SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE + ITINERARY: Best Places to Visit

Art Science Museum

WHAT TO DO IN SINGAPORE?? That would be one important question to ask. Aside from food hunting and shopping, Singapore actually has many things to do and places to see. There are many interesting attractions that you can try there.

Art Science Museum
Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore

Blaming CrazyRichAsian movie for making us missing Singapore, AnakJajan recently had a fun visit to Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay

We usually just do cafe or restaurant hopping plus shopping there but specially for this trip, we want to have different experience by visiting more unique places and doing more activities. Hopefully these travel guide can help you to plan your itinerary for your upcoming trip to Singapore.

Tan Teng Niah residence

We booked some activities and products using KLOOK for the first time and honestly we’re quite impressed by how easy and practical it is. After finishing the booking at KLOOK app, we can see the Vouchers on “My Bookings” menu. Then we simply need to go the designated place with the vouchers on the KLOOK app to redeem it.

Art Science Museum

One major benefit that we really like is we don’t need to waste our time queuing at ticketing counter. For example at Art Science Museum, the queue at ticketing counter was very long during our visit, but we can go in directly without queuing simply by showing our vouchers purchased at KLOOK. Oh, by the way, you can use our code: KLOOKJAJAN50 for IDR 50k discount for new user at www.klook.com/id/

Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

PLACES TO VISIT

Here’s our itinerary from our 5 Days and 4 Nights trip to Singapore. Some of the activities are booked using KLOOK, since some of you requested for the links, we’ve put the link on the itinerary below:

Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck


1ST DAY
– Arrive at Singapore Changi Airport
– Take Klook Simcard in Cheers Minimart Store in Changi Airport
First thing first, INTERNET!! It’s one of the most things to get since we cannot live without internet. Our simcard booked from KLOOK surprisingly works really well with 100GB data, 500mins call/ 100 sms, and 200 mins international call for 7 days. We simply need to put the simcard into our phone without the need to register and yessss you can share the connection via tethering.
– Lunch
– Hotel check-in
– Visit colorful Spiral Stairs in Bugis


– Visit colorful Tan Teng Niah residence at Little India

Tan Teng Niah residence
Tan Teng Niah residence

– Visit mural walls at Haji Lane


– Visit Sentosa for Wings of Time show
First day ended well with Wings of Time show. The show combines 3D Projection Mapping, Water Fountain, Water Jet, Laser Lights, and Firework in the open sea. It was entertaining and very eye pleasing!

Wings of Time show
Wings of Time show
Wings of Time show


– Dinner


2ND DAY
– Breakfast at Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Starting the day well by having breakfast like locals with kaya butter toast, soft boiled eggs and coffee tea. Ya Kun Kaya Toast is surely one of the top favorites for locals, and oh by the way, it’s cheaper if you purchase the voucher from Klook. Yum!!

Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Ya Kun Kaya Toast


– Visit Art Science Museum Singapore

Finally bucket list checked!! We’re so happy to finally visiting the unique Art Science Museum. Inside the museum, expect to find unique art & science installations. We had so much fun exploring all the interactive installations and also it makes an instagrammable spot for picture as well.

Art Science Museum
Art Science Museum
Art Science Museum
Art Science Museum


– Lunch
– Visit Gardens by the Bay: Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
If you watched CrazyRichAsian movie, you might be familiar with this spot 😀

Gardens by the Bay

Visiting Gardens by the Bay is always a great as you can get closer to the nature. Lucky us Flower Dome was having Sunflower Festival during our visit with more than 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes.

Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome
Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome
Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome

Cloud Forest looks incredible as always with their highest indoor waterfall in the world surrounded by all the lush plants.


Oh by the way, Christmas is coming very soon, soon Gardens by the Bay will have their Christmas decor too and it looks amazing, so make sure you don’t miss it. Here are the picture from our visit last Desember.



– Dinner
– Enjoy Singapore City View from Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck
We can easily say that Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck has one of the best city views of Singapore. The city looks so picturesque from 57th floor. We highly recommend you to visit in the afternoon for 3 different views: day view, sunset view, and night view.

Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck
Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck
Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

3RD DAY
– Breakfast
– Enjoy art at National Galery Singapore
Known as world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art. National Gallery Singapore is the home for more than 1,000 artworks. It makes a perfect destination for art lovers.

National Galery Singapore

– Visit the colorful Old Hill Street Police Station


– Lunch
– Visit Singapore Science Center + Omni Theatre
It has been more than 5 years since the last time we visited Singapore Science Center and it turns out there are many new interesting things to see.

