If you are one of the many people who are on a stop over trip in Singapore for a day or even less, then the following list is just the right plan for you to follow to get the max out of your stay!
1. The Botanical Garden
When everybody is heading over to their offices and coffee shops, take a trip to the Botanical Garden and walk the “Jungle Path” through Singapore’s only original Rain forest left in the City Centre, relax in the Orchid Garden with the worlds biggest collection of Orchid flowers and have a Watery Egg as breakfast
- • Webpage: www.sbg.org.sg
- • Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore, 259569
2. Singapore Arts Museum
Rest your feet a little bit in one of Singapore’s many art museums and experience local arts and international Exhibitions for (most times) free. The ultimate insider tip is to check out art exhibitions in several upper class hotels like the “Ritz Carlton” who regularly display great pieces of art in their foyers.
- • Webpage: www.singart.com/
- • Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
3. Eat At One Of Geylangs Hawker Centers
Unfortunately more famous for being Singapore’s “legalized” Red Light District, Geylang, is a part of Singapore, which is more then busy, atmospheric and loud, its interesting and shows you a much more colorful picture then the usual Tourist places. Besides the great architecture you will find some of the best local food on the island here.
Come her for your lunch and try Fish Head Curry, Pratha or Chicken Rice in one of the many Street Food Stalls.
- • Address: Lorong 15 Geylang, Singapore, 388603
4. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Take a walk after your meal and visit one of the few nature reserves in Singapore (one of the only 2 cities in the world to have a significant area of primary rain forest within its boundaries) and climb Singapore’s highest mark. Well marked paths lead through the jungle. Along the walk, people can enjoy exotic birds, butterflies, inquisitive monkeys, squirrels, flying femurs and other wildlife.
- • Webpage: www.wildsingapore.com
- • Address: Lorong 15 Geylang, Singapore, 388603
5. China Town Heritage Center
To get the obligatory dose of culture you can either head over to the crowded Asian Civilization Museum or you pay the China Town Heritage Center a visit. Just next to the business districts skyscrapers you will here find entire faithfully recreated sets of bedrooms, kitchens and street scenes from the late-19th century and early-20th century.
- • Webpage: www.chinatownheritage.com.sg/
- • Address: 48 Pagoda Street Singapore, 059207
6. Ice Cream Uncle And Tissue Auntie
Refresh yourself during this most probably hot day and buy one of the famous 1$ Ice creams from the charming uncles along the busy street corners in Singapore. They serve the colorful flavors in between two toast bread slices and are a must for every Singapore visitor.
And to clean yourself up afterwards, buy one or two tissue packs from the Aunties offering them most probably just next to the Ice Cream uncle.
- • Address: At Every Busy Place / Street In Singapore
7. Go For A Swim In The Ocean
In the afternoon heat you can take a swim in the ocean. Yes, this one is really unique because you will hardly find any other tourist jumping into the more brown then blue sea water while having a closed line of freighters on the horizon. Take a good shower afterwards and be happy about the refreshment.
Best place to do this is at the East Coast Park, Singapore’s more or less only real beach line.
- • Webpage: East Coast Park On Wikipedia
- • Address: Just tell the cab driver “ECP”!
8. Try To Fish Some Prawns
Where you go for a bicycle ride in the Netherlands or for a walk in Germany, Singaporeans love to go fishing and especially prawn fishing as an outdoor activity.
Try your luck (My record is an average 1 prawn per hour) and “hunt” for your own dinner, pay a flat fee and then fish as much as you can! Tip, bring a book or two or simply some friends in case you get bored (very likely)
- • Webpage: www.haibinuenterprise.blogspot.com
- • Address: 603, Sin Ming Avenue Singapore, 575735
9. Have Steamboat As Dinner
Its finally dinner time for you and since eating and are still one of the main attractions in Singapore, have one of the most local dishes you will rarely find overseas. Its called steamboat and let to quite some confused faces of my friends. In the end its almost the same as a “Fondue”.
Put your meat and veggies in the bowl at the middle of your table and enjoy the meal!
- • At every good Hawker Center or Food Place In Singapore
10. Go Shopping At Mustafas
Its night time now and you finish the day off with the other big activity in Singapore. Shopping. But leaving the touristy places of Orchard Road, Channel and Louis Vuitton behind you head towards Mustafa Center in Little India. Its a gigantic 24-hour mall, offering over 120,000 products, which means you literally, and I really mean it, get everything there!
- • Webpage: www.mustafa.com.sg/
- • Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore, 207704
What Are Your Tips For Unique Things In Singapore?
I am sure I couldn’t cover all of the great things you can do in Singapore and I’m sure many of you have more good tips and favorites about what are really uniques things to do in Singapore!
Let us know and post yours in Comments below please!