Best of Singapore in 4 Days – Adrenaline Rush

This article will provide you the highlights of the best places in Singapore that are worth visiting. If you are someone who is adventurous or a sporty-type person and enjoys the outdoor, then this article has listed down the best places for you to visit. Read to find out more!

Day 1: Hiking over MacRitchie Reservoir

A tourist kayaks over the MacRitchie Reservoir

A tourist kayaks over the MacRitchie Reservoir

Morning & Afternoon: Energize yourself by visiting MacRitchie Reservoir early in the morning. Located at the central of Singapore, this is the oldest yet largest reservoir in Singapore. Hiking over MacRitchie will never be the same as you will get to witness long-tailed macaques swinging branches to branches, sneaky squirrels and monitor lizards. Be careful not to feed them with any kind of food. Hence keep all your food inside your bag. Apart from that, walk through Singapore’s very own HSBC Treetop Walk. Be sure to walk on this one-way trail as you can see the panorama, which offers a breath-taking view. MacRitchie Reservoir also caters for water sport lovers who are kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts. If you’re hungry before or after your hiking session, there is a food stall at the entrance of MacRitchie Reservoir.

If you’re from City Hall or Orchard area, you can take a direct bus number 162/162M which brings you there. Alternatively, you can take the MRT and alight at Caldecott Station (CC17).

People indulge in some lipsmacking street food in Singapore

People indulge in some lip-smacking street food in Singapore

Evening: Surely you will feel exhausted after a long hike over at MacRitchie Reservoir. Those of you who would like to feast on some delectable local meals and would like to experience the hawker food centre environment, why not head down to Newton Food Centre! This hawker centre offers various scrumptious seafood for you to tuck in. Name whatever seafood you would like to eat, there is a plenty of stalls selling the similar seafood in an affordable range. Definitely you will be spoiled for choices! When entering this hawker centre, you will be welcomed by many stall holders which will convince you to have your meals from their stall. Don’t fret as you can easily negotiate with them.

How do you get there? If you’re from MacRitchie Reservoir, you can simply take the direct bus number 162/162M and alight at Newton MRT station. Next, walk at the back of the Exit B of the station and cross over via overhead bridge. If you’re planning to take MRT, simply alight at Newton MRT Station (NS21).

Day 2: Experience the ‘Kallang Roar’ area

Morning: Gear up for another day full of thrills and action-packed adventure. On a Day 2, head down to Singapore Sports Hub— it was officially launched in June 2014 with its 35 hectare, cutting-edge site. This newly renovated Sports Hub is dedicated for the upcoming SEA Games in June 2015. There is always some activity for you to try on. We suggest you to try the tallest indoor rock climbing– Climb Central, which is located inside Kallang Wave Mall. With an approximate of 1,000 square meter of wall space, climbing up the wall will be easy for the beginner. Apart from rock climbing, there are also alternative ways for you to try out for free– Exercise & Fitness Stations and Sports Hub Giant Chess. Kallang Wave Mall is a shopping mall which offers great variety of sports goods, food junctions and many more. Hence you won’t have difficulty having your breakfast or brunch or even lunch around here.

Afternoon & Evening: Spend your afternoon and evening to Kallang Leisure Park where there are Ice Skating sessions for you to try out. Apart from Ice Skating, you can even bowl over at Kallang Bowl as well. After a long day spent at Ice Skating and Bowling, sit back and relax while catching up some great movies at Filmgarde Cineplex.

How to reach Singapore Sports Hub, Kallang Wave Mall and/or Kallang Leisure Park? Simply take the MRT and alight at Stadium Station (CC6). Exit A to Sports Hub or Kallang Wave Mall. Exit B to Kallang Leisure Park.

Day 3: Thrilling Activities

Morning: Rise and shine! Get ready for another action-packed activities. if you have been wanting to play Go Kart, visit the KF1 Karting Circuit— the place where you will get to try out and play Go Kart. There are 2 types of karts for you to choose from. However, it is advisable to take up Viper Kart which is meant for the amateur racer. You can upgrade yourself to Birel Kart after you have familiar with the circuit. Viper Kart and Birel Kart has its own speed of 30km/h and 50km/h respectively. Also, they offer an affordable price. Be sure not to miss this golden opportunity while you’re here!

