My trip to Singapore was short and sweet. I arrived from Indonesia at 6pm and left for Vietnam at 6am the next morning. I was thinking about staying longer, but compared to the rest of Asia, Singapore is super expensive and I decided against it. However, I still had an amazing experience in Singapore that I would like to share with you today!
I stayed in a hostel right between the city centre and the airport and met a Finnish guy who had been to Singapore plenty of times. He proposed showing me the city, so we got the metro to the Marina where they play a water show every evening. We sat down, watched the show and then the Finnish guy proposed to go up the Marina Bay Sands hotel.
I wasn’t convinced that we would get to the top as I looked like a typical backpacker in my elephant trousers and we were entering a five star hotel! We waited next to the elevators and jumped in with someone who had a key card and got to the top! I guess sometimes you just have to be adventurous if you want to get a view like this!
There is a part were you can walk freely and there is a closed area that belongs to the restaurant were you can only get in if you have a reservation. Well, I just asked a nice older man if he could take a picture of the view with my phone which he kindly did!
We walked around the Marina a bit and I noticed how completely different Singapore is to all the other places in Asia that I’ve been to! I was quite impressed by Kuala Lumpur already, but Singapore is so clean, everything is new and it’s very impressive! Money-wise I was happy that I only spent one night there though!
If you like new, modern cities, you will definitely like Singapore. I heard that they have great shopping malls as well! I’m sure that I will one day return here, even if it’s just for a stopover!
Have you been to Singapore yet? What are your thoughts?