Singapore Itinerary (4 days)

Travel Itinerary: Singapore in 4 days

Trip Summary

  • Trip length and when did I go? 4 days in March 2013
  • Places visited: Singapore
  • How much did it cost me? MYR 1000 

At A Glance

  • Day 1 - Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. Overnight train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. Start the trip by going to Singapore Zoo on public commute. After the zoo visit, check in to City Backpackers Singapore. In the afternoon, visited S.E.A Aquarium and watched Songs of the Sea in Sentosa Island. Spent the evening at Clarke Quay. Overnight in Singapore
  • Day 2 - Singapore. Full day in Universal Studios Singapore. Visited Palawan beach, and spent the rest of the evening at CHIJMES. Overnight in Singapore
  • Day 3 - Singapore. Went to Singapore Flyer in the morning. Lunch at Marina Bay Sands. In the afternoon, visited Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park and finish off with a sunset viewing atop the Marina Bay Sands skypark. Spent the final evening at Clarke Quay. Overnight in Singapore
  • Day 4 - Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Check out from hostel. Did some last minute shopping in Orchard Road and Bugis Street before heading down to Golden Mile Complex to take the bus back to Kuala Lumpur

Itinerary Map (click to view POIs and routes)




Woodlands Train Checkpoint to Singapore Zoo
  • 7.00 am - Arrival at Woodlands train checkpoint from KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur by train - RM 40 (or SGD 17) for sleeping berth (KTM Senandung Malam 11 pm)
  • Immigration clearance 
  • Ride Bus 178 to Woodlands MRT station - SGD 1.30
  • 8.15 am - Arrival at Woodlands MRT station
  • Bought CEPAS card for use with MRT and public buses - SGD 12
  • Ride MRT to Ang Mo Kio MRT station - SGD 1.50
  • 9.00 am - Arrival at Ang Mo Kio MRT station
  • Walk through an underpass to get to Ang Mo Kio bus interchange (opposite the road from the MRT station)
  • Ride Bus 138 to Singapore Zoo - SGD 1.50

Ang Mo Kio MRT station
MRT station  in Ang Mo Kio

Singapore Zoo
  • 10.00 am - Arrival at Singapore Zoo
  • Paid for admission into zoo & panda garden, plus tram ride - total SGD 32

Singapore Zoo main entrance
Singapore Zoo's main entrance

Hostel Check-In
  • 12.30 pm - Ride Bus 138 back to Ang Mo Kio bus interchange - SGD 1.50
  • Ride MRT from Ang Mo Kio to Clarke Quay MRT (transit at Dhoby Ghaut) - SGD 1.50
  • 1.45 pm - Arrival at Clarke Quay MRT station
  • Walk to City Backpackers hostel
  • 2.00 pm - Check-in at City Backpackers hostel - SGD 18 per night. Staying for 3 nights (total - SGD 54)

This is the place we stayed at. City Backpackers Hostel, Singapore
City Backpackers Hostel

Clarke Quay MRT Station to Sentosa Island
  • 2.30 pm - Depart hostel for Clarke Quay MRT station
  • Ride MRT to Harbourfront MRT station - SGD 1
  • 3.00 pm - Arrival at Harbourfront MRT station
  • Walk around in Vivo City Mall
  • 3.30 pm - Entered Sentosa Island via Sentosa Boardwalk - entrance fee SGD 1

Sentosa Island's gateway
Gateway to Sentosa Island

S.E.A Aquarium
  • Walk from Sentosa Island entrance to S.E.A Aquarium
  • 4.00 pm - Arrival at S.E.A Aquarium entrance
  • Paid for admission into S.E.A Aquarium - SGD 38 (inclusive of admission into Typhoon Theatre as it was a non-peak period)

Open Ocean, S.E.A. Aquarium
Open Ocean in S.E.A Aquarium, the world's largest viewing panel

Festival Walk
  • 6.15 pm - Walk around Festival Walk, photo op at Universal Studios Singapore entrance
  • Dinner at Malaysian Food Street (char koay teow - SGD 5, leng chee kang - SGD 2)

Malaysian Food Street, Sentosa Island
Getting our food fix at Malaysian Food Street