KF1 Karting is located beside Kranji MRT Station (NS8). Click on the link here to find out how you can reach here.

Afternoon: Head over to Paint Ball Alliance after the first thrilling activity at KF1 Karting Circuit. Paint Ball Alliance was set up in 2012 and they have 2 fields which Singapore is the first in the world to follow the international competition standards. There are also shower facilities. So, if you’re planning to have your game here, be sure to bring your toiletries as well. There are various of packages for you to choose from. Price rates are affordable as well. Be sure to make an advance booking before heading there. You have to be 14 years old and above to play the paintball. However, do note that you require parental consent if you’re aged in the range of 14-17 years old.

Paint Ball Alliance is located at the back of Marsiling MRT Station (NS9). To find out more which bus are accessible, click here.

Evening: Located at the heart of Clarke Quay (right opposite to The Central shopping mall), you will find some other tourists’ will come to the site and try out. GMAX is a reverse bungy made from New Zealand. There’s also GX-5 Extreme Swing for you to try out as well. Each admission costs $45 per ticket. Not suitable for faint-hearted people. For more information, click here.

Day 4: The Sentosa Island

Universal Theme Park in Singapore

Universal Theme Park in Singapore

Morning & Afternoon: Spend your last day in Singapore by making a trip down to Marine Life Park @ Resort World Sentosa.The park consists of 3 attractions– mainly SEA Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Dolphin Island. We suggest you to visit SEA Aquarium first to view the therapeutic display of jellyfishes and other sea species dancing in the water. Apart from that, you will be able to touch the starfish at the Discovery Touch Pool. You will be able to catch sharks, grouper and many more at Open Ocean. After spending about 1 and half hour at SEA Aquarium, be sure to enjoy the splash of waters at Adventure Cove Waterpark. Play all kinds of water slides like Dueling Racer, Pipeline Plunge, Riptide Rocket, Spiral Washout and the Whirlpool Washout. If you’re daring enough, you can take the plunge at Splashworks! You can even try out the Rainbow Snorkel whereby you with snorkel along with the colorful, rainbow reefs. Indeed, there are lots of water slides that awaits you. If you’re looking forward to interact with mammals and learn about it especially the Dolphins, here’s your chance by heading to Dolphin Island.

To reach USS, simply take the MRT and alight at Harbourfront Station (NE1|CC29). Upon reaching, follow the direction which leads to Vivo City Level 3 (Lobby L). Purchase a Single-Trip admission ticket (via Monorail) to Sentosa Island (worth $4.00) at the Ticketing Machine. Alternatively, you may also use your Ez-Link card for admission to Sentosa. $4.00 will be deducted in your Ez-Link card instantly. Finally alight at Waterfront Station and make your way to USS!

Evening: In the evening, drop by to Imbiah Station, 1 station away from Waterfront Station and have some fun by taking the Skyline Luge. You can either take up the Skyline where you can get to catch the breathtaking view or ride on the Luge or even you can challenge yourself by taking both rides! There’s also Night Luge if you are willing to take up the challenge. If you’re looking for another thrilling indoor adventures, try out Singapore’s one and only iFly Singapore— located one stop away from Imbiah Station or 2 stops away from Waterfront Station. You will be trained by the professional certified trainer on how to fly.

Tips: Download MyTransport app on your device where you can get timely bus arrival timings at your finger tips! To calculate the taxi fare, click here where it gives you the estimate cab fare. There are various taxi app like UberHailo and Easy Taxi to book cab instantly.

Singapore in 4 Days – Family Choice

Singapore is an exciting place, which has something for everyone. However, planning to travel to Singapore with your family can be tedious, especially with your children along. This guide will help you to ease the pain of planning. This guide helps you to plan a 4-day holiday itinerary specially with your family. We have selected some attractions and places in Singapore, which are family-friendly. Most of these attractions and places require you and your family to spend a day there to do it justice. Curious? Read to find out more about the listed attractions!

