Singapore is a small city-state that it is possible to enjoy it in a full day—but that is if you plan your trip well. If you are staying in the Garden City for just a day, make sure it counts by following this handy guide.
1. List down the places to go.
The good thing about this island country is attractions can come in clusters. For those with children, for instance, one of the most interesting places to go in Singapore is Sentosa. From cable cars to bungee jumping, and from outdoor animal shows to beaches, kids can look forward to dozens of fun-filled activities throughout the day.
Meanwhile, for great souvenirs and other bargains, there is Chinatown. Do you want to buy a Louis Vuitton or Gucci? Shopping is in at the Orchard Road.
2. Find the best time to visit.
Some months are wetter, and these are during winter, but when it is just one day, rain does not matter much. What you should be more concerned about is the crowd. If you can handle longer waiting times in the trains or buses, or you do not mind intermingling, visit Singapore during Chinese New Year, New Year’s Day, and the Great Singapore Sale, which is anywhere between May to August.
3. Enjoy a food adventure.
Exploring food can be tough when you have only a day, but that is not impossible when you are in Singapore. It is all because of hawker centres, where you can try some of the best Asian cuisines in one place. As a hint, do not forget to try the famous Hainanese chicken rice, Pecking duck, and Peranakan.
Singapore is one of the most efficient, tourist-friendly countries in the world. With excellent transport, varied options for attractions and food, and awesome shopping, all you need to do is have fun.