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Old Airport Road Food Trip
Singapore is famous for its food culture. As Singapore is made up of different races, the food and culture is as diverse as the people are. This diversity is very evident in their hawker centers. Hawker centers are often a building complex made up of different food stalls and dining areas. They offer a variety of local & western food choices including desserts, bakery and beverages. These hawker centers are all over Singapore as it has been a staple in local people’s lives and also due to its affordability.
There are a lot of popular hawker centers in Singapore, one of them is the Old Airport Road Food Center. This complex is massive and houses a lot of famous food stalls. I was able to visit this hawker center finally and tried 2 stalls. I tried the newly-opened Wooga Jjajang and the Meilock Soursop stall. I bought the jjajangmyeon with bulgogi and kalguksu. I loved the jjajang as it's not jelak, unlike others I've tried. I wasn't able to appreciate the kalguksu that much, as me and my friend were too full to really get into it. I paired my food with avocado shake from the soursop stall. It was super nice. My friend tried their signature soursop drink, and she said it was good.
It wasn't that crowded on a saturday afternoon. I will come back and try other stalls, too!
#sgfoodies #tripblazers #visitsingapore #foodie #foodstagram
Joo Chiat's Peranakan Houses
After having lunch at Old Airport Road, my friend and I decided to go around Joo Chiat and be tourists for the day. We started at the famous tourist spot in Joo Chiat, the Peranakan Houses. I have always wanted to visit the area for this but visiting means going out of my daily route so I never got the chance to do so. I didn't know that there are 2 rows of these houses facing each other. They all have different colors with ornate detailing. I love that the facades are still beautifully maintained. The weather was hot so there was not much people taking photos.
As it was very hot, we decided to stop by a cafe, and while on the way, we'll look out for some murals. Joo Chiat is also one of the places where murals are scattered. We were able to find some and took photos.
#singapore #tripblazers #visitsingapore #joochiat #heritage #architecture #peranakanhouses
Free Beer at the End of the Tour!
One of the tours you can experience in Singapore that is so quintessentially Singapore is the Tiger Brewery Tour. When a friend visited Singapore, she wanted to come and take this tour as she was interested in how the brewery is big but doesn’t really employ that much people. She was interested in the automation haha as she was definitely not a drinker.
Tiger beer is an iconic beer from Singapore. The tour allows you to see the brewing process or steps. Being able to see how the automated packaging/canning with maybe just 1 or 2 people just supervising was awesome to see. Photos are not allowed at the automation though. History and how the beer became internationally known was also part of the tour. The tour will also teach you how to pour a proper pint of the beer which makes the tour interactive. Lastly, my favorite part of the tour was the sampling session. We were directed to the Tiger Tavern wherein we can sample a variety of the beers available. We were also able to get 1 bottled crystal tiger beer as souvenir!
The brewery can be reached via Bus 182/182M from Joo Koon Bus Interchange.
#wheretogo #tigerbeer #brewery #tour #freebeer #singapore #visitsingapore #tripblazers
Let's Get Artsy In An Industrial Building
Tanjong Pagar Distripark is an industrial building located next to a historic port. It has different art galleries along with other industrial tenants. Some of the galleries housed here that we were able to visit are Singapore Art Museum, the Gajah Gallery, and 39+ Art Space.
Gajah Gallery is a gallery for Southeast Asian artists and the exhibition we were able to see is of Philippine Art. The gallery is not that big and it’s bare. It’s not intimidating. The current exhibition is relatable as I understand what they want to convey.
Singapore Art Museum is temporarily housed here as it’s actual is building is under redevelopment and will not be open until 2026. The only available exhibition at the time we visited was Proof of Personhood. I honestly think this exhibition is not very casual-visitor-friendly. The message and ideas being conveyed by the whole exhibition about identity amid these times of developing technology is very thought-provoking.
Another gallery we were able to visit is the 39+ Arts Space. I was not able to take photos, but the current exhibition is of Abstract paintings.
Tanjong Pagar Distripark is located at 39 Keppel Road and there’s a bus stop outside the complex.
