I don’t even know where to start with Singapore..Spotlessly clean, tonnes of stuff to do & the most safe I’ve ever felt in a city.
After what turned out to be a 9 hour bus from Kuala Lumpur we were pretty shattered by the time we arrived so we had an early night.
We were up bright and early in the morning to explore and see as much of the city as we could. Our hostel was around a 35 minute walk from the main spots but the walk was full of incredible buildings and huge shopping centres. Top tip! Open up a Revolut bank account as we made withdrawals from ATM’s fee free.
China town was our first stop, we visited the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world for lunch. In my opinion Hawker Chan’s standard must have dropped since being awarded the star as the quality was not great. On the other hand it was super cheap and you should try it to say you’ve eaten there.
We walked to Marina Bay Sands and wow that building is something else! Everywhere we went in Singapore amazed us.. Every building, street & view was picturesque. In the evening we went for drinks at the famous Clarke Quay, the atmosphere here was incredible with reasonable happy hours and good live music. There were many bars to choose from, you could come here every night for weeks and not run out of night life!
On our first full day we had already planned moving here in the future and debated cancelling our flight out to a later date.. We loved it that much!
Top tip! As mentioned in my Malaysia article, download Grabb for your time in Singapore as it’s the easiest and cheapest way to get around. We got a Grabb to Sentosa to go on the skyline Luge, this was a mixture between go karting and tobogganing down a hill race track. We booked online and saved around $10 each so I would advise pre booking. It was pretty busy so we had to queue for around 30 minutes for our ride however it was completely worth it. We purchased 2 rides so we got the cable car back up the top for our 2nd. Top tip! There was an entry fee of $6 per car to enter Sentosa, this was something we wasn’t aware of so make sure you have this cash with you when entering.
We checked out Palawan beach on Sentosa as it has the southern most point of continental Asia. For sunset we booked to go to the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, we paid $22 per person. The view from the top was phenomenal, It was a real highlight of our time In Singapore to watch the sun set over the beautiful city.
At 8pm and 9pm there is a free light and water show behind Marina Bay sands. I have never seen anything like it before, we were engaged for the full 20 minutes. This free show is every single night so definitely check it out at some point in your trip.
With our busy day coming to an end we visited Gardens by the Bay. This is something I had always looked at on google but never imagined it could look even more incredible than the pictures. Gardens by the bay is truly breathtaking, we arrived in time for the light show with music and enjoyed every minute of the view.
If you’ve read My Indonesia article you would know about our Visa Dilemma, we came back to Singapore for a second time. We stayed in Reddoorz hostel in Clarke Quay, the hostel wasn’t great but the location was Extremely good. We chose to go back to Gardens by the bay and visited the cloud dome, paying £12 P/P. The dome was stunning, you will not be disappointed by it’s incredible plants, man made waterfall and overall beauty.
We are already planning another trip to Singapore and potentially looking to live there for a year. If you ever get the chance to visit this incredible city, you will be just as amazed as we were.