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My Guide - Singapore

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This guide is for people who travel to this wonderful city like I do - A solo traveller, a girl who loves to shop, eat and unwind at the end of the day.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Trendsetter

20 Places

12 City Tips

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20 Places

Din Tai Fung (Marina Bay Sands Branch)

Restaurants

Thaiexpress

Restaurants

Bee Cheng Hiang

Restaurants

Sakae Sushi

Restaurants

Pietro Ristorante Italiano

Restaurants

Tim Ho Wan

Restaurants

Starbucks VivoCity

Restaurants

Bakerzin

Restaurants

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens

Derwish

Restaurants

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Sacred & Religious Sites, Speciality Museums

Din Tai Fung

Restaurants

TWG Tea at ION Orchard

Restaurants

Marche Restaurant

Restaurants

Awfully Chocolate

Restaurants

Brunetti

Restaurants

Marina Bay

Marinas, Bodies of Water

Orchard Road

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Singapore Zoo

Zoos

Chinatown

Neighbourhoods

ScherIrani's City Tips

  • Keep an umbrella handy, you can get caught in an unexpected shower.
  • Luxury goods are ample. Sephora has opened up at various locations as well for make up junkies like myself.(NARS is available at the ION Orchard branch of Sephora only).
  • Boat Quay is great for night life,lots of little places to eat and drink by the riverside. Personal Favourite- Prince of Wales (also has a hostel above).
  • Download the SINGAPORE MRT and STREET DIRECTORY maps as a handy guide for the busses and trains you can take to desired destinations. Street directory is a must-have app.
  • There is a great seafood restaurant at the Woodlands waterfront(MRTto Woodlands and a short taxi ride from there) which serves excellent chilli crab,very reasonable.
  • Visit Din Tai Fung and Paradise Dynasty for excellent Xiaolongbao (steamed pork dumplings) and La Mian.Paradise dynasty is located at ION Orchard.
  • Shopping for clothes at Bugis Junction is worthwile if you're on the slimmer side. For cheap shoes, slippers and souvenirs its great.Fun knick knacks are also available.
  • Don't just stick to the malls on Orchard Road- Explore the suburban malls like Tampines and Nex if you have the time. They may have better offers at times.
  • Toast Box cafes all over the city serve excellent local style coffee and Kaya butter toast which would make a great snack in under 3 Dollars.
  • Follow city rules-no littering, no jaywalking among many others. Respect the city and you are assured to have a great time.
  • Food courts are hygienic,reasonable and multi cuisine, do not hesitate to get a quick, cost efficient as well as tasty food there. Local fare available.
  • Use the MRT and busses to travel around the city - way more economical than a taxi and they're air conditioned. A prepaid EZLink card could come handy, you just tap in and out.
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    Din Tai Fung (Marina Bay Sands Branch)
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Nice place to enjoy some lovely Xiaolongbao and a refreshing glass of lemongrass juice whilst taking a break from your shopping spree.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • The steamed pork dumplings and the lemongrass juice are a must have here. Also the Spicy noodles for vegetarians is a very good choice.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Too much focus on moving customers in and out not on the food, misinformed about gluten free food 11/11/2017
    • Dumplings Galor 10/11/2017
    • Din Tai Fung (Marina Bay Sands Branch)
    Address:
    2 Bayfront Avenue #2-63 Marina Bay Sands 64
    Singapore 018972
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6634 9969
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 22:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Thaiexpress
    Restaurants (Thai)
    ScherIrani Says:

    Quick, delicious and authentic Thai food suiting all pallets and pockets.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The spice indicator next to each dish must be followed.A dish indicated as spicy is indeed pretty spicy.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3,792 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Great Joint for Thai Lovers 09/05/2017
    • Nice food - good value 30/04/2017
    • Thaiexpress
    Address:
    1 Harbourfront Walk Vivo City
    #b2-30
    Singapore 098585
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6238 0525
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    11:00 - 21:30
    Other:
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    Bee Cheng Hiang
    Restaurants (Asian, Singaporean)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Great for a take away snack. They also have sealed packets of their divine pork slices among other delicacies that you can take home.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the spicy pork slice.Its delicious!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #851 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Utterly Disappointment with the bakkwa and service 15/11/2017
    • Honey Pork and Honey Beef 08/11/2017
    • Bee Cheng Hiang
    Address:
    1359 Serangoon Road
    Singapore 328241
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6500 0888
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Sakae Sushi
    Restaurants (Japanese, Asian, Sushi)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Take away and dine in options. Sushi is fresh and well made.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you feel experimental, try their unique fruit sushi options.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7,994 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Great value and fresh 22/09/2016
    • Crap excuse for food 09/12/2015
    • Sakae Sushi
    Address:
    1 Hougang Street 91
    Singapore 538692
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6312 1532
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Pietro Ristorante Italiano
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European)
    ScherIrani Says:

