3 Day Singapore Tour - Itinerary and Hotel Recommendations

by A. Peer Mohamed
(Chennai, India)

Dear Mr Gabriel Tan

Good day! This is Peer Mohamed from Chennai, India. Your website is very much informative and useful to the new comers to Singapore and I would like to appreciate your good work.

By the way, I am scheduled to make my first time family tour for a week to Malaysia & Singapore on AirAsia as per below itinerary:

Afternoon 11 July 2010 - Morning 14 July 2010: Kuala Lumpur

Afternoon 14 July 2010 - Evening 17 July 2010: Singapore

We are totally four as myself - 45 years, my wife - 42 years, my college going son of 18 years and my school daughter of 12 years.

Now, I request you to please advise me a budget hotel for family stay in a good location not more than US$ 60 - 70 per night for a family room (which can accomodate all of us), places of economical eat outs (Muslim halal food), important shopping areas and important places to see and also please kindly arrange a proper schedule / itinerary of my Singapore tour for three (3) days from 14th afternoon till 17th evening July, which suits each member of our family and advise me by return.

Moreover, please advise me if you have any ideas about KL / Malaysia also. Advise me the overall approximate budget / funds needed for my tour program. Awaiting for your prompt response by return.

Thanks and regards,
A.Peer Mohamed,
Chennai, India.

Hi Peer


It's very difficult to get a decent family room at a budget hotel in Singapore for USD 60-70 per night. You might have to increase your budget a bit to get something reasonable.

Here are 2 possible options:

1) Book 2 rooms at a budget hotel on Balestier Road (at the city's fringe).

These are family-friendly hotels. They are about 15-20 minutes by bus to the main shopping districts (Orchard Road and Marina Bay).


2) Book a family room at YWCA Fort Canning Lodge.

The YWCA Fort Canning Lodge has decent family rooms. It is in a strategic location on the edge of Orchard Road and within a 5-minute walk to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.


On this other post, I described how a family travelling together could spend 3 days enjoying the main sights of Kuala Lumpur.

Have a look at the recommendations and see if they are what you are looking for.

If they are not what you're looking, use the 'comments' link below and state more specifically your preferences. Then, I could point you to one or two other things to do in Kuala Lumpur.


Here are my suggestions for your family, taking into consideration it's your first trip to Singapore:

Day 1 - Singapore Zoo & Night Safari

After downloading your luggage at your hotel, take a taxi to the Singapore Zoo. In the evening, just walk over to the Singapore Night Safari next door.

Dinner could be at Bongo Burgers (more affordable) or the Ulu Ulu Restaurant (more expensive). Both are located at the Night Safari.

However, if you plan on saving some money, you could pack your own dinner at a food court near your hotel. (More about halal food below.)

Day 2 - Heartland Shopping & City Highlights

In the morning, take the MRT to Toa Payoh Station.

Upon exit, walk over to the HDB Hub - the planning centre for public housing in Singapore. Take a look at the HDB Gallery (ask about its location from at the information counter).

The HDB Gallery will help you understand how the heartland towns in Singapore have developed over the years. It will also make your walk around the town centre more meaningful.

Once done, head out to the plazas around HDB Hub for shopping and a look-see of the town centre. In particular, check out the shops at Blocks 177-190.

In the afternoon, take the MRT to City Hall MRT Station for a tour of Singapore city centre. Enjoy the main sights from the Singapore Flyer, the Duck Tour or on a Singapore River cruise.

Check out the sights on the Singapore River. And end the day at a nice riverside restaurant at Clarke Quay.

Day 3 - A Day on Sentosa Island

Spend the day at Universal Studios Singapore. Or head over to the other attractions on Sentosa Island.


You will have no problem finding halal food in Singapore.

Each shopping mall will usually have a food court at the basement or at the top-most level. You'll find halal food stalls in these food courts.

At government managed food centres, you'll also find a few halal food stalls within the mix.

Most of the fast food restaurants in Singapore are also halal-certified.

Have an enjoyable Singapore tour.

Gabriel Tan

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3 Day Singapore Tour - Itinerary and Hotel Recommendations

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Jun 29, 2010
Feedback & Further Questions
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Peer

I've provided some suggestions for your trip to Singapore and Malaysia above.

Let me know if this is the information you need, or if you have further questions.

Nov 05, 2010
Budget travel for 4 days and 3 nights
by: meri

I find this posted inquiry similar to ours except for the number of days and the number of people.

I will be travelling with 9 friends in May 2011. As of now, we still don't have a place to live in. As much as possible, we want a good place but a cheap one. We understand that we'll just stay there for our bath and sleeping time and so we don't mind if we are many in one room. Could this be possible?

Furthermore, we need help to come up with an itinerary which will make most of our stay there.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


Hi Meri

1) The hotels in Singapore do not allow more guests to sleep in a room than the room is built for. If you are on a budget, you might want to consider these few affordable hotels in Singapore, all of which have received mainly favourable reviews.

2) Here are 70+ Singapore tour itineraries to help you plan your vacation in Singapore.

Gabriel Tan

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