See Singapore’s South in 3 Days

Nature, adventure, and culture – there’s plenty for your clients to see and do in this part of the Garden City

Visitors generally spend between two to four days in Singapore, but did you know that the southern part of the country alone can take at least three days to explore? From nature trails to historic tours, workshops to shopping and dining, this itinerary covering South Singapore is filled with suggestions to consider for your guests.

Day 1

Fredrik Dittlau

Morning: Start the day by exploring the great outdoors and have some hands-on fun in the Garden City





Tour: Southern Ridges Nature Tour

Henderson Waves

Visitors can explore this 10-kilometre stretch of connecting trails and sanctuary of greenery and history. Highlights of the tour include the Henderson Waves, Sembcorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk, and The Singing Forest.

Address: Henderson Road, Mount Faber Park
Cost: S$10 per pax 
Duration: 1.5-2 hours 
Group size: Minimum 15 pax 
To book: Email Enna Lam (at least one month in advance):

* Also check out the HortPark Garden Tour and book at least one month in advance. Call +65 6471 5601, or email Hafriz at

Workshop: Bottled Gardens - Terrariums

While at HortPark, your guests can learn to create a sustainable bottled garden at a hands-on workshop and take home their completed terrarium.

Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, HortPark
Cost: S$19 per participant 
Duration: 1 hour 
Group size: Minimum 20 pax and maximum 30 pax 
To book: Call +65 6471 5601 or email Hafriz (at least one month in advance):

* Also check out the Grow Your First Airplant workshop and book at least one month in advance via the above contact.

Afternoon: Visitors can lunch amidst nature in HortPark and enjoy the arts scene at Gillman Barracks as a post-meal activity

Dine: Vinyard

Vineyard is a charming French-Italian restaurant nestled amidst the verdant greenscape of HortPark. Lunch sets are available from Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 2:30pm.

Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, #02-02 HortPark 
Tel: +65 6479 7977, or call Tee Wan Kee at +65 8338 4093 for private events

Explore: Playuem

Singapore’s first children’s centre for creativity – where families can play and be inspired together. Visitors can check out the artist-led workshops, art jam (subject to availability), and interactive exhibition.

Address: 47 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks 

Explore: Art Outreach

Started in 2003, Art Outreach is a non-profit art education organisation that promotes art appreciation in Singapore. Art Outreach also organises art education and tours for the community, and the Centre for Contemporary Art.

Address: 47 Malan Road, #01-24 Gillman Barracks 
Tel: +65 6873 9505; Email:

Refer to ‘Art Buzz in Singapore​’  in this issue for a suggested list of art galleries at Gillman Barracks to include in your itinerary.

Shop: Supermama

Supermama offers “omiyage” (contemporary giftware) that represents contemporary Singapore culture, and works closely with many Singapore designers and Japanese craft facilities to produce these great creations available in-store. From gorgeous plates and quirky keychains with Singapore-inspired icons and patterns, these make excellent souvenirs.

Address: Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks 
Tel: +65 6291 1946; Email:

Alternative for afternoon itinerary

Tour: Gillman Barracks Art & History Tour

Gillman Barracks

Organised by Friends of the Museums Singapore, this 90-minute tour gives participants an in-depth look at world class contemporary artworks and gain a better understanding of Gillman Barrack’s rich history and heritage.

Address: 47 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks 
When: Every Saturday, 4pm 
Cost: Free 
Group size: 1-20 pax 
To book: Visit website

Night: Wind down after a long day at one of Gillman Barracks’ stellar restaurants

Dine: Masons

Located within a colonial building, Masons is a great spot for some R&R. Diners can choose between a two-course (S$28++) and three-course (S$33++) meal. Vegetarian options are also available.

Address: 8 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks
Tel: +65 6694 2216; Email:

Day 2

Morning: Discover a different side of Southern Singapore and learn more about its historical past

Dine: Tamarind Hill

Perched atop the forested Labrador Nature Reserve, this restaurant is situated in a standalone historic colonial bungalow. With a rustic-luxe Asian character and flair, Tamarind Hill serves traditional and contemporary Siamese fare. Set menus and vegetarian menus are available and start from S$80 per pax.

