There are many things to see and do in Singapore in 3 days and today we are going to tell you everything in this post so you can plan your days there as best as possible.
The second day of our planning is the calmest because the jetlag played us a bad trick and we were quite KO, fortunately the third day we made up for it!
We have been twice in Singapore, the second time we could enjoy 3 full days in this modern city of Southeast Asia that does not leave anyone indifferent!
At the end of the post you will also find a lot of practical information for your visit to Singapore.
SINGAPORE IN 3 DAYS
DAY 1: Sultan’s Mosque, Haji Lane St., Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and Merlion Park
DAY 2: ArtScience Museum, OCBC Skyway and Garden Rhapsody
DAY 3: Joo Chiat, Tang Teng Niah House, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Michelin Star Restaurant, Singapore River Boat Tour and Spectra Light and Water Show.
Here we go with all the things to see and do in Singapore in 3 days!
To stay in Singapore this time we chose the Boss Hotel on the recommendation of several people, a 4* hotel that is barely two years old.
The rooms are a little small as is usual in large cities, but the views we had compensated for the lack of space (I have to say that we have stayed in much smaller rooms).
Everything was new and had a very modern decoration.
Our room at the Boss Hotel
It also has a swimming pool, which is appreciated with the embarrassment that does for this area, and a cool cafeteria next door (Tolido’s) where you can have breakfast if you do not have breakfast included (as was our case).
After our experience we can say that the quality-price ratio is great, if we come back we will repeat without hesitation.
You can see prices and availability of the hotel here.
What to see in Singapore in 3 days
DAY 1 trip to Singapore in 3 days:
1. Mosque of the Sultan
In the Kampong Glam district, near our hotel, is one of the must-see places in Singapore, the Sultan’s Mosque.
They say that the entire base of the dome is decorated with ends of glass bottles that were donated at the time by the poorest Muslims so that everyone could collaborate in its construction in some way.
If you walk along Bussorah St, it appears imposing at the end surrounded by several palm trees.
Tourists can only access certain areas of the mosque.
ADDRESS:3 Muscat St.
Singapore in 3 days – Mosque of the Sultan
2. Haji Lane St.
Very close to there is this colorful street in Singapore that well deserves a stop to take some photos with their graffiti or have a drink in one of their modern cafes.
Street art and lots of color, two of the ingredients that are sure to delight more than one instagrammer!
Filled with cuqui cafes and fashion shops say it is one of Singapore’s favorite areas for young people.
Haji Lane Street, Singapore A very interesting option to find out about every corner of Singapore is to take a guided tour or also a free tour, but you have to control some English!
3. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
And from the Arab quarter we jumped to Chinatown, this relatively new Buddhist temple (2007) managed to transport us to China as soon as we set foot there.
The architecture of this temple is inspired by the Tang dynasty and inside is the revered relic of Buddha’s tooth.
The stupa containing the relic is built with no less than 420kg of gold!
Inside, the innumerable Buddha figures did not leave us indifferent, a most precious temple in our opinion!
ADDRESS:288 South Bridge Road
Relatively close is the Thian Hock Keng Temple, we didn’t see it in the end, but it should also appear on your list of things to see in Singapore.
Singapore in 3 days – Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
4. Sri Mariamman Temple
Also in Chinatown, is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore (1827) and also one of the most visited.
It is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Mariamman known to have the power to cure diseases.
In October/November is celebrated in this temple the Theemithi (ceremony consisting of walking on the fire) we did not see it but it must be very interesting.
5. Merlion Park
After resting a bit in the hotel (the jetlag was billing us), we went to Merlion Park, the image that many of us think of when we think of Singapore.
This half fish, half lion statue that spits water out of your mouth is one of the must-see things in Singapore!
It is amazing to see it at dusk and to contemplate how all the skyscrapers are illuminated.
Its name comes from “mer” (sea) and “lion” (lion). The lion’s head refers to the name Singapore (singha in Sanskrit is lion), while the fish tail recalls its past as an ancient fishing town.
DAY 2 trip to Singapore in 3 days:
6. ArtScience Museum
Here you can see some incredible exhibitions such as Future World, really impressive on a par with beautiful, although I have to admit that we got a little short, when we left it was like… Already?
You can buy one ticket to see one exhibition, two exhibitions or a complete ticket to see everything. It depends on the time and the desire you have.
PRICE:One exhibition: $17$ TWO exhibitions: $28$ Access to all exhibitions: $38$ WITHOUT
More information about the exhibitions can be found on the ArtScience Museum website.
