Explore Singapore's Best with eSIM: Travel Tips and Tricks

Explore Singapore's Best with eSIM: Travel Tips and Tricks

Explore Singapore's Best with eSIM: Travel Tips and Tricks

Going to Singapore, lah? This is the ultimate travel guide for you. 

Singapore, often referred to as the “Lion City”, is a modern city-state that gets millions of visitors annually. It’s a fast growing economy with a unique blend of cultural diversity, stunning architecture, lush green spaces and culinary delights. 

Whether you are planning a short trip or an extended stay, this Singapore itinerary will help you make the most of your visit. We’ll cover everything from must-visit attractions, food spots and even best eSIM packages to fit your travel needs. 


  1. Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay

One place that every tourist inevitably visits is Marina Bay Sands. It is an iconic resort known for its three 55-story hotel towers topped by a massive SkyPark in the shape of a ship's hull. The SkyPark offers panoramic views of the bay and features observation decks, gardens, restaurants, and an elevated infinity pool! 

Adjacent to Marina Bay Sands is the impressive Gardens by the Bay, comprising three distinctive waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central. These sustainable gardens feature over a million plants, massive vertical gardens up to 16 stories tall, two conservatories replicating different climate conditions, and a nightly Garden Rhapsody light and sound show. While you’re in the Marina Bay area, you can’t miss a picture with the Merlion at the Merlion Park.

Both these attractions are the top most tourist attractions of Singapore. There’s simply no skipping them. 

  1. Sentosa Island

No visit to Singapore is complete without a trip to Sentosa, the iconic resort island just off the southern coast. Whether you are in Singapore for 4 days or more, a full day trip to Sentosa is an absolute must.

Formerly a British military fortress, Sentosa ("peace and tranquility" in Malay) is now one of the city-state's biggest recreational destinations. This compact island packs in abundant attractions like the Resorts World Sentosa with its Universal Studios theme park, S.E.A. Aquarium, and sandy beaches. You can spend a day exploring themed areas like the Merlion statue, Imbiah Lookout, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom. Ride the Singapore Cable Car from Mount Faber for sweeping views, or climb to the peak of the Tiger Sky Tower. 

Sentosa provides a wonderful tropical getaway while being a short drive or train ride from central Singapore and you’ll make memories for a lifetime. 

  1. Civic District 

At the heart of Singapore's urban core lies the Civic District, where colonial history meets modern city life. This compact precinct is home to many of the city-state's iconic landmarks and architectural marvels. 

The modern National Gallery Singapore showcases Southeast Asian art across two stately colonial buildings. Nearby, the futuristic Esplanade theatres evoke a durian fruit's spiky shape. Walk through the lush Istana Park to the Istana, official residence of the President of Singapore. With museums, performing arts venues, outdoor parks and the F1 Singapore Grand Prix track winding through, the Civic District encapsulates Singapore's fascinating blend of heritage and contemporary development.


Besides the iconic attractions, Singapore has several underrated gems waiting to be explored. Step back into the city's rich heritage at Kampong Glam, the buzzing Malay-Arab quarter with Sultan Mosque at its center, lined with textile shops, Middle Eastern eateries, and the indie boutiques of Haji Lane. Also wander the laid-back streets of Tiong Bahru, a charming housing estate with low-rise Art Deco buildings, hip cafes serving local delicacies and indie craft stores tucked into its beautiful alleys. These off-the-beaten-track gems offer a glimpse into Singapore's diverse cultures, cuisine, and neighborhoods.


If you're visiting Singapore, consider getting an eSIM package based on your length of stay:

For less than a week:

For 1 month:

Longer than 1 month:


  1. Hainanese Chicken Rice

Every country recognizes certain foods as ‘comfort meals’. In Singapore, its this. Also supposedly called the (unofficially ofcourse) national dish of the country, it can be found everywhere - from humble hawker stalls to top hotels. We’ve tried it and it’s definitely delicious and comforting. 

  1. Laksa

With Chinese and Malay origins, laksa can be found in many regional variations across Malaysia and Singapore. It is a one-bowl meal, comprising a rich spicy coconut-laced soup, rice noodles and ingredients such as fishcake and prawns. Check out this Timeout guide for the best Laksas in town. 

  1. Chilli Crab

Proudly originated in Singapore, chilli crab gets its delectable flavors from a combination of chilli sauce, tomato paste, sambal and egg, along with tweaks and variations across the many seafood restaurants that serve it. It’s also called the King of all crab dishes. 

Some other beloved dishes are Char Kwoy Teow, Satay and Vegetable Pho for vegetarians. 


It is no surprise that Singapore is an expensive city but that doesn’t mean budget travelers will have a hard time. 

From eating at hawker’s markets to staying in budget accommodations like the Ibis Budget Singapore Crystal, there are plenty of budget friendly ways to go around the city. 

One should also get the all inclusive city pass that helps save money on various attractions. To make friends, you could also sign up for free walking tours

Pro tip - instead of buying bottled water every time, you can simply drink tap water as it is fit for consumption in Singapore. 

And there you have it. An itinerary covering both the well trodden paths and hidden gems of Singapore. Some must have meals and budget hacks with the biggest travel essential - an incredible eSIM package. So, can you hear a Singaporean inviting you in the vicinity, saying ‘lai lai!’?