Singapore Vacation - Four Days Four Nights

by Steve Young
(Canberra, Australia)

Hi, my wife and I (no children) will be stopping off in Singapore for a four day break before heading back to Australia. I have visited before but it is my wife's first visit and I would like to maximise our stay.

We arrive at lunchtime of the 4th Oct and depart early on the 8th, staying at an Orchard Road hotel.

(Editor's note: Steve, I've taken note of your hotel, but I've removed the hotel name for privacy.)

Preference is early morning and evening activities. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. The list is prioritised but can be ordered to suit any plan.

1. Night Safari (Zoo)
2. Kranji War Memorial
3. Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens)
4. Singapore Flyer (Night)
5. River cruise (Admiral Cheng Ho Dinner Cruise)
6. Fort Canning (Surrender of Singapore)
7. Jurong Bird Park
8. Raffles – afternoon tea
9. Chinese/Japanese Garden
10. Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour

Kind regards and thank you in advance.

Steve & Vicki


Hi Steve, Vicki


Something like this might work for you...


DAY 1 - RAFFLES HOTEL & SINGAPORE NIGHT SAFARI

The Raffles Hotel is a short MRT ride from your hotel.

Thereafter, you could take a taxi to the Night Safari.

Or if you plan to see a bit of a heartland town, you could take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio Station, have a walkabout around the town centre and, nearer the evening, take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio Interchange for a leisurely ride to the Night Safari.


DAY 2 - FORT CANNING & JURONG BIRD PARK

Morning: Take a taxi to Jurong Bird Park, timing your trip to co-incide with the bird shows.

Afternoon: Visit the Battle Box at Fort Canning Park. This could be followed by a trishaw ride and the Singapore Flyer in the evening.

Note:
The trishaw rides now depart from the Albert Mall Trishaw Park near Queen Street. In October, a good route would be Little India because of the Deepavali Street Light Up.


DAY 3 - KRANJI WAR MEMORIAL, HAW PAR VILLA & CHENG HO DINNER CRUISE

Morning: Kranji War Memorial

Afternoon: Haw Par Villa

Evening: Dinner on the Admiral Cheng Ho Cruise


DAY 4 - BOTANIC GARDENS & CHINATOWN

Note:
I'm curious why you've requested to fit in the Chinese & Japanese Gardens. They are basically landscaped parks which usually come alive only during a few festivals and, IMHO, not worth the trip at other times.

As such, I'm counter-suggesting that you visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Day 4 morning. Particularly, have a look at the National Orchid Garden located within its compound.

Afternoon and evening could be spent in Chinatown. You could then culminate your trip with dinner at one of the excellent restaurants on Club Street, Chinatown.


Enjoy your Singapore vacation.


Gabriel Tan

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Singapore Vacation - Four Days Four Nights

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Sep 10, 2010
Enjoy Your Vacation in Singapore
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Steve

I've just completed a suggested itinerary (above) for your Singapore vacation. Let me know if you have further questions.

Have a good trip.


Sep 13, 2010
Thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks Gabriel, that looks great. I will take your advice and give the Chinese/Japanese Gardens a miss - might do a quick run through Sentosa instead.

Appreciate your guidance.

Steve & Vicki

Oct 11, 2010
Our Visit
by: Steve

Hi Gabriel

Vicki and I have just completed our 4 days in Singapore and, largely thanks to your help with the planning, got to do all but one of our planned activities (too tired !!).

The Zoo (day & night) was everything I expected and would recommend people walk the trails rather than take the tram. Enjoyed the Singapore Flyer and was ok with the $30 entry - great photos. Only disappointment was the lack of taxi's - we waited 45 mins before one arrived.

As for Raffles (High Tea - remember to book), the Bird Park and the dinner cruise was more than happy with the service and associated costs.

Vicki was amazed at the cleanliness of the island as a whole and will be more than happy to visit again sometime down the road.

Again, thanks for your help.

Steve
Canberra, Australia

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Hi Steve, Vicki

I'm glad to know you enjoyed your Singapore vacation. Thanks for all your feedback and you're always welcome back again.

Gabriel

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