Songs of the Sea
  • Walk to Waterfront station to take Sentosa Express to Beach station
  • Turned in voucher bought online from AsiaTravel.com for tickets to Songs of the Sea at the counter near Waterfront station - SGD 10
  • Ride Sentosa Express to Beach Station
  • 7.30 pm - Arrival at Beach Station
  • Managed to get a glimpse of the sunset before show
  • Walk to Songs of the Sea entrance to watch 30 minute show

Songs of the Sea, Sentosa Island
Waiting for the Songs of the Sea to begin

Clarke Quay
  • Photo op around Beach station
  • Ride Sentosa Express back to Vivo City mall
  • Ride MRT from Harbourfront MRT station to Clarke Quay - SGD 1
  • 9.00 pm - Arrival at Clarke Quay MRT station
  • Walk to Clarke Quay from MRT station
  • Walked around Clarke Quay and went for drinks at Crazy Elephant bar (San Miguel beer draft - SGD 10). Really enjoyed the live performance at the bar
  • 11.30 pm - Went back to hostel

Clarke Quay, Singapore
View of Clarke Quay at night


Hostel to Sentosa Island
  • 7.30 am - Wake up and breakfast at the hostel
  • Breakfast is complimentary coffee and toast provided by hostel
  • Ride MRT to Harbourfront station - SGD 1
  • 8.00 am - Arrival at Vivo City mall 
  • Ride Sentosa Express to Beach station from Vivo City - SGD 3

Palawan Beach
  • 8.30 am - Arrival at Beach station
  • No beach trams were operational during that time, so had to go on foot to Palawan beach
  • Walked around Palawan beach and visited the islet


Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island
Taking a leisurely walk around Palawan Beach

Universal Studios Singapore
  • 10.00 am - Ride beach tram back to Beach station - free of charge
  • Ride Sentosa Express to Waterfront station
  • 10.30 am - Arrival at Universal Studios Singapore entrance
  • Turned in e-tickets which I bought during promotion from RWSentosa website at the ticket booth - SGD 64 (inclusive of SGD 10 shopping voucher)

The globe which marks the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore's rotating globe

Sentosa Island back to hostel
  • 7.00 pm - Exit Universal Studios Singapore
  • Ride Sentosa Express back to Vivo City, and MRT back to Clarke Quay - SGD 1
  • Reloaded CEPAS card - SGD 10
  • Walk back to hostel for quick shower and relaxation

CHIJMES
  • 8.30 pm - Ride MRT to City Hall station (transit at Dhoby Ghaut) - SGD 0.80
  • Walk to CHIJMES (under 10 minutes)
  • 9.15 pm - Walked around CHIJMES and stopped for drinks at Insomnia bar (Corona beer - SGD 12)
  • Enjoyed the live performance at the bar
  • 11 pm - Ride MRT back to hostel - SGD 0.80

Having a good time at Insomnia Bar
Enjoying a few drinks at Insomnia Bar, CHIJMES



Singapore Flyer
  • 7.30 am - Wake up and breakfast at the hostel
  • Ride MRT to Promenade station (transit at Dhoby Ghaut station) - SGD 1
  • Walk to Singapore Flyer from Promenade station using directions given by the staff at the station
  • 9.00 am - Arrival at Singapore Flyer
  • Bought tickets for the 30 minute ride - SGD 33

Singapore Flyer
View of the Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer to the Float & Esplanade
  • 10.00 am - Quick photo stop at the Float and Esplanade. You get very good views of the Singapore city skyline from here
  • Walked along Helix bridge to Marina Bay Sands complex

Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Walking across the helix bridge to Marina Bay Sands

Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
  • 11.00 am - Stopover for early lunch (Chicken rice - SGD 7 and leng chee kang - SGD 2)
  • Some sightseeing around the mall, notable points of interest were the rain oculus and the canals

Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Gardens by the Bay
  • 1 pm - Walk to Gardens by the Bay via the pedestrian walkway through Marina Bay Sands complex
  • Photo stop at the outdoor gardens
  • Paid for admission - SGD 28 for two conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest)

