Have you been to Singapore? If not you need to check it out. Singapore reminds me to San Francisco. It is a laid back city with a lot of fusion between culture and food. The people, the weather and food, these were all of the highlights of my stay to Singapore. My trip was short and sweet but even in 4 days I was saw all Singapore had to offer.
Flying 17 hours to Singapore was daunting but I kept myself preoccupied on the flight. When I arrived in Singapore I was ready to explore the city and I did. For those who like short trips and don’t want to waste anytime in Singapore, here are my top 5 things to do and see in Singapore.
5 Things You should Do and see in singapore
Bus Tour- Get. On. The Bus. Take a sightseeing tour. Initially the Concierge at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach suggested I take a sightseeing tour and I wasn’t interested. I changed my mind after reading the brochure. On the sightseeing tour there were over 5 routes throughout the city and you can hop on and hop off. Once you have your ticket you can hop on the bus and then hop off to explore the area. The tour stopped at some of Singapore’s popular spots including Arab Street and Little India. You can find a kiosk right in the Suntec Building across from the JW Marriott Singapore. You can purchase tickets online or at the kiosk. Once you purchase your ticket they give you a headset to connect to the speaker on the bus. I think this was the best part because you could listen to the commentary of the landmarks in the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can take any route during the 24 hour time period. Such a great value.
Esplanade Theatre- Durians are one of the world’s Stinkiest fruit. I haven’t smelled one ( Glorray) but I have seen the memes, the videos on facebook and even the taste tests on Youtube. So when I heard about the Durian building ( the Esplanade Theatre) in Singapore, I had to check it out. Just to be clear the building is NOT made of Durian Fruits neither does it smell like durian fruits. Ha! However, the two buildings that make up the Esplanade Theatre are designed to look like durian fruits. Such an big tribute for a fruit no one loves.
The Helix Bridge- Before I was a blogger, I was a biochemist. The DNA helix is very important in Biochemistry and apparently Singapore agrees. The Helix bridge located in the Marina Bay in Singapore is designed to look like a Helix. I walked through it an was amazed by it design and how much it really looked like the NDA helix. Looking at the Helix bridge standing from the outside it is shiny and beautiful. Looking at it standing on the Helix bridge, you feel like you are in a sci-fi movie. Right next to the bridge is a shopping center and th the Garden by the Bay, my final fav spot in Singapore.
Garden by the Bay- Garden by the Bay is located in the Marina Bay area. There is so much to do in this area and some of the places I suggested above are close to the Marina Bay. Gardens by the Bay is the perfect place for the flower lover, plant lover and tree lover. There are so many options of exhibits you can choose from depending on your level of love for gardens. While I was in Singapore there was a tulip festival. I was overjoyed because I love tulips. There were so many types of trees and flowers on display. I even saw a flowers arranged in the shape of a cupcake.
Singapore is now on my list of top 5 places I have ever visited. only shared my top 5 things to do but there is so much more you can see and experience in Singapore. Do your research and find excursions and experiences to match your taste.
Does Singapore sound like somewhere you want to visit? I highly recommend it.E-mail me any questions if you decide to go to Singapore.
I went to Singapore last month. To be honest, I was anxious about the 17 hour flight. Yes, 17 hours direct. No stopover. 17 hours straight. I have been on 14 hour flights but 17 hours seemed like a new challenge. But I made it and really want to share with you the 5 things you need to make it through a super long flight.
5 Things You Need on a 17 Hour Flight
A Few Books- Bring a variety of books ( or e-books) so when you get bored of one book you have another option. Set a goal of finishing one book during your round trip flight. Books help you get through the flight and at the end you have finished a book you may have been trying to finish for months. Some of my fav books are She Means Business by Carrie Green and What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey.
Variety of Music- Music a key. I literally listened to hundreds of songs and had a mini jam session in my seat. They calmed me down and got my mind focussed. I start my flights with gospel to get me centered and then I slowly start listening to my current favs such as Walk it like I talk it by MIGOS and Sorry by Demi Lovato.
WIFI – If the airline offers WIFI, get it. This is not the time to cheap out. With WIFI you can stream your fav shows, prep e-mails and text family and friends. Time goes faster with WIFI. On my flight to Singapore I had WIFI and it made a difference. I prepped this e-mail (and a dozen others) on my flight.
Adult Coloring Book- I know this sounds cheesy but coloring calms me down. It also gets the creative juices flowing while 35,000 feet up in the air. Head to your local dollar store, pick up a mini size adult coloring book, a few colored pencils and enjoy.
Water- Drink as much water as you can. Ask the flight attendant for your own bottle and sip away. By the time you arrive to your destination you will be hydrated and energized simply because you sipped water on your flight.
Long flights can be daunting but these essentials will make your next long flight a breeze. Let me know which one of my suggestions you are going to try on your next flight.