What to see in Singapore in 7 days

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Martí Micolau

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Singapore is an amazing city, projected to the future, with a wonderful skyline and immense green areas. It would be worth a visit only for Marina Bay, the bay where the famous Marina Bay Sands is located, an impressive hotel with a ship-shaped swimming pool on top, about 200 meters high, imagine what a view from up here! Not to mention the botanical gardens and Gardens by the Bay, visited every year by many travelers!

But not only that: not everyone knows that Singapore it is not just a city, it is a city-state! It is located in the south of Malaysia and, in its small territory, offers beautiful landscapes. If you have seven days to spare, don't just limit yourself to the city, but also explore the surrounding areas, such as Sentosa Island, where you can enjoy a day of total relaxation and fun.

Are you ready to go? Here what to see in Singapore in 7 days!


  1. 1 day
  2. 2 day
  3. 3 day
  4. 4 day
  5. 5 day
  6. 6 day
  7. 7 day
  8. How much does a week cost in Singapore
  9. Before leaving: useful tips
  10. User questions and comments

1 day

First day in Singapore, you cannot fail to start your visit of this city from the famous one Marina Bay, the best known and most popular area of ​​the city, thanks to the Marina Bay Sands hotel, the Ferris wheel, the ArtScience Museum and Gardens by the Bay. It will take you two days to see it well! But in the meantime, go on a guided tour to discover the secrets of Marina Bay.

Take the whole tour of this bay, starting from The Promontory, a beautiful panoramic point overlooking the most famous skyline of the city, and then follow the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, characterized by tall palm trees and the large shopping center The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, where we recommend you take a tour. Here you will find all kinds of shops, lots of clubs, people looking for a bit of fresh air and even a navigable canal on small boats. It will truly leave you speechless.
Once you exit, cross the Helix Bridge and arrive on the other side of the bay, where the Singapore Flyer, the city's Ferris wheel, from which you can enjoy an incredible view. (8: 00-22: 00, SGD 33,00 / approximately € 22,00).

Stop for lunch at Barossa (average cost per person € 15,00) and then continue the tour of the Bay.
Stroll along the shore until you reach the famous Merlion, symbol of the city of Singapore, an 8,5 meter tall statue with the body of a fish and the head of a lion.
And after a few photos, go back to the starting point, at The Promontory. We advise you later to get on theSingapore's most famous hotel, one of the most famous in the world, the Marina Bay Sand (Mon-Fri 10: 00-22: 00, Sat / Sun until 23: 00, 23,00 SGD / approx € 15,30). Here, 200 meters high, there is a panoramic observatory and an incredible infinity pool. The use of the swimming pool is reserved for hotel guests only, while the observatory is accessible to all.

End the day with a dinner at Yardbird Southern Table and Bar (average cost per person € 25,00) and in the evening enjoy the incredible play of lights of Marina Bay.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 6,8 km / 1 h 29 min
  • Places visited: The Promontory (free), Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade (free), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (free), Singapore Flyer (€ 22,00), Merlion (free), Marina Bay Sand (€ 15,30)
  • Daily shopping: € 77,00
  • Singapore: Skip-the-Line Access to Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Singapore: Evening at Marina Bay
  • Lunch at Barossa (Get Directions), Dinner at Yardbird Southern Table and Bar (Get Directions)

2 day

Dedicate the morning toArtScience Museum, the first museum in the world dedicated to the dynamic interaction between art and science (10: 00-17: 00,34,00 SGD,22,60 / about € , but you can choose the ticket that suits you directly on the official website)
Surely you have already seen it on the previous day, it is the particular one orchid-shaped structure in front of Marina Bay Sands, a true architectural work. Between light games, interactive activities and much more, it is an ideal museum even if you are traveling with children.
Then head to the afternoon stop, Gardens by the Bay, but before starting the tour, stop for a quick lunch in one of the food court places, such as Texas Chicken (average cost € 10,00).
Then begin the tour of the incredibles Gardens by the Bay, modern gardens which extend for 101 hectares, dedicate it calmly all afternoon because it's worth it! Access to the gardens is free, inside there are several paid attractions, such as the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome (cumulative admission for both attractions SGD 28,00 / € 18,60). The main attraction is the Supertree Grove, artificial trees that light up at night creating beautiful plays of light. From 9:00 to 21:00 it is also possible also get on the walkway that crosses them, the OCBC Skyway, at a cost of SGD 8,00 (approximately € 5,30).