Address: 30 Labrador Villa Road, Tamarind Hill 
Tel: +65 9828 7755; Email:

Tour: Cultured Leopard, Rising Tiger Finding Your Tao in Haw Par Villa

Participants can go on a whimsical journey through the various attractions with this informational tour organised by Journeys. They can expect to leave the place with stories of good over evil, and the tug of war between modernity and tradition.

Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road 
When: Friday, 9:30am – 12noon 
Cost: S$38 per adult; S$18 per child 
Group size: Minimum 1 pax 
To book: No pre-booking required; meet the local tour guide at Haw Par Villa MRT station, outside Exit A.

Alternative for afternoon itinerary

Shop: VivoCity Shopping Mall

As Singapore’s largest shopping mall and lifestyle destination, VivoCity is where visitors can find Singapore’s largest cinema multiplex, flagship outlets like Toys “R” Us, VivoMart, and TANGS. Other lifestyle facilities here include a leisure rooftop water feature, a waterfront boardwalk, and a rooftop amphitheater. These amenities will keep the family (especially the young ones) busy.

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity
Tel: +65 6377 6860; Email:

Night: Spend the evening enjoying – even dining amid – incredible views of the city​

Explore: Mount Faber

Singapore Cable Car

Visitors can view the sunset against the backdrop of the city skyline atop Mount Faber. As a bonus, make an event booking at Faber Peak venue and allow your guests to enjoy pre-cocktail drinks* inside a cable car.
*Terms and conditions apply.

Address: Telok Blangah Road, Mount Faber 
Tel: +65 6377 9688; 
Email: /

Dine: Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

After Mount Faber, take your guests to Prima Tower – one of Singapore’s longstanding restaurants that’s situated on top of a former flour mill. Diners can indulge in authentic Beijing fare while enjoying the panoramic city and ocean views. Menu highlights include Peking duck and shredded scallops with egg white. The restaurant is suitable for large group dining, with the largest table able to accommodate up to 12 pax.

Address: 201 Keppel Road 
Tel: +65 6272 8822

Day 3

Morning: Fun and adventure on Sentosa Island await your guests

Tour: Sentosa Segway Tour

Fort Siloso

Participants get to cruise around Sentosa on a segway with GoGreen Segway Tours, making multiple stops at iconic attractions including Fort Siloso and the Sentosa Merlion.

Address: Various locations 
When: Daily, 2.5 hours, 10:15am – 12:45pm 
Cost: S$139.90 per pax 
Group size: 2-10 pax 
To book: Visit website


Afternoon: Experience the old and the new at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)

Dine: Malaysian Food Street

Diners can immerse themselves in the unique old-town ambience while enjoying Malaysia’s finest hawker fare, such as Kuala Lumpur Claypot Rice and Penang Hokkien Mee. This is a free-andeasy dining option for guests should you decide to include it in your itinerary.

Address: RWS, 1/F Waterfront

Dine: USS VIP Tour

After lunch, your clients can experience Universal Studios Singapore (USS) without having to queue or miss out on photo opportunities with their favourite mascots. An in-house trained VIP guide understands guests’ needs and will make recommendations.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway 
When: Daily, 5 hours, tour starts every half an hour between 10am – 2pm 
Cost: S$298/adult, S$228/child 
Group size: 1-15 pax 
To book: Call +65 6577 6077 or email

* Also check out the S.E.A. VIP Tour at the RWS SEA Aquarium. To book, call +65 6577 7515 or email


Night: Visitors get to indulge in a seafood feast to end a day of fun under the sun

Dine: Singapore Seafood Republic

Part of a collaboration among top restaurants, Singapore Seafood Republic offers a wide array of authentic Singaporean-inspired seafood creations. Set menus (good for two to six pax) are available and start from S$40 per diner.

Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-292 Waterfront Resorts World Sentosa 
Tel: +65 6265 6777


Note: Prices with ++ includes 7% GST and 10% Service Charge



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