Day 1: A Day @ Resorts World Sentosa

Have an action packed day at USS Universal Studios

Have an action packed day at USS Universal Studios

Morning & Afternoon: Spend your day with your kids at the most popular theme park; Universal Studios Singapore (USS). USS offers 7 different zones, which are filled with joy and adventure for you and your family to venture and savour. The 7 zones are Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and lastly Madagascar. Be sure not to miss these 7 zones. If you and your family started your day early then you can have Breakfast Buffet with The Sesame Street’s characters! Don’t forget to capture memories with The Sesame Street’s characters! The price of breakfast buffet is inclusive of the One Day Admission fee. Click here for more information. Do note that each zone offers variety of dining eateries for you to choose from. It’s so flexible! Check out their website for further details.

Evening: After a long day over at USS, gather your family members with a mouth-watering dinner over at Slappy Cakes where you can enjoy making your own pancakes. Doesn’t it sound like a fun-family activity! After having your fulfilling dinner, be starstruck with your other family members when you catch the live display of Crane Dance & Lake of Dreams show. This magical showcase is at 2100hrs and 2130hrs. Check out their website here to find out more.

To reach RWS simply take the MRT and alight at Harbourfront Station (NE1|CC29). Upon reaching, follow the direction which leads to Vivo City Level 3 (Lobby L). Purchase a Single-Trip admission ticket (via Monorail) to Sentosa Island (worth $4.00) at the Ticketing Machine. Alternatively, you may also use your Ez-Link card for admission to Sentosa. $4.00 will be deducted in your Ez-Link card instantly. Finally alight at Waterfront Station and make your way to USS!

Day 2: Be Fascinated with Science & Snow

Morning: Expand your child’s science, mathematics and technology knowledge at Science Centre. There are plenty of exhibitions for your children to learn from. Don’t miss out the Transformer’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition, which explains the history of Transformer and the robots. Besides, be awe-struck with the figurines! This temporary exhibition ends on 1st March 2015. Apart from Transformers exhibition learn more about WaterWorks, Kinetic Garden and many other more attractions! What’s more, you can kick off the day here with the McDonald’s Breakfast meal.

Afternoon: We fully know that Singapore is a tropical country and perhaps you are not used to that 30 degree celsius humidity. Hence, we suggest you to have an indoor family treat to Snow City for some retreat! Just a 5-minutes walk from the Science Centre, this indoor snow playground caters specially for the family. Look forward to some exciting attractions, which await you– Dino World Ice Gallery, Snow Chamber and Snowman’s World. The temperature inside the Snow Chamber and ice gallery are as low -5 and -10 degrees Celsius respectively. So, pack some extra long sleeve shirts and long pants when planning to head to Snow City. Oh! Don’t forget your personal socks as well.

Evening: It’s best to come over on a Friday as you will get to witness the stars during stargazing session from 1950hrs to 2200hrs at The Observatory, Omni-Theatre Building. During this session, there will be Astronomy 101— a series of talks for you and your family to learn in-depth about the astronomy. The talk is conducted only on the second Friday of the month. For more information, click here.

To get your way to Science Centre, simply take a train to Jurong East MRT station (NS1|EW24). Take bus number 66 and 335 from Jurong East Interchange (next to Jurong East MRT station).

Day 3: Explore the Wildlife

Meet the animals at the Zoo

Meet the animals at the Zoo

Morning: Kick-start your day off by tasting our very own traditional local delicacy Kaya Toast with Hard-Boiled eggs and a cup of coffee. We suggest you to have it over at Ya Kun Kaya Toast. After fueling up your tummy with this yummy breakfast, board the SAEx® bus service which brings you straight to the Singapore Zoological. Purchase the tickets at the counter or online. Opt for Park Hopper which allows you to visit the Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and even Jurong Bird Park at the price of one. Click here for further information on parks and many more attractions! Look forward for the fun yet thrilling adventure with the animals! Be sure not to miss our own iconic animal, Ah Meng.

Afternoon: After completing the Zoo trip in the morning, now let’s move on to River Safari. Spend your afternoon by riding either Amazon River Quest or River Safari Quest or even both. These 2 rides are price at $5 (Adult) and $3 (Child age 3-12 years old) and they can be availed on separate admission tickets. Be sure not to miss Singapore’s Giant Panda— Jia Jia and Kai Kai. Don’t forget to pay a visit to 6 different rivers, which will definitely turn you in awe. Feeling famished? We suggest you to have lunch/early dinner at Mama Panda Kitchen and check out their cutesy Panda Pau!

