Myself and my aunt are taking an overnight sleeper train from KL to Singapore in January. We will be staying in Singapore for 2 full days and 2 nights. We arrive at around 7am on a Tuesday and will proceed straight to our hotel the Park Royal on Kitchener Road to drop off luggage, refresh, have breakfast then set out to see and pack in as much as we can in 2 days.
We are not really too bothered about shopping or seeing shopping malls, the only shopping we'd be interested in would be to buy something unique that you can't get in a shopping mall. Just want to see the best sights in Singapore.
I have researched on the forums and have a rough idea of things to see and do but would appreciate any advice or tips to help try and pack in as many must see spots as we can in 2 days.
My plan is:
after breakfast head to Singapore Zoo and spend a few hours there.
around 6pm head to Gardens by the Bay - this closes at 9pm
see the light show at 11pm - i think this happens nearby to the gardens by the bay?
is this too rushed for 1 day? should we do Gardens by the Bay on day 2?
Singapore Flyer - is this best to book in advance online or buy tickets on the day?
River cruise - read reviews of cruise trips that last an hour, are they worth it and wheres the best place to buy tickets?
is it worth going on the cable car ride up to mount faber just for the views??
I don't think we can pack any more in in 2 days without rushing.
Please can someone help advice if above sounds like a good plan or if we should re-jig the order at all?
Also I've read about getting an EZlink card for travel which is cheaper than buying single fare rides on the metro - is this correct?
Is there anything else anyone would recommend seeing or not seeing??
Many thanks in advance for your help!