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My Singapore Trip Itinerary. Kindly review.

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My Singapore Trip Itinerary. Kindly review.

Hi All,

We will be staying in Singapore for 7 days and plan to tour the city. We are a family of 4 comprising of myself, mother (Sr Citizen), Wife and Son (2 yrs).

I have made a list of attractions to visit and provided below.

Day 1:

Marina Bay, Attractions at Garden by the Bay (or might just do the canopy for $5 SD), The Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, The Marina Bay Sands and Wonder Full Light and Water Show

Day 2: Santosa Island

Universal Studio (whole day until it closes which I think is at 7 PM)

Song of the Sea

Day 3: Santosa Island

Underwater world and Fur Seal, Animal & Bird Encounter, Resort World Santosa Casion

Day 4: Jurong Bird Park (whole day)

(follow Itinerary provided in their website).

Day 5: Singapore Zoo (whole day)

Not doing Night safari

Day 6: Little India, China Town, Bugis Village, Albert Hawker, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Day 7: shopping electronics at Fuman Digitalife Mall,Sim Lim Square, some more shopping at Mustafa and roaming around on Orchid Road.

Any other must visit attractions which I can include in the above itinerary?

Kindly review my plan. I am ready to tweak the plan if the need be. If there are other locations/attractions which I club to the above , kindly let me know.

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1. Re: My Singapore Trip Itinerary. Kindly review.

Hi Comp_users

You didn't mention your hotel, which can provide a better perspective of whether the traveling is realistic.

Day 6 looks a little cramped to me, since you are heading to 4 areas. Consider switching one to another day. While in the Bugis area, you can perhaps check out the nearby Arab Quarter/Haji Lane/Bali Lane too.

Jurong Bird Park won't need the whole day. It can be completed from opening hour to early-mid afternoon.

While at Sentosa, do visit the massive Vivocity mall on the mainland side of Singapore. Plenty of shopping & dining options there.

One tourist favorite left out is obviously the Boat Quay/Clarke Quay/Riverside Quay belt, where you can go for a river cruise as well. There's also the amphibious Ducktour ride, which operates from Suntec City mall in Marina Bay.

Skip Sim Lim Square for electronics unless you want to get fleeced. Ditto Lucky Plaza (Orchard Road) & People's Park Complex (Chinatown):

straitstimes.com/the-big-story/case-you-miss…

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These are the places, I would suggest you to visit, if this is your first visit to Singapore.

SINGAPORE

Day time : Sentosa islands, Universal Studios , Adventure Cove Water Park , Zoo, River Safari, Science Center, Singapore Flyer

Evening / Night time : Garden by the Bay, Clarkes Quay (Merlion) + Boats Quay, Marina Bay + Helix Bridge Sands Skypark, Wonderfull Night show @ MBS, Night Safari, River Cruise.

Now from your itinerary , these are my suggestions.

Better see SEA Aquarium in place of Underwater World.

Songs of the Sea is not worth. See Crane dance at USS and its free. Also you are seeing Wonderfull Light show at MBS.

I can also suggest you to plan Jurong Bird park ahead of Sentosa. Reason being that Sentosa is on the way to Jurong. So once you have time after seeing Jurong, you can drop in at the Sentosa. This may save you a day for other attractions.

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U dun need whole day for day 1. U can mix some of ur places eg bugis in day 1.

If u wan see panda u can go River Safari which is besides zoo.

And yes! SEA aquarium is nice!

N Mustafa opens 24hr so u can go late at night to save time.

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Your itinerary looks good except day 6 and 7. I would suggest:

Day 6: Little India, Mustafa, Sim Lim Square, Albert Hawker, Bugis, Chinatown

Day 7: Singapore Botanical Gardens, Funan, Orchard Road

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Hi All,

Wonderful to see so many replies :).

blitzonic,

I am a tourist from Bangalore and plan to stay at my relative's place at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Ang Mo Kio Street 61.

I'll add Vivocity mall to the list along with Sentosa. I was planning to take the Sentosa Boardwalk, which I need to access from this mall I think. But never though of the mall.

Clarke Quay river cruise I did think of doing, but while doing some research found that many visitors were not all that satisfied with the cruise and not worth 30 min cruise (though it is supposed to be 40 min). Hence thought of skipping it al to gather.

Amphibious Ducktour ride I was not aware of till now. Thanks for the info.