Singapore Science Center

It’s always fun to learn a bit more about science in an interactive way. There are many things to see and explore, we can spend there for hours! The unique Mirror Maze and Phobia tunnel make an instagrammable photo spot too.

Singapore Science Center
Singapore Science Center

Next to Science Centre Singapore, there’s Omni Theatre with unique 8K 3D Digital Dome Theatre that happens to be the first in South East Asia. It was so cool watching the show inside dome theatre.


– Dinner

– Visit Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo
With cool laser lights and music, visiting Lumina Rainforest feels like we’ve transported into the alien world. Opened since July 2018, this new attraction is highly recommended!! There are a few interactive zones that we can play too, sooo cool yet so fun! Seriously A MUST VISIT! Specially for this one, you don’t need to purchase zoo ticket anymore, simply get Lumina Rainforest ticket

Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo
Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo
Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo
Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo
Lumina Rainforest at Singapore Zoo

4TH DAY
– Breakfast at Tiong Bahru Bakery
Introduced by our friends, Tiong Bahru Bakery instantly become our favorite bakery in Singapore. Their pastries are well made especially the flaky buttery and crunchy Kouign Amann. Sooo good you have to try it! It turns out Klook has special package for Tiong Bahru Bakery as well with coffee, almond croissant, and kouign amann.


– Visit S.E.A Aquarium
As the biggest aquarium in South East Asia, S.E.A. Aquarium is the home for more than 100k sea animals with more than 800 species.

S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium

– Lunch
– Visit Universal Studio Singapore + Halloween Horror Night
Calling all thrill seeker!! HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT has finally come to Universal Studio Singapore from 27th September to 31st October 2018.

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Sneak peek of the upcoming HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT in Universal Studio Singapore that will be open for public starting tomorrow 27th Sep-31Oct💀🎃👻 We got the exclusive preview to show you sneak peek of the event, in total there are 5 themes of haunted houses, overall we can say it’s highly recommended!! Dekornya super niat, serem tapi seru!! Paling keren karna tahun ini ada Stranger Things kerjasama dg Netflix, double thumbs up!🙌🏻 (Yg tema Pontianak paling serem, ampe ada hutan pohon pisangnya, saking seremnya sampai gak sempat rekam😱😂) Fyi, utk event #HHN8 ini, tiketnya sudah available di @klooktravel_id #LiburanLebihBebas #KlookID #rws #rwsmoments #TravelwithAnakJajan #anakjajansingapore

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Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore
Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore

We got an exclusive preview to show you sneak peek of the event, in total there are 18 attractions: 5 themed haunted houses, 3 live shows, 2 scare zones, and 1 zombie laser tag and we can easily say that IT’S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore
Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore

All the decors are top notch, super detailed setting, soooo scary yet so fun!!
The top highlight from the 8th Halloween Horror Night would be Netflix’s Stranger Things haunted house, it feels like we’ve transported into the movie!!

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore
Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore
Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studio Singapore

5TH DAY
– Depart back to Jakarta


PLACES TO EAT

Hai Di Lao
Delicious Szechuan hot pot with superb service.

Hai Di Lao
Hai Di Lao


Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Breakfast like locals with kaya toast, egg and coffee.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast


Angelina
Their hot chocolate is AMAZINGLY good!

Angelina
Angelina


Tiong Bahru Bakery
Make sure to try their Kouign Amann.

The Banana Leaf Apolo Little India – Race Course Road
Satisfying Indian food served on top of banana leaf. Their Apolo Chicken Briyani set & Gobi Manchurian Dry are must try.

Fragrance Hotpot – Food Republic 5th floor in Somerset 313
Recommended for Mala Xiang Guo lovers, make sure to get their luncheon meat.

Fragrance Hotpot

Scissor Cut Curry
Carbtastic mixed rice dish drizzled with thick curry gravy.

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Famous 1 Michelin star bak chor mee, it tastes nice but the queue is usually quite time consuming.


New Lucky Claypot Rice
SERIOUSLY the best claypot rice Ana˝kJajan have ever had! SO GOOD!


Ponggol Nasi Lemak
Best nasi lemak we’ve ever had in Singapore. Nuff said!

Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Brother Bird
For sweet and cold guilty pleasure, try the soft serve at Brother Bird served on top of hot chewy mochi donut.

Hawker Chan
Visit this place for lip smacking Soya Sauce Chicken with uber tender and soft texture.


Well, don’t you agree that aside from food hunting and shopping, Singapore has a lot of activities and unique places to offer? Hopefully the recommendations above can help you to plan your trip to Singapore. Thank you for reading and have fun planning your trip!!

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