A tour of Singapore in pictures

Super-tree Grove

What to see in Singapore

Singapore is a visually stunning city. The architecture is incredible. There are ornate gardens and interesting features at every turn.

For that reason, and not because I’m lazy, I’ve decided to keep the words to a minimum on this post and let the pictures do the talking.

Arab Quarter

We checked in at the Village Hotel Bugis, located on Arab Street on the edge of the Arab quarter. Despite the weird smell in the lobby, and the original 1970’s décor, the hotel wasn’t too bad.

The Arab quarter is a beautiful, and interesting area to walk around, with some great food. We ate a Turkish place the first night and the food was excellent. But don’t expect bargain bites, this is still Singapore.

Sultan Mosque
Sultan Mosque

 

Arab Quarter Singapore
Bussorah Street

Haji Lane – Arab Quarter

Haji lane, just off the pedestrianised Bussorah Street is famous for the street art. It’s also a good place to grab a beer and listen to some live music.

Haji Lane
Haji Lane

Gardens by the Bay

To fully appreciate the Gardens by the Bay you’ll need 2 visits or one well-timed one. By day to appreciate the beautifully manicured gardens and one after nightfall to enjoy the sound and light show at the Super-tree Grove.

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Super-tree Grove
Super-tree Grove

The Marina

The Marina area is best appreciated at night, but it’s pretty remarkable at any time. The vista is dominated by the iconic Sands Marina hotel, but amazing architecture literally surrounds you.

Marina Bay
Marina Bay
Helix Bridge
Helix Bridge
Art Science Museum
Art Science Museum

Boat Quay & Clark Quay

Following the river inland from the Marina takes you to two of the main nightlife areas in Singapore. Boat Quay, is a beautiful area dominated by old shop houses converted to restaurants. Clark Quay is a more upbeat area with many cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, and some great live music.

Boat Quay
Boat Quay
Clark Quay
Clark Quay

Little India & Chinatown

No trip to Singapore would be complete without a visit to the historic areas of Little India & Chinatown. We were fortunate enough to visit during Deepavali (Diwali), so Little India was awash with lights and colour.

Little India
Little India
Chinatown
Chinatown

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens at Singapore is a huge sprawling area of lush greenery, it’s crowning glory being the beautiful Orchid Gardens.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens

And now for something completely different

If you’re looking for something a little different, I recommend a trip to Haw Par Villas. Also known as Tiger Palm Gardens, this the “theme park” depicts scenes from Chinese folklore. Some of the sculptures are not for the faint hearted!, and some are just plain weird.

Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa

Everywhere you look in Singapore you see something amazing. Tell us about your favourite, or ask us a question in the comments section.

 

One thought on “A tour of Singapore in pictures”

  1. This is the reason why I long to visit this place. My friend had been in Singapore last week. Unfortunately, she never had a chance to wander around the whole city due to her health yet she enjoys her 5 days stay there. I hope to visit this places when I visit.

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