Explore the Best of the West: A Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Singapore's Hidden Gems

November 17, 2023

Day 1: Educational Exploration, Shopping, and Leisure


  • 9:00 AM: Begin your day at The Singapore Discovery Centre. Immerse yourself in interactive exhibits about Singapore's history and future. Engage in the various activities available, like the XD Theatre and Crisis Simulation.
  • 11:30 AM: Depart for the Science Centre Singapore.


  • 12:00 PM: Arrive at the Science Centre Singapore. Explore its interactive science exhibits. Have lunch at one of the on-site cafes.
Photo: Ashley Hughes • Venkat Chandramoleshwar • Zhi C. • Hermawan • Harapan Ong
  • 3:00 PM: Head to JEM for an enjoyable shopping experience.


  • 5:00 PM: Explore the wide range of shops and dining options at JEM. Enjoy an early dinner here.
  • 7:30 PM: Return to your accommodation or explore the local nightlife.

Day 2: Cultural and Outdoor Activities with Local Cuisine


  • 9:00 AM: Visit the Chinese and Japanese Gardens for a tranquil morning, admiring the beautiful landscapes and architecture.
Photo: Igor Babichenko • Lei Wang • Vincent Tay • bong chunfat • Simon Joliet
  • 11:00 AM: Travel to Haw Par Villa.


  • 12:00 PM: Explore Haw Par Villa's vivid statues and dioramas depicting Chinese myths.
Photo: John • Ren Kurihara • leo kok leong • Earl FCG • songyoot k
  • 1:30 PM: Head to West Coast Park for outdoor fun and a picnic lunch.


  • 4:00 PM: After a day of activities, proceed to Clementi Market and Food Centre.
Photo: biyan tt
  • 5:00 PM: Dive into local flavors with a variety of Singaporean dishes at Clementi.
  • 7:00 PM: Conclude your tour, either returning to your accommodation or continuing to explore.

Additional Tips:

  • Transportation: Make use of Singapore’s excellent public transport for easy commuting.
  • Weather: Dress comfortably and stay hydrated to beat Singapore's tropical climate.

This revised itinerary offers a blend of educational experiences, outdoor activities, shopping, and culinary adventures, making it ideal for a diverse weekend experience in West Singapore.

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