Our Top Recommendations for Spending 48 Hours in Singapore
Singapore Changi Airport is one of the busiest in the world, providing easy access to many different countries. It’s likely that you will have the option to stop over in Singapore for 48 hours at some stage if you enjoy travelling. Here are our top recommendations for getting a good taste of Singapore in this short timespan.
Sights to See and Things to Do
To capture a sense of the culture and heritage, we recommend visiting the National Gallery Singapore which has the world’s most extensive selection of modern Southeast Asian Art on public display. You will find more of the best museums and galleries in the surrounding area. History lovers will appreciate the impressive collection of religious artefacts available to view in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Close to it is another historic gem, the Sri Mariamman, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. For spectacular bay views and aerial walkways, explore Gardens by the Bay where you can admire the majestic supertree structures that light up at night. Just as mesmerising, is the spectacular indoor waterfall of The Cloud Forest. The Treetop Walk in Kent Ridge Park is another Singaporean highlight for nature lovers. If animal encounters excite you, you will be spoiled for choice in Singapore. Jurong Bird Park features a large net cage that you can walk into and have birds fly freely around you. Then there’s the 28 hectare Singapore Zoo which is also surrounded by the River Safari and the Night Safari – all offering unique experiences for getting up close to your favourite animals. At the River Safari you can take a boat ride down a river surrounded by wildlife during the day or if you’re looking for something to do at night, try the neighbouring Night Safari which is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. Singapore is a safe and clean country which makes it a great place to enjoy the nightlife and mingle with friendly locals. Consider cocktail bar or club hopping at the scenic riverside of Clarke Quay and be sure to try the authentic Singapore Sling when you see it on the menu!
What to Eat
Singapore comprises a mixture of different cultures, religions and races and which is reflected in the astounding variety of food options. You’ll find just about any kind of food you can imagine. Lau Pa Sat is an excellent food centre with plenty of local delicacies to sample such as fried Hokkien mee and satay grills. When you visit some of the historic sites mentioned earlier, stop by Chinatown Complex market for iconic chicken rice and noodle dishes at low prices. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself or someone else to luxurious restaurant experiences, Osteria Mozza or Waku Ghin are both excellent choices.
With 24-hour shopping available at the Mustafa Centre, there’s always time to shop in Singapore, and you can buy just about anything! The districts Katong and Joo Chait are great places to stock up on unique souvenirs and handicrafts. If you prefer a more luxurious shopping experience, we recommend visiting The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands or the high-end shops of Orchard Road for international luxury brands and local labels. Give us a call on 07 3260 7746 to match what excites you about your upcoming trip to Singapore with the ideal accommodation in your budget. We look forward to helping you finalise your perfect 48-hour stopover!