HOW MANY DAYS TO STAY IN SINGAPORE
Singapore is a very great place for a vacation. If you plan to visit Singapore, make it a point to visit it at least for 5-6 days because that's the minimum duration you will require to see most of Singapore. Some people even travel to Singapore for 2 days but I just fail to understand what they hope to see in just 2 days. In this article, I will try to point out the must visit sites during your stay in this beautiful country. You may skip one or two of these but I will not recommend skipping any of these because you will lose a lot in that case.
I visited Singapore from 7th August 2019 to 14th August 2019. It was a very busy and hectic schedule. When I first booked the tickets, I thought to myself that 8 days was going to be a long long time and even my friends and colleagues were of the opinion that 8 days in Singapore is just too much as there was nothing much to see there.
Thankfully, I went by my instinct and did not follow any of their advice. in fact, the 8 days became too short. I wish I had stayed there for at least 15 days!
Sounds ridiculous, eh? Nah! There is so much to do in Singapore that you will never even know how time flew by. I get out of my hotel before 9 am and reach back to my hotel after midnight and still there was so much left to see! I am planning to visit there again for a day or two in case I travel towards that direction to other countries again.
So, lets get to know about the main attractions in Singapore. Its upto you now to decide which attractions you want to visit and how many days you want to stay there.
The most popular of them all is of course Universal Studios! You guessed it right !! It is located in Sentosa Island and will take an entire day of your time. Tickets are quite pricey at Rs 4000 per ticket but its well worth the price. And then Universal Studios is just the tip of Sentosa Island. There are a million things to do in the island and a million ways to spend your money there. You could literally blow up a million there and still say "I have not done this attraction" !!
Sentosa Island can be reached by Cable Car, Sentosa Express (monorail) or simply by walking. In each of these cases, you have to arrive at Harbourfront Station. Cable Car is the costliest way to enter the island and walking via the Sentosa Boardwalk is the cheapest way costing just SGD 1. However, even this was not charged when I went there. However, once you enter Sentosa Island, the Sentosa Express becomes free inside the island.
And there there is the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, River Saferi, Night Safari, Rainforest Lumina and what not which will need 2 days to see.
I have not yet mentioned the famous spot "Merlion park". If you visit Singapore and not visit the famous Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel area and the business district and Gardens by the Bay, then you must be a real... (well i just don't want to open my mouth) !! These all activities will take a day out of you. Just reminding you not to miss the light show at Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay area and the most beautiful light show at Marina Bay.
And then there are other areas like Chinatown, Little India, Arab Street, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Orchard Road, Bugis Street which will again require a day or two to visit.
This is precisely the reason that i am requesting (read begging) you guys to stay in Singapore for at least a week at the bare minimum. You can thank me later on after returning from there for my advise!
Entire Singapore is so clean and shiny. Missing the place a lot. It is really a magical place so as to say.
Oh, and one more thing. I would like to request all to please follow a few rules if you travel there.
1. Always travel by the left side in an escalator. The right side is for people who are in a hurry.
2. The extreme ends of both sides seats in MRT is reserved for senior citizens. Please PLEASE get off the seat if you observe any senior citizens standing.
3. No Jaywalking anywhere. Cross the roads only in designated pedestrian crossings. It is CCTV monitored and if unlucky can get you a fine.
4. No food or drink inside MRT. Heavy fines if caught.
5. No chewing gum.Heavy fines if caught.
6. No spitting on the road. Heavy fines if caught.
I have observed people blatantly violating points 1 and 2 and was very unhappy to see that they were people from our country. Please remember that "Chalta Hain" attitude doesn't work outside India. Requesting all to please maintain the prestige of our country.
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