Singapore is a popular tourist destination for millions of tourists every year, but it is such an enriching experience to visit Singapore as a solo traveler. Solo travel in Singapore gives you the chance of exploring the varied diversity of the country. Every location is the best in all terms and gives the real picture of the diversity the country holds. To top that, Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world, ideal for a solo escapade.
Here are the 6 amazing destinations to visit during your Solo Vacation in Singapore
1. Chinatown, Singapore
Solo travel and not strolling in the lanes of different cities, well, then it is an incomplete trip. Chinatown in Singapore is the friendliest location for solo travelers. Picture this: Little cobbled streets, rows, and rows of little outdoor shops, lots of colorful bright colors, pretty souvenirs, little knick-knacks, and an elderly Chinese woman selling some very interesting articles. Whether you want to explore multi-cuisine, engage in relaxing reflexology, or buy gifts, then this is the right place. Don’t miss to visit Yue Hwa Chinese Products located at the corner of Eu Tong Sen and Upper Cross Street. If you are visiting the Chinese New-year, then you will certainly have a great time.
2. Sentosa Island
If you solo travel in Singapore, then don’t miss the major attraction of Singapore- Sentosa Island. Sentosa is a resort island based off the coast of Singapore situated just half a kilometer away from the southern coast of the main island of Singapore. Sentosa Island is famous for the massive Resorts World, which in itself contains many fun things to see and do. Sentosa is also home to all of the best beaches in Singapore. All featured attractions are easy to get to, thanks to a free bus service that runs around the island as well as a free monorail service. You can spend the entire day and watch a parrot show, stroll the spice garden, and relax on the man-made beach. For a solo trip, this is the perfect island to explore.
3. Little India
Want to taste India’s spicy food and buy some amazing quality spices? Then Little India is your destination. There is a wide range of grocery stores and some Indian shops selling Indian items along with local cuisine. You will find a huge number of tourists here from different countries exploring Indian food items. Don’t miss to try some Indian foods made by Indian chefs running top restaurants here. Located east of the Singapore River, it’s one of the smallest districts in Singapore so walking and cycling are the best ways of getting around.
You’ll be surrounded by plenty of religious sites, such as Hindu and Buddhist temples, as well as a mosque dating back to the 19th century. To learn about colonial architecture, head to the Cathedral of St. Andrews and Cathedral of the Good Shepherd- the oldest Roman Catholic. If you want to explore the architectural masterpiece of Singapore, the Thian Hock Keng Temple is the one to explore.
4. The Orchard Road
Orchard Road is a whole street that’s almost entirely dedicated to shopping. It is the must-visit location in Singapore for those looking for a bit of retail therapy (which many do come to Singapore for). The wide avenue is lined with a whole host of shopping centers – from the original Chinese emporiums to modern megamalls made from steel and glass. The most fascinating characteristic of Singapore is that you don’t even need to go outdoors to get from one shopping center to another. Most of the malls are interconnected through underground passageways, which are also filled with shops and eateries.
5. Marina Bay
Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore surrounded by the perimeter of four other planning areas. The area surrounding the bay itself, also called Marina Bay, is a 360-hectare extension to the adjacent Central Business District. The whole Marina Bay area has transformed epic proportions and is now the de facto center of Singapore for visitors. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay and many of the great things to do and see in the area revolve around this epic building and resort. The variety of attractions at Marina Bay wouldn’t be complete without the famous Merlion, Singapore’s symbol and most sought-after photo-op. Other attractions in this area include; Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, and the Singapore Flyer.
6. Clarke Quay and Riverside
The best attractions in Clarke Quay offer visitors a great range of alternative things to see and do, which doesn’t purely revolve around nightlife. Surely, Clarke Quay is famous for its stunning waterside restaurants and exciting collection of bars and clubs, but the area has so much more to offer. You could indulge in Brizo’s famous Crab buffet, watch the spectacular laser show at Boat Quay, and visit Fort Canning Park to learn about Singapore’s colonial history.
Despite being small in geographical size, Singapore is a fascinating country, and it’s a country with a large heart and an appetite to match. There is so much to explore in the little streets, boutique shops, Skypark, man-made beaches, temples, churches, and the unique amalgamation of something old and something new. Don’t think twice before booking your trip to this truly special place.