Night Safari: Unlimited Fun

Night Safari: Unlimited Fun

Evening/Night: Let’s have an exciting time at the Night Safari. You may also have your dinner over at Bongo Burgers and be enthralled with Thumbuakar Performance— a cultural dance performance by the Thumbuakar dancers, who will perform their fire-sparking stunts. After the performance ends, walk your way to the Wallaby Trail where you will get to explore further on Australasia’s animal— the Wallabies and the Possums. Next, catch the Creatures of The Night Show, which offers a spectacular night where most nocturnal animals will excite you and your family with their talents and skills. This extravagant show is surely not to be missed.

Day 4: Last Minute Shopping!

Gorgeous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Gorgeous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Morning: It’s your final day over in Singapore. On this very last day, treat you and your family to Gardens by The Bay where there are variety of attractions for you and your family to learn and explore more about the gardens. Bring your kids to Far East Organization Children’s @ Gardens by The Bay. There a number of attractions, which are suitable to their age. Look out for these attractions– Toddler Play Zone (aged from 1 to 5), Rainforest Tree Houses (aged from 6-12) and Water Play (aged from 6 to 12). If you are hunting for some breakfast over at Gardens by The Bay, we suggest you to have it at Hill Street Coffee Shop in Supertree Dining court or you can have it at Children’s Garden Cafe. Most of the eateries here open at 1000 hrs or earlier on a weekend. Do check out their website here for more information.

To reach Gardens By The Bay, simply take the MRT and alight at Bayfront station (CE1|DT16). Walk to Exit A which head towards Gardens by The Bay and follow the route as directed. 

Afternoon & Evening: Spend your afternoon with your family by doing last minute shopping around Orchard Road area. If you’re looking for nice fabrics, head to Spotlight @ Plaza Singapura where you can find wide selections of fabrics for you to choose from. If you’re looking for toys for your kids, drop by at Toys ‘R’ Us where you can find the latest collection of Nerf guns! If you’re looking for novels to read to relieve your boredom, head down to Kinokuniya @ Ngee Ann City. Kinokuniya store covers the whole one level of Ngee Ann City. Perhaps, whatever novel you’re looking for can be found. There are various department stores across Orchard Road– from Marks & Spencer to Metro to Takashimaya, Isetan and Tangs. Surely, we would definitely suggest you going to Takashimaya where their department store is bigger like no other! Also, Takashimaya has Cold Storage– a supermarket store at level B2. Branded goods like Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Prada or Gucci are available around Orchard Road.

Heading to Orchard Road? Take the MRT to Dhoby Ghaut (NS24|NE6|CC1) or Somerset (NS23) or Orchard (NS22).

You can also shop at Bugis Street where you can find lots of merchandise available at a cheaper price. What’s more, you can even bargain too! There are plenty of eateries out there across Orchard Road. On Bugis Street, you can have your dinner at Bugis Junction or Bugis Plus.

If you’re planning to head to Bugis Street from Orchard Road, take bus number 7, 36 and 175.

Tips: Install Google Map on your device for easily searching the preferred location. Download MyTransport app on your device where you can get timely bus arrival timings at your finger tips! To calculate the taxi fare, click here where it gives you the estimate cab fare. There are various taxi apps like UberHailo and Easy Taxi to book cabs instantly.

Singapore’s Top 10 Halal Dessert You Must Give A Try!

Singapore is full of surprises and one of its lesser-known secrets are the halal desserts. It is the place to visit for all dessert-junkies out there. So, now visiting to Singapore will never be the same if you are a person who likes to cafe hop around, as it is definitely something not to be missed.

This article will list out the top 10 Halal Dessert in Singapore islandwide:

Wine and Dine and Have a great time!

Wine and Dine and Have a great time!

