Asia Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Oct)
Gardens by the Bay Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Oct)
Walking trail at Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens by the Bay are located next to the Marina Reservoir and offer breathtaking water views.
I love to explore the outdoor themed gardens because there are so much to see and experience.
Generally considered an easy route, you'll encounter other people while exploring and enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.
Do the walk early in the morning or late evening and enjoy the simple stroll and clean path.
Our Secret Garden
If you are wondering why they are so cute and kids like imagination then you are right!
Some of these lanterns are designed by students from Art:Dis. Which is a school for autistic kids and this time they get to express their creative through the lanterns.
I love how they were so many garden creatures for kids to learn about them too. It was fun to see kids guessing what they were. Spot animals such as a caterpillar, snail, chameleon and an elephant.
There is also a lantern lane where hundreds of lanterns are displayed and all of them are from people from different walks of life.
Bunnies In The Garden
If you are wondering why are there so many cute bunnies on display. This year is the year of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Though usually rabbits are also featured during mid autumn because it is said that they are Chang Er’s companion.
(Chang Er is the goddess of the moon and famous for drinking an elixir to prevent an enemy from stealing it.)
We think the bunnies lanterns is really cute! Sometimes the lanterns aren’t cute you know. GBTB even made some of the bunnies movable (no touching please).
Some of them are seen playing with lanterns, eating mooncakes or simply walking around the gardens under the moonlight.
Gardens Of Bloom
Join me in my walk at Gardens By The Bay moonlight walk at this year’s Mid Autumn festival lantern light up. Admission is free, and this year I went on a dry night 😅. Last year it was pouring so badly.
There are many huge lanterns, I felt it was one of the nicer once. Such as the golden moon gate at the entrance, the classic Chinese pavilion, all of which is life size.
Near the dragonfly lake which is near the train station is the magpie bridge about the story of cowherd and weaver girl.
My favourite after then golden moon gate is definitely then lanna lanterns.
Hong Kong Disneyland Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Oct)
Hong Kong Disneyland!
Hong Kong Disneyland is a magical theme park located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It's part of the larger Disney franchise and offers visitors a chance to experience the enchanting world of Disney characters and stories. The park features a variety of attractions, entertainment shows, and themed areas, including Adventureland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street, U.S.A. Visitors can meet beloved Disney characters, enjoy thrilling rides like Space Mountain, and witness spectacular parades and fireworks displays. Hong Kong Disneyland provides a family-friendly and whimsical escape for Disney fans and tourists of all ages in Asia.
highly recommend to visit
One of the best places to holiday in. Have been there late august.
There were plenty of things to cover so always better to plan ahead of what to explore.
Although food looks quite expensive, still worth to try some.
I highly recommend buying the ticket and booking your visit in advance. Gates open at 10:30; however, it’s good to be there around 10:00 am
Download the Disney app before to check the map and showtime.
Humidity is high, so I recommend bringing a portable fan and comfy clothes.#infinitypool #themepark #beautful #hongkong
Third HK Disneyland Trip
#timetotravel As the title says, it's my 3rd trip in HK Disneyland and I really like going here. I repeated the shows and rides I went to the first 2 times. This time, I tried the new ones: Iron Man Experience and Antman & The Wasp Nano Battle. My all time fave ride is Mystic Manor and as for the show, it's The Festival of The Lion King.
The greatest part of this trip now is the fireworks and castle display called Momentus. It's a spectacular show and quite unforgettable. The audience were all in awe and kept saying "Wow" out loud.
#hongkong #disneyland #homekong #hellohongkong #hk #awesomepic #urbanexplorer #travel #asia #fireworks #themepark
Childhood Dreams do come true ❤️
A relatively small theme park filled with colourful and elaborate themes, to transport us to a world of fantasy and adventure. This is definitely the happiest place on Earth.
There are many attractions, entertainment offerings, and characters filled parade.
The best month to visit Hong Kong Disneyland is between October and April when the weather isn’t hot and humid.
Marina Bay Sands Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Oct)
Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Mall
Marina Bay Sands is a prominent integrated resort located in Singapore. Here are some key features and information about it:
1. Iconic Architecture: Marina Bay Sands is known for its distinctive architecture, featuring three towers connected by a massive rooftop SkyPark. The rooftop SkyPark offers breathtaking views of the city skyline.
2. Accommodations: The resort boasts over 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, making it one of the largest hotels in Singapore. Guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations with modern amenities.
3. SkyPark: The SkyPark, perched on top of the three towers, is a major attraction. It includes a stunning infinity pool, restaurants, bars, gardens, and an observation deck with panoramic views of Singapore.
