Exploring Singapore in 2 Days

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There is too much to experience in The Lion City but we only had two days to explore because of work constraints. Our short visit to Singapore made us experience really good food, Universal Studios, the Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay , and the city itself.

Awkward pose with the iconic Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, and Merlion in one picture.

Changi Airport already had us in awe as we touched down on “The World’s Best Airport”. Our smiles never vanished as we made our way to the city passing by well-groomed flowers and trees perked on the isles in the middle of the roads. Such a refreshing sight and what a warm welcome. 

After checking in, we made our way to the Esplanade Park for an afternoon stroll.

Esplanade Singapore
First stop. Esplanade, Singapore.

Close to Esplanade Park is the iconic Merlion where too many people are flocking around. 

Merlion Singapore
The iconic Merlion with too many people!

It was so clean everywhere that we enjoyed walking around all the way to Gardens by the Bay passing by the bridge, a soccer field, and a good view of Marina Bay Sands. 

Passed by a soccer field and a colorful stadium on the way to The Gardens By The Bay.

We secured our seats at Gardens by the Bay as we waited for the Garden Rhapsody at the Supertree Grove. It is a free show at the Gardens and a tourist atttaction so there are always many people around waiting for the show.

Gardens by the Bay Singapore
Find me! At Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

We then walked our way from Gardens by the Bay to Satay by the Bay for dinner and everything we ate was just really, really good. Satay by the Bay​ is like a food park, you go around and choose from which stalls you will buy your food. 

Satay by the Bay Singapore
Satay by the Bay Singapore for a very good dinner.

We were up early on Day 2 to make our way to Mount Faber for a cable car ride to Sentosa Island. We were very early at Mount Faber so we had enough time to roam around before we boarded the first cable car ride of the day overlooking Singapore. 

Faber Peak Singapore
Faber Peak Singapore for our cable car ride to Sentosa Island.

We had an unlimited Cable Car Sky Pass so we maximized it by making our way to Siloso Point Station from Mount Faber Station through cable car. 

Faber Peak Singapore
Overlooking Singapore on our way to Sentosa Island from Mount Faber.

Mount Faber Station to Siloso Point Station

  1. Ride the cable car from Mount Faber Station to Sentosa Station. (14 minutes)
  2. Transfer to Imbiah Lookout Station. (1 minute walk)
  3. Ride the cable car from Imbiah Lookout Station to Siloso Point Station. (4 minutes)
Fort Siloso Singapore
Canon at Fort Siloso, Singapore.
Glassfloor Tower Singapore
Overlooking Siloso Beach at the Glass Floor Tower in Sentosa Island

After walking around Siloso, we made our way to Merlion Station from Siloso Point Station for Universal Studios Singapore. 

Sentosa Singapore
Find me! At Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Siloso Point Station to Universal Studios Singapore

  1. Ride the cable car from Siloso Point Station to Merlion Station (7 minutes)
  2. Walk to Universal Studios Singapore.
Universal Studios Singapore
Posing with Puss in Boots at Universal Studios Singapore

Enjoy the rides and shows in Universal Studios Singapore. Be prepared to queue with so many people though.

Universal Studios Singapore
I met Bumblebee at Universal Studios Singapore!

Recommended Rides

  1. Transformer 4D Ride
  2. The Mummy Roller Coaster

Recommended Shows

  1. Waterworld Show
  2. Sesame Street Show
Why do you tell me to stop and go at the same time? 🙁

Do as much rides and shows as your time allows. Get a copy of the map and show schedule for the day at the entrance. Make time for the scheduled parade and fireworks at night. 

Passed by a colorful stadium as we walked around.

We made our way to Mustafa Centre for dicounted goods before calling it a day. (Universal Studios Singapore to Mustafa Centre, 24 minutes, SGD15~Php570 by Grabcar)

Singapore sure made us smile albeit a very short stay of two days. We wanted to stay longer but our time didn’t allow us. 

Faber Peak Singapore
Posing with the colorful stairs at Faber Peak Singapore.

We felt safe walking around. How the people are very disciplined are clearly seen on how it was conspicuously clean and orderly everywhere.

The iconic Marina Bay Sands

What can you say about our short trip to Singapore? Tell me about your thoughts and experiences on the Lion City!

Singapore Trip Notes

I visited Singapore with three colleagues so we took advantage of our number and went around riding a taxi or Uber car to save and split on costs.

We already paid for our air fare, accommodation, and admission tickets before we traveled for this trip. See complete list below. Click each highlighted item to book or know the details.



2 nights at a Central Imperial condominium unit in Geylang, Singapore through Airbnb

Central Imperial Singapore
Our group of 4 with our Airbnb Host (middle)


Recommended Places to Stay in Geylang Area

Capsule Pod at Aljunied

Lodge 41


Admission Tickets and Passes

Universal Studios Singapore

Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass


Recommended Activities in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Satay by the Bay


Plane Tickets

Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore return trips via Air Asia


A Pocket WiFi will also be essential for your DIY itinerary.

  • Researching how to go to your intended destination pays.
  • Ask around if you get lost or aren’t sure. 
  • Food can be pretty expensive (relative to Php) but can be really, really good.
  • It’s clean everywhere. 
  • Walk around and explore more of Singapore as your time allows.
  • Singapore is beautiful. Enjoy! 🙂

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