For dinner, stop at Gardens by the Bay, perhaps at Bakerzin (average cost € 15,00) and then enjoy the magnificent light show, the Garden Rhapsody, at the Supertree Grove.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,4 km / 30 min
  • Places visited: ArtScience Museum (€ 22,60), Gardens by the Bay (free), Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome (€ 18,60), OCBC Skyway (€ 5,30), Garden Rapsody (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 61,00
  • Gardens by the Bay Singapore: E-Ticket Singapore: Gardens By The Bay OCBC Skyway Combo Ticket
  • Lunch at Texas Chicken - Gardens by the Bay (Get directions), Dinner at Bakerzin (Get directions)

3 day

The city is full of ethnic neighborhoods, in which it is worth getting lost for half a day. So for the third and fourth day get ready to discover the multicultural side of Singapore.

Start from the neighborhood of Chinatown, inhabited almost entirely by Chinese. Start by taking part in a guided walking tour that will totally immerse you in the beauties, sounds and scents of the neighborhood. Obligatory stop is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a Buddhist temple right in the center of the neighborhood, open to visitors (7: 00-19: 00, free, you are free to leave a small donation or not). Then get lost among the stalls of Chinatown Street Markets, rich in both culinary products and souvenirs and various objects.

Stop in one of the many bars in the neighborhood, where you can taste the most authentic Asian cuisine. One of these is Chinatown Food Street (average cost per person € 10,00).
In the afternoon, discover the area of Padang, the colonial quarter, legacy of British Imperialism on Singapore. Admire the facades of the Victoria Theater, the old seat of Parliament and the Supreme Court, without forgetting the St Andrews Cathedral. For a moment you will feel like you are back in Europe. Pay a visit to National Gallery Singapore, art museum with collections that change every year, in a typically European architectural structure (10: 00-19: 00, 20,00 SGD / approximately € 13,30).

For dinner, stop in this area, perhaps at the RedDot BrewHouse (average cost per person € 15,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 3,4 km / 41 min
  • Places visited: Chinatown (free), Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (free), Chinatown Street Markets (free), Padang (free), National Gallery Singapore (€ 13,30)
  • Daily shopping: € 40,00
  • Singapore: Old Colonial Quarter Walking Tour
  • Lunch at Chinatown Food Street (Get directions), Dinner at RedDot BrewHouse (Get directions)

4 day

The discovery of Singapore's most distinctive and multicultural neighborhoods continues.
This morning start from Little India, where one of the oldest streets in the city is located, Serangoon Road. Start your discovery of the neighborhood with a guided tour that will immerse you in the atmosphere of the neighborhood, among shops full of fabrics, jewels and spices. Don't miss a visit to Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in the city (open at 5: 30-21: 30), andIndian Heritage Center, where you can admire more than 300 works of art, photographs and artifacts on the history and heritage of Indian culture in Singapore (cost SGD 6,00 / approximately € 4,00).

For lunch, try authentic Indian cuisine in one of the many places along Serangoon Road, Khansama Tandoori Restaurant is one of the best (average cost per person € 10,00).
In the afternoon move to Kampong Glam, the Arab quarter, which develops around Arab Street. Full of silk shops and boutiques, clubs serving traditional Arab and Malay dishes, quaint and lively cafes, get lost in its streets and visit the Malay Heritage Cent, housed inside the palace built by the last Malay sultan of Singapore (10: 00-18: 00, closed Mondays, 4,00 SGD / approximately € 2,70).

