Basilica de Santo Nino, Cebu, Philippines. Image © Shankar S./Creative Commons.
What You’ll Get
This 5 day/4 night tour straddles two cities in Southeast Asia so different, they might as well be on different planets: the tradition-rooted hodgepodge of Cebu in the Philippines, and hyper-modern Singapore.
Test your fear of heights at Cebu’s Sky Walk Extreme one day, and see fantasies come to life in Singapore’s theme parks on the next. You’ll find marvels both old and new in this tour that covers these two cities in the span of less than a week.
Start at “the Queen City of the Philippines’ South”, Cebu City: the oldest city in the Philippines bearing a rich culture rich in Spanish and Chinese influence. Discover its venerable houses of worship: a Taoist Temple covering a nearby mountainside and the massive Basilica Minore del Santo Nino that houses the sacred Santo Nino statue.
Cebu’s ancient structures bear witness to centuries of Spanish colonial rule, among them Fort San Pedro, the smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country; and Casa Gorodo Museum, once the residence of the First Filipino Bishop of Cebu. As night falls, proceed to Sky Adventure for your Skywalk or Edge coaster ride, before enjoying dinner at Sparks Resto bar.
A flight to Singapore continues the fun: from the thrilling movie-themed rides and attractions of Universal Studios, to gazing at the undersea wonders (including 800 animal species) of South East Asia’s Aquarium; to exploring Sentosa Island’s other attractions at leisure; you’ll be amazed at how much fun can be squeezed out of such a small island!
Universal Studios, Singapore. Image © Sarah Ackerman/Creative Commons.