16 Day Trips From Singapore You MUST Visit For A Day of Fun

Day Trips From Singapore

Singapore offers you the luxury of exploring everything near it with a lot of ease and comfort. The city is a bundle of fun-filled attractions and invites each one of you to experience the best! You can get the vibe of traditional living of people to cruising along the river. So experience tranquillity in the city as well as around it by exploring these interesting day trips from Singapore.

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Here is the list of 16 16 Day Trips From Singapore You MUST Visit For A Day of Fun

1. Sentosa Island

Discover the most famous Island which has many attractions for everyone, be it a child or an oldie! There are many resort activities with a cable car ride. Sentosa Island has many things to explore like the Tiger Sky Tower, the Wings of Time Show, Madame Tussauds and Sentosa 4D Adventureland for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Enjoy a parade of wildlife and celebration experiences, from fireworks to wax figures. The tour can be started in the morning with it ending during the evening hours.

Duration of the Experience: 7 hours
Cost: SGD 108

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2. Southern Islands

If you'd like to get out of the city for some time for a quick day trip from Singapore, then visiting the Southern Islands is an ideal option. Other than Sentosa, there are many other islands worth exploring with your families like the St. Johns Island, Lazarus Island and the twin sisters Island. There is a service provided by the Singapore Island Cruise which offers ferry transport to Kusu and St. John's Island and even stop for a barbecue or picnic. The luxurious southern islands can be experienced by hiring a private yacht or a daily ferry. Many temples can be discovered in South Island and even some remote places to offer you serenity.

Duration of the experience: 8 hours
Cost: SGD 100

3. Universal Studios

Universal Studios is a fun-filled theme park which offers a variety of activities, a perfect way to spend a day in Singapore. The park has thrilling rides, iconic shows and attractions based on blockbuster films and TV Shows including Madagascar, Puss in Boots, Transformers and Jurassic Park. Jump into the replica sets of New York, Ancient Egypt and Hollywood, fly in the air through the roller coaster, flying rides and rafts. You can even head into the theatre for live performances and action-packed animation. There are many restaurants in Universal Studios if you want a break!

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: SGD 95

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4. Full-Day Safari Experience

If you an animal lover then you must take a day trip from Singapore by experiencing a full day safari. Invest your day among the animals of the world at Singapore's top attractions - the River Safari and Singapore Zoo. The Singapore zoo inhabitants are the elephants, orangutans and many more. Then jump on the boat to ride along with the river safari, checking out wildlife from waterways like Amazon. The Singapore Zoo can be explored by tram or on foot. You can even feed the animals and walk through the exhibits displayed. Cute elephants are all fun and play and feed these giant animals too!

Duration of the Experience: 9 hours
Cost: SGD 90

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5. Singapore Sightseeing with River Cruise

Singapore can be made even more luxurious with a cruise along the Singapore River. The sightseeing includes the National Orchid Garden, Little India, Mount Fabre Hill and more. This tour is limited to 15 people or fewer. The guide would be present there to share insightful information about each attraction along the way. Many historical buildings would be shown along the way like The Supreme Court and The Old Parliament. Taking a leisurely ride on the river cruise will take you past the landmarks of the Raffles Landing Site, Asian Civilisation Museum, Esplanade Singapore, Singapore Flyer and the latest attraction Marina Bay Integrated Resort. Taking you away from the busy city life, while you're still in the city! How mesmerising is that?

Duration of the Experience: 7 hours
Cost: SGD 135

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6. Jalan Bahar's Dragon Kilns

Jalan Bahar is home to Singapore's last two dragon kilns. These dragon kilns are enormous dragon-shaped chambers used to varnish ceramics. Chinese invented dragon kilns thousands of years ago, and then immigrants built the modern furnaces in the mid 20th century. The government protects both of them and are only fired on special occasions. Located on the outskirts of the city, it is the perfect day trip from Singapore to explore Jalan Bahar's kilns, which can be visited anytime, and the potters will be more than happy to teach you how it works. The Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is a fascinating insight into pottery with the Dragon Kiln, inclusive of tours and demonstrations. Browse through the products made or book a workshop if you want to try your hand at pottery!

Duration of the Experience: 5 - 6 hours
Cost: Entry is free, the cost will vary if you book for a workshop

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7. Bintan

Get a vibe of the conventional Indonesian way of life in this village which is an hour's drive from the Bandar Bentan Telani Port. Panglong Village in Bintan is home to Bintan's fishermen and their families, and we can have a look at their day-to-day activities and even become a part of it. A visit to the Panglong Village is a perfect indulgence for those who want to see the real Bintan, which is far away from the resorts, and those interested in the local culture.

