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This time, we feature the top 10 places hidden gems and travel spots in Singapore, especially for Introverted Megalopolis Enthusiast who loves to be Spontaneous (IMS). IMS enjoys spending time with themselves and looks for free, casual, and relaxed adventure rather than following a typical travel routine/destination. They believe an innovative, vibrant, and culturally diverse Singapore will be their ideal destination! The mix of old and new architectures, stunning metropolitan views and miscellaneous museums makes their trip more satisfying and intriguing.
Can’t explain a lot here. Just bring a pen and a piece of paper to jot down your picks!
1. Marina Bay Sands
There are so many things you can do in Singapore. If you are tired when you get off the plane on your first day or are a spontaneous traveller without thinking before acting, then Marina Bay Sands is the spot for you!
This iconic comprehensive resort includes all you need! Whenever you want to shop, you can visit their Shoppes, which offers more than 170 Luxury & Premium brands in one place. Or, you head to their rooptop infinity pool to enjoy a breathtaking urban view. You can also gaze a 360-degree view of the Singapore skyline from the observatory. Marina Bay Sands provides you with an unforgettable stay when you are indulging in this luxury experience.
For guests who are not living at Marina Bay Sands, they can access some facilities by paying the entrance fee.
2. Garden by the Bay
Singapore is a concrete jungle; however, don’t forget it’s one of the greenest countries in the world! Want to know more about how they promote green spaces? Spend a day in Gardens by the Bay, and then you will see the answer! This place educates the general public to know more varieties of species under different climates and habitats. So it’s not surprising that many professionals, from landscape designers to plant researchers, are hired to develop this garden!
When surrounded by the combination of nature and architecture, you will be amazed by the view! For example, when you go to Foral Fantasy, you will see some flower arrangements and suspended bouquets from the ceilings. Just like Alice in Wonderland- it’s unreal and dreamy!
We won’t tell you many details and instead will let you discover this horticultural attraction!
3. East Coast Lagoon Food Village
As someone who’s unplanned and unique, looking for some authentic local cuisine? Do you dare to try some street food? Well, East Coast Lagoon Food Village is a hawker center where you can enjoy local food at a reasonable price! So, you can eat and try traditional food and live like a local! Some stalls many recommend include:
- Lagoon Carrot Cake
- Stingray Forever BBQ Seafood
- Song Kee Fried Oyster
Pick the smallest portion when you order. This gives you more room in your stomach to try our a variety of dishes! East Coast Lagoon Food Village is the only beachside hawker center. So, remember to snag a table when dusk falls and enjoy the sunset!
4. Sentosa Island
What is better than spending time with a group of friends and family? A kid-friendly and group-friendly Sentosa Island is also a must-see destination! This island is a small artificial island with lots of beautiful small beaches, like Tanjong Beach and Siloso Beach. Whether you want to sunbathe, do watersports or escape from the concrete jungle all of a sudden.
Ready for some thrilling, exciting film- inspiring rides like Transformers, Mummies and Jurassic Park and embracing adventures? Don’t forget to check out Universal Studios Singapore! The first and the only Universal Park in Southeast Asia!
A day trip to Sentosa Island is definitely a getaway from the hustle and bustle city-life! If you are planning to visit Sentosa Island with your group for the first time, make sure to read our previous blog post which gives you some tips on planning a group trip.
5. Wild Wild Wet
Located in East Downtown Singapore, Wild Wild Wet is a waterpark that helps you beat the hot summer weather! The alternative idea for Sentosa Island who wants somewhere closer! They offer 16 water rides for visitors of all ages, including water slides, a jacuzzi pool and a slide raft ride. Essentially, a one-size fits all park that can entertain the needs of your family and friends!
To ensure a smooth and fast entry, you may want to consider booking tickets online beforehand!
6. Merlion Park
Merlion Park, the most- recognized status when we talk about Singapore, presents the prosperity of Singapore. The half-head represents the original name, Singapura. While, the half-fish body embodies a fish village, the origin of Singapore. It is the symbol of Singapore and Singaporian. The ideal time to visit Merlion Park is 5:00 pm, where you are between the daytime and nighttime. Walking along the waterfront, you can gaze at the beautiful stunning view of Marina Bay Sands and the colourful light shows in the harbour.
7. Katong Laksa (George's)
Calling out to Laksa lovers! For those who visit Singapore, don't miss out Katong Laksa (George)! There are different types of Laska, and Katong Laska is the most famous one (the one we usually have). Laksa is noodles with chicken, beef, or fishcakes served in a curry coconut milk soup base. The noodles soak up the creamy and rich soup base that makes people get addicted to it!
Katong Laksa (George) is a small business operated by friendly George since 1955. George's father learned the recipe from the Legendary Janggut Laksa owner and created his own style of Laksa. There's no fancy ambience, but it smells so flavourful! Lots of people enjoy starting their morning with a meal from there!
8. Bugis Street Market
Looking for some souvenirs or good bargains for your family and friends? Bugis Street Market is the place for you! The most extensive and cheapest shopping place for souvenirs, food and clothes. You won't be disappointed spending your time here!
9. ArtScience Museum
It's not just an art or Science museum, but both! The ArtScience Museum shows you what our future can look like - one beyond your imagination. The exhibitions and tours are related to the mix of art, science, culture and technology. So come to ArtScience Museum and immerse yourself in Virtual Reality and immersive digital art installation of some artwork, museums and social phenomena. Suitable for all age groups to visit!
10. Haji Lane
One of the hidden gems in Singapore where people may want to visit urban destinations! Learn more and discover some local and small shops. This neighbourhood is called a hipster area - lots of colourful street art and graffiti on the wall. Small business owners and young artists operate in those restaurants, boutiques, bars and cafes. Here's a place for people who are looking for a unique cultural experience
Anyone planning to visit Singapore for their upcoming trip? With tons of destinations for you to choose from, it's definitely hard to resist any of them!
Of course, you can still be spontaneous and free-spirited, but we do advise you to plan ahead! Planning a trip ahead of time will help you travel smoothly on the day-of, help you budget your travel expenses, and lower the chances of facing unexpected situations.
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