Day Trips from Singapore

By Viator, October 2013

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Just outside of Singapore‘s international metropolis, you’ll find quiet islands with sandy beaches, ethnic enclaves and handicraft villages. You can even take a quick trip to another country and be back in your hotel for dinner. If you’re ready to escape the city, give one of these day trips a try.

Sentosa Island

What was once a British military stronghold has become Singapore’s favorite beach resort. A quick trip by cable car, taxi, light rail or bus brings you to Sentosa Island and its many attractions. While you could easily shorten your trip into a half-day, there’s plenty to justify a full day trip. Laze on the three beaches, hike the Dragon Nature Trail Walk, catch a dolphin show at Dolphin Lagoon or go zip-lining through the canopy. End your day with the Songs of the Sea laser fountain show or a unique dinner aboard the Jewel Cable Car. If that’s not enough, there’s also an aquarium, observation park, butterfly park and 4D theater to keep you entertained.

Johore Bahru

Singapore enjoys a close proximity to Malaysia, so you can easily spend one day in two countries. Johore Bahru, a border town and capital of the state of Johor, is a shopping hotspot. Even if you don’t come for retail therapy, you can visit a Moorish-style mosque, go golfing or see how batiks are made at a working handicraft center.


A bit further afield, you’ll find Malacca, Malaysia’s oldest city and a highly sought-after tourist destination. The city’s Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, British and Malay heritage lends it a multiculturalism found in few other places in the region, and the city center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Tour the Dutch city square, visit a Portuguese fortress, observe tradition at a Chinese temple and dine on local Malay cuisine, all in a day’s time.

Pulau Ubin

If your idea of the perfect day trip involves a healthy dose of Mother Nature, then consider an excursion to Pulau Ubin, an island off the northeast tip of Singapore. The second-largest of Sinapore’s offshore islands is much more rugged and untouched than Sentosa, perfect for a little biking, hiking and wildlife viewing.

Contributed by Lydia Schrandt

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Singapore Bike Adventure around Pulau Ubin

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore and enjoy this 4-hour bike ride through scenic Pulau Ubin. Cycle deep into the island to see natural wildlife ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Singapore Sentosa Island Afternoon Trip

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Dive into fun-filled Sentosa Island on this afternoon trip from Singapore! Led by a guide, ride a scenic cable car to the island and visit three of its ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Malaysia Johore Bahru Half-Day Tour from Singapore

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The private guided Johore Bahru Malaysia Half-Day Tour from Singapore starts with a visit to a handicraft center to observe batik painting. This is followed ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Pulau Ubin Mangrove Kayak Adventure from Singapore

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Discover the natural wonders of Pulau Ubin on this 4-hour kayaking adventure! Take a break from Singapore’s busy city streets and visit the beautiful rural ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Sentosa Island Tour with Singapore Cable Car and Optional S.E.A Aquarium

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See a different side of Singapore on a morning tour to Sentosa Island — just minutes away by scenic cable car! Experience the vibrant heritage of the local ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Sentosa S.E.A. Aquarium™ Admission in Singapore with Optional Hotel Transport

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Discover the awe-inspiring underwater world of the ocean at S.E.A. Aquarium™ -- the world's largest aquarium! With a day pass, gain entry to multiple marine ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Malacca Malaysia Day Trip from Singapore including Lunch

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Malacca is filled with a wealth of medieval charm, picturesque buildings, multi-racial population and quaint narrow streets. This Malacca day trip private ...  Read more

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Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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