    Suburban restaurant serving excellent Italian food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Do not miss out on the Pistachio Lava cake for dessert! Must try!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,625 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Great food and ambience 03/11/2017
    • Fantastic lunch deals. Adore the vongole! 16/03/2017
    • Pietro Ristorante Italiano
    Address:
    12 Jalan Kelulut Seletar Hills Estate
    Singapore 809030
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6484 5528
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 14:30
    18:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Tim Ho Wan
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Michellin star restaurant serving some great eats at a very earthy price.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • The pork buns, vermicelli rolls and egg tarts are a must try!
    • Don't be startled by the queue outside, it moves fairly fast and its worth the wait.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #694 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Sumptuous Dinner! 06/11/2017
    • Absolutely delicious 20/10/2017
    • Tim Ho Wan
    Address:
    68 Orchard Road Plaza Singapura
    Plaza Singapura level 1
    Singapore 238839
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6251 2000
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Starbucks VivoCity
    Restaurants (Cafe, American)
    ScherIrani Says:

    Your usually Starbucks coffee and eats but a spacious branch with ample seating.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Strategic location, can go in for a quick coffee inbetween your shopping spree. Free wifi.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3,641 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Great coffee 10/10/2017
    • Burnt coffee 11/07/2017
    • Starbucks VivoCity
    Address:
    1 Harbourfront Walk Vivo City
    #02-60/61 VivoCity
    Singapore 098585
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6271 5634
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    Bakerzin
    Restaurants (Cafe)
    ScherIrani Says:

