Singapore

It was time to move onto Singapore which we had been excited for. Before we even set off on our travels! We had a few days alone before Chloe, Izzy, ash and Fraser joined us!

WHAT WE DID

Bugis Street

A small market place with endless stalls of mainly clothing and a few food and gadget stalls. Although humid it’s covered from the sun to a good place to explore to get out the sun (or the rain!)

Little Arab

A beautiful area of colourful small streets lined with boutique shops and eateries. Also the stunning mosque is there giving you a view into part of Singapore’s culture and religious. A must whilst staying in Singapore. 


Little India

Personally, we didn’t like this area as much as little Arab but we stayed in a hotel here for a few nights so of course had to have a wander down all the streets!

Chinatown

A busy street nestled into the skyscrapers full of Chinese shops and restaurants. 


Marina Bay Sands

One of the highlights of Singapore is to visit Marina Bay Sands. It has something to please everyone from the massive shopping mall (with a river and boats inside), to the casino, the many top end restaurants and even the hotel, restaurants and viewing platforms on the top of the building. Although the pool at the top is for hotel guests only, we went up to the Spago Bar & Lounge right next to the pool to enjoy some surprisingly reasonably priced drinks. It was well worth it for the 360 views. 

Gardens by the Bay

The best part of Singapore for us. Absolutely free to visit, and a small additional price if you want to do the tree top walk. Visit just as it’s starting to go dark, take a seat, get comfy and watch it light up. Then have an explore through the gardens in the dark and cooler temperatures. 


Quay Area and Waterfront

A beautiful busy area full of tourists and workers enjoying some food and drinks by the river. Many many places to eat (however with heightened food prices) it's a great place to sit and relax with a view of Marina Bay sands and downtown.

Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre

We loved this place! Full of all types of great quality food for such cheap prices! We ate here nearly everyday. 


Rooftop Bars and Restaurants

We celebrated our one year anniversary at The Artemis Grill! It was of course very pricey, but the food was incredible and it had a stunning view over the city to Marina Bay Sands. It also has a bar with good happy hours which we would definitely recommend. 

 

1Altitude

Costing $35 dollar per person between 6-9pm it was more expensive than others but for that price you get two drinks included and simply the highest and best views of the city. However, we’d recommend booking a table at the bar as all were reserved, we had to stand to enjoy our drinks!


Flower Dome

We wanted to visit the forest dome instead but unfortunately it was closed for maintenance! We went here instead and whilst personally not for us, it was a welcomed break from the heat and humidity in this cooled dome.


WHAT WE LIKED MOST

Clean, beautiful and welcoming City

It felt so welcoming and it was such a clean colourful place. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to visit such a wonderful city.

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

Prices!

We were prepared for the heightened prices but it still came as a shock initially in comparison to the rest of Asia we’d travelled. However as mentioned below there’s still ways to save money!

Tips & Tricks

Eat at the Hawker Centres

Dinners for 1/4 of the price of the chain restaurants or restaurants along the waterfront. An absolute must for saving some pennies but still having from great food.

Public Transport

Very efficient and cheap and a live saver in the humidity! Can use to get around the city and quickly and cheaply to the airport.

Hipstercity Hotel

We were recommended to check this place out by some friends we are so glad we did! Such a unique hostel experience for a good price. It’s also in THE best location! You can walk to all the major places if you want.