23-hour layover in Singapore.. what to do?

singapore layover

What to do in your Singapore layover? Where to stay? And where to eat? What to do? Here are some places you can visit which we categorized according to locations:

First, where to rest right between flights?

First, Changi Airport is the best airport for layovers, according to reviews. Browsing thru their website, we learned we can avail of free-to-use sleeping areas, TV lounges, baby care rooms, and so much more facilities.  If you want, you can also avail of their transit hotel. For us, we opted to stay at a local hotel, Hotel 81 Elegance that is situated near Lavender MRT.

Hotel 81 Elegance Singapore


Where to eat cheap but good food?

Hawkers are blessings in disguise in an expensive city such as Singapore. They are everywhere, serve delicious food, and of course cheap. You can, for example, eat chicken/ pork rice for at least S$3!


What places to visit in Singapore during layover?

Changi Airport

Before exploring the city itself, you might wanna explore the airport first. After all, it’s the best airport in the world and it has a lot of attractions too. For example, in Terminal 2, there are many attractions such as:

  • Enchanted Garden
  • Family Zone
  • Children’s playground
  • and more!
The Family Zone where we refilled hot water, changed baby’s diapers, and breathed!

Changi Airport also offers two free tours for layover passengers: City tour and Heritage tour. Each tour has its own schedule so make sure you include them on your itinerary.

changi airport

Central Business District


Of course, the major face of Singapore- the Merlion! Located in the heart of the city’s CBD, visiting the lion means you can also go to other attractions conveniently. It’s near to Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade, and Gardens by the Bay, which are another major attractions in Singapore.


Marina Bay Sands, The Shoppes

marina bay sands the shoppes

Gardens by the Bay

gardens by the bay

Southern part, along the harbor

  • Universal Studios

  • Resorts World Sentosa

  • Mount Faber (ride the cable car!)

  • Sentosa Island

sentosa island singapore layover

Northern part

singapore zoo

Orchard Road (shopping center of Singapore)

  • Takashimaya

  • Wisma

  • many different shopping malls line up along the Orchard Road


We hope you find this post helpful for your Singapore visit. Enjoy your trip!

singapore layover places to visit

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