A culinary power house, an international business hub, a cultural melting pot and many more; Singapore is small in size but not small when it comes to being a great holiday destination. Even if you only have a weekend to spend, make the most of your stay in this beautiful island by following our itinerary.
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Start your day by taking a stroll at the Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay. Be prepared to stand in awe in front of the amazing tree-like vertical gardens that measure between 25 and 50 metres tall.
9.00am – 9.00pm
Admission: Standard Flower Dome + Cloud Forest (Adult/Senior Citizen) SGD 28
There are thousands of flowers, plant species as well as rare and exotic trees from many continents. The flowers and plant displays keep changing according to themes and season.
For lunch, head over to Pollen, a one-Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton’s second venture in Singapore. Pollen features Mediterranean-inspired Modern European cuisine. We like the fact that there were a whole lot of ingredients and flavours being featured in the dishes.
Enjoy the bustling and busy area of Chinatown after lunch. Handpick one or two souvenirs from hundreds of stalls selling everything from silk robes to lucky cats.
Pagoda Street and surrounding roads
10:00 am until 10:00 pm
Have dinner at Lau Pa Sat, a hawker centre located in the midst of Singapore’s vibrant financial district. Here, you can try all the local delicacies such as chicken rice, satay and kaya toast under one roof.
On the corner of Boon Tat Street and Robinson Road, not far from the Raffles Place MRT station.
Open Daily: 24 hours
Visit the Merlion Park that houses Singapore’s national icon, the Merlion. This famous statue is well known throughout the world.
Long day? Unwind at the The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, Fullerton Hotel where you can enjoy creative cocktails and appetisers.
It offers a lovely ambience and commands one of the most mesmerizing views of the city.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Open Daily: 12–2:30PM, 6:30–10:30PM
Kickstart your morning with a satisfying breakfast at Ya Kun Kaya Toast. They serve the best kaya toast in Singapore! This type of breakfast is common in any Singaporean’s childhood in traditional coffee shops.
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Enjoy browsing through hundreds of retail stalls selling fashion items, tourist knickknacks and food at the Bugis Street Market.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Location: Bugis Street (opposite Bugis MRT)
What about some alternative shopping at Haji Lane? Think Le Marais in Paris or New York’s Meatpacking District. Enjoy treasure hunting at one of the many stores selling locally designed pieces and unique, quirky pieces.
Opening Hours: Most shops typically open from 12:00 – 20:00
Location: Haji Lane, Singapore
Take a breather by enjoying some Japanese-inspired desserts at KARAFURU desserts. The exquisitely assembled eclairs and Greek yoghurt dessert plates are really enjoyable.
ADDRESS: 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Open Daily: 01:00pm – 10:00pm
It doesn’t take a pro photographer to be able to find Instagram worthy spots in the newly opened Singapore’s National Gallery. Housed in two of the island’s most iconic colonial buildings, the National Gallery features a large collection of south-east Asian art, drawing on a collection of 8,000 works.
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun to Thurs, Public Holidays), 10am – 10pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays)
Admission: SGD 20
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A must visit destination for tourists to Singapore, Clarke Quay is a unique, landmark that play host to a wide range of restaurants, live music bars and entertainment spots. Enjoy the stroll at the quayside and have dinner at one of the many restaurants by the riverside.
One of the reasons why we enjoy visiting Singapore is due to our seamless experience at Changi Airport. There are no lack of free things to do at the airport, from catching a free movie at the theatre, get moving with Kinect Sports, to taking a stroll at the Sunflower Garden and Cactus Garden.
Indulge in some last minute duty free shopping, which you can even do in advance at iShopChangi.
How to get to Singapore?
Jetstar flies daily from KL to Singapore 30 times a week and fares start from RM49 one way. Remember to sign up for Jetmail to be the first to receive sales and special offers here.
If you’re raring to go to Singapore right now, Jetstar Asia is holding a social contest called #SGWeekends where Malaysians can win a pair of tickets to Singapore, commencing 1 Feb to 27 March 2016. Winners will be announced weekly on a Wednesday.
How to take part:
- Take a selfie and upload onto Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
- Caption it where or what you would love to spend a weekend in Singapore doing.
- Upload a selfie with a prop or image of that activity
- Use the hashtags #SGWeekends #jomsingapore #Jetstar2SG and tag @JetstarAsia (Instagram: @JetstarAsia, Facebook: Jetstar Asia, Twitter: Jetstar_Asia)
- For example “I would love to spend a weekend in Singapore visiting the Merlion statue that is well known throughout the world” #SGWeekends#jomsingapore #Jetstar2SG @JetstarAsia