So maybe you’ve decided to do a solo trip, and Singapore happens to be your destination. Well, you made a good choice! Apart from being the safest country in the world, this sunny island is paradise to all foodies and shopaholics out there.
What’s more, you can immerse in various cultures and explore many places of interest. With so much to do and take in, we believe that Singapore should be on every solo traveler’s bucket list.
Today, Evolve Vacation shares 10 Solo Things You Can Do in Singapore:
1) Head to a museum
From the cultural Peranakan Museum to the contemporary ArtScience Museum and the newly opened National Gallery Singapore, you’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing which one to visit.
But the good news is that because you’re flying solo, you don’t have to worry about anyone else getting bored! And you can spend the entire day (or as much time as you want) museum hopping and immersing in all the art exhibits.
2) Go on a food trail
As we mentioned earlier, Singapore is food heaven. With a huge variety of local and international cuisine, your taste buds would never have a dull moment during meal time!
If you’re feeling adventurous, we suggest going to a nearby hawker centre and trying out all the different local dishes such as chicken rice, roti prata, nasi lemak and carrot cake. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t forget to try local desserts like chendol, ice kachang, grass jelly, and tau huey.
3) Drop by a cat café
Cat lovers, you’ll be pleased to know that Singapore is home to not just 1, but 4 cat cafes! So you can spend a relaxing day chilling out and playing with your favorite furry friends.
Don’t forget to make a reservation prior to your trip there, as it sometimes gets pretty crowded (especially during feeding time at some of these cafes).
4) Visit an animal shelter
If you’re not a big fan of cats, then why not pop by an animal shelter instead? The SPCA is home to stray animals, and visitors are allowed to interact with them most days.
Or why not make your visit more meaningful by volunteering? Apart from giving you more time with your favorite animals, you’d get the chance to make friends with other volunteers who love animals as much as you do!
5) Rent a bicycle and visit a park
Take a break from the city and surround yourself with nature by visiting one of Singapore’s parks. For those who like to stay active, you might want to consider renting a bicycle and cycling around Coney Island, East Coast Park, or Kent Ridge Park.
If you can’t cycle, don’t sweat it! You can always go for a hike at MacRitchie Reservoir for a breathtaking bird’s eye view at the treetop walk, or simply explore any of the other parks by foot.
6) Drop by a local attraction
Singapore is filled with places of attraction, such as the Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, S.E.A Aquarium, and Gardens by the Bay, among others. So expect to have a fun-filled day and engage in fun activities at these places! And don’t forget to bring your camera along so you can capture these fun moments.
7) Go on a shopping spree
Ah, retail therapy. Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree? Be spoilt for choice with Singapore’s endless retail options and shop till you drop! An area worth visiting is Orchard Road, which is basically made up of a row of malls – so it’s easy to access your favorite stores and treat yourself to some fabulous new stuff.
If you feel like you need a break from all that walking and shopping, you can always head to a nearby cinema and catch one of the latest blockbusters!
8) Read a book or people watch in a café
Awaken your senses with a cup of coffee and get lost in the new world that exists in the pages of your book in one of Singapore’s many cafes!
If you’re not big on reading, then why not just relax and people watch? Or go café hopping and spend the day trying different sorts of coffee. Psst! Tiong Bahru is an area worth visiting if you wish to café hope during your trip.
9) Soak up the sun on the beach
It’s practically summer all year round in sunny Singapore, so you should take advantage of that and get a fabulous tan by spending a day at Sentosa!
Apart from having the option of choosing from 3 different beaches, you can get your heart racing with activities such as iFly and the Luge. In the event that the weather isn’t good, you can always chill out at Vivo City, which is a mall just beside Sentosa.
10) Train with World Champions
It’s not everyday that you get the chance to interact with and train alongside superstars. That’s why we believe that you should consider a martial arts vacation, especially if you’re doing a solo trip.
Apart from immersing in your martial arts training, you’ll be able to elevate your game by training under the greatest collection of World Champions. Who knows, this might be just what you need to unleash your greatness!
So tell us, which of these solo activities is going to be on your agenda for your solo trip to Singapore?