#wheretogo #tanjongpagardistripark #singaporeartmuseum #sam #keppelroad #art #gallery #museum #tripblazers #artgalleries #singapore #visitsingapore
Run, Chill, & Marvel at Jurong Lake Gardens
Looking for a one-stop place to run, get food, and lounge afterwards? Visit Jurong Lake Gardens and be amazed by the views and serenity that comes with the park. Dropping by on a Saturday sunset time, I did not expect the park to not be crowded. There were people running, walking their pets and people meeting friends for a picnic but not so much. The atmosphere was exactly made for a lazy afternoon, relaxing. If there was a bit of wind, I would have stayed outside and just watched the sun slowly set. The views from the boardwalk were amazing (featured in the cover photo).
After going around, you can drop by Starbucks and get coffee or pastries. The Starbucks here is in cabin style glasshouse so you can see your surroundings turn different colors especially during sunset. I’m also surprised that there are times that this shop has few people, I expected it to be always crowded. I would have spent my time here all the time if I live nearby.
Jurong Lake Gardens is located along Yuan Ching Road and just next Lakeside MRT.
#wheretogo #parks #tripblazers #juronglake #lakeside #nature #singapore #visitsingapore
Free Outdoor Gallery at Kampong Glam
Even though the island is small, there can never be a shortage of arts in Singapore. I love how the country is dedicated to showcasing and developing their arts scene. One of my goals while staying in Singapore is to see all the murals all over the island. Depending on the area, the murals have varied themes.
Gelam Gallery is an outdoor gallery showcasing murals and graffiti from local and international artists located at the back of shop houses in Muscat Street. The theme varies from cultural heritage to modern themes. This area is perfect for photos and the best thing is this is free. The fact that these are all painted at the back of shop houses adds more charm to the neighbourhood.
Nearest MRT stations to the gallery are Nicoll Highway & Bugis stations.
#wheretogo #gelamgallery #kampongglam #bugis #murals #grafitti #arts #singapore #visitsingapore #tripblazers
No. 1 Visual Arts Festival in Singapore
Light to Night Festival is an annual event in Singapore that showcases art and exhibitions from varied disciplines of art including interactive programs and installations. A favorite showcase that I always look forward to is the light projections or illuminations scattered across the civic district. Since the festival is organised by the National Gallery Singapore, the gallery usually offers free entry on weekends with extended opening hours.
We went on a Wednesday night to avoid the weekend crowd. Our first agenda was to sit at the Padang and watch the illumination on the National Gallery itself. We spent a bit of time here since we didn't get to watch the start. Lots of people also bring their mats to chill around here. Every time I watch this, I get reminded of how I would want to have this festival back in my home country also. We then went to the “bubbles” installation and took way too many photos there. The installation worked well with Marina Bay Sands and National Gallery as its backdrops in photos. Another projection we always enjoy is at the Victoria Building since the façade shape is different than usual because of the tower in the middle.
This is one of the festivals I'm always looking forward. Expect me to be there again next year. When going there though, consider going on weekdays as there’s fewer people going around. Also wayfinding won’t be difficult since there are staff usually giving out maps and brochures.
#wheretogo #nationalgallery #lighttonight2023 #singapore #visitsingapore #art #tripblazers
A Get-together at The Alkaff Mansion
Surrounded by lush greenery of Telok Blangah Hill, the Alkaff Mansion houses a variety of restaurants for different types of dining with the building being in European style architecture. One of the restaurants it houses is the Wildseed Café. Wildseed Café offers brunch and café food. The café is pet-friendly and has a pretty outdoor conservatory. We were there for an afternoon tea session on a hot Saturday afternoon so even though we were seated indoors and not at the conservatory, we were still okay with our seats. The interiors are also consistent with the building’s architectural style so it’s just as nice inside. Aside from the afternoon tea tiered set, there were also other food you can order, unlike other cafes or restaurants where only the afternoon tea set is available. The set was just okay but affordable. After eating, we went around the vicinity of the mansion and took pictures as there are lots of picture-taking spots. Outside the mansion, we walked around the hill as the ambiance was very relaxing and peaceful. There were people doing their runs, people walking their dogs, and families lounging around, too.
#wheretogo #tripblazers #telokblangah #afternoontea #singapore #visitsingapore #alkaffmansion #wildseedcafe
Stay at a Green Tower in the middle of CBD
Located just a stone’s throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT, Oasia Hotel Downtown by Far East Hospitality is a hotel that serves as an escape in the middle of the busy CBD. The building is recognizable due to its unusual façade. The building is wrapped in red cladding holding the creeping plants. This tower of green is a refreshing sight in the middle of concrete blocks of the city.
