I am so grateful to have been able to travel to Singapore recently...
As I travel to more countries and explore new cultures on my Journeys I have had an increasing desire to head to Asia, I knew that in 2019 I needed to see this side of the world. Something about Singapore just drew me in and I wanted it to be my first country to experience Asian culture. I am excited to share with you guys what I loved most about the city in no particular order. I have detailed six fabulous things to see and do.
1. Gardens by the Bay was a breath-taking experience by night and day. The super tree light show at night is a must if you visit Singapore, the show was so magical and a bonus is it’s free to watch. The gardens are stunning and you could easily spend hours wandering around them and taking in the created landscape. The gardens also have two conservatories that contain beautiful species of plants and flowers, it is worth purchasing a ticket for the cloud forest and flower dome, and I especially enjoyed the cloud forest wandering through the treetops and to the top of the waterfall.
2. Singapore is food heaven. I have never seen so many eateries in one city, and everywhere you go there is somewhere to eat. When travelling I always look at where the locals are eating as most times you are guaranteed to get tasty food at a good price. One of my favourite places to eat were the food centres. I would describe the food centres as a street food market with different types of Asian cuisine. I especially like the Newton Food Centre. Even for someone on a plant based diet I was still able to find yummy food options. There are also western eateries were they had amazing plant based options. I had delicious acai bowls for breakfast from Coocaҫa and delicious vegan food at Prive.
3. China Town is an interesting area to explore. The area has enthusiastic vendors trying to sell you all types of souvenirs, from jewellery to clothes. Again there are many places to eat. Heading to china town will definitely give you a feel of the more authentic Singapore.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was a beautiful structure from the outside and even more stunning and peaceful inside. `
4. Singapore has so many shopping centres and I was in my element as a true shopaholic. I can shop for hours and I did in Singapore. Orchard Road is the main shopping street, on this single street there was numerous shopping centres. If you love luxury purchases and designer goods then this is the place for you. I have never seen so many designer labels in one place. Throughout the city there are other places to shop from the Jewel at the airport and even at Marina Bay Sands hotel.
5. Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the iconic hotel that resembles a boat. Travel fifty seven floors up to the top of the hotel and take in the views of the city from the roof top bar. Cool off from the heavy humidity by tasting the traditional cocktail for Singapore, which is the Singapore sling. Also on top of the roof is the infinity pool, unfortunately unless you are a guest of the hotel you cannot use the on the pool.
6. I know a lot of people who cringe at the thought of going to a museum whilst travelling. Even I thought this experience was going to be slightly boring. The Art Science Museum is not your regular museum. There are so many interactive displays and interesting things to see, this place will bring out your inner child.
Travel Tip: Avoid eating in the hotels as the food is ridiculously priced, this includes breakfast. Instead go to the food centres as the food is more flavorsome and much cheaper.