Singapore—an island hotspot situated along the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula—is best absorbed, and observed, from the top of a double-decker bus. From Chinatown to Little India, this hop-on hop-off ride ensures you have the flexibility to explore sights according to your own preferred pace.
Grab a seat and head to the city’s famed Merlion. A massive statue set-up in 1964 by the Singapore Tourism Board, the half-fish, half-lion mascot now beacons to visitors and locals alike, and is definitely worth a closer look.
Hop off within Kampong Glam, a lush and colorful neighborhood that, prior to colonization by the British in 1819, housed the Malay aristocracy. Still featuring strong ties to the Native-Malay and Muslim community, this area consists of bright storefronts, eclectic restaurants, and plenty of galleries.
Hitch a ride to Little India, and stroll down Serangoon Road—a street lined with many of the Indian-influenced structures found in the city. Check out several of the religious monuments spread along Chinatown, then—for a stark contrast in times—admire the more modern aesthetics of Suntec City's sleek skyscrapers.
Yellow City Route stops include:
- Singapore Flyer
- Marina Bay Sands
- Fullerton Hotel
- Asian Civilization Meseum
Red Heritage Route stops include:
- Fu Lu Shou
- Little India
- Mustafa Centre
- Theives Market