Yes, Sim Lim Square I did see many bad reviews. Will keep that in mind.

sanjeev_abhish,

It was tough to choose between SEA Aquarium and Underwater World but not sure why I choose the later.

I am quiet surprised about the take on "Song of the Sea" as many of my friends had liked it a lot and also the reviews about the attractions at TA were good.

The plan to combine Jurong and Santosa later in the evening is indeed great.

hotspot78,

Thanks for the info on Day 6 and 7.

Plan to visit at least one local temple along/near the above attractions. By local temple I mean native chinese/singapore temples. Any suggestions.

Edited: 10 November 2013, 12:46
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Bugis: Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is a traditional Chinese temple at 178 Waterloo Street

Chinatown: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Chinese), Sri Mariamman Temple (Indian)

Little India: Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

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Hi Comp_users,

How about visiting the Sultan Mosque when you are in the vicinity of Bugis for its unique architecture? There is an interesting story behind the usage of glass bottle ends that adorned the base of each of the mosque domes. And the area in front of the mosque is a lively nightlife centre too. ;)

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Hi Comp_users

Oh, staying in AMK means your entourage will be out & about the entire day, i.e. unlikely to return home to take a break or drop off the shopping ^^ Do opt for a more leisurely itinerary then, for the sake of your relative even as your kid can sleep in a stroller when tired.

AMK is a foodie haven; have your host take you around for hawker meals. Even for delicacies like chilli crab, there's the famous Mellben Seafood Restaurant in AMK Avenue 3 (its crab beehoon is even better, but expect big crowds in the evenings) so no need to go or stay downtown for the cuisine.

Hmm, it's also temptingly close to the Mandai wildlife parks. If you've never seen a panda (River Safari), or find yourself with a free night (Night Safari), they are only a half-hour ride away from the AMK bus interchange.

MacRitchie Reservoir is about 10 minutes' bus ride away as well. It's different from the Botanical Gardens, but similarly provides for a tranquil morning walk & nice photo ops (without needing to tackle the hiking trails).

Marina Bay has many other attractions if you plan a whole day there. Bring your passports if you plan to visit the casino in MBS.

marina-bay.sg/virtualtours-Waterfront_Promen…

http://www.marina-bay.sg/attractions.html

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If you plan to go to the Botanical Gardens / National Orchid Garden, I'd try to get there by 8:30 when the Orchid Garden opens ($5 per person). It's generally a bit quieter then.

With a 2 year old, I don't know that you'll have to do more than a quick walk through Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, as they're geared more toward evening dining (Boat Quay) and drinking (Clarke Quay).

And when you're in Little India, don't forget Tekka Market!

Have fun with your trip!

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Hi All,

Here is a brief writeup of my Singapore itinerary. As we were people of all age groups, we did not want the itineary to be too hectic.

Note: In certain locations (e.g: Universal Studio) in Singapore and also many tourist spots in Malaysia (KL), there is a discount in entrance fee for Senior Citizens. So carrying passport zerox at all times might save you some money. So enquire before purchasing the entry ticket.

Day 1 (half day) :

Little India and Mustafa shopping mall.

Day 2: Santosa Island:

SEA Aquarium, Animal & Bird Encounter. Spent evening on one of the beaches (cannot recollect the name though)

Songs of the Sea at night.

Day 3: Santosa Island:

Universal Studio & Sentosa Casino (entry is free for tourists but need to produce passport in original).

Day 4:

Jurong Bird Park (visit the website for feeding session timings)

(Bought the Jurong Bird Park + Singapore Zoo combo ticket and saved some money).

Day 5:

Singapore Botanical Garden, Orchid Garden (not to be missed).

Day 6:

Singapore Zoo (visit the website for feeding session timings)

Day 7:

Marina Bay Sands, Flower dome.

Enjoyed the light-audio show outside at the SuperTrees Grove comes on nightly at 7.45 and 8.45 pm.

Don’t miss the wonderful light and water show right outside Marina Sands Shopping mall. There is one at 8 PM and another at 9:30.

Both these shows are free.

Day 8:

Shopping at areas in and around Bugis and at China Town,

We found public transport (Metro and bus) to be very convenient and all the above locations were easily accessible. We used EZ Link prepaid card to pay for the same.

Best place to buy Gift items and Singapore memorables at cheap rate are at China town, Bugis and at streets of Little India.

It is advised to carry an umbrella at all times.

Though Singapore is safe, avoid carrying your passport in original (except for Casino visit) to be on the safer side.

Hope this information is helpful to other members.