Explore the Best of Singapore in a Day

How to Spend a Day in Singapore

It can be a hassle sometimes to plan a holiday – we know how it feels. After all, you come to relax, and have fun, and there’s certainly nothing fun about agonising over schedules, and deciding which sites to hit. Well, leave it to us. Beautiful, adventurous, and just a tad unconventional, here are some of the best places in town that make up the ultimate one-day itinerary, prepared by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.

1. Gardens by the Bay

Address 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953                                                                                                         
Phone Number
+65 6420 6848
Opening Hours
Daily, 5:00am to 2:00am

A 101-hectare site containing Mother Nature’s best offerings, Gardens by the Bay is a national gem of greenhouses, and urban parks. Every spot in this massive garden is picturesque, from the Flower Dome to the iconic Skyway, which was used as a catwalk in 2014. And what better time to take in the refreshing scenery than in the morning when you can still smell the dew drops?

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2. Singapore Food Trail

Address 30 Raffles Avenue, #01-09/12 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803                                                                     
Phone Number
+65 6420 6848
Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 10:30am to 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:30am to 11:30pm

When it’s time for a mid-day meal, step into Singapore in the 1960s at Singapore Food Trail, where you’ll find all sorts of familiar local favourites such as ice balls, chicken satays, and pork noodles. Select from 17 vendors, each one worth its salt, or better yet, order a dish from each stall to share if you’re dining with a large group.

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3. ArtScience Museum

Address 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974                                                                                                                 
Phone Number
 +65 6688 8888
Opening Hours
Daily, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Now for the cultural part of the tour – a visit to the ArtScience Museum, a lotus flower-shaped structure sitting next to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. As its name suggests, it is a museum that delves into the science of art, and the art of science through interactive exhibitions, and stunning showcases. If you’re feeling a little peckish, it has an in-house café that incorporates 3D printing and laser cutting technology into the dining experience.

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4. Nox

Address 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
Phone Number
+65 6298 0708 
Opening Hours


Monday to Friday: 6:00pm to 12:00am                                                                                                         
Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm

As the sun goes down, why not grab an evening bite at a restaurant that’s literally as dark as the night sky? Put on your adventure shoes, and take a step out of your comfort zone, and into Nox, where diners get to chow down on some grade A European nosh served by sightless waiters in absolute darkness. Nyctophobic participants may feel a little uneasy, but you’ll undoubtedly walk away with new, unforgettable memories.

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5. The Projector

Address 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589                                                          
Phone Number
+65 6339 1790 
Opening Hours


Tuesday to Friday: 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm to 11:30pm
Closed on Mondays

Having deprived your eyes of vision for a good hour, this might be a good time to treat them to a beautiful picture at a retro-style cinema. An indie venture that seeks to revive the movie-going culture in Singapore, The Projector screens films (classic, obscure, foreign, local, animated, and non-animated) that commercial cinemas don’t cater to. It’s the ultimate way to unwind, and end the day.

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