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A complete list of all top things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore

Updated: Mar 20, 2021

Whether you're a local, expat, frequent visitor or first timer looking for something off the beaten track, this guide to Singapore is for you! See how many items on this list you can try to tick off.

Top things to see and do in Singapore ultimate checklist
The Complete list of everything there is to see and do in Singapore

We have called Singapore home for the last 7 years and have not wanted to miss a thing this little island has to offer. Each time we read about a new and exciting place it was added to this list. Each time we got a local recommendation, it went on this list. This was our ever growing list of things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore, and now we pass it on to you to enjoy this great city and never spend a moment bored there.

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Firstly, Where to Stay: Don't miss spending a night one of these iconic Singapore Hotels

Top things to see & Do in Singapore:

Top Singapore Attractions:

Top Neighbourhoods and Streets to Explore:

  • Visit the historic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and colourful shop houses of Chinatown

  • Explore Arab St area, experience the Grand Mosques and culture of Haji Lane

  • Wander the bars of Keong Saik Road on a Saturday night

  • Enjoy after work drinks on the street at Club Street on a Friday night

  • Enjoy casual dinner and drinks along Holland Village

  • Have a big night out along the river at Clarke Quay

  • Enjoy a morning walk or quiet dinner along Robertson Quay

  • Take in the views and shop houses over a drink along Boat Quay

  • Cafe hop and enjoy the local markets and art deco architecture around Tiong Bahru

  • Experience the culture of Little India

  • Eat dinner on Duxton hill, a charming little area full of restaurants and cobblestone streets

  • Visit Dempsey hill for a nice restaurant meal in historic renovated barracks

  • Visit the shop houses along Emerald hill, stop for dinner and a drink

  • Enjoy the street art and shophouses of Armenian St

Top parks, walks and island outings:

Top Singapore Museums:

Top Local Food Outlets and Hawker Centres:

  • Eat Satay on the Street at the La Pa Sat night markets

  • Enjoy a local hawker dinner with a view of Marina Bay at Makansutra Hawker Centre along the Esplanade

  • Enjoy a truly local hawker centre at Tiong Bahru Market

  • Eat at Newton Circus Hawker Centre

  • Eat Chili crab at Jumbo Seafood

  • Visit the famous Maxwell Hawker centre in Chinatown

  • Try the michelin starred Chicken rice from Hawker Chan, Chinatown

  • Eat Black pepper crab at Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

  • Try other local seafood dishes New Ubin Seafood

  • Visit No Sign Board Seafood restaurant

  • If you're brave - Taste Durian from Geylang Markets

  • Have a quiet local dinner by the river at Zion Road Hawker Centre

  • Taste some Thai Food from the Golden Mile Complex

  • Sip some local tea at the glamourous TWG

  • Taste Hai di Lao Hot Pot

  • Visit Timbre+ for live music and local food stalls in shipping containers

  • Visit Adam Road food centre

Top Events in Singapore:

  • Formula 1: Hands down the best event and weekend of the year in Singapore. Don't miss it. 3 nights of amazing concerts, racing, and the city a buzz.

  • Films by the Fort outdoor cinema at Fort Canning Park

  • The Singapore Air Show: held once every 2 years, featuring a global display of military aircraft and amazing aerobatic displays

  • Run in the Standard Chartered Marathon

  • Go to a music festival: We loved Garden Beats

  • Visit the renovated Gillman army Barracks for the Art After Dark Festival

  • Watch the city light up at iLight Marina Bay

  • Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

Our Top Restaurants for Brunch in Singapore:

Our Top Italian Restaurants in Singapore:

Our Top Steak Restaurants in SIngapore:

Our Other Top Restaurants for Lunch or Dinner in Singapore:

Top Bars in Singapore:

Where to Shop in Singapore:

  • Visit one of the many mega malls along Orchard road

  • Hunt for a bargain at the IMM outlets 

  • Shop at Raffles City Mall

  • Visit Bugis St Markets

We hope you enjoyed our guide to Singapore, save this for all your Singapore trips or local weekend ideas, see how many things you can tick off. For more details on weekend activities in Singapore you can see the weekend and day trip section of our blog. For Singapore restaurant and bar recommendations you and see our eats and drinks section. Or for other destination guides click here.



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OUR AIM: is to help more people experience the world in just a weekend. We hope through sharing our easy-to-follow short break and weekend travel guides we can inspire others to make the most of their weekends and precious annual leave.


WE ARE: An Australian and British married couple living in Australia, which we recently moved back to after 7 years exploring Asia. By week we manage data forecasting and engineering projects. By the weekend we wander. This is the story of our weekend travels. We are passionate travellers who love taking photos, eating and going on adventures.  We hope you enjoy our travel blog.


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