How To Do Singapore in 2 1/2 Days


Depending on where you live, Singapore is a very long flight to take, especially if you’re traveling from LAX. But don’t let the long distance scare you, as this city is well worth the visit. With the rush and frenzied popularity of the summer blockbuster hit, Crazy Rich Asians, the film was literally a tourism advertisement for this majestic and beautiful city. We decided to take on the long voyage as our mission and here’s what I recommend if you only have 2 1/2 days in this bustling city. (Yes, 2 1/2 days!)


First things first, why are you going to Singapore? I’d say one of the reasons is to get the most amazing shots of various stunning points of interest as well as the occasional selfie or perfect photo op of yourself in said point of interest. We opted to spend our first night at the insta-worthy Marina Bay Sands where we encouraged from a local to order a Tough Love drink (ask your server - it’s not on the menu!) on the rooftop at Spago, then followed with some various appetizers to satiate our appetite. Afterwards, we ventured on to the Gardens by the Bay to check out a light show after the sun had set and a tromp through the domed Cloud Forest which contained a waterfall.


The next day we trekked over to Sentosa Beach and hung out at the pool at the Tanjong Beach Club. While the beach is man made, there are canopied beds where you can hang, order food and drinks, and even bring your dog! Our evening found us at Neon Pigeon, where if you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself doing sake shots straight from the bottle. After dinner we grabbed drinks at Employees Only and danced the night away to disco music. And yes, if that bar sounds familiar, they’re found all over the world.


Finally on our last day, we forced ourselves to get up at a decent morning hour, and headed to the Muslim Quarter, walked down the illustrious Orchard Road, grabbed lunch at the famed Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice hawker at the Maxwell Food Centre where Anthony Bourdain dined, off to Little India for some sightseeing in the bustling streets, one quick stop at the CHIJMES church where the weddding scene in Crazy Rich Asians was filmed, had an amazing sushi dinner at Shiraishi at The Ritz Carlton, then topped the night off at the Night Safari, which is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and definitely worth it!

And that, my friends, is how you do Singapore in two and a half days!