Singapore

My two day stopover in Singapore wasn’t long enough to truly explore the city, but I did get to visit some of the main spots.

Singapore has a fantastic mix of old and new.  A very progressive, incredibly clean and well organised modern city, which is proud of his heritage and beautiful old buildings.

Here is some of my highlights, and check out my pics below.

Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is a bustling, colourful mix of old and new, from family run goldsmiths and medicine halls to textile stores, a night market, spas and restaurants.

A must see is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the famed Chinatown Food Street.

Gardens By The Bay

Spanning one square kilometre, the iconic Gardens by the Bay is a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry, capturing the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical ‘city in a garden’.  There’s a light and sound show each night at 7.45 and 8.45pm.

Singapore Michelin Dining

Singapore has long been prized for its eclectic and delicious food scene and now it has the Michelin Stars to prove it.  Singapore is now the home to the cheapest Michelin restaurants in the world.  Two humble hawker stalls, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, both sell traditional dishes starting at SGD$2.

Marina Bay

Marina Bay is by far the most famous tourist spot in Singapore, and its easy to see why.

A must see if the Merlion; a 8.5m-tall statue with the body of a fish & head of a lion, shooting water from its mouth.

The ArtScience museum is the new flower shaped building with a variety of exhibitions and events.  Also on that side is the very cool Louis Vuitton store and the famous Marina Bay Sands.

On the northern side, in between the Merlion and ArtScience Museum is a great Hawker market to try some local food.

Orchard Road

A very cool shopping precinct, lined with huge shopping malls.  A perfect escape from the heat, but don’t expect cheap international brands.  But there is something for all – check out their website for all the details.

 

 

Author Jason Manderson

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