Singapore Travel Highlights in 3 Days

by Neil Mendoza
(Manila, Philippines)

'Less is more' when you have just 3 days for your Singapore travel...

My friend and I, both in our mid 20s, will visit Singapore for the first time. We intend to stay though for only 3 days and we would like to visit as many place as possible.

Arrival date : March 15 at 9am
departure date : March 17 at 5pm
Staying in Geylang.

Below is the proposed Singapore travel itinerary:

Day 1:
Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India
Singapore Flyer
Night Safari

Day 2:
Resorts World in the morning
Universal Studios - Battlestar Galactica, Canopy Flyer, Madagascar, Far Far Away, Jurassic Park.

Afternoon in Imbiah Lookout:
Megazip, Tiger Sky Tower, Merlion Walk, Songs of the Sea, and Luge and SkyRide

Day 3:
Esplanade and Merlion Park in the morning
Suntec City or Bugis Street Bazaar in the afternoon

Are the above activities possible (geographically and time wise)?

Please feel free to add, delete or swap any activities.


Hi Neil

Less is more. With just 3 days of Singapore travel time, you're not going to see all the things you listed above.

So here's my counter-suggestion:

Day 1 - Ethnic Quarter & Night Safari

Afternoon: Chinatown, Kampong Glam or Little India.

Catch an early dinner in a hawkers' centre at one of the places. Then make your way to the Night Safari.

Evening: Singapore Night Safari.

Day 2 - Universal Studios & Other Sentosa Island Attractions

Start the day at Universal Studios. Then see how much time you still have left for the other Sentosa spots. You're likely to have time for one or two more Sentosa attractions.

Day 3 - Marina Bay & Bugis Street Bazaar

You can start the day with a ride on the Singapore Flyer. Follow this up with the other spots you listed for day 3:

Morning: Esplanade Waterfront and Merlion Park

Afternoon: Suntec City or Bugis Street Bazaar

Enjoy your Singapore travel.

Gabriel Tan

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Singapore Travel Highlights in 3 Days

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Jan 07, 2011
My tentative 3 day itinerary in Singapore
by: vinz

Day 1: Vivocity, Sentosa, Universal Studios , Songs of the Sea.

Day 2: City tour, Raffles Hotel, Clarke Quay, Esplanade, Suntec City, Marina Bay Sands before and after sunset.

Day 3. Orchard Road, Chinatown, Bugis.

Is this possible?


Your itinerary is achievable, but you'll be rushing from place to place. Take it easy. Less is more.


1) You need 4-6 hours at Universal Studios. Anything less than that, you're wasting your money.

2) Some visitors have planned to spend 2 hours on Orchard Road, only end up spending 2 days there.

Have a good trip.


Nov 01, 2011
Visit to Universal Studios Singapore
by: Nurrul Azeera

I'm planning to go to Universal Studios Singapore from Johor Bharu, Malaysia. I don't plan to spend a night in Singapore and I will take a bus from JB. Is it possible to go there and come back to JB in one day?


Yes, it's possible to enjoy Universal Studios Singapore as a day trip from Johor Bahru. Plan to arrive before 10am and leave late afternoon and you'll be alright.

I believe Tune Hotel JB has a 2-way shuttle to Resorts World Sentosa, which might be quite convenient.

See also: Universal Studios Singagpore + Sentosa Tour Plan

Gabriel Tan

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