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Singapore is a country with “the smallest size in Southeast Asia”, not to be blessed by beautiful natural landmarks and erotic nature, the costs of living are expensive … However, this beautiful island nation always makes visitors surprised with the spectacular architectures, the leading entertainment areas in Asia. This is also a shopping paradise with crowded commercial centers. Rarely anywhere in the world has a unique cultural life like in Singapore. It is the meeting place of the great cultures of China, India and Malaysia. This inevitably creates a very characteristic look for the island nation of lions. But, just follow our Singapore itinerary 5 days blog (Singapore itinerary blog) on how to spend 5 days in Singapore budget (Singapore itinerary 5 days 4 nights self-sufficient trip, Singapore budget trip itinerary) below you will see this time period is too great!

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“The Island Nation of Lion” Singapore – An outstanding destination of the world.
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Gardens by the Bay.
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Universal Studios Singapore
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Marina bay
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Singapore Chinatown
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ION Orchard. One of the best shopping malls in Singapore
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Hainanese chicken rice. The national dish of Singapore
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Chili crab and black pepper . A must-eat in Singapore

Singapore itinerary 5 days — Day 1: Visiting the famous destinations of Singapore

Morning: Strolling at Marina Park – Merlion statue and enjoy panoramic view of Singapore from Marina Bay Sands Skypark.

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Merlion – The symbol of Singapore

The Merlion Singapore

The most impressive point of this park is the Merlion Sea Lion statue – a symbol of Singapore’s glamor and modern. The structure of 8.6 m high and 70 tons of weight is the subtle creativity of the locals with the strong and majestic of lion head, combined with a soft, flexible of fish body. All of them create a unified harmony to the incredible, symbolizes the unified power, the beginning of luck and the longevity of the island nation.



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Merlion Statue and Esplanade Stadium Photo: Credit: singapore itinerary 5 days blog.

Merlion Park
Address: 1 Fullerton Road One Fullerton | Merlion Park, Singapore 049213, Singapore
Admission: Free
Hours: 24 hours

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After checked-in at the Merlion statue and enjoying the modern beauty of Marina Bay, take a trip to Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck to experience the feel of pass over the clouds and panoramic view of crowded, bustling, modern of Singapore that stretching like a great panorama photo from 57 floors altitude (more than 200 meters from the ground).

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Marina Sands Skypark
Marina Bay Area Singapore from above.
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
The Observation Deck

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Singapore flyer and Marina bay at night
Marina bay Singapore at night

In addition, this is also a great point for “avoid getting sunburn” when the whole system of malls in the building is cool air conditioning. And to save money for your singapore itinerary 5 days 4 nights trip, you can try to eat at the foodcourt area to recharge your energy for the next trip.

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The Casino
The shoppes at Marina Bay Sands


Tips: Next to the food court in Marina Bay Sands, the food court of Makansutra Gluttons Bay is one of the “friendly” options for your purse. Here are centralized a number of food stalls and carts that serve traditional Singaporean specialties at an affordable price.

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Makansutra Gluttons Bay food court. Picture: 5 days in singapore budget blog.
Lunch with full of nice color – flavor – tasty at Makansutra Gluttons Bay food court.
Lunch with full of nice color – flavor – tasty at Makansutra Gluttons Bay food court.

Afternoon: Immerse yourself into the nature at Gardens by the Bay

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Gardens by the bay view from above.

Gardens by the bay brings the strange and weird beauty that make you full of surprising and amazing with the 16-storey artificial trees with the greenhouses filled with overwhelmed of “wonders wild flowers and plants” gathering from around the world, some extremely rare and named in the red book.

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“Super Tree” – Unique impressive of Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay. Photo: singapore itinerary blog.

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Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay and Esplanade theatre

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Another place you should visit here is the Hill Street cafe in Supertree food court, where you can try the “afternoon cafe” with truly delicious Singaporean kaya toast. Or if you do not have time to recharge your energy at Marina Bay, you can visit other restaurants such as Texas Chicken, Oriental Western and Bistro, Peach Garden Noodle House, to fill your stomach with delicious meals.

Hill Street Coffee Shop
Hill Street Coffee Shop
Kaya is a special cream served with toast and soft-boiled eggs, sip with a little of coffee is a standard meal.
Kaya is a special cream served with toast and soft-boiled eggs, sip with a little of coffee is a standard meal.

Hill Street Coffee Shop
Address: 24A Senoko South Road Singapore 758099
Phone: +65 6636 3323
Hours: Weekdays: 8.30am – 10.00pm: Weekends & Public Holidays: 8.30am – 10.00pm

Evening: Enjoy the splendor of Singapore on the Singapore Cruise

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Singapore Cruise is one of the tour of Singapore on the poetic river by Bumboat ancient boat. This 40-minute journey will take you to the cultural and historical experiences through the fascinating stories and admires a very different side of the famous attractions such as the Museum of Asian Ethnicity, the Merlion statue, Esplanade Theater, Marina Bay Sands …




Not only that, sitting on the boat you can see the brilliant lights from the buildings skyscrapers. You can even enjoy the fun atmosphere from the bars, restaurants at Boat Quay, Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay around the pier.