We booked a club room with club benefits for an overnight staycation. Booking for this type of room includes an exclusive access to the club floor, club lounge, and infinity pool at level 21. The check-in is also done at this level. You can also choose to have your breakfast at this level. The colors, patterns, furniture, and design features used in the facilities especially in the club level all invoke a tropical resort feeling.
Staff – the check-in staff at the club level were nice and pleasant. Club lounge staff were also accommodating.
Location – located in the CBD with lots of dining establishments around the hotel, near to tourist spots. A few minutes wall from the nearest MRT.
Accessibility – lifts are available.
Facilities – as mentioned club lounge, club level and infinity pool are all available for use for club rooms. The lounge was great with free cocktails/drinks and snacks and cozy ambiance. The infinity pool was pretty too. The 2 rooftop pools are also available for use.
Room – I loved the room. The sliding door that separates the bathroom can be left opened when not in use, making the room look more spacious. The wooden accents & pattern gives the room a warmer ambiance. The room also offers an infinity pool view.
Dining – there are 3 available dining options, but we didn’t get to try any of them. The breakfast was good.
Overall – I would love to go back and stay there again. For the location and exclusivity of the club facilities, the price is worth it.
#wheretogo #hotelstay #staycation #hotelreview #oasiadowntown #fareasthospitality #tripblazers #architecture #hoteldesign #interiordesign #green #tanjongpagar #singapore #visitsingapore
Stay Where Culture and Modernity Collides
Located at Cross St in the middle of the CBD, the Clan Hotel is a modern hotel with culture as it’s foundation. A stay in this hotel is an experience that’s worth trying. From the entrance to check-out, everything is well though out. The interior and services offered all align with the nostalgia that the hotel wants the guests to experience. I also love the concept that even in the middle of the CBD, the high-rise hotel will remind you of the old times, that there was a tradition present and still continuing in these modern streets.
The entrance of the hotel is discreet and to reach the main lobby, you must take a lift. The lobby greeting you is impressive. I felt intimidated with the high ceiling and décor. The interior felt very Asian-inspired with the heavy use of wood and dark colours. The floor to ceiling windows shows a view of the surrounding shophouses which completes the concept of the hotel. As what I’ve read, a tea ritual will be done for guests upon check-in. When we checked-in though there was no ritual done, but instead we just got served the biscuit and tea while waiting for the check-in process to be done. We enjoyed the night swim in one of the hotel’s facilities, the sky pool. The view from the pool is amazing!
What I loved the most with our stay is the room. We booked a Grand Premier Double Room with great views since it’s a corner room. The bathtub is the main reason we booked this room. It’s so pretty! The room also has the mini bar items that we chose upon booking time. Whenever I choose a hotel, I always gravitate towards hotels that offer something unique and different. The room came with our own tea set including the tea and biscuits. I enjoyed the room more because of these amenities and features. The breakfast included was served in their in-house restaurant, Qin Restaurant & Bar. We chose from a selection available, and it was delicious!
The location of the hotel is good since there’s an MRT close, Telok Ayer station. The hotel is also near tourist spots. There are also lots of dining options outside the hotel if you plan to eat outside. I would love to stay at this hotel again!
#wheretogo #hotelstay #hotelreview #staycation #theclanhotel #singapore #visitsingapore #hoteldesign #interiordesign #tripblazers
Dine in an Art Deco Water Supply House
Whenever I look for restaurants to try especially for events, I prefer a unique place with a view. Staying in Singapore, what iconic view is there to see but of Marina Bay Sands. I booked for a reservation at Picotin - Waterboat House due to its amazing view of MBS. The building is in Art Deco style and is previously a fresh water supply house for ships coming to Singapore.
The restaurant has an unblocked view of MBS when seated at the right areas. We were first seated indoors at Level 2 even though I booked the Captain’s Deck at the rooftop, as the staff said it’s raining. But it shouldn’t be an issue since the Captain’s Deck is covered. After resolving the miscommunication, we were then transferred at the top. The captain’s deck is the perfect seat for private dining with almost 360-degree view of the MBS skyline. The food is friendly as we are all familiar with European cuisine and wouldn’t break your bank.
I recommend getting the Captain’s Deck or the rooftop tables especially during sunset. If you choose to dine indoors, you can always go to the outside deck to take photos with an unblocked Marina Bay Sands.
