48 hours in Singapore
We had 3 nights in this wonderful city and as much as it is probably not enough time to even touch the sides, after not being here for 7 years I was desperate to give it a go and show Leo around. We were absolutely beat when we arrived from Malaysia and unfortunately the Corona Virus has now spread to Singapore so between being tired and slightly on edge, we felt the best first afternoon activity while waiting on check in was to go to the movies! It was awesome – Jojo Rabbit, a large cappuccino, popcorn and the best of company could not have been a better start to an epic few days.
For the next 2 days we were tourists and I have written up a but of what we got up to along the way:
his is an island that we were both pretty keen to go visit as Singapore is bloody expensive but we had read of beautiful beaches, lovely walking trails and all for free at Sentosa island. It seemed to go to be true…well it kinda is as it’s where the Corona-virus was first found in Singapore but we risked it anyway and went.
We decided to walk the boardwalk from the city as it was a beautiful day and from there you can power straight through Universal Studio’s , all the gift shops, resorts and other tat and head straight to the beaches! We were so surprised with how nice these bays and beaches are as well as how quiet it was. Situated right on Palawan Beach, is a tiny isle accessible via a suspension bridge which took us to the Southernmost Point of Asia. It is truly stunning here and we highly recommend it as the viewing deck offers an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea.
Gardens by the Bay:
WOW, just wow! This is an attraction not to be missed when in Singapore, in fact if you do only 1 activity while here then this is it! Across for the infamous Marina Bay Sands hotel is the Gardens by the bay, set across 2 different areas in Singapore this most famous being home to Supertree Grove. An incredible sight, we went there in the evening to watch the lightshow (it’s free) from 7.45pm and 8.45pm every night as well as the Skywalkway OCBC the following morning which costs $8SD (about $9NZD). Here you can walk the treetop walkway and take totally epic photos of both the gardens and the surrounding city. As it is up high it is also much cooler temp wise so makes for a pleasant stroll!
These were taken during the light show in the evening:
Marina Bay sands:
For unparalleled views of the city that span 360 degrees then make your way to ''CE LA VI'' the bar and restaurant located on the 57 floor of the Marina Bay sands hotel (the big one that looks like a boat on top of three pillars). It costs $23 dollars to enter pp but this price can be redeemed for drinks or food. It won’t get you far at all and FYI you will also have to add tax and a tip so if you think the $23 ticket will be enough to cover a drink, you would be wrong. However, we sat and sipped away on 2 expensive cocktails while enjoying the views and overall, it’s a beautiful place to be. A quick tip would be, try and get a seat on the pool side of the bar as it’s much better views of the city and then make sure to go to the bathrooms on the top floor as there is a small platform where you can see the full gardens from above, generally without anyone else.
To find out what else we go up too, read on to the next blog post :)
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Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!