Clarke Quay – The favorite and famous place for “playing” in Singapore.

After finish 40 minutes immersed in the breath of life of the Lion Island Nation on Singapore cruise, let’s moving to Clarke Quay – where the most Singapore’s bustling nightlife to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the bar or relax, sipping coffee on the river bank.

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Clarke Quay singapore

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Clarke Quay singapore

5 days in singapore budget — Day 2: Have fun at Universal Studios Singapore and is overwhelmed by the Wings of Time show

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With 24 major scenes arranged and designed in seven world-renowned movie themes, Universal Studios Singapore is a miniature Hollywood – the next destination in Singapore itinerary 5 days 4 nights self sufficient trip. As soon as you step through the entrance gate, you will immediately get lost in the fairytale world, fiction, wild … and meet the characters that you think they only exist in films. Especially, every major scene has its own souvenir shops, you can visit to buy them as souvenirs or as gifts.

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In which, the games you must try are:

Transformers The Ride 3D
Jurassic Park Rapid Adventure
Revenge of the Mummy
Battlestar Galactica Human & Cyclone

What to See and Do at Universal Studios Singapore

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After a day of strolling and have fun, exciting at Universal Studios Singapore, let’s visit the Siloso beach to enjoy the spectacular and unique Wings of time water music show. If you have come to Singapore and set foot on Sentosa Island, do not miss the unique show, will regret it.

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Wings of time – The perfect combination of water – laser light – music – 3D effects.
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Wings of time

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Other options

If you are not a fan of the Hollywood, then you can refer to some of the other unique destinations and outdoor activities on Sentosa Island on Singapore itinerary 5 days 4 nights with Living Nomads.

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Entrance to Merlion Walk, Sentosa

Adventure Cove and Wings of Time: Adventure Cove Water park is considered to be the most beautiful water park in Asia with so many extremely cool games. In addition to Wings of time, you might consider another unique show, Crane Dance.

If you are finding the heartbreaking water slides, check in at Wild Wild Wet.
If you are finding the heartbreaking water slides, check in at Wild Wild Wet.

SEA Aquarium – The largest aquarium in Southeast Asia with a large collection of marine species.

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Read more: Explore S.E.A. Aquarium Singapore — One of the best places you must visit in Singapore.

MegaZip Adventure Park: A place for you to challenge yourself with the MegaZip Racetrack 75m high above the ground.



Madame Tussauds Singapore: Visit the wax museum of the world famous characters and sail the “The Spirit of Singapore” (only in the system) to “swim away” in a mysterious and strange tropical jungle.



Getting to Sentosa


Take the MRT purple line or the orange line (Circle Line) to the Habour Front Station (NE1 or CC29) then down. Walk to Vivo City, go to the 3rd floor to Sentosa Station and take the train to the island.

Read more: Top 12 best places to visit in Sentosa Island, Singapore.


Singapore itinerary 5 days — Day 3: Get lost in the animal kingdom of Singapore Zoo and adventure in the night zoo – Night Safari

Morning and Afternoon: Exploring Animal Kingdom – Singapore Zoo and the Singapore River Safari

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Favorite destination of the kids

The Singapore Zoo is home to more than 2,800 animals from all over the planet, some extremely rare and named in the Red Book, some of them extinct in the wild. In addition to areas such as Wild Africa, Primate Kingdom, Botanic Gardens, … do not forget to visit the Kidzworld rainforest to experience horseback riding, underwater fun and watching the Animal Friends special show.

Singapore Zoo entrance

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Image by: Singapore Zoo travel tips blog.
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Breakfast in singapore zoo

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Read more: Singapore Zoo tips & guide — Some experiences and useful tips for visiting Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Hours: 8.30am – 6.00pm (Last entry at 5.30pm)

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After visited Singapore Zoo, let’s travel to the Singapore River Safari – the first and only water park in the world to admire 6000 individuals of 40 species from the 8 major rivers in the world. Let’s take a chance to join the mysterious Amazon discovery journey, hidden perilous of the Amazon River Boat Boat Ride and exploring the natural wilderness of the River Safari Cruise Boat Ride.

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River Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm

Evening: Adventure at Night Safari

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Do you want to experience this feeling?

As night falls, you can enjoy the nightlife of the animals at the Night Safari. With only 40 minutes, you and your family will get a special electric vehicle taken to seven geographic areas of the reserve, each with a different theme, such as the Himalayan Foothills, the Indian Subcontinent, the area of Asian elephant or endangered distinct Malayan tiger …

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You will sometimes catch a light flashing from the eyes of certain animals in the dark


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Photo: singapore itinerary blog.

Read more: Singapore night safari tips — How to have a wonderful trip in Singapore Night Safari.

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