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R’s Singapore Recommendations

Things to do in Singapore:

  • Garden by the bay

Cloud Forest – Flower Dome – Supertree Grove. My most to go to garden in Singapore. Well laid out, easy to navigate. Good to walk around after having to feast on the all yummy food of Singapore. Nice air space inside the dome and outside. Go to light show that light up every 7 PM and 7:45 pm for a musical at the Super Tree Grove to experience the glowing Avatar-esque. MRT DT16 and CE1 Bayfront

  • Marina Bay Sand

Walk from Garden by the bay to breeze through Marina Bay Sand and through Art Museum. Have dinner by walking through the bridge to esplanade night street. MRT NS27 and CE2 Marina Bay

  • Chinatown

Chinatown Heritage Centre – Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum – Sri Mariamman Temple (Singapore oldest Hindi temple), Ann Siang Hill Park. If you want to keep walking then you will reach Tanjong Pagar with plenty of Korean foods and Duxton hills for dinner spot.  Food Street: Maxwell Road, Hong Lim Market, Chinatown Complex @Smith street. MRT: NE4 and DT19 Chinatown

  • Arab Street District

Visit the Masjid Sultan Mosque and Stroll along the Haji Lane, Arab Street, Kandahar Street, Kampong Glam to take your best selfie and indulge yourself to some  Messe plates, falafels and kebabs. Go visit the Rich & Good Cake shop and try their local taste of swiss rolls (Durian, Kaya, Mango are few tops of best-seller flavors). Visit Mahaco Impex for lots of fabric stores, Bugis street to bargain hunting for souvenirs. MRT: EW12 and DT14 Bugis

  • Clarke Quay

Great place for dining at night. Quiet in day-time. Lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. You can also walk along the river to get to the other side of the bridge to hang out at National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Gallery Singapore. Not to be missed is River Boat Tour on a bumboat along Singapore River. MRT: NE 5 Clarke Quay

  • Little India

The infamous 24 hours, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, You can find anything from a pharmacy, money changer, Bollywood DVD, grocery items to finest diamond jewelry. Singapore has a strong local Indian community, Temple to visit is Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, go on Sunday to experience the worshiping time. Walk around the Abdul Gaffoor Mosque for a history of Islam, the volunteer staffs there are gladly showing yours around the compound. Campbell Lane is the street to see gold, I really enjoyed people watching and window shopping there. Visit Tekka Centre for Indian bread, colorful fruits, and Indian traditional clothing. MRT ( NE7 and DT12 Little India)

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens (free)

Great for walking or running in early morning, very peaceful. Tai Chi class occasionally provided. Wonderful place to de-stressed from the hustle and bustle of the city.  If you want to go to National Orchid Garden, it cost you money but so worth it if you enjoy the outstanding Orchid. Easy to get on the MRT (CC19 and DT9 Botanic Garden).

  • Chinese Garden & Japanese Garden (free)

Very tranquil. Series of pagodas, lakes, bridges. If you enjoy a walk around the gardens, you will not fail to feel relax and please make sure you take your time to fully take it all in.  One of the underrated spot in Singapore to enjoy the beautiful wildlife in Singapore. Another bonus is that it’s right next to MRT: EW 25, Chinese Garden

  • Gillman Barracks

A must if you into contemporary art. Is an art precinct previously housing for the British Troops and Singapore Armed Forces until the 1990s. The buildings that compromised the barracks have been converted to art galleries. Some great places to eat: Timbre, Naked Finn and Masons. The nearest MRT is Labrador Park, and I suggest you take a taxi or 20-minute walk to get here.

  • Fort Canning Park and the Battlebox

The location in which the decision was made to surrender during World War 2. The park has an impressive collection of buildings including the National Museum of Singapore, The Fort Canning Park Hotel, the gatehouses underground bunkers and cannons. There are lots of different areas to this park, the playgrounds, spice gardens, sculptures. The battle Bod was the underground military headquarters build into For Canning and used during the world war 2. Book the tour and listen to the tour guides summary of the capitulation of all allied forces.

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