Featured in the photos:
1. Level 2 dining area
2. Outside deck
3. View from dining area
5. Inside Captain's Deck
6-7. View from Captain's Deck
Address: 3 Fullerton Road, Waterboat House
#wheretogo #restaurant #rooftopbar #picotin #waterboathouse #fullerton #artdeco #architecture #building #singapore #visitsingapore #mbs #marinabaysands #tripblazers
Hidden Antique Restaurant in Changi
Want to escape the city and be brought back to the old times while dining? Cozy and homey meal but outside the concrete Singapore? Visit The Coastal Settlement and dine with nostalgia as companion. The restaurant is located at 200 Netheravon Road. It may be hidden in the East but I can assure you, you won't regret coming here.
We arrived on a rainy saturday afternoon hungry and cold. The menu was presented like a newspaper! We ordered food and cocktails. Cocktails being perfect for the rainy weather is what my colleague and I have agreed upon while ordering. Haha. You wouldn't really mind waiting for the food as there's a lot to talk about in the restaurant. Every knick-knack will surely invoke a certain memory. Food arrived and we just chowed down as we were both hungry coming from the office. The food we ordered were great and so were the cocktails.
After paying our bill, we then started to go around the restaurant meticulously. As there were not much people, we were able to take lots of pictures. I saw from the website that they also serve afternoon tea and beleieved the restaurant would be a great setting for hangout with friends and family. As much as the restaurant is deemed for casual dining, the restaurant would also be a perfect date night location for sure.
We used the restaurant as our starting point of walking down to Changi beach while discovering lots of sights to see along the way. I will come back to the restaurant to try the afternoon tea!
#wheretogo #tripblazers #restaurant #coastalsettlement #singapore #visitsingapore #changi #foodie #design
Inside Esplanade: Architecture and Acoustics
Another activity checked off my bucket list is to join a guided tour of the Esplanade, the durian-shaped building. I finally had the free time to book this tour together with my sister. It costed us 20sgd per person to book this 1-hour long tour.
Ever since I watched Les Miserables in Esplanade, my fascination for this building has grown. As someone working in Design and Construction field, I have always wondered about the acoustics of the hall/theatre. The tour maybe short but it still provided us the important information and details that we needed to know regarding the design and how the acoustics work. The guide also explained how each detail of the structure contributes to the overall acoustics of the building. We were also able to enter and seat inside the concert hall and theatre. Taking photos while the tour is on-going was also allowed. The history and interesting trivia were also mentioned in the tour. The tour group is small so there was no issue with communication with the guide. The tour guide was considerate and approachable as she always asks if we have questions.
This tour is always available along with the other types of tour Esplanade is offering. This is one of the tours unique to Singapore since only Singapore has the durian building so it’s worth trying.
#wheretogo #esplanade #singapore #guidedtour #toursg #visitsingapore #architecture #tripblazers
Rooftop Bar with the Best View of MBS
Part of my sister’s birthday celebration last July, we booked a reservation at Lantern on a Sunday. Lantern is a rooftop bar located in Fullerton Bay Hotel. We made sure to book a timeslot that would allow us to catch the sunset. We arrived at the restaurant with few people already there. We overheard at the lift that there would be fireworks later that night as part of the NDP practice. We were excited as we did not expect this. The usual schedule for the NDP practice was on Saturdays so we were very lucky.
The food menu was typical bar food. We also ordered cocktails to go with the food we ordered while watching parts of the NDP practice closer. We were really intending to stay just to see the sunset but since there were fireworks scheduled for that day, we extended for a bit. When time came for the fireworks, everyone was so excited with our location making it seem like we’re closer to the fireworks.
If you’re coming here, do not expect too much from the food and cocktails though. The food and cocktails are of the same level as other places in Singapore. You’re paying for the view and experience anyway which for sure will be worth it!
#wheretogo #marinabaysands #mbsview #lantern #fullertonbayhotel #rooftopbar #singapore #visitsingapore #tripblazers #cocktails
A Chocolate Factory at Dempsey Hill?
I first discovered Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie through their Sin Ming shop as I was walking around the area looking for somewhere to eat at lunch time around 3 years ago. Went inside the shop and there started my fixation for chocolate bonbons and pralines. I follow them on IG and learned that they have opened a shop in Dempsey Hill. Not just a shop but a chocolate factory. And last June, I was able to visit Mr. Bucket on a hot Saturday afternoon after work.