  1. Fluff BakeryThis is by far the most popular place to get some delicious cupcakes. Owned by a young Muslim baker, it is located at Jalan Pisang (Arab Street area) in November 2013. This bakery is famous for their fluff and moist cupcakes. Each and every cupcake that they bake has a surprise, creamy core filling! Interesting, ain’t it? This bakery sells 6 different bespoke cupcakes including their 2 very-owned specialty cupcakes (Nutella Red Velvet and Salted Caramel) every week! They do sell exquisite slice of cakes as well! To avoid disappointment, be sure to scroll their Instagram often– they will update their menu timely as well as the cupcakes availability. Address: 12 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199079 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 1200hrs until sold out! (Closed on Sunday & Monday) Price Range: $
  1. Butter StudioDefinitely a halal-certified, this bakery offers you different kinds of delicacies. From a variety of cupcakes, the crunchy macarons and to their best selling Sea Salt Nutella tart. Surely you will be spoiled for choices! Their Jalan Besar outlet only offers appetizing main courses such as Turkey Egg Benny and Pancakes! Be sure to check their Instagram or Facebook for more daily updates. They have expanded 2 other outlets last year– a pop-up store at Takashimaya B2 Food Hall and their newly open store at the OneKM Mall. Address: 147 Jalan Besar Singapore 208865 Opening Hours: Daily from 1000hrs to 2200hrs || Takashimaya B2 Food Hall #B208-4A (opposite St. Leaven Bakery) || OneKM Mall #B1-K13 Price Range: $$
  1. Cake Love Dessert BarThis cafe is merely steps away from Fluff Bakery! It is definitely an ideal spot for you to catch up with your ex-classmates or even a date with your loved one as well. They have cosy interiors for you to sit back and relax. The unique selling point of this cafe is that they sell yummy-licious Belgium waffle topped with ice cream flavors. Apart from that they also sell various types of beverages like Italian Sodas and Shakes. Apart from desserts, they sell scrumptious main courses & artistic handcrafted coffee too!  Address: 4 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199071 Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1200hrs to 2100hrs, Friday and Saturday from 1200hrs to 2300hrs Closed on Mondays Price Range: $$

    Enjoy the local delicacies!

    Enjoy the local delicacies!

  1. The Piping Bag: Set up in the middle of 2014 by a passionate head chef from SHATEC (a culinary institution based in West, Singapore), this pop-up pastry store offers a wide range of vivid macarons filled with different flavors; from cream cheese to salted caramel. Not to forget their signature cupcakes and cake pop as well! They serve hot and cold beverages too. If you intend to make a bigger purchase of their desserts, be sure to look forward to their pop-up boxes. You can take a group photo with their quirky, pop-up art photo props too. Isn’t that cool? Address: *SCAPE 2 Orchard Link, #02-34, Singapore 237978 Opening Hours: Daily 1000hrs to 2200hrs Price Range: $
  1. Sweet Tooth AddictionIf you’re at Geylang Serai or Joo Chiat Road area, don’t miss out the wares of this exciting dessert shop. It is just a 10-minutes walk from Joo Chiat Complex. Once you are there, you can expect churros with flavored dips of your choice, their hot selling Nutella cheesecakes, and variety of flavored dessert jars. Along the way, you can grab their savory pastas, wraps, sandwiches and even pizzas! They do provide a delivery service available islandwide (except Tuas) with a charge of $5-$10, depending on the location. Give them a call for further enquiries. Address: 216 Joo Chiat Road #01-08 Singapore 427483 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1200hrs to 0000/0200hrs (Closed on Mondays) Price Range: $$

    Toast and Butter, Nothing Better!

    Toast and Butter, Nothing Better!

