I'm on 3 day trip to singapore (11th,12th and 13th July). How to get maximum out of this short trip? I would be interested in adventure sports, buying from local market and making a short film on the diverse culture of singapore.
I love the food in Singapore. There is great fish there. You must try the Pepper Crab and BBQ fish in the harbor area. Also for a new experience try Russian steak at Sashliek (sp?). Disclaimer, this info is a couple of years old. There is also great electronics shopping there too. almost 8 years ago
Singapore Zoo is one of the biggest attractions in Singapore, the morning and the night safari are both fabulous, and definitely worth a day. If you are combining the Jungong Bird park with the zoo, its worth doing the brid park first other wise you will be dissapointed.
Electronics with the internet really is the same price world wide so you don't get that great a discount.
Food is the best thing in Singapore and you can probably eat for days and days cheapily not having the same thing. I recommend the street of Joo Chiat in Playa Lebar, as it has some of the best food stalls in Singapore, and are cheap too! almost 8 years ago
The cable car from Mt Faber to Sentosa is pretty adventurous! Yes, food in Singapore is terrific but don't eat BEFORE you go on the cable car!!!! For something more sedate, the Orchid Garden is superb, even worth going to if you are not that keen on orchids. almost 8 years ago
A visit to the Mustafa Centre in little India is a fascinating way to while away a few hours. It is open 24 hours and stocks everything, and I mean everything! It's like an Aladins cave of mixed goods with narrow passages between the stocked high shelves and crowds of locals. Check out the huge array of gold jewellery on the ground floor, take in the sights and aromas of the spices available, and browse the materials and homewares on the upper level. Beware of pickpockets and also taxi drivers who will tell you that it is closed and try to take you to Orchard road shopping precint.
The night safari was fun but a very stage managed affair and crowded. There are long queues for the show and a very long wait to go on the 'trains'. A word of warning - don't walk half way and then try to get on the train, they won't let you - you must board at the station near the main area.
As Jilli has mentioned the cable car from Mt Faber to Sentosa is well worth going on as there are magnificent views over the harbour. Would recommend going across in the late afternoon and then catching the cable car back in the evening so you get to see the harbour in daylight hours and then when lite up at night.
A visit to Chinatown is on most travellers lists. It is very, very touristy but worth a browse around. At one end of the main mall there is a large temple that is interesting to visit, and the food stalls in nearby streets sell a good array of local foods at exceptional prices.
Enjoy! almost 8 years ago