I was seated at the alfresco area since there were no available seats inside the restaurant. To be honest, the design of the alfresco area is better than the interior dining area. The ordering & payment process were very easy. Just scan a QR code, pay for the meal, then eat. The staff were also nice and accommodating even though I was outside. I ordered a ham and cheese toastie, their signature chocolate dome cake, and the iced cacao husk lemon tea. Everything was delicious. I don’t eat veggies, but I was able to finish the salad included in the toastie set. That says a lot! I certainly did hums of approval while eating the chocolate cake. It was rich and just the right amount of sweetness that I want. What surprised me was the iced cacao husk lemon tea. It paired well with what I ate. It became a palate-cleanser for me since it’s a bit sour and not that sweet unlike the normal iced lemon teas you get around Singapore. I had a good time here eating while journaling plus I get to people-watch also.
After finishing my meal, I went inside and looked at the factory. I also browsed the retail area but did not buy anything since I couldn’t find the bottled chocolate drinks that I once bought at their Sin Ming shop. The restaurant allows diners with pets at the alfresco area. They have treats for pets too. A note to myself would be to come back here with friends so I could try the other items as well.
#wheretogo #mrbucketchocolaterie #dempseyhill #singapore #visitsingapore #chocolate #tripblazers
Pass by Botanic Gardens When You Can!
Enroute to Dempsey Hill for a dinner with friends, we alighted at Napier MRT and decided to chill at Botanic Gardens first as we were still early for our reservation.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near Orchard Road located at Cluny Road. Realizing I haven’t even been here once in my 7 years of working in Singapore, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check the gardens out. We entered from the Tanglin gate and just walked right through the gardens. The feeling that immediately took over me was that how peaceful it is inside. The smell, sounds, and all the greens surrounding you just somehow relaxes your mind. We sat at the Swan Lake gazebo, talked, took pictures, and went further inside the gardens. I noticed that all these towering trees were illuminated and fenced. There were not many people in there, just the occasional joggers and people walking their dogs, maybe because it’s a weekday. Knowing that we couldn’t see the whole garden as it is nighttime and we have an appointment, we just looked for one structure to cap off this side adventure. We looked for the Bandstand Gazebo as it is one of the more prominent structures that you will find when you searched for Botanic Gardens in the web. The maps and signages scattered around the area helped in searching for it. Upon reaching, since we were there at nighttime, the gazebo was illuminated making it much more glorious looking. After taking photos, we went on our way to Dempsey Hill.
I promised myself to come back at daytime but if you plan to go there at night, be careful of bug bites! Better put on insect repellent when visiting.
#wheretogo #botanicgardens #singapore #tripblazers #visitsingapore
Heaven for ice cream lovers in Singapore 😋
Musuem of Ice cream isn't a regular Musuem and you won't get bored at all. You ll have a chance to get unlimited ice cream at 5 stations with different flavors and concepts. And best thing is there's no time limit.
Also it has so many interactive installations which is perfect for both kids & adults.
As a ice cream I loved this experience and one shouldn't miss this when visiting Singapore 🇸🇬
✅ You need to book tickets in advance.
✅ Once you are out of the Musuem you can't go inside.
✅ Tickets are costly on Weekends.
#singapore #visitsingapore #museum #icecream #mustvisit
🇸🇬 Rose Romance at Gardens by the Bay
Immerse yourself in the charm and allure of Puglia, a trending wedding destination renowned for its quaint whitewashed hill towns adorned with iconic trulli. These traditional limestone houses, featuring distinctive conical roofs, hold a place of honor on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. As you wander through this captivating landscape, surrounded by picturesque trulli and breathtaking roses, you'll feel the unmistakable presence of love in the air.
#darrenbloggie #gardensbythebay #FlowerDome #RoseRomance #Roses #VisitSingapore
Enchanting Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
Embarking on a memorable journey with my sister in Singapore before our Japan trip, we found ourselves immersed in the lush beauty of the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. This iconic horticultural attraction captivated our senses and left us in awe of its natural splendor.
As we stepped inside the Flower Dome, we were greeted by a breathtaking display of flora from across the globe. The massive conservatory housed a diverse collection of flowers and plants, showcasing different ecosystems and seasons. Strolling through the cool climate, we marveled at the vibrant hues and delicate fragrances that surrounded us.