  1. Penny University: Located at the heart of East Coast Road, lies a coffee house which was established since 2012 and it is owned by a Muslim. Not only do they serve coffees and teas, but they serve delectable main courses as well as mouthful desserts. Expect their all-day breakfast like their best selling Egg Benedict and their freshly brewed coffee. Address: 402 East Coast Road Singapore 428997 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 0830hrs to 1800hrs, Friday to Saturday 0830 to 0000hrs, Sunday 0830hrs to 1800hrs Price range: $$
  1. Spatula BakerySpatula Bakery was established in early 2013, and it is an ex-neighbor to Sweet Tooth Addiction. Spatula Bakery is famous for their cupcakes, dessert jars as well as cake pops. In the middle of 2014, they made a successful milestone by expanding their small shop into a bigger and wider cafe. Situated at Frankel Avenue, it’s convenient for you to take a direct bus (Bus 32) from Bedok Interchange. They still serve cupcakes, dessert jars, cake pops, macarons, alongwith a variety of cake slices (Rainbow Ramble Cake is their best-selling item on the menu), Belgian waffles and beverages (hot and cold). Invite your loved ones for a coffee, this cafe also set up a live acoustic performance by the local budding singers every week. Address: 87 Frankel Avenue Singapore 458215 Opening Hours: Daily 1000hrs to 2200hrs  Price range: $
  1. La Marelle Cafe: Located near the iconic Sultan Mosque, you will be invited with their whimsical, cutesy and vibrant interior as you make your way up to the cafe. You heard me right; their cafe is at 2nd level. This bustling cafe offers different types of delicious western meals with some refreshing hot and iced beverages of your choice. Not to forget their signature macarons and slice of cakes. Besides mouth-watering meals, a wide selection of stationery, cutlery and even cute tote bags can be found at the corner. These items can be purchased from the cafe too. Address: 25A Baghdad Street Opening Hours: Daily 1130hrs to 2230hrs Price Range: $$
  1. The Finest Tea Shop: Fancy getting some good brewed tea and a heavenly slice of gooey Brownies topped with ice cream after a exhausting day at Pulau Ubin? Hop over to The Finest Tea Shop. They are situated at the heart of Changi Village since 2014. They serve homemade Mee Rebus, Nasi Lemak, Classic Breakfast and their signature sandwiches. Oh! Not to mention their colorful Rainbow slice cake, Nutella Cheese Tart and even Chocolate Speculoos cupcake. FYI, they are retailing boxes of teas and even Ovomaltine spreads for you to bring home. Be sure to check this cafe out if you’re around Changi Village!  Address: Blk 4 Changi Village Road #01-2060 Singapore 500004 Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1000hrs to 2200hrs Closed on Mondays Price Range: $
  1. Wheebake by MagikPlannerSituated at the gorgeous Pandan Gardens, Wheebake is totally a hidden gem for you to find, as it is a 15-minute walking distance between Pandan Reservoir and the cafe itself. They serve cupcakes like Horlicks, Ondeh Ondeh (which has its origin from a traditional Malay kueh and it is in a form of mini Green ball with a Gula Melaka filling which coated with a grated coconut), cheesecakes, cake slices, molten lava and their heavenly Belgian waffles. Besides the desserts, you will get to enjoy their cooling beverages especially their best selling Ice Nutella. They do provide delivery as well on a certain days. Check their Instagram account for more updates! This quaint cafe provides 2 sets of tables and chairs outside. So, if you wish to dine-in, give them a call for reservation. Address: 415 Pandan Gardens #01-114 Singapore 427483 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 1300hrs to 1900hrs, Fri to Saturday 1300hrs to 2100hrs, Sunday 1100hrs to 1800hrs (Closed on Mondays) Price Range: $

Singapore On A Budget: 10 Free Things To Do In This Expensive City!

Singapore is a picturesque garden city, which is an amalgamation of the modern city amenities with the old traditional cultural medley of Indians, Chinese and the Malay! Even though it is a major financial hub and also boasts of the tag of one of the most expensive cities in the world – yet the natural beauty of city is intact with almost 50% green-cover, four nature reserves and around 50 spectacular gardens.

Despite having the tag of one of the most expensive cities in the world, there are a lot of options, which will enthrall and spellbound the tourist for free!

1) Watch the Twittering Birds at Sungei Buloh: Haven for bird-watchers and nature lovers!
Sungei Buloh is a wetland reserve, situated in the northwestern part of Singapore. It is tucked out of sight and is one of the hidden gems of the city as well. During the weekdays, admission is free and you can check out some rare migratory birds as well, during the winters. Perfect spot for a day-picnic with the birds for company!

 Twitter away with the birds!

Twitter away with the birds!

2) Fly with the Wind at Marina Barrage: Watch the Kites Soar away!
Marina Barrage is surrounded by landscaped parks, which are a delight in their own right. It is the perfect spot to soak in the beauty of dusk and watch the sublime sunset and see the silhouettes of the Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer and some fancy kites soaring away in the sky! It is the perfect spot to indulge in some family time and have a little kite-flying competition for some wholesome fun!

