After my first long trip to New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, I was dying to do some more travelling around the world for more than just 2 weeks. So I took 1 month of work to travel southeast Asia. As I have visited Thailand plenty of times with my family, I wanted to try some different destinations this time.
WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN SINGAPORE:
In Copenhagen we do not have a Chinatown like most big cities in the world, so I found it very funny to visit this China town. Have a bubble tea and some food and just absorb.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Gardens by the Bay
I believe these two places are some of the most photographed places in Singapore and because they are kind of a trademark you simply can’t skip these. The architecture is very special and park beneath Gardens by the Bay is very beautiful.
You will find these anywhere in Singapore. In the malls, in Chinatown and Little India. There is so much great food at very good prices here it is almost too hard to choose!
Little India and Arab Street
No visit to Singapore without going to Little India and Arab Street. Is is truly amazing how these areas can make you feel like you actually are in India or the middle east and not in Singapore.
I am usually not really into the whole animals and zoo things, but this experience was actually very nice. You ride small trains or cable cars through the park and crossing paths with the animals walking freely around you. It is a little outside of the city, but very easy to reach with public transport.
TIPS ABOUT SINGAPORE
- Public transport (MRT) is very cheap, easy and highly structured in Singapore and is the best way to get around since it is very hot and humid outside, walking an entire day will be tough.
- Be aware that you are not allowed to chew gum in public
- You cannot eat or drink while transporting yourself in the MRT
- It might be a good idea to bring some coins for restrooms and food halls although you will be able to use your credit card most places.
- You should always stay on the left side of the escalator
- Jaywalking is illegal and you could get fined. In Copenhagen I am used to the fact that most people don’t jaywalk, but in many other capitals in Europe it is perfectly normal to cross the street while the light is still red. Don’t do that in Singapore.
Singapore is a great stop over for travels around Asia as it is situated right in the center. Go by plane, train or bus almost anywhere i Asia. I got there with Singapore Airlines on a direct flight from Copenhagen and I can really recommend this.
What is your favorite place in Singapore?