From the Mediterranean Garden with its vibrant bougainvilleas and cacti to the whimsical Flower Field, adorned with blooming tulips, every section of the Flower Dome offered a unique experience. We took a lot of photos amidst the colorful blooms and Turkish-themed installations.
Visiting the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay was an enchanting adventure for my sister and I. The breathtaking diversity of flora, coupled with the innovative architecture, made it a must-visit destination in Singapore. Our trip through this botanical wonderland was a fun bonding time for us!
#urbanexplorer #tripblazers #summervacation #awesomepic #singapore #singapore_insta #visitsingapore #gardensbythebay
Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay
Let me tell you about the Avatar: The Experience I had at Gardens by the Bay! It was like stepping into another world, straight outta the movie. As soon as I entered the exhibit, I was surrounded by lush greenery and surreal landscapes that transported me to Pandora.
The attention to detail was unreal! The flora and fauna, all vibrant and alien-like, made me feel like I was part of the Na'vi tribe. The interactive elements were a total blast too. I got to control the bioluminescent plants with my touch and even heard the mystical sounds of Pandora echoing through the air.
There were various statues of the characters placed around Cloud Forest, such as the Na’vi tribe, the monsters that appeared in the movie, as well as moving animatronics.
Overall, the Avatar experience at Gardens by the Bay was an out-of-this-world adventure. If you're a fan of the movie or just looking to escape reality for a bit, this is the place to be. Get ready to immerse yourself in a magical world.
#singapore #visitsingapore #travelsingapore #flowerlover #gardensbythebay #holidays #passionpassport
Fort Canning Park Singapore
Currently, the 18-acre park area is jam-packed with attractions, from ancient artefacts, and of course, greenery for nature lovers. In the morning you'll find lots of locals with their sportswear jogging around the park. There's a spices garden if you entered from the entrance gate near Central Fire Station. Located in Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road. It's so easy to find this place. Dhoby Ghaut Station is the closet MRT Station to Fort Canning. The Fort Canning Tunnel is right in front Dhoby Ghaut station. I arrived at Fort Canning Tunnel around 11 a.m and have to wait for an hour to get my turn to take a photo. So if you want to beat the crowd, better be there before 9a.m
#fortcanning #singapore #visitsingapore
Gardens by the Bay - Bay East Garden
We had a lovely sunset evening walk around the Bay East Garden after shopping at Marina Bay Sands. Bay East Garden is 32 hectares (79 acres) in size and it has a 2-kilometre (1.2 mi) promenade frontage bordering the Marina Reservoir. Gardens by the Bay was part of the nation's plans to transform its "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden", with the aim of raising the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. First announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Singapore's National Day Rally in 2005, Gardens by the Bay was intended to be Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space and a national icon.
Bay East Garden provides visitors with an unobstructed view of the city skyline. It is designed as a series of large tropical leaf-shaped gardens, each with its own specific landscaping design, character and theme. There’s a lovely lake area where you can sit and relax by the steps with a great view of the beautifully landscaped gardens and watch the sunset at the same time. Entry is free and of course, the best time to visit is in the evening when it’s cooler.
Starry Nights in Singapore
Starry Nights in Singapore (aka: Cheeseburger in Paradise):
My quest started many years ago, inspired by my travels and a Jimmy Buffet song, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and I found here. While this may not be the go-to meal for everyone, the idea of a food reminiscent of one’s past and the good times had, is something in everyone. When we find ourselves away from home and in foreign surroundings, no matter the beauty and culture we are immersed in, there is a longing to connect to our home. So be it Nasi Lemak and Kopi; Baguette, Cheese, Pate and Wine; Sausage, Sauerkraut and Bier; Fish & Chips; Tandori Roast, Dal, and Naan; it’s all here, in paradise. So be sure to make this a part of your plans and enjoy your walk or drive through this amazingly beautiful city-state, not just a place to visit but a place to live.
Step back in history with all the modern amenities! Like no other place in the world, Singapore has blended the past, present, with a look to the future. The architecture preserves the romance history, and beauty of the past while bringing in all the modern amenities interwoven amid the high-tech glass and steel high rise buildings. Weather its business or holiday you will find a little bit of the whole world packed into this beautiful island paradise. At the gates to the Straits-of-Malacca it has been a place where the cultures of the world have interacted and blended for centuries. The people, language, foods, and feeling make this very rea and evident for all who visit here. Enjoy your dinner and evening in the splendor of a 19th century mansion, at a high-rise garden rooftop club overlooking the straights of Singapore reaching out to the Indian and Pacific oceans. No matter your preferences for traditional or adventure you will find authentic foods from the globe presented in surroundings from simple to elegant, always with a smile and a genuine desire to ensure your experience is the best it can be.
