Recently I just came back from a 5-day trip to one Southeast Asia’s economic tigers – The Lion City of Singapore. This has been a top destination for me to visit for a long time and I finally got the chance to explore this incredible city.
My journey began at Sheraton Towers Singapore near Orchard Road, Singapore’s main area for shopping and restaurants.
I was given a deluxe room with a king-size bed, several bathroom amenities and heaps of television options. Free Wi-Fi is not included in rooms unless you’re a SPG member (free sign up) and booked on their website.
The hotel is built around its own natural forest and multiple water fountains with fish which can be seen throughout the marble lobby and dining areas.
My exploration of the city began with The Singapore Pass iVenture Card which give you the option of choosing 3 or 4 attractions which you can decide to do with a 6 month from date of purchase. You can also get an optional Universal Studios Singapore 1-day pass. The Theme park is located on Sentosa Island which is a great place for children and to relax from the busy city, it features a lot of resorts, beaches, a waterpark and many other great attractions.
I’ve been on this tour in many cities and it is always my favourite thing to do to see more of the city. The Hop-on Hop-off bus tour, I was lucky that this tour was an option in my iVenture Card which gives you a ticket for all lines (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Brown ect) and took me to many different places including Sentosa Island where Universal Studios are located. You can also catch a cable car to take you to the island.
I firstly started on the Yellow line which started from Orchard Road, I then stayed on the bus until I reached the main hub at Suntec City. I then hopped on the Red Line towards Chinatown where I stopped for lunch and to explore the suburb which is home for many Chinese settlers. I then got on the Brown Line and got off and Marina Bay where I saw the famous Merlion Statue and Marina Bay Sands Hotel which is an ultra-modern 3 building hotel with an infinity pool and observation deck on the ship like design which is shattered over the three buildings. A very impressive architectural hotel looking over Marina Bay and the Singapore river.
Singapore is well known for its Asian cuisine and you cannot miss out on Satay. There are numerous places that sell this dish, but my favourite places would have to be Chinatown, you could go crazy if you saw how many different places you can go to eat.
Orchard Road is also another great place to eat as many of the shopping malls offer a variety of places to dine. My favourite would have to be Level B4 of Orchard Gateway which is where all Asian cuisines places are. Don’t miss out on Chir Chir for Korean Fried Chicken.
Another great place that I visited was Gardens by the Bay. The Gardens feature 101 hectares of beautiful plants, trees and flowers and 2 cooled conservatories which have plants from all over the world. Don’t forget to check out the indoor water feature.
I look forward to one day returning here and would highly recommend this beautiful country and city to all for a true taste of Asia, shopping and of course fun.
Thank you to Qantas for flying me out here, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel for your warm hotel hospitality and Singapore Pass for your great deals on attractions.