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Day 1

8.30am-9.30am: Breakfast at Tiong Bahru Food Market & Hawker Centre
How to get there: Take the MRT to Tiong Bahru MRT station and take a 10-15 minute walk. Click here for map.
What to eat: Chee cheong fun, chwee kueh, pau (steamed buns), yong tau foo.

Chwee kueh - steamed rice cakes topped with preserved turnip
Chwee kueh – steamed rice cakes topped with preserved turnip

9.30am-11.30am: Take a walk around the wet market at Tiong Bahru and the housing estate.
Click here for map.

11.30am-12pm: Head to Orchard Road
How to get there: Walk back to Tiong Bahru MRT and take the train to Orchard MRT station. Click here for MRT map.

12pm-1pm: Lunch
We recommend: Ayam penyat (literally, smashed chicken) at Lucky Plaza (there are a number of shops with this item in the mall).
How to get there: Click here for map.
*There are many shops selling Filipino and Indonesian items here.

1pm-4pm: Shopping along Orchard Road
We recommend: Ngee Ann City/Takashimaya, Wisma Atria, Orchard Ion, Far East Plaza. Click here for map.

4pm-4.30pm: Tea break
We recommend: Durian desserts for tea at Goodwood Park Hotel (seasonal)
How to get there: Walk from Orchard Road. Click here for map.
Off-durian season: Try Roti Prata at the food court located at the basement  of Ion Orchard shopping mall.

5pm-7pm: National Museum of Singapore
How to get there: Click here for directions by bus (15 minute ride).

7.30pm-8.30pm: Dinner at Singapore Food Trail (at the Singapore Flyer, Level 1) for local fare.
How to get there: Take a 20min bus ride and walk to the Singapore Flyer from the museum. Click here for directions. Alternatively, take a 5 minute taxi ride.

8.30pm-9.30pm: Ride on the Singapore Flyer
9.30pm-11pm: Stroll along the Esplanade or Marina Bay area. Click here for a detailed walking route round the bay area.
Night skyline from Esplande or Marina Bay Sands
Night skyline from Esplande or Marina Bay Sands
11pm-12am: Supper at Lao Pat Sat
Try: Satay, barbecued seafood, sugarcane drink, Tiger beer, Otah

Day 2

9am-10.30am: Breakfast
We suggest: Dim sum for breakfast at Red Star Restaurant (54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23 – nearest MRT: Clarke Quay)

11am-5.30pm: Sentosa
How to get there: We recommend taking a cab into Sentosa island. Alternatively, you may take the Sentosa Express (watch us ride the Sentosa Express), walk (about 20 minutes), take the bus to Sentosa island from Vivocity shopping mall(at Harbourfront MRT) or the cable car from Harbourfront Tower II (at Harbourfront MRT).
For alternatives and details on how get to Sentosa island, click here.
We recommend: Universal Studios or touring Sentosa island. Visit the Images of Singapore attraction to learn about Singapore’s history. Or visit the Trick Eye Museum for photo-taking fun!

Take the cable car into Sentosa
Take the cable car into Sentosa

 

6.30pm-8pm: Dinner at Clarke Quay area (Clarke Quay MRT)
We recommend: Jumbo Seafood (try the chilli or black pepper crab dish) (#01-01/02, Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 058282). Click here for map.
Alternatively, try bak kut teh (pork ribs in peppery soup) at Song Fa (11 New Bridge Road, #01-01). Click here for map.
How to get there: Take the MRT to Clarke Quay station.
*There are many restaurants, pubs and clubs in the Clarke Quay area

8pm-9pm: Singapore river cruise
How to get there: Look out for the ticketing booth and jetty along Clarke Quay to board. Click here for map.
Click here to watch us take the bumboat down the Singapore River!

 

Singapore River boat ride stop
Singapore River boat ride stop

9pm-late: Chill at a bar or club along Clarke Quay

 Day 3

9am-10am: Kaya butter toast and half boiled eggs for 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!

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 up to East Coast Park.)

Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hainanese Chicken Rice

1.30pm-3.30pm Kampong Glam (Malay and Muslim community conservation area)
How to get there: Click here for transport options to get to Kampong Glam. Have a tea or coffee break in one of the many cafes or eateries in the area.

4pm-6pm: Walk to Bugis Street and enjoy some street shopping (just across the road from Bugis Junction shopping mall/Bugis MRT station). Click here to watch us shop at Bugis Street!
How to get there: Click here for walking route.

6.30pm-8pm: Steamboat for dinner
Steamboat buffet (approx $20 to $30 per person) at one of the steamboat shops located at the end of Liang Seah Street (Just across Bugis Junction shopping mall – click here for map.)

8pm-9pm: Local dessert at one of the desert shops along Liang Seah Street (across from Bugis Junction).
Click here for map.

Liang Seah Street in the day - comes alive mostly in the evening!
Liang Seah Street in the day – comes alive mostly in the evening!

10pm-1am: Little India
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). (Watch us roam the Little India streets during Deepavali.)
Tip: You can try cutting into the many sub-lanes along the way. (It can get pretty crowded on Fridays and weekends!)
How to get there: Take the MRT from Bugis station to Farrer Park station.

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

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