When you land at Changi Airport in Singapore you realize that you have landed at a premier city in the eastern part of the world. The airport itself is a wonder for all travelers. There is a free cinema here as well as swimming pool and even multiple gardens to spend your time here. If you have a short time on hand to spend in Singapore, here are some tips on how to maximize your time in the city.
The East-West line is the best to choose for the MRT system in Singapore that will help you explore the city and check out the cityscape in a comprehensive manner. When you take MRTs along this line you get to view the cityscape in full. The public housing blocks are visible and tall buildings, all in different hues of rainbow colors. You could stop by Tanah Merah. You could take a bus to Changi Point Ferry Terminal from here, which can take you to Pulau Ubin, an island that offers outdoor adventures of all kinds as well as wetlands and natural reserve areas to explore.
Those who are more interested in checking out local and ethnic parts of the city, they can get down at the Paya Lebar station. Here Peranakan communities inhabit largely. You could check out the shop houses of this community here as well as enjoy a unique cultural and food experience here.
You could also stop by Bugis where you will find heritage monuments of the Malay and Arab communities. The Sultan Mosque here is worth seeing as well as the colorful cafes and boutiques here.
You need to include Raffles Place and City Hall on your list of places to check out in Singapore. These are easy to locate on the MRT lines. When you have checked out these areas you will also find numerous shopping venues and restaurants that you will love to check out. Other places that you can include if you have time are the spiky domes of Esplanade theater, the Marina Bay Sands resort on the bay and the Merlion which is a famous symbol of the city. You could also take a detour to Chinatown to enjoy the roadside eateries and shopping areas in this part of the city. Queenstown and Jurong East are other popular city landmarks to visit. These places once covered, will help you get a gist of the city as a whole.