Now a bit of the practical, from my first visit in the 1980’s to my most recent visit this June, I feel right at home in Singapore. Unlike most ports of entry, the Singapore airport is very comfortable, easy to navigate with quick customs clearance for the many inbound visitors. While I continued to travel during the global COVID19 pandemic with its many controls and restrictions, this was my first time back to Singapore since the restrictions have been removed. I was very happy to see the process remained as efficient as ever.
An island city with everything
#visitsingapore for many reasons! witching south east Asia, the island city has everything you would expect from a tourist destination. A very well connected airport, to get into the country, as well as a great transport system and varied attractions. Universal Studios and Gardens by the Bay are some of the more popular ones and definitely worth a visit. one of the best things about Singapore is the food. There are multiple hawker stalls where you can find cheap eats with cuisines that originate from around the globe!
Singapore- place of beauty
#visitsingapore. Singapore is such a beautiful place to visit. Everything just works. it is clean, mostly crime free and it is also amazing how the government takes care of all the people. the airport is by far the best airport I have ever seen. it is almost like a city on its own. There are so many features just in the airport alone that you could spend two days just exploring what the airport has to offer. #singapore
Singapore is amazing!!
Singapore is one of my favorite countries all over the world. it's very small but has everything you want to see. I will definitely visit it again and explore more. they have so many unique things like the amazing airport and gardens by the bay and Avatar experience. i really had amazing time there and I wish my trip was longer but it was for 4 days only!
Neat and Tidy Island-Nation
Singapore is one of the worlds smallest countries but don't let that deter you from visiting this Island-Nation that has plenty to keep you busy.
You'll of course need to make a stop at the CBD to see where this country started from; you'll find modern buildings alongside some colonial gems dating from British Rule.
A bit further afield, you'll find plenty of man-made yet fun and fitting attractions that make Singapore a very liveable and relaxing place. Such places include Gardens by the Bay, which is a lovely green space which was reclaimed from the sea, yet used for nature and recreational purposes. Nearby you'll find the modern Marina Bay Sands casino, which is a wonder in itself.
Remember to venture to some of the ethnic neighborhoods such as Little India and Chinatown to under the cultural mosaic that makes up Singapore. You'll also find plenty of tasty, mouth watering food for which Singapore is known for!
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MBS is majestic IYKYK 😜
Somehow the acronym MBS has always been of global importance, ranging from middle east to Singapore haha. But jokes apart this is truly a masterpiece of SG and something that has become the symbol of the city 🌆 As I was crazy enough to walk over the bridges 🌉 to get different angles of this beauty, I also had a privilege of getting a sneak peek of the Formula 1 circuit 🏎️ from the above. And somehow the local authorities have created many nice places to hangout around MBS like in one of the pictures I was relaxing under the shade of a tree 🌴 after too much walking 😝 If I live around here, I could definitely use it for morning run 🏃🏾 and increase my stamina tho ! #urbanexplorer#tripblazers#summervacation
They say a single picture speaks a thousand words and that would alone be enough to describe the whole vibe of the city. More often than not, it's also a representation of the locals' maturity and their way of life. Street arts and graffiti is kinda democratizing art for a normal citizen, which is usually not viewed as the same way as an art 🎨 in the gallery or museum 🖼️. And these street arts may not always be perfect, rather a mere representation of the messiness of life 🧬 and finding beauty in it. That's another benefit of walking down the streets of any city 🏙️, than just taking taxi to the popular destination. It's almost a sin not to relish these street givings. Hope y'all put on those sneakers and stroll around 😄 wherever you are!! #urbanexplorer#tripblazers#summervacation
As a perfect example of how people of different beliefs can co-exist, Singapore's Buddha tooth relic temple 🏯 is situated a few metres away from. a Hindu temple which again is a famous religious spot. The whole atmosphere symbolizes happiness and hope with different colored ties hanging around and fresh green leaves 🌿from budding plants. It also displays the clear contrast of old and new, with sky high buildings right next to this temple. I would highly recommend anyone to visit this temple, if you go around.#urbanexplorer#tripblazers#summervacation
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