Hey guys im a 26 year old aussie male first time solo traveller stopping in singapore for 5 nights from the 28th of jan 2013 on my way to thailand. I'm not really into shopping which seems to be 1 of the main things to do in singapore. is there any thing you can reccomend to do for a guy my age. Or if any 1s around that knows some good spots or wants to explore togeather that would be cool to thanks
#1 scottyg has been a member since 15/1/2013. Posts: 4
Ok, you're not into shopping (neither am I!) but you don't really say what you are into. Musuems/parks/art/boozing etc. So, in lieu of that I'll point you to the Singapore blog which covers (at the moment) 46 things to do in Singapore. Come back with a bit more info and I'll refine it for you
I enjoy the food in Singapore.
I like food and cooking. a little bit of drinking and looking at old stuff. and would be cool to meet some nice locals
#4 scottyg has been a member since 15/1/2013. Posts: 4
I love to hang around at Clarks Quay. Lots of great but expensive clubs, cool people, nice restaurants. Depends a little on the budget. But you can have hell of a party there
#5 freiburger has been a member since 27/12/2012. Posts: 125
For old stuff to look at, the Asian Civilisations museum has a terrific collection.
For food and eating, you'll be spoilt for choice: restaurants, cafes, hawker centres, cooking classes.
Singapore has hundreds of things to do and see - have a great time!
I am a female solo traveller and not in to shopping either but found plenty of things to do in Singapore, if you are reasonably fit, you can head over to Ketam Mountain Bike Park, I am a mountain biker so went for the mountain biking but realised there was a lot more to the island than that, you can hire a bike for about $5 for the day and ride around the park, or you can walk if you are not up for riding in the heat, I caught a public bus there and then you have to catch a boat over to the island, take a poncho, I got caught in torrential rain!
I really enjoyed Chinatown and Clarke Quay, I'm from Melbourne and Clarke Quay reminded me of Southbank, I stayed in a hotel there and there are some nice bars to stop and have a drink or a pub meal, you can get the hop on hop off bus to get around but I ended up just jumping on the public buses and ending up wherever I ended up, I went to Marina bay Sands but only because I had to drop something off at the theatre, while I was there I decided to go up to the observation deck, great view but not sure it was really worth fee unless you get a nice clear day.
I really loved Chinatown at night, I am a photographer so for me it provided better photo opportunities, as did Clarke Quay at night, I am really not much of a drinker so I cant offer advice on places to go out for drinks and big nights out if that's what you are after.
Hope you enjoy your trip!
#8 Katty has been a member since 1/3/2012. Posts: 6
I'm a solo female traveller and I did this amazing food tour offered by betel box backpacker's hostel. I think it is only one night a week and costs 25 or 30 singapore dollars. It is very worth it as they tell you a lot about the history, culture, and contemporary issues in Singapore. You get to see the where average Singaporeans live as well as the President's house. All food is included and is a really wide range of Singaporean dishes. You will be stuffed! Great way to meet people as well. You don't have to stay in the hostel to go on the tour.
I highly recommend it!
cool thanks guys this stuff sounds awesome
#10 scottyg has been a member since 15/1/2013. Posts: 4
Hi scottyg, this may be a bit late but for future viewers of this thread, Haji land and Arab street is a cool place to explore too!
#11 melodykk has been a member since 3/2/2013. Posts: 7
I visited the S.E.A aquarium at Singapore. its really amazing. and i loved the food in Singapore
#12 jamesonaugust has been a member since 18/1/2013. Posts: 6
Try to witness as much as possible of their unique culture. Forget spending too much time at places such as clarke quay, boat quay, esplanade. Forget the zoo, botanic gardens, large shopping centres. You have them back home. Take the train and stop at random places and walk around, look around, smell around, eat around! If I were you I'd circumnavigate the country via the train over 5 days. Check out interesting markets, shops like mustafas, food courts, etc. Try to find places/things that you dont have back home! Check out the museums too.
#13 johnno has been a member since 18/12/2009. Posts: 20
Singapore has a horse racing track. That would be a good night out. Boogie markets are good for food and the zoo is pretty good. Overall I found Singapore not that interesting compared to Bangkok. Singapore is mainly a business city. Sing prices are pretty similar to Australia and beers in bars can be more expensive. Usually people only stop for 2 to 3 nights there.
#14 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
"Try to find places/things that you dont have back home! Check out the museums too."
They have museums, food courts and trains back home though. I like your idea of exploring but doing that for 5 days it would be same same a lot of the time.
#15 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
You may visit the Universal Studio in Singapore or ride in a cable car.
#16 CathyWeed has been a member since 22/1/2014. Posts: 7
oh that's great , so you can give your whole time in roaming from one place to other. Go walking u will find lots of beautiful places.
#17 AndersonSmith has been a member since 7/2/2014. Posts: 2
Personally, I would suggest that making a trip to the Zoo, Night Safari or Jurong Bird Park is the best idea. I am a person who love natural environment and I hope you will love them after visiting. You will have a chance to encounter some of the world's most ferocious and rarest species.
Try it by yourself!
#18 nathuy has been a member since 24/1/2014. Posts: 28