With its melting pot of cultures, major tourist attractions and natural beauty, Singapore has it all. Situated beside Malaysia, it has become one of the most visited cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The city-state’s gleaming skyscrapers, beaches, attractions and delicious food bring people from all over the world to wander and explore.

In just two days, you can visit some of the most exciting attractions that Singapore has to offer and be truly immersed in South-East Asian culture. Here’s an awesome itinerary that will guide you on how to spend two days in Singapore.

Day 1

Visit Sentosa Island Beaches

Known as Singapore’s island resort, Sentosa Island is home to three beaches that are extremely popular among locals. While each beach has clear waters suitable for swimming and miles of white sand, they also have their own unique features and crowd.

Palawan Beach is well-known for its Pirates of the Caribbean-style suspension bridge linking to a small island which you can walk or even swim across to; Tanjong Beach is known for its parties, thrown at Tanjong Beach Club; and Siloso Beach is more of a family beach, with lots of beach sports as well as restaurants and shops.

Adventures At Universal Studios

Divided into seven “worlds”, the Universal Studios theme park is the main attraction of Resorts World on Sentosa Island.

Very popular with families, it has a mix of attractions suitable for younger kids, such as Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey in Far Far Away, Dino-Soarin’ in The Lost World, and the all-singing, all-dancing Sesame Street Show in Hollywood. There are also a host of rides and roller coasters for thrill seekers and many restaurants and shops to relax and explore.

Take A Singapore River Cruise

This is one of the most relaxing and visually pleasing things to do in Singapore, especially at night when the city lights up.

These 40-minute cruises run every 15-20 minutes between the iconic structures of Marina Bay and the vibrant nightlife of Clarke Quay, with running commentary giving you some entertaining background history. You can hop on and off at several different locations, but your best bet is to catch the boat at the Promenade Jetty, in front of the Singapore Flyer. That way, you can also catch a glimpse of the lit-up Gardens by the Bay.

Day 2

Go shopping On Orchard Road

Orchard Road is Singapore’s main shopping street, particularly notable for its many international fashion stores. The 2.2-kilometre shopping boulevard is lined with gleaming malls, departmental stores, and designer shops on either side of the street. You can spend days shopping here, sustained by the food from the malls’ excellent food courts.

Eat Your Way Around A Hawker Centre

Hawker centres are popular food courts in Singapore serving some of the best food that you’ll find in the city. The large food courts bring together street food stalls serving anything from snacks to full meals, at affordable prices and in a vibrant setting. Hawker centres tend to get packed, so to secure your seat at a canteen-style table, just place a packet of tissues on it.

Explore Gardens By The Bay

Across a pedestrian walkway from the Marina Bay is one of Singapore’s most remarkable green spaces, created on 101 hectares of land. The Gardens by the Bay is home to over 800 species of plants from different climate zones.

The huge green space also features a Cloud Forest Dome, with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall; a Flower Dome; a Supertree Grove, which features the gorgeous and futuristic OCBC Skyway; and many other enchanting attractions.

Get Up Close With Animals At The Night Safari

If you’re interested in experiencing a zoo at night, then the Night Safari is definitely the adventure for you. 

This wildlife park is only open in the evenings (7:30pm-midnight). It’s a wonderfully eerie experience, exploring the jungle and getting up close and personal with the 120 species of nocturnal creatures, which include tigers, fishing cats, and alligators, to name a few.