Top 5 things to do in Singapore

Singapore Botanic Gardens

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When arriving at Singapore, this was the first place we decided to visit. Wondering through the beautiful gardens your eyes will be filled with glorious colours and beautiful scenery. From palm trees to water fountains everything you need for the perfect photo opportunity is right here. The National Orchard garden is located within Botanic Gardens and costs 5 Singapore Dollars to enter and all I can advise is pay to the 5 dollars. It’s completely worth it. Every where you walk there are breathtaking views, perfect picture opportunity and beautiful scenery. We spend a good few hours wondering around this place and there was so much to discover and find, so take a morning or afternoon out and walk around this picturesque place. There are places to eat and drink if you get hungry or thirsty and if you follow the route it can take you out onto orchard road so you could continue your day by having some retail therapy – that’s if you can keep walking. You’ll be sure to burn those calories here.

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 Gardens By The Bay – Garden Rhapsody

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Spending an evening watching these spectacular trees light up and glow was truly magical. Gardens By The Bay is located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, right near marina bay which is perfect if you fancy heading for dinner afterwards. The night we watched was an evening of musical theatre with songs from Little Shop of Horror, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and more. It was lucky as I super enjoy my musicals so this was right up my street. The show was completely free and lasts for around 10-15 minutes and its shown twice in the evening the show times are at 7.45pm and 8.45pm. Watching these trees dance the night away is a mind blowing experience, its a perfect end or beginning to an evening.

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Getting to Universal Studios via Cable Car

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When we decided to have a day venturing Universal Studios which is located on Sentosa Island, our first thought was how are we going to get there? After a lot of research I decided to be adventurous getting a cable car would be the way forward. So that is exactly what we did. Waiting at the top of Mount Faber Park, we bought both our unlimited cable car ticket and our ticket to Universal Studio which was around 200 Singapore dollars for both. We got into the cable and made our way to Sentosa island which then, we took another cable car and then a 5 minute walk to Universal Studios.

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Also located at Mount Faber Park is a beautiful place called Bell of Happiness, where lots of couples have tied bells with their names on it around the railings, on our way back after discovering this, to mark our spot, this is exactly what we did. We bought a bell and a pen and tied it to the railing in which it will hopefully stay forever.

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Then to Universal, my first time ever visiting a universal studios and I’d never had so much fun before. From walking through the different lands, to riding crazy rollercoasters to eating in a New York diner – it had everything. A family friendly place with everything for everyone to enjoy and have fun.

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Spectra – light and water show

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I found out about this water and light show actually by searching through Instagram. I didn’t know about it until I was actually in Singapore and as soon as I saw photos I wanted to make sure I saw and experienced this. Located at Marina Bay the best viewing platform is heading through The Shoppes Mall straight out onto the other side where there are lots of steps to sit on and enjoy the beautiful views. It is another show which lasts around 10-15 minutes and is completely free. This show has one viewing at 8pm and another one at 9.30pm. It tells a magical story and is completely breathtaking. Definitely one to add to the to-do list.

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Singapore Zoo

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Another great family fun day out. Getting to the zoo was pretty easy there is a bus that picks up from many of the hotels and is 11 dollars for an adult return. The entry into the zoo was 33 dollars for an adult however you can get deals and discount if you fancy doing the night safari or other activities too. We didn’t and just payed the 33 dollars each. The zoo is massive, so wear a comfy pair of trainers and take water to keep hydrated. There are many snack shops and restaurants located all around the zoo so don’t worry if you do get thirsty of peckish. With a zoo thats filled with giraffe, elephants, a polar bear, monkey, giant turtles and more. There is enough for everyone to see and enjoy.

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Enjoy Singapore – it is filled with amazing experiences.

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11 Comments

  1. Orangewayfarer
    July 14, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Are you an expat or traveling Singapore? Loved the photos as well as write up. What in the zoo?

  2. July 14, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Singapore is one of my dream destinations outside the Philippines. I will bookmark this article for future reference. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jade Spall
      September 3, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Definitely think about it for the future. Only spent 5 days there but I think about going back all the time!

  3. July 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Wow! I have been to Singapore twice but didn’t visit to the Zoo. Will surely try & visit there, the next time I go there 😊

    • Jade Spall
      September 3, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      The Zoo was a lovely day out and so much nature as well as incredible animals to admire X

  4. July 15, 2017 / 6:30 am

    I’d skip the zoo but the other activities look great! We are planning to spend a couple of days in Singapore, will follow your tips!

    • Jade Spall
      September 3, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you – Glad I was able to help with you planning your trip! Have an incredible time X

  5. July 15, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Such a good post! I’m headed to Singapore in 10 days and had nothing on my list other than Gardens By The Bay🙈 this was so helpful! Definitely going to be adding these on x

    • Jade Spall
      July 15, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      I hope you have the most amazing time, it really is incredible enjoy every minute X

  6. July 15, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Wow you have some stunning photos and a lovely way with words.

    Keep doing your thing

    • Jade Spall
      September 3, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Thank you so much! Means a lot 🙂

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