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Published: November 22nd 2017
Singapore was a very well built city, everything was fairly central and close together. The only bad thing was the heat! I guess after a while you'd get used to it but for 3 days it was pretty hard to breathe!
We stayed in a nice hotel called Hilton Garden Inn in Serangoon in Little India, I absolutely loved it there, everybody was so friendly and kind of felt like home! The MRT wasn't too far a walk from where we were staying. The first night we had food at an Indian restaurant across the road and everyone was so friendly, we ordered way too much food and went to bed tired and with a full belly!
As we only had a couple of full days there, we had to fit everything in fairly quickly. We met a few of Jens friends for lunch, in a food court and had local food which tasted delicious! We were told which sights to see and which could be missed if we didn't have time which was very helpful!
Saturday was our day to head to Sentosa which looked very fun! We headed into the Trick Eye museum which was fairly cheap
to head in. It's a museum where you can be the art. They have 3D pictures which you can stand in, so it looks like you're flying a unicorn or getting eaten by a giant snake amongst a lot of others! We walked around Sentosa after that, walked by Universal Studios, and tried to stay as much in the shade as possible.
The night came around and we headed to the Marina Bay Sands area which has the Marina Bay Sands hotel which is the 3 pillared giant purple thing - we didn't go in here as it looked way too posh. Instead we were taken to a restaurant (by 2 more of Jens friends) that overlooks the whole of Marina Bay on the 36th floor, it was stunning at night, lights were so bright against the lake in the middle of everything.
After that, we went to get some street food, down a road called Asian Street (I think that's what it was called). The four of us spent time chatting and eating, sitting on heavy chairs which were situated on the street. It was so much fun, I love sitting on the sidewalk eating local food!
The following day, we took a walk around the city and stumbled across the Merlion. This is a huge statue of a half mermaid half lion spurting water out from its mouth. Kind of a weird thing to love but interesting. It is depicted as a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish.
This day was extremely hot and humid and we were struggling. We heading into various museums, theatres and a book festival just to feel some sort of air con! This was actually really fun, we got to listen to a live band at the book festival, saw a vending machine filled with books but they were wrapped up so it was a gamble on what you recieved! We also ventured into a stunning bright white Cathedral too!
In the evening, we headed to Gardens by the Bay. They consist of the main 12 huge supertrees that are sustainable and help the environment, they have photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy for lighting up the Supertrees and they are also covered in 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species!! How amazing is that!
At 7.45pm and 8.45pm every evening, there
is a light show from the trees with piano and soft music, it really feels like you're in a fairytale, when we were there as it was a week into November, it had Christmas music... A bit odd seeing as it was very humid!
The following day, we packed up and flew to Vietnam.
Singapore airport was a bit stressful as entering Vietnam you had to have a departing flight within 15 days (length of the free visa) of entering Vietnam. Now I hate rushing things and it was fairly stressful because I didn't really know where to go after my Vietnam trip... I booked a flight to Luang Prabang for the 21st November, checked in again and we were off, with not very long to go for boarding our flight!
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