Three Days in Singapore

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With friends residing in Singapore, we were always going to stop to see them and explore the island! Here is how we spent three days in wonderful Singapore…

Travel and Accommodation
To save time we ended up flying from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore with Malindo Air, this was a super quick and easy journey and before we knew it we were in a cab from Changi airport to the Hillview neighbourhood, where we’d be staying with our friends for the duration of our time in Singapore.

Activities
On the afternoon of our arrival after dumping our luggage at our friends place we all headed to Harry’s to watch a Rugby World Cup match before walking over to Lau Pa Sat hawker centre for a bite to eat. The next day our sightseeing would commence and what a jam-packed few days we had!

Day One
We were up and out this morning and on the MRT just after rush hour to Bayfront where we took a walk through The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands to visit Rasapura Master hawker centre for an early lunch. From here we walked the short distance to Gardens by the Bay and decided to purchase tickets for the OCBC Skyway so we could get an aerial view of the gardens.

From the gardens we jumped on the MRT to Clarke Quay for a river cruise to see the many sights from the water including the city, the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands.

As early afternoon approached we decided to head up to Level 33 (inside the Standard Chartered Building) for some dusk views and a beverage whilst we whistled away a couple of hours ahead of the light shows later that evening.

Once the sun had set we made our way down to the Marina Bay Sands Light Show, followed by the Gardens by the Bay light show.

Day Two
Following something of a lie in, we headed to Little India for an early lunch at the Tekka Centre. Then with suitably full stomachs we visited the Sultan Mosque  before slowly walking down to Orchard Road with a view to go to Ion Sky but on arrival found out it was now costly to enter, and having already seen panoramic views of Singapore we decided against it. Instead we made the decision to jump on the bus to Singapore Botanic Gardens which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I could totally see why!

Once our friends had finished work we met up to go to the Night Safari which was a pretty unique experience.

Day Three
My final day in Singapore so time for some souvenir shopping so Chinatown was naturally on our radar followed by a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. The relic itself it located on the fourth floor inside a stupa only visible from a public viewing area.

Naturally we visited another Hawker Stall for lunch, we couldn’t get enough of these places and I think London would benefit from this kind of dining… a girl can only wish! We met back with our friends at the apartment to grab my belongings before heading for dinner locally at Osteria in Hillview. Post dinner I made my way to the airport for my night flight back to London via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines.

I loved Singapore back in 2010 and I loved it even more in 2019, and I’m sure that won’t be our last visit, especially with friends living over there and with direct flights from the UK making the journey pretty simple.

After my three days in Singapore were up I headed back to the UK to attend a friends wedding whilst CLB stayed in Singapore exploring attractions such as The Battlebox, the Former Ford Factory and MacRitchie Reservoir, we’d meet up again in Japan in a weeks time.

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