20 things to do in Singapore


I feel extremely lucky that Singapore was the first place that I got to go all thanks to studying abroad my sophomore year of college. I think that everyone should absolutely do it if they get the chance or if the opportunity presents itself. It definitely wasn’t easy and I worked 3 jobs while saving up to study abroad and I would hands down do it again in a heartbeat!

I think that studying abroad and getting to spend a month with our classmates that are from Singapore, we got to experience some things that you wouldn’t find on the first page of Trip Advisor! Not to knock Trip Advisor, as many of these things are on that list! I feel that the best way to give you all the information is to link each activity to its website, and you can plan your trip from there.

Things to do

  1. A Japanese cooking class

  2. Spectra Light Show at Marina Bay Sands

  3. Singapore Zoo and do the Night Safari!

  4. Rock Climbing at The Rock School Gym

  5. Sentosa Island - you could easily spend a whole day here!

  6. Learn all about tea at Yixing Xuan Teahouse

  7. Rent a bike and explore Pulau Ubin

  8. Alleviate Fish Spa is a must, definitely a fun experience! We also got massages at the place right about this!

  9. Singapore Flyer

  10. Grab dinner at one of the many great restaurants in Clarke Quay

  11. Marina Bay Sands - Go up to the top!

  12. The Changi Airport itself was INCREDIBLE - spend some time here if you can! Each terminal has something very cool in it!

  13. SO. MANY. MALLS… and each mall was different! I really liked Bedok Mall, Suntec City, and Orchard Road, to name a few! You can’t really go wrong with any of them!

  14. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

  15. Singapore City Gallery - I learned so much about Singapore here!

  16. Singapore River Cruise

  17. Gardens by the Bay, it is gorgeous! There are also about 8 different parts to it. Bring the camera!

  18. Chinatown Street Markets, so fun to explore and find some neat things to take home! I found lots of souvenirs here.

  19. Order a Singapore Sling to experience this iconic beverage!

  20. Sultan Mosque, it is gorgeous, and it looks like the palace in Aladdin to me!

There are so many amazing things to do and see in this incredible country. The more time you have to explore Singapore the more you will be able to take in! I wish I would have been more into writing when I went on this trip because I would have loved creating a travel diary of my time there. Have you been to Singapore? What was your favorite thing to do there? I would also love to know if/where you studied abroad!