3 days may not seem like a lot to explore a new country but when you’re talking about a tiny nation like Singapore, it’s plenty. To ensure you cover the best it has to offer, here are my 72 Hours in Singapore highlights. Read on for what to see, eat, and do in this ultra-modern and food-obsessed country.
There’s much to see in this modern city, but with 72 hours in Singapore, you can easily see it all. Let’s get started:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
In only a few short years the Marina Bay Sands Hotel has cemented itself as the icon of the city. With endless entertainment options you could spend 72 hours in Singapore and not leave this complex. To ensure you get out highlights include a walk around the Garden by the Bay, taking in the view from Skypark, and enjoying the light shows from all angles.
Other Marina Bay Sand highlights include the attached mall and casino, a guided art walk around the property, and if you’re lucky enough to be staying there, a dip in the most awesome pool ever:
Located a short 15 to 20 minute walk away from the Marina Bay Sands is the Singapore Flyer – one of the world’s highest Ferris wheels. Tickets start at around $30 dollars per person and gets you scenic 30-minute ride around Singapore. Looking for more? Full pods can be rented for diner or champaign flights.
For thrill seekers, the base of the Singapore Flyer is home to the Formula 1 Pit Building and Ultimate Drive. Here is your chance to take a Ferrari or Lamborghini for a rip around a closed circuit.
Wrapping around the Singapore Marina and up the Singapore River you’ll find a pedestrian walkway lined with restaurants, bars, and attractions. Enjoy the views from the Helix Bridge, pass by the Float @ Marina Bay (the worlds only floating soccer pitch) and take in the night light shows from the “Merlion.” Yup, That’s a half lion/half mermaid.
Other activities in this area include River cruises, street performers, and the Art Science Museum.
Although it is becoming a touch touristy, Chinatown is worth a visit on a 72 hour in Singapore stay. Head past the street stalls to the Chinatown complex for some of the best and cheapest meals in town.
Fountain of Wealth
This city highlight is probably absent on other itineraries but not this 72 hours in Singapore post as it gave me some of my favourite views of the city. Known as the tallest fountain in the world, the Fountain of Wealth brings good fortune to those that visit. It brought me good fortune with some of my favourite pictures while spending 72 hours in Singapore.
For such a tiny nation, Singapore really packs a flavourful punch. Don’t let your 72 hours in Singapore pass without trying some of these local favourites:
Singapore Style Beef Jerky – Sweet, spicy, delicious.
Roasted Chicken and Rice – yum.
Durian – The King of Fruit…for some.
Chilli Crab – A true Singapore treat.
Popiah Roll – A Hawker Market staple
For The best-kept Singapore foodie secrets take a Chinatown Food Adventure tour. This half-day feast gets you off the tourist trail and to some of the tastiest local hangouts.
72 hours in Singapore is more than enough time to check out the city’s best and most unique cafés.
There is no shortage of places to grab a drink in Singapore. Craft beer lovers will enjoy the brew and view from LeVel 33, the world’s highest brewery, and Singapore Sling fans will enjoy the nostalgia found in Long Bar where the cocktail came to be.
Looking for something unique? Try to crack the code of the Library Bar. This super hidden speakeasy requires guests to figure out a password from their Facebook page in order to get in. Hint: the phrase is usually OR” and it’s posted on Sunday or Monday of each week.
Getting around in Singapore is super easy. The metro can get you to all corners, even the airport. Walking in between easily fills the gaps. Metro day passes are available however with my 72 hours in Singapore I opted to walk and use Uber when my feet required a break.
Just in Time
72 hours in Singapore can easily be filled with city highlights and tasty eats. This compact and ultramodern nation is also home to the world’s best airport, making a long layover in Singapore that much more appealing