Melenial Miles: A Singapore Slinged Week


I fell in love with Singapore and here is why…

After not being able to renew my visa to stay in China, and some convincing from my parents, I decided to go to Singapore for 2 weeks before heading to Europe at the end of August. I had one of the best week’s of my adventure with my mother, living our best Crazy Rich Asian life on the island.

Singapore is quite a small country, so it was easy to cover most of the country during my stay. After 2 months of China, I was all too happy to relax and rejuvenate in one of South East Asia’s most pristine and quasi-perfect country.

Universal Studios Singapore

I am a thrill seeker, so naturally I have a fond spot for theme parks and seized the opportunity to go to Universal Studios, which is at Singapore’s famous leisure island – Sentosa. Despite the heat, I had fun on the cutting-edge rides and attractions based on some blockbuster films such as TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. My favourite ride was Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON. My only gripe was that it felt it was more for children than catering to adults too.

Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Gardens by the Bay one of the most beautiful and unique amalgamation of nature and amazing architecture. It was initially the Government’s initiative to make Singapore a city in a garden instead of ‘a garden city’. Gardens by the Bay are divided into three elaborate sections: Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay South Garden. In each area, visitors can enjoy a natural extravaganza of flora and fauna, which will have you feeling like you stepped into a majestic colorful fantasy world. I was absolutely mesmerized by the Supertree Grove, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. I recommend spending at least two hours to take it all in.

The Marina Bay Sand Skypark Observation Deck has become an iconic symbol for Singapore, and is worth paying the 28 SGD to enjoy the panoramic views of the cityscape from the 57th floor, witnessing the heart of Singapore in all its glory.

There is a bar and restaurant to enjoy a ice cold Singapore Sling (the city’s signature cocktail) or sip a tall glass of champagne as you overlook the breathtaking city skyline.

 Sentosa Island

Take a Trip to Sentosa Island to frolick in the sun, sea and sand. This island resort has many beautiful beaches, spas, outdoor activities and theme parks like Universal Studios to keep you entertained all day. We spent the day at Tanjong beach, which has a nice club house, if you want to take a break from the waves and grab a delicious cocktail and meal.

Singapore is known for it’s astounding array of food to choose from; whether it be Indian, Malay, Chinese, Western or a Fusion of all them, you will have no troubles finding something to suite your taste buds and pocket. China town is also a great place to find all kinds of Asian dishes that you may fancy or curious to try. 

If you are the mood to treat yourself, I highly recommend the Fullerton Hotel Courtyard’s high-tea. The wonderful assortment of decadent sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats will definitely leave you full, as well as the various teas from all over the world. For my first high-tea experience, it was worth every SGD; the service and food really made the afternoon worth it, with the waitress making sure our teacups were never empty and always asking everything was satisfactory.

Since leaving Singapore, I traveled more than 7 hours (by bus) to the bautiful island’s neighbour, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. I am currently volunteering at a local hostel mainly doing housekeeping, guest relations and check ins. It’s not the most fun I have had, however I am enjoying the structure, meeting new people (fellow travelers) and making friends with the fellow volunteers.

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