Singapore was a refreshing contrast to Bali. The moment we stepped out of the airport, we were surprised to see uniquely structured skyscrapers, many of which were covered in vines, and very, very clean streets (first time offenders for littering can get fined as much as $1,000).
As we eyed the beauty of this unique city, our Airbnb host talked with us about some of the best places to eat/see around the area as she walked us to her apartment where we’d be staying for the next few days. She was Irish and her partner was Australian, but they’d been living in Singapore for about 8 years at the time and were quite settled in the country’s way of life.
When we arrived at the apartment, we were surprised and excited to see that we’d be staying 23 floors up with an excellent view of Singapore’s downtown area.
Singapore has some public transportation, but the downtown area could best be seen on foot, so we did a lot of walking to get from one side of Marina Bay to the other.
Behind the hotel is Gardens by the Bay which includes a grove of Supertrees that are between 80 – 160 feet tall (25 – 50 meters).
Not far from the Supertrees is a Cloud Forest that we had the pleasure of exploring and learning about.
Singapore is also known for its malls. They’re huge, for one, but many people go there just to walk around and escape the incredible heat.
We took one of the longest elevators we’ve ever seen to the roof of the mall:
Probably the most memorable experience we had in Singapore was the light show that they do every night in the downtown area at Gardens by the Bay.
The days following the light show, we explored the rest of this tiny country and were continuously impressed by its diversity in every way. Much of Singapore’s architecture is influenced by the British, Chinese, Indian, and Arabian cultures.
If you haven’t caught our drift yet, our overall impression of Singapore was that it was so unique.
Hi! I'm originally from the the midwestern part of the U.S. and I love to see, experience, and learn new things as I travel around the world with my husband, Hunter. We hope you enjoy following our adventures!