Singapore is a traveller’s paradise with so much culture, art and shopping packed into one trip. It’s also popular to do a layover in Singapore.

While this city-sized country is best explored at a reasonable pace, we don’t always have the luxury of time. What if you had only 48-hours to power through Singapore? Will you give up the opportunity? Will you perish the thought thinking that time is money and less time means more money?

Don’t burn yourself out because Singapore as a country is designed in such a way that it can meet the needs of every traveler that sets on its proverbial shores. Don’t worry about planning your 48 hours in Singapore trip. With the right guidance, you can easily fit in all there is to see in this short period of time. You will actually be able to explore it better than most.

There are two ways of doing this, either you book a Singapore holiday tour package online that takes your time constraints into account or you do this on your own, from scratch.

If you are of the latter camp, then these tips will be right up your alley. Exploring Singapore is super easy to do on your own!

How to spend 48 hours in Singapore
How to spend 48 hours in Singapore

How to spend 48 hours in Singapore

1) Singapore Breakfast

When in Singapore, eat as Singaporeans. A 48-hour holiday doesn’t mean you can’t sit and enjoy a good meal. You are going to need a lot of energy throughout the day to explore the city. So get started with the traditional Singapore breakfast of coffee, Kaya toast with coconut jam and a side of eggs.

2) Singapore Botanic Gardens

Once you have had your fill, you can visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens which should be your first stop for the day. This place became operational in 1859 and is known to be one of the oldest places in Singapore. The vast size of this park means you have so much to see and explore. You can explore its rich flora and walk through a well maintained park that has become a tourist attraction since its inception.

3) Singapore ArtScience Museum

Your next stop on this day can be Singapore’s Art Science museum which is a fully immersive installation of digital art- the kind that makes adults as excited as kids! Buy you ticket online before you go to save more time (book here).

4) Helix Bridge

After you are done exploring the museum, you can take a short walk to Helix Bridge towards Esplanade Theatre. If you are in the area, don’t forget to stop by to eat Singapore’s national dish, chilli crab. After you are done savouring the mouth watering meal, do taste the dessert made of coconut ice cream in a coconut bowl. You can end this day with an evening at one of the dozen bars in the area.

5) Island Hopping

Day 2 can be saved for brunches and island hopping. This is a chill day so you can relax and take it at your own pace. By the end of it, you would have covered most places of consequence in the country. Explore the full list of activities to join in Singapore.


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