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Day 1

9am-10am: Breakfast at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery (204E East Coast Road – Katong area)
How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Eunos MRT station. Walk to the bus stop and take a 15 minute bus ride on bus number 13. After alighting, take a 5 minute walk to Chin Mee Chin. Click here for directions on map.
*Watch us have kaya toast and eggs for breakfast at Chin Mee Chin!

Elyn and Jess outside Chin Mee Chin bakery
Elyn and Jess outside Chin Mee Chin bakery

 

10am-1pm: Walk down Katong (East Coast Road)
To view the architecture and to try many kinds of local food. Stroll along the route indicated on this map and get ready for a food fest! CONTINUE EATING. 🙂 Click here for map.
Food to look out for:
Yong Tau Foo: Ampang yong tau foo (225A East Coast Road)
– Chicken rice: Boon Tong Kee (199 East Coast Road), Five Star Chicken Rice (191 East Coast Road)
– Yong’s Teochew Kueh: 150 East Coast Road
– Kim Choo dumplings: 111 East Coast Road
– Laksa: 49 Katong Laksa (49 East Coast Road), 328 Katong Laksa (216 East Coast Road)
*You can make a short detour at Joo Chiat Road to try Bak kut teh (Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh – 328 Joo Chiat Road)
(Katong used house the wealthy who built their houses along the beach – now the land has been reclaimed to East Coast Park.)

2pm-4pm:  National Museum of Singapore
How to get there: We recommend taking a cab (approx. $12). Click here for instructions via bus or train. Nearest MRT: Bras Bash MRT (Circle line)

4pm-5pm: Merlion Park
How to get there: Click here for transport options.

5.30pm-7pm: Dinner at Glutton’s Bay (at The Esplanade) for local hawker food
How to get there: Walk from Merlion Park to The Esplanade. Click here for map.

7pm-9pm: Take a stroll to enjoy the night skyline and head towards Marina Bay Sands. Click here for walking route.
Alternatively, ride on the Singapore Flyer. Click here for map to walk from The Esplanade to the Singapore Flyer.

 

Day 2

8.30am-9.30am: Breakfast at Tiong Bahru Food Market & Hawker Centre (2nd level)
How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station, then take a 10 minute walk. Click here for walking route. Alternatively, take a cab.
We recommend for breakfast: Chwee kueh (steamed rice cake with preserved turnip), carrot cake (white radish with egg and turnip), grass jelly drink, soya bean drink, local coffee or tea, porridge, pau (steamed buns), chee cheong fun, steamed yam cake

9.30am-11.30am: Take a walk around the wet market (1st level of the same building) at Tiong Bahru and the housing estate

A wet market
A wet market

 

1pm-6pm: Sentosa
How to get there: Head back to Tiong Bahru MRT station and take the train to Harbourfront MRT station. From there, there are several ways to get to Sentosa. Click here for ways to get to Sentosa.
We recommend: On Sentosa island, visit Fort Siloso and the Images of Singapore museum to learn some history of Singapore. If you have some more time left, you can visit the SEA Aquarium on Sentosa as well (last admission at 6.30pm).

7pm-10pm: Little India
How to get there: Head back to Harbourfront MRT station and take the train to Little India MRT station.
We recommend: Try eyebrow threading, have Indian food for dinner at one of the many India food stalls along the walking route we recommend (Follow this walking route from Little India MRT station and end off at Mustafa Centre!). End off with midnight shopping at Mustafa Centre (open 24 hours).
Tip: .You can try cutting into the many sub-lanes along the way. (It can get pretty crowded on Fridays and weekends!)

Mutton Nasi Briyani
Mutton Nasi Briyani

Day 3

9-10am: Breakfast at Chinatown Complex Market (Block 335 Smith Street) or Tak Po restaurant (42 Smith Street) for Cantonese dim sum breakfast.
How to get there: Take the MRT to Chinatown station, and take a walk to Smith Street Chinatown Complex Market. Click here for walking route.

10am-1pm: Explore the Chinatown area, and visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre (48 Pagoda Street) for a history lesson on early settlers in Singapore.

 

1pm-2pm: Lunch
We recommend: Any of the hawker centres in Chinatown area. Or, you could try Bak kut teh (Pork ribs in soup) at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh. (11 New Bridge Road: take a bus or take a walk)

Bak kut teh - pork ribs in a peppery soup
Bak kut teh – pork ribs in a peppery soup

2.30pm-3.30pm:  Take the Singapore River Cruise boat ride
How to get there: Walk to Central Mall (across the road from Song Fa Bak Kut Teh) and cut across the mall to reach the Singapore River. Look for one of the cruise ticketing booths – click here to watch us take the bumboat down the historic Singapore River!

4pm-6pm: Kampong Glam (Malay and Muslim community conservation area)
How to get there: Click here for transport options to get to Kampong Glam. By bus, it takes about 15 minutes. Have a tea or coffee break in one of the many cafes or eateries in the area.

6.30pm-8pm: Walk to Bugis Street and enjoy some night market shopping – click here to watch us shop in Bugis Street!
How to get there: Click here for walking route.

8pm-9.30pm: Dinner at Bugis Junction (shopping mall just across from Bugis Street).

9.30pm-10.30pm: Local dessert at one of the desert shops along Liang Seah Street (across from Bugis Junction).
Click here for map.

Mango pomelo sago, yam paste, steamed milk
Mango pomelo sago, yam paste, steamed milk

 

We’ve also come up with a bumper list of 50 things to do in Singapore – click here!

 

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