Singapore truly lives up to everything you hear about it. Also known as, The Lion City, this country is clean, classy and chic.
When I say this city is clean, I mean you can literally walk around barefoot. Nobody litters, chewing gum is illegal, and the residents have a respect for the cleanliness.
Singapore is sophisticated and stylish. Everywhere you look there are fast expensive cars, rooftop restaurants, fountains and palm trees. The shopping malls are filled with exclusive boutiques and five star eateries.
One thing you may hear about Singapore is that it is expensive. It’s true. If you live in London, like me, there are few places that rival with London’s costs and Singapore is one of them.
I visited Singapore as a multi stop trip. First destination was Singapore and second was Bali.
The flight was 13 hours direct from London Heathrow, and we stayed in City for 3 days at the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. (click the link for my hotel review).
Singapore gives the best of both worlds, you can either purely relax, shop and dine, or you can see the sights and explore the city.
I did a bit of both, but as this was a birthday trip my main goal was relaxing, shopping and dining. I plan on visiting Singapore again in the future so I didn’t cram in everything on one trip, and instead rather enjoyed my relaxing break.
48 Hours in Singapore Suggestions:
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands has a lot to offer. As well as being home to the world’s largest infinity pool, it’s also a hotel, mall, casino, theatre AND museum.
Let’s face it. This hotel is expensive, and to many it’s overpriced, but I personally don’t regret my stay as the hotel is iconic. However if you don’t want to stay at Marina Bay Sands you can always visit for the day
Visit the SkyPark for breath-taking views of Singapore via the observation deck. Dine at Ce La Vie, Lavo, or Spago by Wolfgang Puck, or visit Club55 if you want to party.
Gardens by the Bay
My favourite view in Singapore were these beautiful gardens. You can spot the Supertrees from any sky view and the lights constantly change from purples to blues.
The Gardens are huge and full of exotic flowers and plants and there are 3 different gardens to enjoy.
Don’t miss the free light show which comes on after sunset – it really is a gorgeous sight.
Food market/Hawker Centres
This is one place that you won’t have to spend all of your coins in Singapore. Food markets are reasonably priced and the food is authentic and delish!
You can get a meal from as little as 2.50 Singaporean dollars, from chicken or beef satay and spicy fried rice, to the unmissable chilli crab.
A few of the best rated food markets are ‘Chomp Chomp Food Centre’, ‘Maxwell Road Hawker Centre’ and ‘ChinaTown Complex Food Centre’. You can find a lot more with a little research.
If you have time visit Sentosa Island, a man-made recreational island. There are loads of attractions available such as Universal Studios, Sea Aquarium (the largest aquarium in the world), a waterpark and so much more.
You can reach Sentosa via a short sky cable car ride. There are white sand beaches if you want to get away from the city life and see a different side to Singapore.
There is a lot to do in Singapore and you don’t need a long trip to do it all. See the sights, the beautiful mosques and the Merlion statue. Find cute and quirky places to eat, and shop ’til you drop.
See you again Singapore x
Feel free to comment with your experiences or any questions.