Travel Guide:What to Do in Singapore for 4 Days and 3 Nights

Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.  It is one of Filipinos favorite destinations in Southeast Asia because of top-natch attractions, and one of them is the Universal Studio Singapore. 
Marina Bay Sands
Below are the travel guides based on my experience.

No VISA Required
Philippine passport holder is allowed to visit Singapore for 30 days.
There are different airlines that provide direct flight from Philippines to Singapore.
  • Cebu Pacific - fly from Manila
  • Philippine Airlines - fly from Manila
  • Jetstar Asia - fly from Manila
  • AirAsia - fly from Cebu.  There is no direct flight from Manila, it will be either via Cebu or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Scoot- fly from Manila & Cebu.
  • Singapore Airlines - fly from Manila.
Singapore Changi Airport is the major airport of Singapore.  It is rated as the best airport by Skytrax since 2013.  Currently, it has four terminals.

Airasia,  Philippine Airlines, and Jetstar Asia are in Terminal 1. Cebu Pacific is in Terminal 4. Scoot is in Terminal 2.  Singapore Airlines is in Terminal 2 & 3.
Their airport is well-equipped.   There are chargers everywhere so no need to worry if you have longer lay over.  They have different cafes and restaurants for you to dine.
Things to do in the before leaving the airport.

1.  Get your wifi device or 4G sim card at the airport.  For discounted price you can book here.

If you are going solo, the best choice is the SIM CARD.  It has 100GB data with 500 outgoing mins calls, unlimited incoming calls, and 30 mins international calls.  I used this when I went to Singapore.  The moment I arrived at the hotel, I called my parents in the Philippines due to 30 mins international call (surprised my mom).  But if you are with someone, WIFI is a good choice to keep you all connected.

2.  Get the Singapore Tourist Pass at Airport mrt station. This will give you unlimited travel on their public buses, MRT, and LRT.
  • 1-day Pass $10
  • 2-day Pass $16
  • 3-day Pass $20
This is subject to $10 rental deposit.
Where to Stay in Singapore
There are many places to stay in Singapore.  It can be a hotel or hostel.  I always book my hotel at Agoda as I always get a good discount here.  When I went to Singapore I chose the hotel near MRT with direct link to Changi Airport MRT, East-West Line (Green One).
East-West Line MRT.
A.  Lai Ming Hotel Cosmoland -  this where I stayed during my stay in Singapore.  It is just 1 block away from Aljunied Station & 7 stations away from Airport.  The room is very oriental.

C.  G4 Station Backpackers Hostel
This is near at  Bugis Night Market where we bought most of our souvenirs.  Near East-West line Bugis Station.

Capsule Hotels
If you want to stay in dormitory type of accommodation. 

Things to do in Singapore.
Before going to Singapore, I booked all the rides in the Philippines via Klook.  Klook offers discounted prices.
A.  Universal Studio Singapore
USS is the Southeast Asia's first Universal Studio theme park.  There are two Universal Studios in Asia, in Japan and Singapore.  But USS is the easiest one to go to since Singapore is Visa Free for Philippine passport holder.  USS is located at Sentosa.  Get the discounted ticket here.
  • Daily 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Nearest MRT station,  Harbourfront (NE1/CC29)
  • After alighting the mrt,, go to Vivo Mall, and ride the Sentosa Express. You can get the discounted ticket here. Sentosa Express is a mono trail that can get you around Sentosa.
  • Buy Universal Express Pass at any merchandise store, so you don't queue for a long time to the major rides. Queuing sometimes takes more than an hour.

B. Marina Bay Sands Skypark.
Have a 360-degree view of Singapore skyline's and city below.  It is best to go here during sunset.
Get the discounted ticket here
View at Night

  • Please proceed to the new redemption point at City Tourist Hub @ Marina Square Shopping Mall, #01-221. Redemption hours: 9:30am-7:00pm, daily (Nearest Circle Line Esplanade station (CC3). (Klook Purchase Only)
  • From Marina Square, you can work towards Marina Bay Sands via Helix bridge.

