around

Where to stay in Singapore 🏨: Accommodation in Singapore is not cheap, rates start at 150 Euro. We stayed at Swissotel Merchant Court and where more than happy.​


Marina Bay Sands

This is Singapores main landmark. It's actually a hotel but turned into a major tourist attraction. Rates start at around 300 Euros and if you're lucky enough to stay here you have also access to the famous infinity pool on top of this building. But don't be sad, there are plenty of restaurants and bars on the roof for non-hotel guests. On the ground floor there is a huge shopping mall. My main highlight was the Spectra light show. Every Sunday to Thursday on 8PM and 9 PM and on Fridays and Saturdays also on 10 PM. You can either watch the show in front of Marina Bay Sands tower or if you want to see the show from the opposite site of the bay you can head to Esplanade. BI suggest to have a look from both angles if you have the time. The show is free and lasts 15 minutes. Make sure to arrive a bit earlier to secure a good spot.

Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands Mall

Gardens by the Bay

Of course you need to pay visit to the famous Gardens by the Bay. Some parts are free but most of the attractions are paid. I can tell you that it is worth every penny. Visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Admission costs 28 SGD. Another attraction that you should not miss out is Supertree Grove and the OCBC Skyway (Admission 8 SGD). Try to visit after sunset since the lightning is awesome. Last but not least join the light show every evening at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM, for FREE!

Supertree Grove
Supertree Grove

Singapore Botanical Gardens

Spend an afternoon in this beautiful gardens. Most of it is free to the public but there are some areas with paid admission. Right next to it you have some great restaurants and cafes such as Plain Vanilla Bakery, Da Paolo, The Affogato Bar, Relish. For more info about the park click here.

Singapore Botanical Gardens
Plain Vanilla Bakery

Robertson Quay

Robertson Quay was my favorite area to have a calm and relaxing dinner. My favorite restaurants were Super Loco and SPRMRKT Daily.

Robertson Quay
Super Loco

Clark Quay

This is where you go when you're up for some nightlife or want to grab dinner or have some drinks. We had some awesome pizza at Motorino.

Boat Quay

Here you can have a great seafood dinner while enjoying views over Singapore.


Spend an evening in Chinatown for some awesome street food.

Little India

This a little version of India in Singapore. I loved the architecture and while you're there stop at Mustafa Center. Was a really fun experience.

Haji Lane

This was by far my favorite area of Singapore. It is a rather opposite of what you'd expect from Singapore. It is not super modern or clean but a great contrast to the super perfect world of Singapore. Here you find many 'hipstery' cafes. Definitely worth a visit.

A.R.C Cafe - good coffee

Hygge - cute boutique and coffee

Pieda Negra - Mexican, great for dinner

Mondays Off - super cute store

Fluff Bakery - Cupcakes

Lickety - Ice cream

Orchard Road

This is the main shopping hub of Singapore. A long green boulevard packed with giant shopping malls. Perfect to fall into a shopping coma.

Orchard Road

Merlion Park

You should Merlion Park to your list. Here you find the famous dragon water fountain and have many nice places to eat around you.


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