Singapore Senior Bucket List

Singapore is an incredibly busy city, but a very quick taxi ride can take you to the semi-quiet suburbs. For you seniors (or anyone moving on), the exciting and terrifying Graduation Day is just over a month away. With the little time that we have left, let’s go explore and revisit some of our favorite Singapore sites. Whether you go with family, your friends or just yourself, you are bound to have a great (last) time.

Sentosa Day!

  • Go Paddle Boarding
  • Bring a cheap picnic lunch from home
  • Go swimming without getting a jellyfish sting
  • And, if you have some money to spare, go to Tanjong beach club and take a break from the heat with a dip in the pool and a frozen treat.
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Tanjong Beach Club

Arab Street cafes

Arab street holds many hidden gems, kept away on little roads filled with the unusual and legal graffiti. Small (yet still somewhat pricey) cafes offer instagram-worthy cups of latte and gourmet cakes and pastries. Some of the highest rated restaurants and cafes include:

  • Hyde and Co.
  • Beirut Grill
  • Artistry cafe
  • Working Title Cafe
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Arab Street Cafe

Little India food adventure

Here you will explore the best and cheapest Indian cuisine that Singapore has to offer. While you might not find the healthiest food, you will find the yummiest and indulgent curries, naan bread, vegetables, and roasted meats.

  • Henna! If you want to try your hand at it, you can buy $2 do-it-yourself packets
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Henna in little India

Mustafa Center has the biggest selection of reasonably priced fruits, indian snacks, western snacks, drinks, fresh fish, and meat, alongside just about anything else you can think of. 

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Caution: Mustafa Center can be a bit overwhelming.

Komala Villas is a family owned chain here in Singapore, with their entire menu being vegetarian and delicious, I can assure you, you won’t miss your typical butter chicken.

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From hungryangmo.com

The $1 ice cream cart “uncles’ have been bringing Singaporeans a nice treat to the humid and hot roads of Singapore for many years (first gaining popularity in the 90s). You can’t move on from Singapore unless you indulge in a sweet and classic ice cream served in a slice of sweet bread — unless you don’t eat dairy; then you are out of luck on this one.

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Get this for only $1!

Din Tai Fung is not hyped up for nothing. You are sure to find Taiwanese cuisine you’ll drool for here. My personal favorites include their Oriental Salad (which contains glass noodles, tofu slivers, vegetables and a vinegar dressing), vegetable dumplings, fried rice, and if you eat meat, order any of a number of delicious takes on the traditional Shrimp and Pork Dumplings.

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The famous Pork Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

These are just a few of the all-time, classic, Singaporean adventures you need to partake in before you head off to college, another school, or your gap year. Take in everything you see, all the accents you hear, and all the delicious foods you smell and taste, because you will soon only have a memory of our great little red dot.

 

Author: Natalie Chassagne

Natalie Chassagne is a senior who has spent the majority of her life in SAS, moving here when she was 4 years old. This is her first year being part of The Eye! She mainly enjoys reading angsty teen books, making art in H200, and baking vegan treats. She can be contacted at chassagne18497@sas.edu.sg !

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