Romantic Singapore Walking Tour (Self Guided), Singapore

Singapore is both romantic and exotic. With its multicultural population it offers great cuisine. Due to its location, its seascape and cityscape are unique and make Singapore an absolutely romantic place. Enjoy romantic and intimate moments by visiting the places mentioned in this self-guided tour:
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Romantic Singapore Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Romantic Singapore Walking Tour
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore (See other walking tours in Singapore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Singapore Flyer
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
  • Equinox Restaurant
  • Saint Andrew's Cathedral
  • Chijmes
  • Riverside
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Singapore Flyer

1) Singapore Flyer (must see)

If you want to see all of Singapore, especially the area of the bay, in an unobstructed panoramic way, don't hesitate to get on the Singapore Flyer on a clear day. Standing a lofty 165 meters tall, this monumental Ferris wheel was once the world's tallest until the Las Vegas “High Roller”, opened in 2014, surpassed it by a mere 2.6 m (9 ft). Much like the “High Roller”, the Singapore Flyer spins in slow motion with the journey lasting a half-hour full turn – just enough to see everything and take dozens of photos before being brought back down into a rainforest-covered park. There are 28 cabins in all, each able to carry 28 passengers, but normally when there is no queue, it can be pretty vacant and you can have your privacy. Those acrophobic not need to worry at all, because they will not feel the height when in the capsule and, besides, the ride is made incredibly smooth, so they won't feel the rotation either. The cabins are air-conditioned and with panoramic screens inside providing all the necessary details on the various sights and surroundings.

Various packages are offered for those looking to get high in style, such as the signature Singapore Sling Flight, in which drinks are served for that extra lift.

Tip:
The best time for having a Flyer ride is on weekdays as well as before or just after sunset to see the city at night.

Operating Hours:
Daily: 8:30am-10:30pm (last admission: 10pm)
Ticketing counter operates from 8am to 10pm
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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

2) Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (must see)

Art and architecture go hand in hand, as evident in this spiky and endearingly outrageous performing arts center. The structure itself emerged from Singapore’s realization that it needed iconic buildings to keep pace with the competitive international tourist industry – and, as such, can be seen as the Asian rival to the Sydney Opera House, with a fabulous location to support its own unique sense of grandeur. Officially opened in 2002, it has become quite the key emblem of contemporary Singapore; a shining example of its arty, creative side.

The big question is and will always be whether the Esplanade’s theatres bear more resemblance to Durian fruit, the eyes of a fly, or a microphone. Despite its fruity nickname, “The Big Durians”, which is most popular with the locals, the twin glass domes of the complex do not take their design reference from the tropical fruit, but from traditional Asian reed weavings. The spiky metal sunshades reach seven thousand in number, and with their varying angles and geometries, make the roof-line morph and mutate across the building; however, aside from the visual complexity, they have a practical aspect as well, in that they maximize the natural light while shielding the glass roof from heat radiation – an important concern given Singapore's location close to the equator.

Internally, the venue is just as extraordinary. As well as large-capacity twin auditoriums that are visually and acoustically spectacular, there are several decent eating options here to fill one's tummy as well. Also worth looking out for here are the regular free performances and major events outside, especially on weekends, which are advertised either on the theatre’s website or in the monthly what’s-on guide so, on a lark, you may get to pick and choose several performances to see. The Esplanade has many different art-related shops as well, including a vinyl record store, a wind instrument shop and more. As if that's not enough, it houses a branch of the National Library where you can read digital newspapers, scour through the huge selection of music, dance, and art materials, or watch movies in a spectacular setting. To capture a very nice picture of the famed Singapore Merlion, you can go up to the top floor. This is indeed a heavenly refuge if you're an art lover or simply need a break from Singapore's humidity and heat.

Tip:
To capture a very nice picture of the famed Singapore Merlion, you can then go up to the top floor.

Guided Tours:
Mon–Fri: 11am (excl. public holidays)
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Equinox Restaurant

3) Equinox Restaurant

Impress your sweetheart with the magnificent views of Singapore and Malaysia from the windows of Equinox Restaurant that is housed in a skyscraper. Then impress her with authentic Western or Asian cuisine. This restaurant offers the best Western and Asian dishes.
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Saint Andrew's Cathedral

4) Saint Andrew's Cathedral

Saint Andrew's Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Singapore. It is a very beautiful and impressive Anglican Church built in the Neo-Gothic style. It was rebuilt after a fire destroyed the original building. There were rumors that the place was haunted by unhappy spirits and the church was closed. During the Japanese invasion the church served as an emergency hospital. Since 1973 it has been a monument of national importance in Singapore.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chijmes

5) Chijmes

To experience what is unique about Singapore's lifestyle visit Chijmes. It was founded in 1854 and used to be the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus. Today it is a national heritage site with its fine Gothic architecture and amazing history. CHIJMES gradually turned into a popular dining, shopping and entertainment place. CHIJMES Hall and chapel are wonderful places for hosting musicals, recitals and theatrical performances.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Riverside

6) Riverside (must see)

The Singapore riverside is a very beautiful place. Once in Singapore, you cannot miss the Clarke and Boat Quays. There are many nightclubs and quiet terraces where you can continue your romantic evening. There are also many gift shop-houses along the river bank where you can buy memorable gifts for your partner. For a romantic evening, it is better to take a taxi-boat and land at the chosen place.

Tip:
This area is more vibrant after 5pm as all the restaurant are open.

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Singapore Museums Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Singapore Landmarks Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Singapore Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Singapore without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Singapore, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Singapore: Chinatown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles

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