Day 2 : A day in a life of a Singaporean
Start the morning in Singapore’s iconic Chinatown, a wonderful testament to Singapore’s vibrant and thriving Chinese culture. Visit the Chinatown Heritage Center to understand the history and influence of Chinese culture on the city and sample different kinds of Chinese teas and traditional snacks at the Tea Chapter. Then, pop into the Baba House to view furniture and artifacts set up inside the house of a merchant family from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Feast on lunch at Maxwell’s Hawker Center, famous for Singaporean specialties like Tian Tian Chicken, dim sum, and laksa noodles. The afternoon continues with a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a beautiful temple rich in history and art. Check out the Buddhist Culture Museum on the third floor to see 300 Buddhist artifacts from all over Asia.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the colorful alleys filled with spices, oils, traditional medicines, fabrics, and astrologers in Little India. For those interested in learning about religion, visit the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple to catch a glimpse of Hindu rituals.
In the evening, try a Singapore Sling from one of the many rooftop bars available in the city, and enjoy a mouth-watering dinner on Dempsey Hill Road before browsing the many cute boutiques along the street.