Singapore in One Word: Perfection

Can Singapore be any more perfect? I think that anyone who has being in Singapore would agree with me that this country/island/city is the world’s greatest city. Of course, there are many amazing cities around the world–the world is infinite, beyond our minds to comprehend its beauty. However, Singapore is perfection wherever you look around! I hope you have at least one time opportunity to see this place, cause it is unbelievable!!πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ€οΈ

When I was moving to Kuala Lumpur, I had to make a three-day stop in Singapore to meet managers and peers in the Sing Office. Since the first step I took at the airport I was already impressed 😳, and of course Changi Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport many times; actually four years in a row by Skytrax’s. The whole experience at the airport is like you are in a mall, and not in a lousy-horrible-uncomfortable airport. It has amazing rest-areas around, restaurants all around, shopping (for much more than just shopping snacks and souvenirs)..it even has a cinema (free!), in which I watched a movie there while waiting for my parents arriving from Tokyo.

So, that would be the beginning of a perfect trip! Not bad, eh?

Singapore has many tourist options: Gardens by the Bay,  Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Geyland Area, Supertree Grove, Sultan Mosque and Arab Street, Singapore Flyer, Orchard Road, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Raffles Hotel, Clarke Quay, Chinatown, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore City Gallery, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands…and so much more, these are the ones I remember just now!! Your pick of what to do.

My favorites in Singapore are the SuperTree Grove, Chinatown, Arab Street and ArtScience Museum…Oh!! Almost forget, Clarke Quay! πŸŒ³πŸ‘˜πŸ•ŒπŸ›πŸΈ

The SuperTree Grove is located at the Marina Gardens by the Bay, and it is a MUST!. You can take the MRT from anywhere in the city, and get off at Bayfront Station (CE1/DT16, don’t ask me what these numbers and letters mean! jajaja). Then, take exit B and follow the underground linkway. You will have to cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay. (Don’t forget your sunblock, umbrella, bottle of water and some good walking shoes!).  Ok, so you get there and you will see this magnificent Trees which measure between 25-50 meters tall. The Trees are vertical gardens (which have a lot of functions) that at night come alive and provide a musical-light show that you cannot miss! It’s free admission and the music-show is everyday at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

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The SuperTrees are my favorite, but in the Gardens by the Bay there is also: the Conservatory Flower Dome (which is spectacular), the Cloud Forest (amazing indoor rainfall), the Children’s Garden (where kids can play around and have a splash of water–for free!), Lakes, the World of Plants, the Sun Pavilion, Art Sculptures…and well, I think with all these options you would spend a LOT of time in this area.

Chinatown is my other favorite and most stop whenever I have been in Singapore. Starting with the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. The color of the temple is this reddish color that looks perfect in the pictures. In general, the temple has this amazing vibe, the atmosphere is mesmerizing. You would be immerse in the tranquility and spiritually of the place, and at the top floor there is an open garden where you can take beautiful pictures. After the temple, you can go shopping in Chinatown and if you are like me, you might get crazy buying souvenirs for everyone. I found this delicate china tea set for my sister, and now I regret not buying one similar tea set for me.

From Chinatown MRT station take the Blue Line towards Bugis Station. At Bugis walk about 4 minutes (there are signs in the street that will help you with the direction) towards Arab Street. Arab Street has a vibrant feel, and the Sultan Mosque is very impressive, in the middle of all the little shops and restaurants, it is a perfect architectural feast. The food here is reallyyy good, and the ginger tea the best!

ArtScience Museum is located at the Bayfront in the Marina Bay Sands. So, it will be the same route you took to make it to the Gardens by the Bay, but just walk directly to the Bayfront. I was blown away the first time I went (and can’t wait to go again with my sister, brother-in-law and nieces!!). All the exhibitions are very unique, and I think it has a good variety for the whole family, it is great for all ages. My top picks exhibitions are Escher’s Art Exhibition and the Future World. I love how the Museum has practical activities for the visitors, immerse in the specific exhibitions– it was something totally new for me, and I LOVE IT!

Last, but not least, it’s Clarke Quay. Go here at the end of the day/night for dinner and to walk around. There are sooo many different options to enjoy, and there is also many street shows that are really amazing! This is another place that is good for all ages, cause even though it has many pubs and restaurants, it also has a fountain for kids to play around and have a splash in! You can get a boat ride from the Marina Bay Sands (last ride I think is around 8pm) to go to Clarke Quay, which is a good way to take a ride around the canal and see the beautiful skyline/buildings around the central area of Singapore.

I have no doubt that you would LOVE Singapore…it is just Perfection!!

Love,

Fabi

 

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