Singapore is man-made in perfection…
Singapore can be explored easily by the public train system which is more often referred to as MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). There’s a separate post giving tips on using the trains and taxis in Singapore.
Here is a quick snapshot of most of the touristy places listed by their nearest train stations. Most of these stations are of course surrounding the central area of Singapore
1. The historical & museum stuff
– From Outram Park to Chinatown (purple line): the names say it all, it’s the Chinatown area
– Little India (purple line)
– Douby Ghout (interchange station among red, yellow, purple lines), City Hall (interchange between green and red line) – There are a few museums within walkable distance such as National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum…
2. Local cuisine in local setting
– Newton (red line): Newton circus foodcourt, quite famous among tourists, offers all the local delicacies in the alfresco setting (which can get really hot during the day)
3. Night life: bars, pubs, clubs
– Clarke Quay (purple line): There are hundreds of bars, restaurants and clubs lining along Singapore river.
4. Shopping malls:
The stretch from Douby Ghaut station to Orchard station (red line) is like the Las Vegas strip with casinos replaced by shopping malls, hundreds of them. Walk from one station to the other for a day of shopping spree.
5. Other Entertainment
– Bayfront (yellow line): Marina Bay Sands is an indoor integrated resort which has a casino, a giant shopping mall, performance halls, a science museum. It also has a Skypark that offers a 360 degree view of Singapore and also the tallest swimming pool in the world – the Infinity Pool. Unfortunately, the pool is only accessible to hotel guests. Another nearby attraction is Gardens By the Bay.
– Esplanade (yellow line): House of the art. There are free performances during weekends on the Theater by the Waterfront.
– Harbour Front (purple): a gateway to Sentosa island which has Universal Studios.