    A lovely cafe serving delicious food, to-die-for dessert and wonderful coffee.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • My recommendations - Raspberry pannacotta,strawberry shortcake and the chicken salad sandwich with cranberry sauce. The pasta is also great.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #901 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Vegetarian Friendly 21/10/2017
    • Great Value for money 27/09/2017
    • Bakerzin
    Address:
    1 Harbourfront Walk Vivo City
    #01-207
    Singapore 098585
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6438 8700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Gardens by the Bay
    Gardens
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Wide spread modernly enhanced gardens with 2 domes which require a different set of entry tickets.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Senior
    Tips
    • For someone who isn't enthusiastic about gardens as such, you can opt for a golf cart tour.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 837 things to do in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What can I say but WOW 17/11/2017
    • Trip to Gardens by the Bay, Nov 2017 17/11/2017
    • Gardens by the Bay
    Address:
    18 Marina Gardens Drive
    Singapore 018953
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6420 6848
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    05:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    Derwish
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    A restaurant at Muscat street (off Arab street) serving Middle Eastern fare.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Food is very average but DO NOT MISS the Kunafa dessert. This dessert is a MUST here.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4,426 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Lousy Service - lousy food 23/08/2017
    • Nice choice 22/08/2017
    • Derwish
    Address:
    Bussorah Street
    Singapore
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6298 8986
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sun
    11:00 - 01:00
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    Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Speciality Museums
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Large temple, very ornate. Can be combined with your shopping trip to Chinatown.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This is not a peace and quiet temple, although it is very beautiful.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 837 things to do in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Calming short temple tour 17/11/2017
    • Absolutely breathtaking 16/11/2017
    • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
    Address:
    288 South Bridge Road
    Singapore 058840
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6220 0220
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Din Tai Fung
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    They're all over the city and every experience there is worthwile.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Like I always recommend - The steamed Pork dumplings, Spicy Noodles and the refreshing lemongrass juice.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Best Egg Fried Rice in Town 25/02/2016
    • Good Chinese food. NOTE- the 112 Katong branch has closed down. 07/02/2016
    • Din Tai Fung
    Address:
    112 Katong
    112 East Coast Road #01-04
    Singapore 428802
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6636 3909
    Other:
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    TWG Tea at ION Orchard
    Restaurants (International)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    High end Parisian style tea room serving exquisite tea, dessert and macaroons.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the Macaroons - Passion fruit, chocolate and Vanilla being my favourites. They're tea infused flavours. Also, the white tea range is excellent.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #439 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Lovely place but needs to be more customer friendly 06/11/2017
    • Amazing Tea Treat 27/09/2017
    • TWG Tea at ION Orchard
    Address:
    2 Orchard Turn,
    Ion Orchard #02-21
    Singapore 238801
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6735 1837
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Marche Restaurant
    Restaurants (Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Fresh and delicious food made right there and then. Concept restaurant.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Rosti and the coffees here are delicious. I also like the black forest ham crepes. Queues could get lengthy during peak dining hours.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #180 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Concept 11/11/2017
    • nice place 27/10/2017
    • Marche Restaurant
    Address:
    313 Orchard Road
    Level 1, Discovery Walk
    Singapore 238895
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6834 4041
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 23:00
    Fri
    11:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Awfully Chocolate
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Divine chocolate desserts crafted for the chocoholics.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the cold poached chocolate, it is beautiful! Also the signature dark chocolate ice cream.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,182 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy!!! 16/11/2017
    • One of the worst brunch experiences 01/11/2017
    • Awfully Chocolate
    Address:
    112 East Coast Road #01-26 112 Katong
    Katong
    Singapore
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6345 2190
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:30 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 - 23:00
    Fri
    12:00 - 01:00
    Sat
    09:30 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Brunetti
    Restaurants (Cafe, European, Italian)
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Lovely cafe in Tanglin Mall just off Orchard road.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the desserts, Macaroons and the wonderful iced tea sweetened and flavoured with house sorbets.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #934 of 8,458 restaurants in Singapore
    • Used to be much better. A real disappointment. 25/10/2017
    • (1) almost no healthy vegetables with the dishes. 22/10/2017
    • Brunetti
    Address:
    163 Tanglin Road Tanglin Mall
    #01-35 Tanglin Mall
    Singapore 247933
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 9101 3033
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 20:00
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Marina Bay
    Marinas, Bodies of Water
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Landmark hotel with a great shopping mall attached to it. Great for luxury shoppers.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go onto the 1st floor and sit on the terrace overlooking the river once you're done shopping. Also has a food republic food court.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 837 things to do in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • MAGNIFICIENT SITE! 15/11/2017
    • such a wonderful place 15/11/2017
    • Marina Bay
    Address:
    Marina Boulevard
    Singapore 018980
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6329 3535
    Other:
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    Orchard Road
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Haven for all shoppers alike. This place has every shoppers fantasy all lined up on a single road.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get down at Somerset station if you're taking the MRT and start your shopping spree from 313Somerset and walk down Orchard road by exiting from the Costa Coffee doorway.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 837 things to do in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Shopping 16/11/2017
    • Shopping 16/11/2017
    • Orchard Road
    Phone:
    +65 6733 1700
    Other:
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    Singapore Zoo
    Zoos
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    ScherIrani Says:

    Good for a day spend especially for families with children and animal enthusiasts.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Get there early and on a weekday.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 837 things to do in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What an amazing zoo 15/11/2017
    • Nice place 15/11/2017
    • Singapore Zoo
    Address:
    80 Mandai Lake Road
    Singapore 729826
    Singapore
    Phone:
    +65 6269 3411
    Price range:
    US$33 - US$33
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Chinatown
    Neighbourhoods
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    ScherIrani Says:

    A great place for shoppers who love souvenirs, local trendy fashion, street dining and other local wears. The area also has some quaint archetecture belonging to the old Singapore.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A lovely store called Pagoda (closer to the Mariamman temple)has a wonderful collection of artifacts and decorative items. Can combine your trip here with the Tooth Relic Temple.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 837 things to do in Singapore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent with some reservations 15/11/2017
    • Very clean. Lots to eat and see. 15/11/2017
    • Chinatown
    Address:
    Crot
    Trengganu
    Singapore 048942
    Singapore
    Other:
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