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Great Day Trip Ideas When Visiting Singapore

If you are planning a holiday in Singapore, you are in for a treat, as this unique island state has much to offer the tourist and planning a series of day trips is a great way to make sure that you take in all of the popular local attractions.

Here are a few ideas for day trips while visiting Singapore.

  • Sentosa Island – This is probably the most popular day trip venue in Singapore, due to the wide variety of attractions and activities, which includes the amazing Universal Studios Theme Park, something you should not miss! There are some cool nature walks and shopping malls where you can buy a wide range of goods, great for souvenirs and if you have kids, this island has to be on your list. Get there early; you can take any one of numerous ferries and once on the island getting around is easy. Enjoy an early dinner at one of the beachside restaurants then take a ferry back to Singapore, or you can ride the cable car, which is another highlight of the day.
  • Bintan – Take in the natural beauty of this Indonesian island, which is reachable with a daily boat charter in Singapore from a leading yacht charter company. This is an ideal destination for the adventurer who loves the sand and surf, while there are 5-star resorts for the well-healed traveller. Pantai Trikora has a relaxing ambience and is a popular place for lunch or an early dinner and hanging out in the chic beachside bars and enjoying an amazing sunset.
  • Pulau Ubin – You couldn’t find a better opposite to Sentosa Island than the quaint island of Pulau Ubin, where you will find the last traditional Singapore people, who live a very simplistic lifestyle when compared to the downtown city. Rent a bicycle and explore the beautiful paths that run around the island’s coastline and you must check out the wetlands of Chek Jawa, which rounds off the perfect day trip. The traditional village depicts how life was before development reached this part of the world and not much has changed there in 100 years. Here is an interesting report about sustainability, which Singapore has embraced at every level.
  • Batam – Another Indonesian Island that is about one hour’s sail from Singapore; rent a boat in Singapore and ask the captain to take you to Batam for the day. Set off early and experience the cheap shopping and in the evening, try your luck in one of the casinos. After you win a few thousand dollars, you can celebrate in a nightclub and dance the night away. There are quite a few cultural attractions, with mosques and Buddhist temples, where the locals come to pay homage.

The Internet hosts a wealth of information about the many attractions in Singapore and with affordable daily boat hire from a leading charter company, you can take in all of the major attractions listed above.

Huynh Nguyen

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