As someone who’s visited Singapore in the past, I find it strange that couples often write it off as a honeymoon destination. Singapore has gotten a reputation of sorts for being a great family holiday spot with lots of things to do for singles and families with children. However, it does have a lot of romantic things to do with your new spouse.

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Gardens By the Bay

Nature lovers or not, Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit on your honeymoon. Sprawled over 82 hectares, this state-of-the-art garden has exotic plants from all corners of the globe. But it’s more famous for its Supertree Grove, a collection of whimsical trees that extend to the sky and light up, making the garden appear like a futuristic movie set. Few people know that these artificial eco-friendly trees actually help harvest solar energy. You’ll have a romantic time walking hand in hand through this fairyland as sweet scents perfume the air.

Changi Point Coastal Walk

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Snugly hugging the coastline, the Changi Point Coastal Walk runs down a 2.6-kilometer stretch, covering a variety of terrain. Stroll through a forest with your loved one and watch the birds flying overhead, or marvel at panoramic views of the sea during sunset or sunrise since the boardwalk is open 24 hours a day. The well-lit wooden walkway adds to the rustic design and offers wonderful opportunities for couples photography.

Hop Aboard a Cruise on the Singapore River

Singapore has a magnificent cityscape, and it’s even more impressive when lit up at night. Gawk at the city lights from aboard a small cruise ship as you sip on wine and enjoy the gentle breeze and each other’s company. From Singapore’s party spot, Clarke Quay, the cruise will glide past landmarks such as Read Bridge, Boat Quay, Fullerton, Merlion Park, Bayfront South, and Esplanade.

Watch a Light and Water Show at Marina Bay Sands

Looking for an idyllic evening activity? Head to Marina Bay Sands, where water fountains dance, illuminated by lights and lasers, to the well-known melodies of iconic songs. The best part? This activity is free to the public and takes place every evening of the week.

Ride the Cable Car

A romantic cable car suspended high above the hill will take you from Sentosa to Mount Faber in a tranquil 90-minute ride. Enjoy priceless aerial views of the harbor. You can even have a private meal together on your journey. This one-of-a-kind experience will be unforgettable!

Escape to St. John’s Island

A 15-minute boat ride southward will take you to St. John’s Island, a small, remote island in Singapore. With lush greenery and white sands, this slice of paradise is great for when you crave time in the sun. Go on a picnic, trek through trails, or even go dolphin spotting.

I hope this travel guide helps you plan your honeymoon in Singapore!

Singapore is called the “playground for the rich” for a reason – from high end shopping malls to luxury hotels and fine dining, there’s so much to indulge in (if you have the time and a fat wallet.)

It’s lovely public places, vibrant history, diverse cultures and cheap-n-easy transport system make this futuristic country a much loved family friendly destination.

Close friends know that one of my life’s goals is to spend a month in every country (Hey… a girl can dream!) But most of the time, I have to make do with a fortnight or less. Not enough time to admire sunsets or go on some food hunts, but good enough to visit the top attractions.

Here’s my list of best tourist hotspots in Singapore:

1. Sentosa Island – Asia’s playground has to be first on the list! If you’re craving some fun in the sun, this is the place to be. Getting there is cool too – you can hop aboard a cable car which offers a great view of the city, or catch a tram that gets you there in minutes. One can also use the Sentosa broadway walk from harbour front.

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Kids who want to enjoy the water can head to Palawan Beach, adventurous ones can try indoor sky diving at iFly Singapore, still others can visit the Port of Lost Wonder which is an exclusive club for kids. Siloso beach is a good spot to play volleyball on the fee courts or to experience kayaking and skim boarding.

Sentosa Island

Don’t forget to attend “Songs of the Sea” a light and sound musical over the water and the Crane Dance in Resort World Sentosa. The S.E.A Aquarium is home to over 1 lakh species of marine animals. Also a must see attraction on the island is the Merlion, Singapore’s famous statue that has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Take an escalator to the top of the statue and admire the panoramic view.

One of the beaches has a group of peacocks freely walking around!

Sentosa Island

Tickets – Check out their website for offers on passes to the island. Depending on how long you want to spend there, choose among the 2 day fun pass, Premium pass, guided fun pass and others.

2. Universal Studios – Be prepared to spend the entire day at this amazing theme park. With attractions based on popular movies like Jurassic Park, Shrek, Transformers and Madagascar, it’s a fun place for kids and adults alike.

Universal Studios

Older kids can ride roller coasters like Battlestar Galactica and Human v/s Cyclon (the scariest ride I’ve been on EVER).

From vintage cars to movie themed food carts, and singing boybands to celebrity look alikes, Universal Studios has something new to marvel at every time you turn around. Make sure you check out the Princess and the Frog fountain or the Hollywood walk of Fame!

Singapore Yellow taxi

Tickets – SGD 66 for an adult and SGD 53 for a child.

3. Singapore Night Safari – This is apparently the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. Hop aboard a mini train that stops at the attractions inside or simply walk around the seven geographical zones around the world including the Himalayas and Asian Riverine Forest. The array of animals is incredible! Don’t miss the creatures of the night show.

Singapore Night Safari

Tickets – SGD 42 for adults, SGD 28 for kids and SGD 18 for senior citizens.

4. Jurong Bird Park – Wear good walking shoes because this bird paradise is spread over 20 hectares of land. Feed the penguins or have a hawk sit on your glove or just watch the bird shows. There are interesting info graphics about the birds at the park to look out for. I also had delicious Singapore Laksa here

Tickets – SGD 28 for adults, SGD 18 for kids and SGD 12 for senior citizens.

5. Marina Bay Sands – No picture of the Singapore skyline is complete without the iconic building that looks like it has a boat on top. This high end hotel has a mall with a canal running through it. The sky park and infinity pool that offers a great view of the city. Sadly, you can’t swim there if you aren’t staying at the hotel. You can also try your luck at the casino (I did, much too often… hahaha).

Jurong Bird Park

Tickets – Observation Deck tickets are SGD 23 for adults, SGD 17 for children and SGD 20 for senior citizens. Entry to the casino is free if you’re not a citizen of Singapore. You will need to show your passport as proof.

There’s way too much fun to have in Singapore to cover up in just one blog post. But if you’re there for just a couple of days – this is definitely where you should be spending your time.

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Till next time,

xoxo