Future World, a beautiful exhibition to see in SIngapur
7. OCBC Skyway
In Gardens by the Bay we enjoyed incredible panoramic views along the walkway that crosses the gardens at 22 meters high, for us is one of the most beautiful places to see in Singapore, although at first it was shitty, not suitable for people with vertigo!
We would mark it as indispensable in the list of things to see in Singapore!
Tickets can be purchased just below the entrance tree.
PRICE: 8 GDS for adults and 5 GDS for children.
HOURS:Open every day from 09:00 to 21:00. The ticket office closes at 20:00 and the last admission is at 20:30.
If you go up at the last minute you will be able to enjoy the sunset and see from above the light and sound show at 19:45.
Things to see and do in Singapore in 3 days, OCBC Skyway
8. Garden Raphsody in Gardens by the Bay
I’m sure you’ve seen it in lots of pictures of Singapore, these incredible trees are already illuminated if a show but if you add music on top of them I can assure you that when you’re underneath seems like you’re on another planet, a beautiful planet by the way!
You have more info in the web of Gardens by the Bay.
What to see in Singapore in 3 days – Garden Raphsody in Gardens by the Bay
DAY 3 trip to Singapore in 3 days:
9. Joo Chiat Rd
About 200 years ago this entire area was coconut and cotton fields and today it is known for its multicultural environment.
One of the most striking things about this area are the so-called shophouses, which to us looked like houses from British colonies (architectural ignorance?), but they turn out to be the old houses of the Peranankan (descendants of the first Chinese immigrants from Singapore married to Malaysian women).
This whole area is full of these beautiful and colorful houses and in some restaurants you can still taste some dishes of the peranankan.
When we went there was almost a queue to take pictures with the houses, most of them were Japanese tourists.
DIRECTION:The coolest that we saw are in a perpendicular to Joo Chiat Rd, specifically to the height of the numbers 3-11 of Koon Seng Rd.
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Joo Chiat Rd in Singapore
10. Tang Teng Niah House
This colorful historical building was owned by the Chinese merchant Tang Teng Niah, is an explosion of color where no one misses the opportunity to take a photo.
I wanted to visit her inside, but at the moment her visit is not possible.
One of the things to see in Singapore when you pass Little India.
ADDRESS:37 Kerbau Rd
Tang Teng Niah House, one of the must-see things in Singapore!
11. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Very close to the previous point is this temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali in the heart of the Little India neighborhood.
When we went there were people inside praying, you always have to have a lot of respect when you’re sightseeing in a place of worship, you have to go as unnoticed as possible.
ADDRESS:141 Serangoon Rd
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
12. Michelin Hawker Chan star restaurant
Impossible to go to Singapore and not eat at the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant in the world.
The original is located in a small market in Chinatown, but after the distinction of Michelin star its owner also decided to open this restaurant to accommodate the number of people who visit every day.
We went to the restaurant, which is set up like a fast food restaurant, you probably have to do some queuing and it’s all very well organized for it. It’s a bit more expensive than the market stall but you have a table and air conditioning, which is appreciated.
In our humble opinion it is not worth much, the truth is that we expected something more! But even if I tell you this is one of the things you have to do in Singapore yes or yes!
The star dish thanks to the one who got the award is “Soya Sauce Chicken” which you can combine with noodles (4,80 SGD) or rice (3,80 SGD), about 2,50/3 euros.
ADDRESS: 78 Smith St
Michelin Hawker Chan star restaurant
13. Boat trip on the Singapore River
We did it at night and although at the beginning we had low expectations, it turned out to be very cool! Passing with the boat among the huge buildings illuminated at night was really good!
You can book the Singapore boat trip from here.
Views of Singapore from the boat
14. SPECTRA Light and water show
A marvelous spectacle of lights and water that took us the 15 minutes that lasts with open mouth, essential in your list of things to see in Singapore! For us it was one of the most amazing things that we lived there and on top for free!
SCHEDULE:Sunday to Thursday: 20:00 and 21:00Friday and Saturday: 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00
The visits of the show of the photo are from the statue of Merlion, from here you can see something but the music is not heard.
The best location to get a good look is on the map below, we don’t have a photo, we were very busy enjoying the moment, hehehe!
Specta light and water show, essential in your list of what to see in Singapore!
Other places to see in Singapore:
15. Sentosa Island
On this island is the famous Universal Studios Singapore that if you go with children (or without them) can be a very good option.
We read that practically the whole island is an amusement park in itself, and even if you don’t enter the park there is fun everywhere and everything is very well taken care of.