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: SGD 125

8. Iskandar Puteri

Iskandar Puteri is home to some of the most iconic theme parks like Legoland Malaysia and the Hello Kitty Indoor Theme Park and is the perfect day trip from Singapore for families. This city is crossing all the bars of excellence, especially for kids. Make space in your tummy for a variety of fantastic options such as Spice Grill, a stylish Indian restaurant that even has western offerings. Spend a day or two in the theme parks which offers captivating 4D movie experience and the impressive park promises action-filled activities for both kids and adults.

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: SGD 150

9. Pulau Ubin

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Pulau Ubin is a 10.2 square kilometre island lying northeast of Singapore. Translating to Granite Island in Malay, Pulau Ubin is considered to be one of the last places where one can truly enjoy and experience Singapore for what it used to be, before rapid urbanization set in. It is one of the last two kampongs of Singapore and is located just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland.

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: Boatride to the island, SGD 3-4 per passenger

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10. Batam, Indonesia

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Known For : Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple | Barelang Bridge | Nongsa Beach and Coast

The island of Batam is one of the most picturesque islands in the Riau Archipelago, and also one of the most modernised areas in Indonesia. Tourists from usually flock here for a retreat, and some fresh ocean air. Batam is most famous for its beaches and water-themed adventure sports, and of course, its large immaculately maintained golf courses. It also is home to the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia and has perfect bike and hike trails along its northern coast. Thus, Batam is an all-rounded experience for any tourist seeking a peaceful day trip from Singapore.

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: Ferry ride to Batam Islands, SGD 50 one-way

Best Time : May to September.

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11. Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Malaysia's third-largest city, Johor Bahru, also goes by JB is just 24 kms from the city of Singapore. Perfect for a day trip from Singapore, you can indulge in many shopping opportunities, various cultural Malay attractions like beautiful mosques and Chinese attractions. A must-visit here is the Hindu Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple and the Johor Bahru City Square. 

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: SGD 150 including bus to JB, miscellaneous expenses like intra-city travel and food

12. Melaka, Malaysia

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Known For : Jonker Street | Menara Taming Sari | Christ Church, Melaka

Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura. Melaka is a city that boasts of lots of good food, apart from its cultural attractions. From the famous Christ Church to the busy night markets, theres lots to do in the city, for every kind of traveller. When youre here, try out the Nyonya cuisine in particular, for its wonderful flavours.

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: SGD 150 including bus to Melaka, miscellaneous expenses like intra-city travel and food.

Best Time : April to May; October

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13. Desaru, Malayasia

A 100 kms away from Singapore is the beautiful Malay island of Desaru. Bask in beautiful blue beaches, a paradise getaway is just a half-hour ferry ride away. Desaru also has an Ostrich Farm which is a fun visit if going with family. A quick day trip from Singapore, Desaru is a nice little place to visit with friends. 

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: SGD 150 including transport to Desaru, miscellaneous expenses like intra-city travel and food.

14. Pulau Hantu

This island gets its name from the fact that parts of the two smaller islets - Pulau Hantu Besar and Pulau Hantu Kechil - which disappear during high tide. Pulau Hantu is famous for its pristine waters and white sand beaches, which are ideal trekking and camping spots. You can enjoy great snorkelling expeditions here as well.

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: Scuba trips cost upward of SGD 50 while chartering boats can cost upward of SGD 100

15. Coney Island

This island in Singapore was meant to be a private resort but was soon opened to the public and now is a perfect day trip from Singapore. Left undeveloped to preserve the natural ecosystem, there are minimal amenities and electricity here, which gives visitors a taste of the wild. Take a day trip to this island to forget civilization, become one with nature and go on an adventure with loved ones. Remember to carry water - there is none on the island!

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: It is merely a 15-minute walk away from the main island and is free. A taxi may cost you SGD 15-50

16. Pulau Satumu

The name of the island means 'One Tree Island'. Pulau Satumu holds the distinction of being the southernmost island of Singapore and is home to Raffles Lighthouse which is an important landmark in the history of the city. This lighthouse was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Inaugurated in 1855, it is still in operating condition, which is why the island is usually restricted to the public. But don't worry = there are special occasions which offer exclusive experiences to the public. Plan your trip accordingly!

Duration of the Experience: 1 day
Cost: Starting from SGD 25

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Embark on many rejuvenating day trips from Singapore to one of the best places in the country with your family and friends. All the places have been designed with comfort to keep a smile on your faces. So book a tour to all these beautiful places!

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