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