Singapore might be a small dot on the world map but don’t let its small size make you think that there isn’t much to do there. The locals of Singapore call it the ‘Little Red Dot.’ This city is home to rustic shop houses alongside glassy skyscrapers where you can find hawker food as well as expensive restaurant meals. Along with that, every other month or so there are events like F1 Grand Prix or Art Stage Singapore and several other events. In short this Lion City is one of the hot and happening places.
Begin with Chinatown as your first visiting spot when in Singapore. You can have a mouth-watering breakfast in Chinatown in its famous Maxwell Road Hawker Centre or Hajmeer Kwaja Muslim Food. Then you can go to City Gallery which is across the road. This place will give you an insight in the island’s history and consists of an impressive model of central Singapore in the final room. After that you should visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple where you can find displays of religious artefacts and a tranquil rooftop garden. You can also find the oldest Hindu temple in Chinatown called the Sri Mariamman Temple.
Marina Bay Sands
Roaming around in the street of Chinatown will get you tired. So you can next head to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand and eat a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants. From there the Art Science Museum and the Gardens by the Bay can be reached on foot.
Orchard Road is known as Singapore’s shopping mecca. The street comprises of international brands so this is one place where you can do your branded shopping from. There are also lots of options for dining so you can easily grab something to eat if you get hungry. From the Orchard Road you can even head to the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum.
Here you will find good local food. If you happen to pass by the 40 Hands Café then don’t forget to try their delicious tau sar bao which are red bean paste steamed buns. They also have a brilliant selection of coffee so do give those a try as well. In case you enjoy reading books then you would be delighted to come across BooksActually which is a nice bookshop selling books from indie authors.
So tired of all the shopping and exploring the history of the city, you can then head for some adventure. Sentosa – Universal Studio Singapore is Singapore’s playground island. It was inaugurated in 2010 and has some of the awesome rides. Adrenaline junkies can try the MegaZip and if you want to have some outdoor fun without too much crowd then East Coast Park is for you. You can rent a bike or roller blades and enjoy a lovely time with your family.
These places are ought to be visited anytime you go to Singapore. It will make your 2 days stay very thrilling and exciting.