  • Skypark Schedules:  Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-10:00pm; Friday-Sunday: 9:30am-11:00pm
  • Nearest station: Bayfront  Downtown Line Station (DT16) /  Circle Line Staion (CE1)

  • Helix Bridge and Marina Bay Sands
    Beautiful sunset at 7 PM

    C.  Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome and Cloud Forest
    Visit the Flower Dome  to see different flowers, and Cloud Forest to feel the tropical forest, and to see the world's tallest indoor forest  . Both are located at the  Gardens by the Bay.  For easy access and discounted prices, book it here.
    • From Bayfront MRT (CE1/DT16), take Exit B and follow the underground link way, exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay
    • 9:00am-9:00pm, daily
    • Visit gardensbythebay.com.sg for a schedule of the conservatories' maintenance dates. You don't want to drop by when the attractions are closed!
    Flower Dome

    Cloud Forest


    Supertree Groove
    Visit the futuristic giant trees that illuminate at night.  Light show starts at 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm
    Entrance is free.

    D. Merlion Park
    Visit the the iconic Merlion at One Fullerton near the waterfront at Marina Bay.
    • Near at Raffles Place MRT Station (EW14/NS26).

    E.  Singapore River Cruise
    If you want to see the most iconic tourist spots  & sky scrappers of Singapore in 40 minutes, river cruise is for you.

  • Open daily 9:00am-11:00pm (departs every 30 minutes)
  • Last boat departs at 10:30pm
  • Get discounted ticket here

  • Photo by Klook
    singapore river cruise tickets
    Photo by Klook
    One of the things you should do in Sentosa aside from Universal Studio is riding the luge. It is like go-kart but speed is control by pulling or pushing the handlebar to slow or accelerate.  I tried this twice. Get the discounted ticket here.

    • 10:00am-9:30pm, daily (last redemption at 9:15pm)
    • Take the Sentosa Express and alight at Beach Station
    • Go here after your Universal Studio.
    Skyline luge
    Photo by Klook
    Where to buy Souvenirs?
    Bugis Street is a best place to buy souvenirs and chocolates.  If you love fashion this is also a go to place.
    • Near at Bugis MRT station (EW12), take Exit C.

    Sample Itinerary
    Day 1
    • 10:30 AM flight to Singapore via Jetstar
    • 2 PM Arrived at Changi Airport
    • 3:30 PM Check-in at Lai Ming Hotel Cosmoland
    • 4:30 PM Go to Marina Square Shopping Mall to redeem the ticket for Marina Bay Sands Skypark
    • 6-7 PM  Walk towards Helix Bridge, watch sunset
    • 7-9 PM  Marina Bay Sands Skypark
    • 10 PM Back to our  hotel
    Day 2
    • 9 AM Breakfast
    • 10 AM to Merlion Park
    • 12 PM Lunch 
    • 2 -6 PM Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Groove
    • 6:30 PM Dinner
    • 7:45 PM Supertree Groove lightshow
    • 8:30-10 PM Bugis Market
    • 10:30 PM Back to hotel
    Day 3
    • 8 AM Breakfast
    • 10-5 PM Universal Studio, take lunch at Universal Studio Jurassic Park
    • 6 PM - Sky Luge
    • 7 PM -  Explore the rest of Sentosa
    • 10 PM Back to hotel
    Day 4
    • 11 AM Check-out 
    • 12 PM Lunch
    • 2 PM Explore Changi Airport T1-T4
    • 6:45 PM Flight to Manila vai Cebu Pacific

    For 4 days & 3 nights,  the pocket money I brought was  PHP 10000/ SGD 258.  All rides were booked at Klook prior to our flight.


    Also read:

    1.  Singapore Episode 1A: Changi International Airport, Gateway to Singapore -  A mini tour and experience around Terminal 1, 2, 3, and 4.
    2.  Singapore Episode 1B: Oriental Home And Space-Like Tour In Singapore - hotel review and Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Helix Bridge
    3. Singapore Episode 2: Oasis in the Middle of the City - Merlion Park,  Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Bugis Night Market

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