With just two days in Singapore, you'll need to make the most of your time to experience some of the city's highlights. Here's a suggested itinerary for a short visit to Singapore
Day 1: Exploring the City
Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Start your day with a visit to the Marina Bay Sands Skypark. It offers breathtaking views of the city and is a great way to get your bearings.
Gardens by the Bay: After enjoying the view, head down to Gardens by the Bay, located just adjacent to Marina Bay Sands. Explore the stunning Supertree Grove and the Flower Dome (additional fee) and Cloud Forest (additional fee) conservatories.
Satay by the Bay: Enjoy a local meal at Satay by the Bay, a hawker center near Gardens by the Bay. Try some local specialties like satay, laksa, or Hainanese chicken rice.
Walk to Merlion Park, an iconic symbol of Singapore. It's a great spot for photos with the Merlion statue and views of the bay.
Asian Civilisations Museum: If you're interested in history and culture, visit the nearby Asian Civilisations Museum (check opening hours).
Clarke Quay and Riverside: Stroll along the Singapore River and explore Clarke Quay's vibrant nightlife, restaurants, and entertainment options.
Day 2: Culture and Shopping
Start your second day in Chinatown. Explore the streets, visit temples like Sri Mariamman Temple, and shop for souvenirs. Maxwell Food Centre: Have lunch at Maxwell Food Centre in Chinatown, known for its delicious hawker fare. Try the famous chicken rice or other local dishes.
Head to Little India to immerse yourself in Indian culture. Explore the colorful streets, visit Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, and enjoy some Indian snacks and sweets.
Spend the afternoon shopping on Orchard Road, Singapore's famous shopping district. Even if you're not shopping, the area is worth visiting for the vibrant atmosphere and beautiful malls.
Dinner at Hawker Center
For your final meal in Singapore, consider eating at a hawker center like Lau Pa Sat, where you can sample more local dishes.
Night Safari (optional)
If you're interested in wildlife, you can end your day with a visit to the Night Safari (additional fee). It's a unique opportunity to see nocturnal animals in a naturalistic setting.
This itinerary provides a mix of cultural exploration, sightseeing, and culinary experiences. Remember that Singapore is a compact city, so it's possible to see and do a lot in a short amount of time. Adapt the itinerary to your interests and pace, and make reservations for attractions if needed.