Plane Toronto - New York - Hong Kong - Singapore
I was lucky to be greeted by twin sister, Madison, who was living in Singapore at the time! I stayed with her in Singapore for a few days before we began our travels around South East Asia together.
Treat Yourself: Marina Bay Sands Hotel
This hotel is a total splurge. One of the most luxurious hotels in the world, with stunning views of the city and an infinity pool overlooking the city. This prestigious hotel is the place to go if you have a lot of money to spend.
Affordable: The Pod Boutique Hotel
The Pod Boutique Hotel is a great option if you are looking for something a bit more high end than a hostel and want to be in the centre of the city at an affordable price. This hotel offers beautiful single traveller or couple rooms as well as shared rooms all with private pod style beds.
This city is probably one of the easiest cities to navigate in the world. The subway system connects you to everywhere you want to be. I think the first thing you should do when arriving in Singapore is buy a subway/metro pass that allows you to load a certain amount of money to the card for travel within the city.
Gardens By The Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 250 acres in Singapore. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Gardens by the Bay is part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery in the city. You can spend hours wandering through the gardens. I would suggest going first thing in the morning and then again at night to see the light show.
Shopping at Orchard Road
I would say this is the centre for shopping in Singapore. This 2km stretch of malls includes pristine complexes such as ION Orchard and Paragon House has all the designer brands you’ll ever need as well as trendy restaurants and bars. I loved coming here to window shop and people watch!
Bugis Street Market
Bugis Street Market is one of the most thriving shopping spots in Singapore. With over 800 stalls all under one giant canvass roof you could spend hours (and you should) browsing through cheap clothing, accessories, electronics and fun food stalls!
I fell in love with Little India (probably because I’ve been dying to visit India and this felt like what I imagine India to be!) It overwhelmed me in the best way possible with its colours, sounds and smells. The main strip along Serangoon Road is where you’ll find the clothing and electronic stores but my favourite was the traditional Indian fabric and dress stores, and of course, the delicious curry houses!