End the day with a typical dinner in the Arab quarter, in one of the many places, and taste the Malay cuisine, for example at The Malayan Council (average cost per person € 15,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,8 km / 35 min
  • Places visited: Little India (free), Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (free), Indian Heritage Center (€ 4,00), Kampong Glam (free), Arab Street (free), Malay Heritage Cent (€ 2,70)
  • Daily shopping: € 37,00
  • Singapore Little India Guided Walking Tour Singapore: Guided Culinary Tour with Tastings
  • Lunch at Khansama Tandoori Restaurant (Get Directions), Dinner at The Malayan Council (Get Directions)

5 day

Start this day with Singapore's beautiful botanical gardens, i Botanic Gardens Nassim Gate. 74 hectares of complete greenery, including plants, thematic gardens, waterfalls, ponds and a beautiful Orchidarium (open at 5:00 - 00:00, free. The National Orchid Garden requires the purchase of the ticket, € 2,55). Spend a morning completely immersed in greenery and if the heat and humidity begin to be felt, stop for a cool drink in one of the many small bars located here and there in the gardens.
Then head towards Orchad Road, the commercial heart of the city, and one of the main streets. Walk along the large tree-lined avenue and admire the tall skyscrapers, some with very particular architecture.

For lunch, stop at a place located in a side street of Orchad Road, the Kith Café Ascott Orchard (average cost per person € 15,00) and then continue to explore the street and enter and go out inside the large shopping centers, because this too is Singapore.
Get to the shopping center Suntec City which is absolutely worth a visit because here you will find one of the main attractions of Singapore. We are talking about the Fountain of Wealth, the largest fountain in the world. Admire this immense fountain and do what the sign says: once you arrive in the center, stretch your arm inwards and make three turns around the center of the fountain, it will bring you luck.

End the day with a dinner in the area, perhaps at Alchemist Beer Lab (average cost per person € 20,00). Here you will find yourself in the vicinity of Marina Bay, so after dinner you can return to admire the beautiful bay.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 7,6 km / 1 h 38 min
  • Places visited: Botanic Gardens Nassim Gate (free), National Orchid Garden (€ 3,30), Orchad Road (free), Fountain of Wealth (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 40,00
  • Lunch at Kith Café Ascott Orchard (Get directions), Dinner at Alchemist Beer Lab (Get directions)

6 day

Discover the wonderful Sentosa Island. Here there are truly activities for all tastes: for the more adventurous there is the Mega Adventure - Singapore and water parks for adults the Resorts World Sentosa and the Serapong Golf Course, and for all the wonderful Universal Studios Singapore.

Start right from Universal Studios Singapore, a cinema-inspired theme park, with rides, sets and live shows (approximately open at 10: 00-17: 00, consult the official website. The full One-Day Ticket costs 81,00 SGD / approximately € 53,80, reduced 61,00 SGD / about € 40,50). We recommend that you purchase your ticket online which includes hotel pickup.

For lunch, stop and eat in one of the restaurants and fast food restaurants inside the theme park, perhaps at the Goldilocks (average cost per person € 15,00). And enjoy a few more hours of fun.
Once out, visit Sentosa's beaches, starting from Palawan Beach, where the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia is located, the southernmost point of the Asian continent! Alternatively only from Saturday to Tuesday
the wonderful is open SEA Aquarium, the second largest aquarium in the world (opening hours 10.00-17.00, admission from € 22,00).

End the day with a Polynesian dinner in the Native Kitchen themed restaurant (average cost per person € 25,00) and then maybe stop for a cocktail at one of Sentosa's many beach bars.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,3 km / 30 min
  • Places visited: Sentosa (free), Universal Studios Singapore (€ 53,50), Palawan Beach (free)
  • Daily shopping: € 93,00
  • Singapore: Universal Studios Admission Ticket Singapore: Adventure Cove Waterpark SEA Aquarium and Skyline Luge Sentosa Ticket: Combo Ticket
  • Lunch at Goldilocks (Get Directions), Dinner at Native Kitchen (Get Directions)

7 day

Dedicate this last day to visit one of Singapore's main attractions, the Singapore Zoological Gardens, the Singapore Zoo.
Don't expect a common zoo, this one extends over an area of ​​28 hectares, inside a tropical forest. Here is also the Wildlife Healthcare & Research Center, an association that collaborates closely with the zoo with the aim of preserving endangered species.
Given its extension and the many activities that can be done inside, such as tours on the train, meetings with those who take care of the animals, entire areas reserved only for children and many shows, you will have to dedicate the whole day to the zoo .
For lunch we recommend that you stop in one of the many places inside the zoo, for example the Inuka Cafe (average cost per person € 15,00).