4. Casino: Marina Bay Sands houses one of the largest casinos in the world, featuring a wide range of gaming options.
5. Shopping and Dining: The resort is home to a variety of high-end shops and a vast array of dining options, from celebrity chef restaurants to street food stalls at the bustling hawker center.
6. Entertainment: Visitors can enjoy world-class entertainment, including theaters, nightclubs, and a rooftop bar with vibrant nightlife.
7. Convention Center: Marina Bay Sands features a large convention and exhibition center, making it a popular venue for conferences and events.
8. ArtScience Museum: The unique lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum is located nearby, showcasing a range of exhibitions at the intersection of art and science.
9. Gardens by the Bay: Marina Bay Sands is adjacent to the beautiful Gardens by the Bay, which includes the famous Supertree Grove and two massive conservatories, the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
10. Waterfront Promenade: The resort's location along the Marina Bay waterfront offers a scenic promenade and is a popular spot for events and celebrations.
Marina Bay Sands is not only a luxurious destination but also an iconic symbol of Singapore's modern skyline. It attracts tourists, business travelers, and entertainment seekers from around the world.
Inside the Marina Bay Sands
Stepping into Marina Bay Sands for the first time was like entering a realm of opulence and sophistication. As a traveler, I was immediately struck by the grandeur of this iconic Singaporean landmark.
The lobby, adorned with stunning art installations and luxurious furnishings, exudes an air of elegance. The check-in process was seamless, and the staff's warm welcome made me feel like a valued guest from the moment I arrived.
The SkyPark's infinity pool, hanging delicately over the edge, was a sight to behold. Lounging in the water while gazing at the cityscape felt like a dream come true. It's a moment that's etched in my memory forever.
Exploring the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands was another highlight. The high-end boutiques, designer stores, and luxury brands created a shopping experience like no other. I found myself indulging in a little retail therapy, surrounded by elegance and style.
In conclusion, my first experience inside Marina Bay Sands as a traveler was one of awe and wonder. It's not just a hotel; it's a destination in itself, a place where luxury, art, and culture converge. It's an attraction that embodies the spirit of Singapore—dynamic, glamorous, and unforgettable
Rise Restaurant at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
When staying at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, I had to check out Rise Restaurant located in the lobby of the hotel.
I went for the buffet lunch at Rise and it was amazing! There was a good variety of dishes and beverages at the buffet, including cold cuts, Japanese, Western, Asian and a wonderful selection of desserts!
Service was great and the ambience was quite relaxing yet with a slight touch of luxury.
I enjoyed the lunch and will be back!
My rating of this restaurant: 4 ⭐️ out of 5!
I stayed in a $1200/ night MBS Suite?! 🏨💦
Just when I thought paradise couldn't get any closer, I found myself basking in the lap of luxury at the renowned Marina Bay Sands. 😍🌆 Let me tell you, my staycay at their exquisite suite room was an absolute dream come true! 💫✨
From the moment I stepped into this opulent sanctuary, I was greeted by the breathtaking Gardens by the Bay view that stretched out before my eyes. 🌺🌿 The symphony of vibrant colors and lush greenery instantly whisked me away to a world of pure enchantment. 🌈💚
Let's talk about the indulgent amenities that made my stay an unforgettable experience. First off, the bougie shower essentials from Salvatore Ferragamo and Bvlgari took pampering to a whole new level. 🚿✨
But wait, there's more! The automated bidet toilet, oh my! 💦🚽 Say goodbye to the mundane, and hello to pure sophistication. It's the little things that make a big difference, and this state-of-the-art feature left me feeling like royalty. 👑😌
Now, brace yourself for the pièce de résistance - the enormous bathtub with a view! 🛁🌅 Soaking in warm, fragrant bubbles while gazing out at the city skyline was a sensory experience like no other. It was as if time stood still, allowing me to fully immerse myself in a moment of pure tranquility. 🌌✨
And how could I forget? The iconic Marina Bay Sands infinity pool, one of the world's highest! 🏊♀️🌃 Floating amidst the clouds, I felt on top of the world, with a breathtaking panoramic view stretching out in every direction. The sheer grandeur of it all left me in awe, and it's an experience I'll treasure forever. 🌠🌟
If you're in search of a staycay that will transport you to another dimension of opulence, I highly recommend treating yourself to a stay at Marina Bay Sands. It's an escape that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Trust me, you deserve this level of pampering! 😊❤️
#MBS #Staycaytion #Staycay
Jewel Changi Airport Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Oct)
The Making of Changi Airport Story 🛫
We have definitely Come a long way and now, changi airport is a world renowned airport known to many. On the top of Jewel Changi Airport, Level 5, a free exhibition named 'The Courage to dream - The making of Changi Airport' can be seen and it pays tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew's vision of our successful Changi airport that is world's best. This exhibition consists of different interactive zones and it showcase the history of Changi airport, as well as its struggles and success. This is an exhibition which is well planned and one that is educational. You can see many historical artifacts and news from the past. Makes me super proud that Singapore has one of the best airports in the world. Come check out this exhibit!
