Planning to spend 2 days in Singapore and looking to see as much as possible? There are so many things to see in the area. This 2-day itinerary will help you make the most out of your stay in Singapore.
Singapore is many things – home to the world’s largest flying bat for one, and more tree species that are found in the North American Continent. Singapore wasn’t always as well-known as it is now. In fact, there was a time when the popular kiddies TV channel, Cartoon Network, thought that Singapore was in Malaysia.
Many people still think so. Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world, where people don’t dare chew gum for fear they’ll be fined. Tourists throng this country every year to enjoy its amazing sights and attractions, its incredible multi-cultural environment and cuisine, and of course, shopping. During your two days in Singapore, be sure to enjoy a little bit of everything that makes this country so incredible.
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Two Days in Singapore: Where to stay?
InterContinental Singapore: The InterContinental is famous for its international patronage. It’s well known for its lounge area where guests gather for breakfast, afternoon tea, and cocktail hour. The in-house Man Fu Yuan restaurant serves amazing Chinese food. The hotel has a rooftop garden and pool and a well-equipped 24-hour gym. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.
Swissotel The Stamford: The hotel is located atop the City Hall MRT Station and connects to other stations via the subterranean CityLink Mall. The hotel comes with a spa, six tennis courts, a gym, two free-form swimming pools, and more. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel: The Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is located on Orchard Road since 1982. The hotel is excellently situated owing to its easy access to several MRT stations and attractions, perfect for your 2 days in Singapore. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.
Hotel Naumi: This small boutique hotel is super chic with its international designer furniture. It has a lovely rooftop infinity pool and an in-house Indian restaurant, Table by Rang Mahal, which is quite good. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.
Andaz Singapore (a Hyatt Concept): The hotel is located just 230 meters from the Bugis MRT Station. There are enormous rooms and a rooftop infinity pool with views all the way to the sea. The mini bar kept stocked with snacks and juices is actually free. Click here for more information and to check the latest prices.
How to spend 2 days in Singapore: A Detailed Itinerary
2 Days in Singapore: Day One
Start your 2 days itinerary in Singapore with cultural exploration. Pay a visit to Little India, one of Singapore’s oldest areas.
- Explore the narrow streets, with their multi-coloured shop-houses that sell everything from jewellery to clothing to food.
- Little India is filled with chants and prayers from the many temples and mosques here.
- There are a number of food stalls and restaurants at Little India to enjoy a filling meal.
- Be sure to explore the multi-level Mustafa Center, a huge shopping destination where you can buy anything.
Discover Singapore’s Chinese heritage at Chinatown
- In this region, you’ll find the oldest temple in Singapore, the Sri Mariamman Temple, constructed by immigrants in 1827.
- The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple houses a tooth reputed to belong to Gautam Buddha.
- After dark, the streets of Chinatown come alive with music, light, and much fun. Explore Amoy Street’s artwork – it’s akin to visiting an art gallery.
- Visit Chinatown Food Street and pick your way through a smorgasbord of Singaporean hawker food. Try the grilled skewered meat (satay) and char kway teow (stir-fried noodles).
What to do in Singapore in two days? There’s a lot to choose from, but for an evening, we cannot think of anything better than Universal Studios.
- Experience 24 thrilling rides; 18 of these rides have been designed for Universal Studios Singapore, and they’ll blow your mind.
- Don’t miss a ride on the Transformers 3D ride, and the Revenge of the Mummy, an indoor rollercoaster.
- If you have kids along with you, they’ll be excited to see characters from the Minions and Madagascar.
- Don’t forget to sign up for a ride on the world’s tallest duelling roller coaster, the Sci-Fi – Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™.
2 Days in Singapore – Day Two
Sentosa Island is a huge manmade island with enough splendid attractions to keep you busy all day.
- You’ll get there in a quaint cable car from the top of Faber Mountain, enjoying fabulous views of the city.
- Visit Madame Tussauds and admire the wax images of South East Asia’s famous people. There’s one of Jackie Chan as well.
