Things to do & eat in Singapore – Universal Studios, Merlion Park, Marina Bay, Makansutra, Lau Pa Sat, Tian Tian Hainanese

Even though Singapore is just a small country, there are plenty of things to see, activities to do or places to eat here.

Things to do & eat in Singapore – Universal Studios, Merlion Park, Marina Bay, Makansutra, Lau Pa Sat, Tian Tian Hainanese

Things to do in Singapore

Even though Singapore is just a small country, there are plenty of things to see, activities to do or places to eat here. Whatever day it is or wherever you are, Singapore is packed with tourists. You can enjoy it with your friends, families or even if you are only by yourself. People here are hospitable, polite and approachable. You can ask people for directions or good places to eat.

1. Spend a day at Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa, Singapore – Entrance fee $74 SGD

sentosa singapore

universal studios singapore

It was raining hard during the time I went here. Some of the rides were not available. But good thing it stopped and rides were made available by then. So I had the chance to ride most of them.

universal studios singapore

There’s a lot of rides you can choose from. You can actually try it all within one day! And it’s easier if you are alone(Single Rider perks) since they have a separate lane and it’s faster than normal lanes(with groups).

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This was my favorite ride – Battlestar Galactica. I rode it over and over again! It was easy falling in line since I was alone (Single Rider lane).

universal studios singapore

universal studios singapore

universal studios singapore

You can also watch a show. Time and place are indicated on the maps provided or you can see posts when you passed them by.

universal studios singapore
Water world show. My favorite!
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Puss in boots show
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Shrek show
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Madagascar water ride

universal studios singapore

universal studios singapore
Madagascar show

A replica of the Merlion.

universal studios singapore

2. Go to Merlion Park

A major tourist attraction of Singapore can be found at Merlion park near CBD & in-front of Marina Bay Sands. There are tourists everywhere so you will have to be patient if you want a nice solo photo with the merlion statue.

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Merlion park is packed with tourists whatever time of the day it is

You will be able to see Marina Bay Sands here. Be mesmerized how beautiful it is especially at night!

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Marina Bay Sands hotel at night. Gorgeous!

3. Watch free concert at the Marina Bay Esplanade 

They are actually good and fun to watch. They sing from types of mellow, r&b, pop and acoustic. The atmosphere is magnificent! Listening to good music while you’re beside the water front. The vibe is amazing!

esplanade singapore

4. Singapore Botanic Gardens & National Orchid Garden

if you like long walking you can go and tour the garden. It’s huge and a place to relax with friends or family. Have a picnic on the grass, play some ball or just lay down and sleep. The atmosphere is fantastic and you will be able to breathe fresh air.

There are also some interesting plants to know about and some small gardens that has exotic plants with descriptions.

orchid garden singapore

Place has a lot of areas like lakes & gardens. You need to have a lot of energy walking around here.

botanic garden singapore

botanic garden singapore

 

5. Bugis Junction/Street

This is a famous place for shopping & food. You might need half a day or more to go around here to shop and eat.

bugis singapore

They sell fresh fruits, streetfoods and cheap bargains.

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6. Marina Bay Sands Mall

a high end shopping mall. If you don’t have the budget to shop here, you can just walk around and see what it offer. They have a river & fountain inside!

river inside mall singapore

7. Gardens by the bay

There is a show at night time and you can see this glowing with lots of lights in it. It’s pretty awesome and a must to see.

You can go inside to see the garden if you’re into nature. It’s pretty interesting. There’s an entrance fee though but I guess it’s worth it for experience.

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8. Roam Around Singapore CBD

 See what Singapore city has to offer! Experience different kinds of stuff while walking and you might find something that interests you. From nightlife to hawker centre to shopping malls/areas.

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CBD at night. Awesome!

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Must places to eat when in Singapore

Hawker centres are famous in Singapore since it is cheap & affordable, delicious and has local vibe feeling when you and eat there. There are a lot of famous hawker centres there and all of them are good and always packed.

1. Makansutra Gluttons Bay in Raffles Ave, Marina Bay, Singapore. opens from 4pm – 1am
– a famous cheap hawker centre in Marina Bay Esplanade. The vibe is fantastic! Eating good food with an awesome ambience is a wonderful experience!

gluttons bay singapore

There’s a lot of food to choose from. Malaysian, Singaporean and even Filipino. There are also dessert and beverage stalls.

gluttons bay singapore

I ordered Hokkien Mee noodles & famous oyster omelette. Delish! The serving was huge and can be shared by 2.

gluttons bay singapore

2. Lau Pa Sat – 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore
This hawker centre is close to CBD and is open for 24 hours. It is famous for the lined up stalls selling satay. Although the satay is not that cheap but it’s very good!
You can go here and hang out with your friends. Have drink & dinner together with some strangers you can be friends with. How cool is that?

satay singapore

satay singapore

Just watching this guy grill the food makes me drool and hungry!

satay singapore

Prawns is very good as well! Their peanut sauce has a tangy flavour where it makes you crave for more!

satay singapore

3. Kamala in Little India – 662 Buffalo Rd, Singapore

If you like Indian food. This place is good! It’s near the train station. There are also shopping areas nearby and Indian stores/market.

india singapore

kamala indian singapore

india singapore

I had Dosa(Indian pancake made with sweet potato) for breakfast. It was very good and you mix it with their sauce. Local people eat it with their hands. But if you’re not comfortable with it there are utensils you can use.

indian singapore

4. Tian Tian Hainanese – Maxwell Food Centre at 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore

This hainanese chicken rice stall is very famous. It was featured in newspapers, blogs, tv, etc. Celebrities all over the world like Anthony Bourdain & Gordon Ramsay eats here and some rates it as the best hainanese chicken rice!

Prepare to fall in line and wait for a long time especially during lunch or dinner time and you might wait for over an hour! That’s how famous and good it is!

tian tian hainanese rice singapore

tian tian hainanese singapore

The mother chef itself is there serving customers! You can watch how she prepares the good food you will eat!

tian tian hainanese singapore

This was far the best hainanese chicken rice i’ve eaten! The rice was fragrant and the chicken together with the ginger sauce was very good! I’m already drooling just writing this.

tian tian hainanese singapore
The best Hainanese chicken rice!

Bonus: An ice cream sandwich along the streets of Singapore.

Sorry the focus was on the background and not on the sandwich. Anyway, it was delish!

ice cream sandwich singapore

 

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