Gardens by the Bay Singapore
Elevated walkway at Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay to Merlion Park
  • 4 pm - Walk back to Marina Bay Sands complex, via underpass to Bayfront MRT station
  • Ride MRT to Raffles Place (transit at Marina Bay station) - SGD 0.80
  • Walk to Merlion Park from Raffles Place station using given directions (under 15 minutes)
  • 4.30 pm - Arrival at Merlion Park for photo op 
Merlion Park, Singapore
Merlion Park, Singapore's most iconic landmark

Marina Bay Sands Skypark
  • 5.30 pm - Walk back to Raffles Place station and ride MRT back to Bayfront station (transit at Marina Bay station) - SGD 0.80
  • 6.00 pm - Arrival at Marina Bay Sands
  • Went to Skypark ticketing counter to buy tickets - SGD 22
  • Take elevator up to top floor to view sunset

View of Singapore's city skyline from Skypark Marina Bay Sands
View of Singapore city from Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Marina Bay Sands to Clarke Quay
  • 7 pm - Take elevator down to Marina Bay Sands complex 
  • Went to the outdoor gardens at Gardens by the Bay for a night viewing of the super trees 
  • 7.45 pm - Went to Bayfront South fetty to purchase ferry tickets to Clarke Quay - SGD 18
  • Watched Wonder Full, Light & Water Show at 8 pm - free of charge
  • 8.30 pm - Ride ferry back to Clarke Quay
  • 9.15 pm - Arrival at Clarke Quay and chili crab dinner at Jumbo Seafood - SGD 35 per person (pretty pricey but travel partner insisted)

Wonderfull, Light and Watershow
Wonderfull, Light & Water Show at Marina Bay Sands



Orchard Road
  • 8 am - Wake up and quick shower
  • 9 am - Check out from hostel
  • Ride MRT to Orchard Road station (transit at Dhoby Ghaut station) - SGD 0.80
  • 9.30 am - Walked around Orchard Road and visited notable shopping malls in the area - Wisma ATRIA and ION Orchard
  • Breakfast at ION Orchard (coffee & sandwiches - SGD 4)

Orchard Road, Singapore
Orchard Road

Bugis Street
  • 11.00 am - Ride MRT to Bugis station (transit at Dhoby Ghaut) - SGD 0.80
  • Stopover for lunch at Bugis Junction (M.O.S Burger - SGD 7.50)
  • 12.00 pm - Walk to Bugis Street to shop for bargains and souvenirs
  • Went to Sim Lim Square to continue shopping

Bugis Street to Golden Mile Complex
  • 1.30 pm - Walk back to Bugis station to take MRT to Nicoll Highway station (transit at Dhoby Ghaut station) - SGD 0.80
  • Walk to Golden Mile complex from Nicoll Highway station (under 20 minutes) to take 3 pm bus back to Kuala Lumpur - SGD 19 (one way)

Bugis Street, Singapore
Shopping for bargains at Bugis Street


Trip Cost & Expenses


How much?
What for?
SGD 54
Accommodation
SGD 54
Accommodation in Singapore (3 nights)


SGD 271
Ground Cost
SGD 44
Public transportation around Singapore
SGD 32
Entrance ticket - Singapore Zoo
SGD 38
Entrance ticket - S.E.A Aquarium
SGD 10
Entrance ticket - Songs of the Sea
SGD 64
Entrance ticket – Universal Studios Singapore
SGD 33
Entrance ticket – Singapore Flyer
SGD 28
Entrance ticket – Gardens by the Bay
SGD 22
Entrance ticket – Skypark at Marina Bay Sands


SGD 36
In & Out Cost
SGD 17
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
SGD 19
Bus from Singapore back to Kuala Lumpur


SGD 85
Misc
SGD 85
Food & Drink


SGD 446
Total


How much did it cost me?
  • In local currency: SGD 446
  • Conversion rate (at the time): SGD 1 = MYR 2.30
  • After conversion: MYR 1,035 (for 4 days)



10 comments

  1. Thanks for your post on Singapore tourist attractions. Your post inspired me to check Singapore flyer price and it offered me most enthralling experience to my family and friends to spend the vacation in the most beautiful place in the world.

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  2. this is very informative. btw if I may ask, the discounted ticket for the universal studios, did u buy that through RW website or at their ticket booth?

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    1. Hi,

      Bought it from the RW website, it's a promo for Maybank card users. They still have this promo displayed on their website, hope this helps: http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Promotions/Maybank

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