3) Have a delicious free vegetarian meal: Yes, its true!
No matter how expensive the city, you can always catch a delicious and scrumptious free meal. Buddhist Lodge, located at Kim Yam Road offers a wholesome buffet of around 6 to 8 dishes to all. Whether one is rich or poor, all are welcome with open arms and they can partake of the generous offerings with pleasure! The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple also offers free meals all days of the week! Singapore is a city of contrasts and these free meals will certainly vouch for that. You can also soak in the Buddhist teachings of peace, calm and tranquility while devouring a delicious meal at both these places.

Wine and Dine and Have a great time!

Wine and Dine and Have a great time!

4) Gardens by the Bay: See the spectacular SuperTrees and the Skyway!
Gardens by the Bay are the latest haunt of the tourists all because of the ingenious SuperTrees, which are a delight to watch. The supertrees, harvest the rainwater to the delight of the surrounding flora and fauna and they also power themselves with the solar energy. The perfect time to visit Gardens by the Bay would be in the nighttime, when the supertrees light up! . Strolling around, take a minute to reflect on the beauty of the Marina Bay Sands, which lie just right across! All in all, a perfect place to spend an evening!

Gorgeous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Gorgeous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

5) Re-live history at the Civic District: History buffs rejoice!
If you want to understand the colonial essence of Singapore, then just head to the downtown Civic District. Check out the architectural beauties of Raffles Hotel, City Hall, Arts House and the Asian Civilizations Museum and get lost in time! Most people just see the modern aspects of the city and gaze in wonder at the technological advancements of the recent times.
Hence it is all the more imperative to check out the historical places at Civic District, as it is in stark contrast to the bustling financial hub and the skyscrapers, which dot the city! A trip to the Civic District is all the more recommended to understand the social fabric, which makes the city what it actually is!

6) Labrador Park: Quaint, Charming and Quiet!
Labrador Park is the perfect spot for all those who want to escape from the hustle bustle of the financial metropolis. It is situated near Pasir Panjang and is one of the hidden gems of Singapore! The best spot to spend some ‘me-time’ would be at the rocky edge, where you can see the waves crashing against the mighty cliff. Since it isn’t a very ‘touristy-place’, so you can be assured of some calm and solitude here! Perfect place to see and reflect on life and see your problems fade away against the mighty expanse of the sea! In case you are a history buff then all the more reason to visit the Labrador Park – there is a fort, complete with war relics, which you can check out after paying a small admission fee.

7) Out of the world Panoramas: Some Stunning Views!
In Singapore, there are numerous skyscrapers and the best part about them is that you can catch some stunning views of the city! The rooftop of the Esplanade, the open-air sky garden of the National Library and the 24th floor of the apartments, located at 233 Bain Street will offer you some free but super panoramas of this picturesque city!

Stunning views of Singapore!

Stunning views of Singapore!

8) Esplanade: An Oasis for the Art and Culture Buffs
The Esplanade is the Mecca for all the art and culture enthusiasts of the city, as it always has some event or the other going on. You can catch live concerts, plays, art exhibitions etc. This is the place where all the happening art and culture events take place and they manage to raise the cultural quotient of the city by a few notches! And what’s more, the variety is astounding – one night it could be hardcore rock and the other night it could be Asian pop. It is an experience to savor live music by the riverside, under the stars! An experience, which shouldn’t be missed at any cost!

9) Merlion Park: Say hello to the mascot of Singapore!
Even though it is a very ‘touristy’ thing to do, yet a visit to Singapore is wholly incomplete without paying a visit to Merlion Statue. The famous statue of the Merlion, which has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is the mascot of Singapore. After checking out the statue, don’t forget to see the true delight of the park – the mind-blowing panoramic views! True Singaporeans would say that the best time to visit the park, would be at night-time, when you can catch the silhouettes of the Marina bay Sands as well. And don’t forget to get some little Merlion statues as souvenirs of your wonderful trip to Singapore!

10) Plan a trek on the Southern Ridges: Flex those muscles and get set go!
The Southern Ridge is a spectacular walking trail that brings all the parks together, in its wake. The walk is full of some stunning architectural marvels like the Henderson Waves Bridge, treetop boardwalks and other scenic delights! You would be stopping often to just gaze in admiration at these structures and to take it all in!

Singapore is a city that offers something to everyone – whether one is a budget traveler or a nature lover! The city is packed with marvelous delights and the green cover will make you loathe to bid adieu to this cosmopolitan city!

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