It has very ambient beaches, casinos, aquarium, a water park and different attractions.
We didn’t do it, but I think it’s a good option if you go with kids, I’m sure you’ll have a good time!
You can watch this excursion to the island of Sentosa for free.
16. Take a tourist bus in Singapore
If you have little time to see Singapore you may consider taking a tourist bus.
There are tickets for 24 or 48 hours, during that time you can get on and off the bus as many times as you want and is making stops at all important points in the city.
In addition they give you an audio-guide in Spanish that informs you of all the tourist places that the bus goes through.
17. Marina Bay Sands OBSERVATION DECK
From the top of Marina Bay Sands you will find one of the best views of the city of Singapore.
57 stories high is what he’s got. Not suitable if you suffer from vertigo!
Access is through Tower 3 of the hotel.
PRICE:23 SGD for adults17 SGD for children FREE if you stay at the hotel.
18. Singapore Flyer
We read that it is the biggest Ferris wheel in the world and the truth that can be seen from almost anywhere!
In the end we did not climb, but the views from 165 meters high must be amazing!
It is a waterwheel similar to the London Eye of London, the entrance is an entire turn to the waterwheel that lasts about 30 minutes.
TIMETABLE:33 SGD for adults and 21 SGD for children
ADDRESS:30 Raffles Ave
OPENING HOURS:Open every day from 20:30 to 22:00
19. Have dinner or a drink for Clarke Quay or Boat Quay
Two of the liveliest areas of the city for a drink or dinner. We saw them in passing while we were on the boat, a lot of atmosphere, many restaurants and many terraces. Next time we won’t miss it!
Clarke Quay, Singapore
20. Thian Hock Keng Temple
This temple in Chinatown is one of the oldest temples in Singapore (1840).
One of the most curious things about Thian Hock Keng is that they say that when it was built it was on the front line of the sea, the truth is that it is somewhat curious this data seeing their situation at the moment!
It is dedicated to the Goddess of the Seas “Mazu” and according to its own website “is a rare temple that encompasses Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and ancestral worship.
Another curious fact is that not a single nail was used for its construction.
ADDRESS:158 Telok Ayer St.
21. Walk around Orchard Road
This Singapore street would be like New York’s 5th Avenue, full of shops and luxury hotels, we saw it the first time we came, it’s not bad to take a walk if you pass nearby but neither would we highlight it as essential to see in Singapore.
Practical information for your visit to Singapore:
– SIM CARD: It’s best to buy a sim card before you leave home and not waste your travel time in a mobile phone store.
Also from our link you have a 5% discount:
Another option is the free wifi that there is for some parts of the city (Wireless@SG), you only have to register and you will receive an access code.
– HOW TO TRAVEL IN SINGAPORE: Thanks to having internet on the mobile most of the trips we made with the applications Uber and Grab.
With all the things to see in Singapore, this way we saved time and is much more comfortable, but also more expensive, but we can always benefit from some offer, they often appear in the application.
We also use some buses, you have to carry the exact amount because they do not give change. To calculate how much your trip costs you have to look at the stop panel, it depends on the kilometers you travel you will have to pay.
At the door of the Boss Hotel there is a bus stop, to go to Marina Bay Sands you have to take the number 133.
To get from Singapore airport to the hotel we also used Uber, the journey cost us 17.68 SGD.
Another option is to hire the transfers from / to the airport and our arrival will be waiting for us with a sign, this is quite how because after so many hours of airplane arrives quite stunned@.
You can also take the metro which stops at the airport, if you do not carry much luggage is a good and cheap option.
– FOOD: Singapore eats super good and super cheap! The so-called hawkers are everywhere with food of all kinds and cheap. Right next to our hotel is one that we visited more than once and everything was great for no more than 3 or 4 euros per plate.
Singapore banned for years the famous street food carts so famous in Asia and replaced them with these covered spaces where there are different food stalls.
You choose the dish you like the most from one of them and you sit at one of the tables in the center that are shared among all the seats, so David could choose from one place, me from another and sit at the same table without problems.
Travel insurance for Singapore:
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To travel to countries like Singapore where the health care is quality but quite expensive, taking a good travel insurance is almost indispensable!
We always travel with Iati and one of the things we like most about this insurance is not having to overtake a single euro!
Remember that you have a 5% discount on your Iati travel insurance by contracting it through this link!
And so far our post with all the planing of things to see in Singapore in 3 days!
We hope all the info we have compiled about Singapore will help you, if you have any questions just leave us a comment below!