A CITY AND A COUNTRY. BEHOLD SINGAPORE!
In 2018, I found myself on this island, city-state off the peninsula of Southeast Asia, as often as twice a week. It was the Voyager of the Seas’ homeport for a few months which means that Marina Bay Cruise Terminal in Singapore is where each new cruise would start. Guests board the ship for their 3 or 4-day cruise as well as disembark the ship when their cruise was done and had sailed back to the homeport.
This country is really quite something, mind-blowing actually… It is Asia’s most enigmatic cities! It is a multicultural, goal financial center with a tropical climate. Everything just works; from public transport to tourism to technology to living. The citizens respect and abide by the strict laws which help run the country smoothly.
In my almost 50 (probably more) visits to SINGAPORE, I made a list of a few things I got up to:
- Gardens by the Bay
Oh this is just beautiful and completely man-made. A bewildering nature park consisting of HUGE seashell shaped greenhouses – a Flower Dome and a Cloud Forest, situated by Marina Bay Sands.
The legendary Singapore Supertree structures have a long skywalk over the Gardens by the Bay.
- Universal Studios
My first ever time going to this kind of a park and I sure skipped around Sentosa Island like the happiest kid there.
- Singapore Flyer
Asia’s largest Ferris wheel at 165m (541ft) high, enveloped in a capsule with breathtaking 360-degree views.
- Sentosa Island
A man-made island off of Singapore connected by road, cable car, a boardwalk, and monorail. Besides Universal Studios, the Resorts and different animals parks on the island, there are several tropical beaches along the southern coast. My favourite was Palawan Beach with a Suspension Bridge leading you to a small offshore island lined with food stalls and bars.
There are PLENTY of amazing yoga studios dotted around Singapore. To settle from the madness of life, whenever we docked here, this is the place I would usually do a yoga session before I started my adventure.
- ArtScience Museum
A lotus-inspired museum exploring art, science, technology, and culture located in Marina Bay Sands. The Future World exhibition is INCREDIBLE!
Singapore’s landmark and a major tourist attraction at the waterfront Merlion Park. The ‘mascot’ is a mermaid and lion nearly 9 meters tall
- Orchard Street
The famous, iconic, shopping street of Singapore where you can find endless, HUGE malls and plazas on either side of the street. You can find practically anything here.
Finding trendy cafes and restaurants is probably what I did the most. From the Harry Potter Cafe, to the FRIENDS Central Perk cafe, to Wildhoney, Providore, Overeasy Diner and, JUST ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF, Singapore has.
- Haji Lane
My favorite little place in Singapore in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood. This Indie street has thrift shops, boutique stalls, funky murals and trendy places to eat. They even sell ‘selfie coffees’.
- Marina Bay Sands
My last day in Singapore we spent admiring the spectacular view at THE TOP of Marina Bay Sands. From the Infinity Pool, Observation Deck, or one of the rooftop bars and restaurants on the Sands SkyPark, there is more than you think happening up there.
I had the most amazing experiences in Singapore and loved every journey I went on. ~THANKFUL~ that life offered an adventure in a place like this.
What I’ve listed is an UNDERSTATEMENT.
I think you should see it and explore SINGAPORE for yourself.