Indoor Waterfall 💦💦💧
The Rain Vortex is the world's largest indoor waterfall that located in the Jewel Changi Airport. Arriving the airport, do not just head to the city centre directly but remember remember, spend some time to take the photos with this stunning waterfall.
If you would like to enjoy the light-and-sound show, recommend to visit during evening time as it will be available every hour starting from 7.30 pm - 12.30 am.
Singapore’s First 7/11 Café
Welcome to Singapore’s first 7/11 Café in Singapore! This 7/11 Cafe is located in Singapore’s Changi Airport. 7/11 is using this branch as a R&D branch. If it works, there’s a chance that more branches like this will open in Singapore!
What’s different from other 7/11 outlets is that this outlet has a barista to make fresh drinks and snacks on demand.
There are fresh croissants and pastries for you to try, together with coffee and tea to make your day a bit better!
Come try it yourself, it’s located in Jewel.
78 Airport Blvd., #B2 - 221 Singapore Changi Airport, Jewel 819666
Shack Shake 🍔 @ Jewel
I went to the Jewel Changi Airport outlet and it seems like the biggest outlet and it was 2 storey.
I had the Shackburger, crinkled fries & lemonade iced tea. The whole meal cost $20 but I felt it was worth the price.
The ingredients used are premium hence the price is on the higher end.
The patty is juicy & flavorful, buns are fluffy & soft, cheese melts perfectly, the lettuce & tomatoes are fresh & it balances out the flavour. Every bite tastes heavenly.
A nice place to enjoy great burger and fries.
Singapore Changi Airport Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Oct)
Cozy cafe/work station at Changi Terminal 2
If you are not flying business class or do not want to fight the long queue to go into the lounges that can be purchased, I recommend coming to this little work space/cafe at the transit area of Changi Terminal 2.
It is tucked at a corner of level 2 and has a lot of space for people who just want to quietly do their work while waiting for their flight.
Coffee was good and their cheesecake was delicious. Most of the user here are very mindful and doesn't make much noise. Prefect for those who need to get their last minute work done before flying!
Macdonald @Changi Airport at terminal 2
This is the recently remodelled McDonald's in Changi Airport's terminal 2, our proud and formidable pride.
When Covid strikes, the McDonald's regrettably closes, breaking the hearts of individuals like us who had memories here.
However, heartbreaks were mended,when it was
revealed that the McDonald's would reopen on June10th, 2023, having undergone a complete renovation.
Therefore, people, especially those who have special memories here, it is worth having a meal at this McDonald's.
When I was here, old, pleasant memories started to return, and I left this place a happy girl just like I was in childhood.
Changi Airport Terminal 4 Extends to Jewel
Changi Airport Terminal 4 is not just an airport terminal—it’s a gateway to a world of convenience and wonder. What makes it even more special is the seamless link bridge connecting travelers to Jewel Changi Airport, a true jewel in the crown of Singapore’s aviation hub. This link bridge opens up endless possibilities for dining, shopping, and entertainment, making your layover or travel experience truly extraordinary. Whether you’re a savvy traveler or a first-time visitor, Changi Airport Terminal 4 and its connection to Jewel promise a journey filled with ease and delight.
Effortless Transition: Cross the link bridge seamlessly, transitioning from the airport to Jewel Changi Airport without missing a beat.
Jewel’s Attractions: Discover the myriad attractions within Jewel, from the mesmerizing Rain Vortex to the lush Canopy Park.
Dining Delights: Satisfy your culinary cravings with a diverse range of dining options, from local favorites to international cuisines.
Retail Therapy: Embark on a shopping spree at Jewel’s boutiques and stores, offering everything from fashion to electronics.
Entertainment: Enjoy live performances, immersive experiences, and movie screenings, adding entertainment to your travel experience.
Family Fun: Jewel is perfect for families, featuring attractions like the Hedge Maze and Discovery Slides.
Silverkris Lounge Changi Airport
It is possible to go lounge hopping when you are flying business class and have unlimited lounge passes. It is also possible to pay for a lounge or buy a lounge pass. When I buy my air tickets on Trip.com there is an option to add a lounge visit. However, for some business class lounges, they only allow passengers with business class tickets to enter. If you have the chance to fly business class, be sure to try out Silverkris lounge. This lounge at Terminal 2 is smaller compared to the lounge in Terminal 3. Both lounges serve the same food and drinks. You can also take a shower as and when you want. There is hardly any queue for the showers.
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