Three-Day Itinerary for Singapore
Singapore has so many favorite things of every kind!
This itinerary is also suitable for a family with children, with many attractions which Singapore has to offer for the whole family; there's quite a bit of walking involved, so if the kids are very young you'll have to skip some sights and be more selective:
- Esplanade, Merlion
- Boat Quay (on the Singapore River)
- Chinatown (market, Heritage Center)
- Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple
- Clarke Quay
- Robertson Quay
- Botanic Gardens
- Night Zoo
- Harborfront Center
- Mt. Faber
- Afterwards spend the whole day on Sentosa Island:
- "Images of Singapore"
- Carlsberg Sky Tower
- Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
- Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon
- Fort Siloso
- "Songs of the Sea" show
- Jurong Bird Park
- Jurong Reptile Park
- Orchard St. (shopping malls)
- Emerald Hill Road
- Little India
- Bugis Street Market
- Arab Street
- Malay Hertitage Center
- Geylang Serai Market
Enjoy this incredible island-city-state!
Good Food in Toa Payoh
I created this Google Maps of the good food in Toa Payoh. Toa Payoh is the food haven of Singapore, with everything from Soya Sauce Chicken, Pasta, Yong Tau Foo to Fried Hokkien Noddles.
Climate & Weather
At only 135km (85 miles) north of the Equator, the weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons. However, most rainfall occurs during the north-east monsoon (November to January). Showers are usually sudden and heavy but also brief and refreshing, although humidity is uncomfortably high at this time of year. In summer, forest fires in neighbouring Sumatra can also cause heavy haze.
Singapore is warm and humid year round, with the temperature almost never dropping below 20C (68F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30C (86F) during the day. Recent times, it even reached till 35C. Humidity is high, mounting over a 75% mark.
The temperature averages around:
* 26C (79F) daytime, 24C (76F) at night in December and January
* 31C (89F) daytime, 26C (80F) at night for the rest of the year.
November and December is the rainy season. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit, but even then it rains often. Don't let the climate stop you from going, however. Most buildings are air-conditioned (to the point that you may want to take a sweater), and pains have been taken to make everything as comfortable as can be, all things considered. When it does rain, it's generally only for a short period.
Spectacular thunder storms can occur throughout the year, normally in the afternoons, so it's wise to carry a umbrella at all times, either as a shade from the sun or cover from the rain.
For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, Singapore is an ideal place for beach lovers, as you get the hot hot sun throughout the year. So when you're in Singapore, just bring along your cooling apparels and hats.
Singapore is a shinning example of many different people coming together in a peaceful and well run country. Most residents are ethnic Chinese, but there are so many workers from around the globe that are not counted. A few facts:
Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (year 2000)
Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8%
Languages (officially English):
Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9%.
Yes, I did take this picture. A little blurry, but still cool!
Some Favourite view's of Singapore's Skyline
All of Singapore's view's were amazing and stunning whether it be by night or day. Its too hard to say which is best as during the day you can see everything and beyond, but by night everything is lit up and looks beautiful. The only advice I can give here is to look yourselves, then decide. Lying on Sentosa's sandy beaches, and swimming in the lagoon.
I miss watching the lightening at 5am in the morning lighting up my room, I miss taking an afternoon dip in the pool, Sipping drinks outside a bar whilst its raining and still being hot !
I miss SIngapore full stop.