Singapore was on my ‘places to visit’ list for such a long time and I finally had a chance to go there this past February. I spent five days exploring the city with my family and we had the best time! I loved every place we visited so much that I didn’t even want to think about leaving. The weather was perfect, between 27 and 30 degrees C, quite humid, but also breezy. February is the driest month in Singapore, so it rained only one day and the rest of the time was sunny and hot. I took so many photos that I will have to split them into two different posts.
Day 1. We landed in Singapore in the afternoon and went straight to our hotel, Pan Pacific Beach Road. When we arrived there, we were greeted and shown to our suites by the lovely staff of the hotel. The suites were very elegant, modern and luxurious with full-height windows overlooking the Singapore Flyer. After checking in at the hotel, we went out for a night walk and dinner by the river. I was amazed to see that such a financial and commercial city can be so green with so many trees, parks and gardens. The citizens of Singapore take extra care to integrate the green environment in any urban developments and there are trees and plants along every road and around every building, hence the name ‘the Garden City’.
Day 2. On the second day, we went on an open-top sightseeing bus tour which was a great way to see the city. First, we saw the old part of Singapore including Little India and China Town, and then we went to the modern part, and if you love restaurants and shopping, you will love Clarke Quay and Orchard Road. You can get on and off these buses anywhere along the route and explore those parts of the city that you are most interested in. We stopped by the magnificent Marina Bay Sands hotel and watched the light show in the Gardens by the Bay, which was truly magical. Finally, we went on an evening river cruise which was a nice way to end a very busy day of sightseeing.
In the next three days, we visited some of the most exciting places in Singapore including the Zoo, Sentosa Island and Universal Studios. I will tell you more about them and show you our photos in my next travel blog post.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day!