It was my first time in Singapore – and what a time! A time full of colors, sun and rain, food and great architecture right next to beautiful nature. I’m still freaked out about this stunning city and can’t wait to see it a second time or a third…
Together with Max I had 6 days to discover every corner of modern and multicultural Singapore and we used every single second to follow the magic of the city. Of course we visited Gardens by the Bay – the Flower and Cloud Dome and had a walk under the Grant Trees. It was great to see how the try to make people think about the future of our planet – #savetheearth! – and present the beauty of Mother Earth in a natural way of comprehension. You should take at least one day to enjoy this special place. Even if the entrance is a bit expensive -> ask your hotel or hostel for discount!
Right next to the Gardens you’ll find Marina Bay and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel with the stunning but expensive shopping centre The Shoppes. It was an extraordinary – and expensive 🙂 – experience to enjoy a drink at the top of the hotel but the view was stunning and worth it.
We had a lot of walks around the Bay with its Cafés and of course The Merlion and though the magnificent floors of the Shoppes (it’s great even without spending any money).
Apart from the famous hotel and the Bay there is a lot to see! The food, the different cultures and the exceptional organized public transport! I was flashed by the way how the underground works in this big city compared to the troubles here in Munich.
But let’s start with the food: If you’re hungry Singapores Food Courts are the best place to stay and have a great meal. You can decide from endless food coming from all over the world – Italian, Thai, Chinese, American…it’s hard to make a choice but you’ll find whatever you wish to for little money and direct contact to the friendly locals! And thats what they are – friendly, open and helpful. Maybe because of the colorful culture of Singapore.
After eating and having a little chat most of the time we just walked around and took paths though the city that brought us to stunning places – Such like Chinatown with the beautiful (and free!) Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, the small and a bit crowded streets full of tiny booths and Little India with it’s own smell of spices and herbs and traditions full of color.
One of our highlights was Bugis Street – an extraordinary place full of food, clothes, drinks and other stuff for little money. One of the best places to eat right next to the people living there and close to famous quarters like Little India and Marina Bay.
I think there is a lot I could tell you about this great city and our experiences – but you’ll should make your own.Unless please don’t hesitate to ask questions if you want to know more about our trip to Singapore!
That’s it for the moment! Stay in movement and save travels.