- At the hi-tech interactive entertainment zone of 4D AdventureLand, enjoy several virtual games and immersive rides.
- If you have kids along, take them to admire the colorful global species from the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom.
- Kids will also love visiting KidZania, a kiddie-sized adult city where they can play any adult role they want.
- If you want to try your hand at indoor skydiving, head to iFly Singapore.
- Adventure Cove Waterpark offers incredible water rides and slides, all set in a manmade cove.
- Don’t miss a visit to the S.E.A. Aquarium, where you can enjoy watching various marine creatures through an underwater acrylic tunnel.
- At MOSH, Singapore’s first Interactive Digital Multi-Media Theme Park, you can enjoy rides and dabble with multi-media arts.
- Gardens by the Bay is a wonderful mix of natural gardens and manmade structures.
- There are tall manmade supertrees which are made out of concrete metal and wood, with climbing flowering wines giving them a natural look. The Supertrees are connected to one another via a skywalk.
- At night, these supertrees are lit along with the tall natural trees, giving the entire gardens a fairytale look.
- There are also enormous seashell-shaped greenhouses maintained at mountain climates, which house thousands of cold-climate trees and plants.
It’s time to enjoy a thrilling night safari, which takes place in a rainforest next to the enormous Singapore Zoo.
- Two kinds of night safaris are available – one is the tram safari, and the other is the trekking safari.
- Both safaris take you through seven climate-controlled habitats, ranging from the Himalayan foothills to the Serengeti plains.
- You’ll get to meet thousands of nocturnal creatures who belong to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe. They are carefully housed within zones that emulate the climatic conditions and the flora of their native habitats.
- Bars separate you from the wild dangerous creatures, while the calm ones such as wallabies and kangaroos are allowed to hop around free.
- If you want, you can end your Singapore Night Safari with the ‘breakfast with the orangutans’ experience. At breakfast time, you’ll get the chance to feed orangutans by hand while enjoying your own breakfast.
How to get to and from Singapore airport
Metro: There is no direct line on the MRT from the airport to the city center so you’ll have to change to Tanah Merah Station. From here you can take the green line heading West into the city center. Metro trains are every 7-13 minutes and run from 05:51-23:18 Monday-Friday and 05:31- 23:18 on weekends and holidays. They depart from terminals 2 and 3 at the airport. Price: S$2 Duration: 30minutes
Bus: An express airport shuttle bus runs every 15-30minutes 24/7 calling at major hotels in the city.
A public bus (No. 36/36A) also runs from the airport to the city center stopping at Marine Parade Road, Somerset, and Orchard Rd, and many other places. Buses depart every 8-12 minutes between 06:08 – 22:52 Monday – Friday and 06:07 – 22:52 weekends and holidays. Price: S$2.50-S$9 Duration: 30-90 minutes
Taxi: There are no flat-rate fees for taxis with a number of factors determining the final price. In addition to the time/distance calculated by the taximeter, there is a standard airport pickup fee of S$3 Monday-Friday and S$5 weekends and holidays. There is a toll charge when traveling after 07.00 Monday-Friday or 07.30-09.30 on weekends and holidays. An extra 25% is charged when traveling within peak hours and lastly, a 50% surcharge when traveling between midnight-6am and paying by credit card incurs a 10% surcharge too.
Private Transfer: Welcome Pickups operate to/from Singapore airport, just book online at the flat rate fee given online (no hidden extras like with the taxis) at which point you can order child seats and travel extras. Your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you outside of arrivals. Price: S$56 Duration: 23 minutes
Click here for more information and to book your private transfer.
That’s your two days in Singapore, with a bit of this and a bit of that, to give your experience a well-rounded flow. Singapore is an ancient city, and it’s important to understand its culture and history. It’s also important to get to know the fun part of it while you’re there. Once you’ve spent your two days in Singapore, you’ll find that you’ve barely scratched at the number of things you can enjoy there. You’ll definitely want to make another trip very soon!