Start your day at Toast Box, located close by, with a local breakfast of coffee and toast served with kaya (coconut jam). Take a short walk after to Kampong Glam where you will find colourful, traditional shophouses that line Haji Lane and Arab Street, where local independent designer boutiques are housed today. Nearby, the 19th–century Masjid Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre offer an insight into the rich history and culture of the city’s Malay Community.
A 15-minute stroll from Kampong Glam will take you to Little India where the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, built by Singapore’s first Indian settlers and adorned with colourful statues of Hindu gods, stands. For a local lunch, take the subway (MRT) from Little India to Chinatown to enjoy a variety of rice and noodle dishes by local hawkers at Chinatown Complex. Afterwards, browse the marketplace for souvenirs or discover the area’s history with a visit to the nearby Chinatown Heritage Centre.
In the evening, catch a short taxi ride to Marina Bay and wander through to Merlion Park, home to the half-fish, half-lion statue which is a national icon. Close by, visit or catch a music performance at Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s most exciting performing arts centre, or view the nightly light show from across Marina Bay Sands. Walk further along the Helix Bridge, an architecturally unique bridge said to bring happiness and prosperity, for picturesque views of the bay.
JURONG BIRD PARK
In habitats that mirror their natural environments, Jurong Bird Park is Asia’s largest bird park with a collection of more than 5,000 birds across 400 species. Take a walk through 20.2 hectares of exploratory landscape, housing a line-up of award-winning exhibits, which gives visitors the opportunity to meet and interact with the park's feathered residents up close.
The Merlion, a half-fish, half-lion beast is a fitting symbol of Singapore. The "Singa" or lion represents the animal that a Sumatran prince saw which resembled a lion, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore's history as "Temasek", the ancient sea town.
The award-winning Night Safari is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. Visitors will get to enjoy the unique experience of seeing over 2,500 animals in their naturalistic night time habitats.
Visit our island resort getaway, Sentosa, just a short monorail ride away from VivoCity. Begin your tour of the island with a visit to the Sky Tower for panoramic views of Singapore. Thrill seekers can take a ride on the Skyline Luge Sentosa or check out the Universal Studios theme park. Visit the S.E.A. Aquarium which showcases the awe-inspiring beauty of a world beneath the sea or enjoy the various dining options available.
The country consists of 63 islands. While the main island, known as Singapore Island, or Pulau Ujong, and Sentosa are the more famous ones, other smaller ones are not to be missed. Pulau Ubin to the north-east offers a nice getaway from the urban environment of the main island.