The Best Way To Experience Singapore In 24 Hours
Your Ultimate Layover Guide for Singapore
Everyone deserves the chance to explore this coveted playground of the rich. Even if it is for only 24 hours. Singapore sends jaws dropping with its high-end shopping, luxury hotels and the finest of dining. However, look past the glitz and glamour and you’ll discover this futuristic destination is also brimming with natural beauty and historic culture.
Here are five things to do during your 24 hour Singapore layover:
1.Start With The Magical Marina Bay Sands
The amazing Marina Bay Sands resort features a high-end luxury hotel and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark – a fantastic vantage point for taking in the views of Singapore. The observation deck of the Skypark is next to a gorgeous infinity pool and sits within a ship (believe it or not) nestled atop of this unique resort. Only guests can use the infinity pool, but anyone can visit the shipwrecked viewing deck.
2.Encounter Rare Species At Singapore Zoo
Often referred to as the world’s greatest rainforest zoo, Singapore Zoo certainly lives up to the title. The facility is well-kept and visitor friendly, and the animals are well looked after – roaming plenty of lush green vegetation and land space.
Some of the animals you can check out include: orang-utans, chimpanzees, white tigers, zebras and the rare komodo dragon. Like most zoos, animal feeding times are the best chance to get up close with these majestic creatures. Another wildlife experience not to miss is: “Breakfast with the Orang-utans.” This once in a lifetime experience includes direct transportation from your hotel, a half day exploring the zoo and an opportunity to enjoy a private breakfast with these great apes.
3.Stroll Through Bay East Garden
Take a stroll through the wonder that is the Bay East Garden. This place is ideal for a temporary escape from city life and a chance to enjoy vibrant plant life and scenery. Supertree Grove in particular is a highlight, featuring a hoard of futuristic structures designed to increase the sustainability of Singapore. If you have time, also be sure to head to Cloud Forest Dome where you’ll encounter the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
4.Wonder At The Botanic Gardens in Singapore
Yep, Singapore loves its gardens. The Botanic Gardens in Singapore was the first attraction to be nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In contrast with the concrete jungle of a city, the Botanic Gardens show off Singapore’s natural beauty and heritage. Along the walking trails you’ll encounter lush gardens and heritage trees, which are conserved in an effort to protect some of Singapore’s mature tree species. The National Orchid Garden is also not to be missed, along with the eco garden, bonsai garden, and a host of other fantastic garden areas.
5.Shop Til You Drop On Orchard Road
Singapore is well known for its world class shopping, and the Orchard Road area is the best place to start your shopping spree. Literally everywhere you turn you’ll find high-end stores. This eclectic neighbourhood contains more than 22 malls and 6 department stores. There’s also four movie theatres and KTV karaoke bars if you want to sing the night away. You’ll find plenty of fine dining restaurants in the area serving immaculate international cuisine.
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