Singapore
Finding the perfect destination to venture on a 72-hour deadline may seem hard to find, but while scrolling through the internet, I came across one of the world’s only island city-state – Singapore. Considering that this business hub and a land of futuristic architecture may not fit my budget, I bookmarked some landmarks to checkout in this 72 hours excursion in South-East Asia.

Day 1:

Botanic Garden – Cluny Rd, Singapore

With a thought to brighten my compass with sweet smell and lush green, I headed out to the Botanic Garden of Singapore. The vital center of this natural, flowering splendor gave me such pleasure to wander around this lush green, flowery environment.

“Feast in the gastronomic market”

China town Market – Smith St, Singapore

Food is the significant part of Singapore’s culture. It’s diverse range of dining options cater to food lovers from all walks of life. Singapore has innumerable restaurants to relish your taste buds. I hurled down in the China town market and ended up straight to grub in a natty restaurant of inventive cuisines and endless rows of eateries. This not-to-be-missed local fare like chicken rice from the well-loved Tian Tian stall and ice cold glass of sugarcane juice sure will lighten your day.

“Feel religious and bliss”

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum – Sago St, Singapore:

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a beautiful four story wooden highly colorful structure. I felt spiritual right from the moment I stepped my foot in the premises. This temple contains a museum, a marvelous roof garden, an exhibition and a depository for sacred texts. Mark this station to witness Buddhist Cultural showcase whenever you visit downtown Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay – 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore:

A different world, it’s misty and cold ambiance certainly gave me the impression of being in an imaginative paradise. The Marina Bay holds amazing Supertree, Flower Dome, OCBC Sky way. The Gardens by the Bay complex hold vertical gardens and you can take up a River cruise to sight-see landmarks like the famous Merlion, Esplanade-Theatre on the bay or ArtScience Museum. It holds a huge shopping mall and a promenade where you can stop for a coffee or dine as you stroll in the magical hour wandering through the gardens in the evening.

Day 2:

Bugis Street Market –  3 New Bugis St, Singapore:

One of Singapore’s biggest and engaging street shopping locations, Bugis Street covers over 800 vendors that commerce their lone merchandisers. This unique hawk market destination is where I bargained my way on a shopping spree – trying some local trends and indulging in some native eateries.

Singapore Flyer – 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore

The giant Ferris wheel in Singapore, represented by its operative personal as an observation wheel, is a landmark to embark on. The view was breathtaking overlooking the dock Bay, F1 track, and wonderful Gardens by the Bay. Make sure to take several photos to gift youself and your family as a reminder of good times.

East Coast Park – East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore:

Singapore’s most loved urban getaway offers an exciting mixed bag of sporting, socializing and recreational activities. It is an ideal station to cycle the scenic coastline that stretches over 15 km and be a part of assorted land and water sports.

Changi Village – Hawkers Centre – 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore:

Making my way to the contemporary village excited me for its famous hawker center, where long queues are typically seen thirstily in line to try delicious wonton (fried fritters). Make sure to visit Nasi Lemak stall for its delicacies. When night falls, wander aimlessly as these streets coffee shops are open until past midnight every day.

If long romantic walks are what you wish to run for then stroll the Changi purpose Coastal Walk, a soothing 2.2km-long boardwalk that wanders through mangroves, a sandy beach an ideal spot to bid each day good day.

“Save the Best for the Last”

Day 3:

Sentosa:

Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore, and 24 hours isn’t enough to cover all that it has to offer. Follow my steps to explore the resort:

  • A sneak peak into the Universal Studio theme park located within the Resorts World Sentosa.
  • Adventure Cove Waterpark, certainly lives up to its name, float down the lazy river or get up close and personal with the gentle stingrays at the Ray Bay.
  • Stroll through the S.E.A. Aquarium and explore the beauty of an underwater kingdom with over 100,000 marine creatures from over 800 species. 
  • Experience life in a beach – choose your pick from three sheltered beaches in Sentosa -Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong beaches that spread over a stretch of 2 kilometers. Dotted with beachside cafes and plush luxury resorts, you will be spoilt with the variety of food & beverage options!

Follow the sunset with dinner at Quayside Isle.

About the Author:

Zara Jones, born and brought up in London, is an aficionado and an enthusiastic backpacker, who not only wishes to globe-trot the world but also wants to encourage others to do the same. Over the past 10 years, she has been exploring the world and has an incredible passion for traveling. You can follow her on facebook and G+.