Some technical information: open daily at 8: 30-18: 00, tickets from 33,00 SGD / approximately € 21,90. The most convenient solution is to buy the entrance ticket that includes hotel pickup (€ 34,50), alternatively to reach the zoo, you can take the North South Line metro from Somerset MRT station on Orchad Road (downtown in Singapore) to Khatib and from there take the direct Mandai Express bus that will take you to the entrance (total travel time 1 hour).

Enjoy a good dinner in the Marina Bay area, perhaps at the Lau Pa Sat Food Court, which offers many varieties of food that reflect all the cultures and traditions that live in Singapore (cost starting from € 15,00 per person). And, after dinner, go back to the place you liked the most.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 28,0 km / 1h (by metro)
  • Places visited: Singapore Zoological Gardens (€ 21,90)
  • Daily shopping: € 52,00
  • Singapore: Night Safari Combo Ticket Singapore: Night Safari, Tram Ride and Round Trip Transfer
  • Lunch at Inuka Cafe (Get directions), Dinner at Lau Pa Sat Food Court (Get directions)

How much does a week cost in Singapore

NB: The prices expressed in the table above are to be intended "per person".

Despite being in Southeast Asia, Singapore isn't entirely cheap, it is indeed one of the most expensive cities in this area. Surely, what will greatly affect your budget will be the flight, which is why we advise you to book it as soon as possible. Hotels aren't cheap either, especially if you want to stay in areas like Marina Bay or Orchad Road. If you want to save money, we advise you to look for accommodation in the neighboring, but still central, neighborhoods.

  • starting from € 430,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -
  • Singapore: Gardens by the Bay Sightseeing Bus City Tour in Singapore: E-Ticket Singapore: E-Ticket for a River Cruise
  • Total cost of a week, flight included: from € 1.450,00 per person

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Singapore: the climate is equatorial, it means that temperatures fluctuate between 25 ° and 30 ° throughout the year and the humidity is very high, even reaching 100%! For this reason there is no more suitable period than another, even the rains are more or less evenly distributed throughout the year, slightly higher between November and January.
  • Singapore can be reached via connecting flights lasting approximately 12 hours. Singapore Changi International Airport is connected to the center by subway (journey time 30 minutes, ticket cost SGD 1,80, approximately € 1,20) - find out more
  • Singapore is indeed a very large city, so we recommend that you focus on the central districts, so that you are close to the main attractions and well connected to everything else by public transport. Marina Bay is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the areas most chosen by tourists, but it is also the most expensive neighborhood. If you are looking for something cheaper, we suggest the Downtown Core, financial and commercial area of ​​the city, quieter than Marina Bay, or Dhoby Ghaut, east of Orchad Road, the main street of the city, a very quiet area full of museums. .
  • Getting around: to visit the individual neighborhoods and districts the best way is certainly to move on foot, but for long distances make the most of public transport, especially the subway. In fact, here it will not be easy to walk for kilometers and kilometers, as the humidity is very high and, at certain times of the day, it makes the heat even more unbearable. The metro is the fastest and most effective way (fares based on mileage traveled, from 0,80 to 2,00 SGD, from approximately € 0,50 to € 1,30). You can then use the buses (rates always based on the mileage traveled, from 0,80 to 2,00 SGD, from about € 0,50 to € 1,30) or, if you prefer, taxis.
  • Local currency: Singapore dollar (SGD) / € 1,00 = SGD 1,50
  • Time zone: + 7h compared to Italy; + 6h when daylight saving time is in effect in Italy
  • Entry requirements: passport with residual validity of at least 6 months; an entry visa is not required for tourist stays of less than 90 days
  • Recommended cards and passes: The Singapore Tourist Pass, includes free and unlimited use of means of transport, the cost varies according to the duration: 1 Day 10,00 SGD (approximately €), 2 Days 16,00 SGD (approximately € 10,60) , 3 Days 20,00 SGD (approximately € 13,30).

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