We flew in to Singapore at night and the city just sparkled as we came in for landing. We had to leave Thailand to activate the second entry on our visa so Singapore was the perfect visa run location for a few days.
We stayed in the ‘Little India’ area and it turned out to be a great location to get around the city easily. Our first day we took the subway down to Clarke Quay and just roamed around the riverfront. The city is so futuristic and everything is new and sparkly clean.
The next day we ventured over to Sentosa Island (a resort island) where Singapore’s nicest beaches are located along with Universal Studios and a multitude of things to do…
including the Sentosa Luge which we had a blast doing and I’m pretty sure I won this race!
In the evening we visited the ‘Gardens By The Bay’ and we thought it was a very cool place to wonder around. They have super trees that light up at night and the whole feel of it is very futuristic, and it’s right across from the Marina Bay Sands Resort which has a ship on top of three skyscrapers.
After the light show we decided to take a ride on the Singapore Flyer. The views were fantastic and it was a great way to see Singapore’s skyline at night.
The following day we visited the famous Raffles Hotel – home of the Singapore Sling…we didn’t have one though, neither of us likes them and even Anthony Bourdain said to skip it!
There’s a LOT of shopping venues in Singapore, seriously there is a shopping mall on every block and it left me wondering how these shopping malls stay in business? Orchard Road is one of the famous shopping areas and we took a stroll there in the evening to check it out.
In the morning we meandered through Chinatown and it had more of a market atmosphere, the items for sale were the same trinkets that you see at most other markets.
We visited the Tooth Relic Temple while in Chinatown which was really beautiful and definitely worth visiting.
A trip to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without trying the hawker stalls and the food is really good, there are so many different things to sample!
Since our flight wasn’t until late afternoon we decided to spend the morning at the Botanic Gardens and it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Singapore National Orchid Garden was most impressive.
The foot massage path felt good on our aching feet!
We enjoyed our time in Singapore and had a fun visit.
Where we stayed: Hangout @ Mt. Emily
Written by: Tammy Hermann…Live~Love~Travel