So, back when I was living the life chilling on Magnetic Island, I asked my mum what place she wanted to see on the blog first, after my year of whirlwind travel. She suggested Singapore, and I said good choice ;) I started compiling a list of the best things I did in Singapore, but while I was editing the photos, I realised I had too many I wanted to share. Singapore is a very photogenic and colourful city, guys. So, there will be a more helpful Singapore post coming your way soon. But for now, I hope you enjoy looking at some of my favourite Singapore photos.
I started my trip by wandering around Little India, as it was close to where I was staying. To begin, I ate at a local restaurant (Komala Vilas, a tip from my Singaporean friend), walked past Tan Teng Niah’s colourful exterior, and then headed to Bugis Street and Haji Lane. I loved this part of Singapore, because it was filled with colour, old buildings and excellent boutiques down Haji Lane.
Orchard Road is something else. It is mall after mall and shop after shop. Visiting on the weekend in December was a little hectic. But I did enjoy looking at all of the Christmas decorations, as the shopping centres tried to outdo each other. I also might have bought myself a little something for summer in Australia (my summer clothes selection from Canada was abysmal).
I highly recommend purchasing one of the ice-creams being sold out of the bike carts along Orchard Road too. They cost about $1.20 and you get a large slice of ice-cream (your choice), sandwiched between a delightful slice of sweet bread or wafers. I kind of wanted to go back for seconds, but I was good.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
What a cool Singapore attraction! I loved wandering around Gardens by the Bay and I wish I had time to see more. In the end, I just bought a ticket to experience the Christmas Wonderland and I’m so glad I did. There were market stalls, carolers, a light show, fake snow and plenty of things to keep the kids busy. I also recommend walking along the waterfront towards Gardens by the Bay, because this is where I got some of my favourite photos of the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands.
A new day and my next stop was Sentosa Island. A couple of people recommended it to me, but I kind of didn’t know what to expect. Turns out, it’s an island filled with adventure! There’s attractions like Universal Studios, shops like Hershey’s, a beach and a giant Merlion statue. I just went for a wander to check it all out and then got the monorail back to Vivocity for free (I think this was just a holiday promotion though?).
My final stop in Singapore was Clarke Quay: a pastel paradise. Seriously though, you need to check it out. I visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was very quiet. But there are a lot of riverfront dining options around the quay, so perhaps it’s busier at night. The colourful building is also called Old Hill Street Police Station.
There you have it! 28 awesome Singapore photos. Hopefully you find some inspiration, or an Instagrammable place or two. Remember to tag me on Instagram (@hayleyonholiday) if you use this guide to find photo locations in Singapore.