Singapore has so many different activities to offer, it is hard to decide what you want to do. We love getting outdoors (regardless of the Singapore heat), so spent our week there, in May, partaking in all the great outdoor opportunities that existed. A couple of tips before you decide exactly where you are going and what you want to do:
The Gardens by the Bay were the highlight of our trip to Singapore. There is such a variety of activities in the gardens, that we visited every day of our five day trip, and still felt like there was more to do. The Gardens were finished in 2012. As part of the Singapore government’s desire to turn Singapore into a “City in a Garden”, they held a competition to create a design for the Gardens by the Bay space. The results is a stunning 250 acre park that is largely free to the public and full of fantastical sights (Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and Supertree walkway require tickets).
Singapore has not always been on my wanderlust wish list. I didn’t know much about it, but I also hadn’t had a lot of friends or family members who had visited and raved about it. We decided to go to Singapore because Mr. H had a conference there (this tends to dictate a lot of our travel destinations) and the kids and I had never been. I figured why not?
Once we decided that we were going as a family, I started asking around to get friends and family member’s ideas of what to do in Singapore. What were the must see sights? What experiences had people had that they loved? I was disappointed to hear that it was primarily shopping and eating. “The Singapore malls are AMAZING!” “There is great dining.” “Shopping and eating are a national sport in Singapore.”