Singapore is a very small country and with limited fun activities to offer. If you have been to this island city before, you may have already visited those common tourist attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa, etc... My guide will help returning visitors to discover the real Singapore, by mostly sharing on local secret places and hidden gems. Even if you are first timer, you can also include these activities into your itinerary. Come and experience Singapore, the Singaporean way!
Welcome to this beautiful island city! Changi International Airport is one of the best aiport in the world, but actually here isn't much to do around here, so just take some photographs and move on.
First thing you should do is buy a transportation card, if you don't have it. You can find it at the MRT station. Buy a EZ-Link Card (base cost SG$5) and request for the "Stored Value" to be topped up to SG$20. The amount can last you for the whole trip. This card will be valid for 5 years, so you can always reuse or pass on to someone else. From now on all your payment mode for MRT and Bus will be using this card. Remember to grab the MRT link map, you will need it very much.
Once done, make your way to your accomodation. If you still have a long time before your check-in timing, how about having lunch first?
Stroll at Botanic Gardens
Skippable activity if you do not have time on Day 1. However, it is still one of the most lovable place to visit. It is SG’s oldest garden and the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. And it is free to enter! Take time to stroll in this beautiful greenery, it will help getting your body ready for the upcoming massive food hunt! Things to do: selfies, wefies, and plantfies!
Nearest MRT: CC19 Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Albert Center (Hawker Center)
Let's begin the local food hunt. To kick off your journey, Albert Center is a good place to start with. Insanely affordable and delicious local delights are found here! Notable eats: #01-120 Siraj Famous Waterloo Street Indian Rojak, #01-79 Bedok Chwee Kueh, #01-92 Say Seng Cooked Food (for Pig Organ Soup). There are also many great eateries found outside, take a walk around and see.
Bugis Street, Night Market
Just across Albert Center, you can find the most popular "night market" of Singapore, it also operates in the day. Here, you can try out various street snacks, and buy souvenirs if you need to. Affordable clothings can be found here too. It can be rather crowded here, so be mindful of your belongings. Do note that there are 3 levels and you can access them via stairs or escalators, they can be a little hard to find.
Nearest MRT: DT13 Rochor MRT Station
That's it! Since it's Day 1, the itinerary is simple and all the activities above are skippable. It is more important that you can get ample rest on your first day, so that you have energy for the remaining days.
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COME & EXPLORE secret food and places that no other tourist knows! Travel-Foodies, this is your TOP itinerary for Singapore. I only recommend eateries that are well enjoyed by LOCALS, not any mainstream restaurants that can be found everywhere. Side activities are also filled with local flavors. With my guide, your cost of traveling within the city is also cheaper, as you won't need to spend on cab/taxi unnecessarily. Thus, you'll get to shop more, eat more. Your best guide for local experience!
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