Oh, Singapore. Where do I even start with this beautiful place? I have been lucky enough to have travelled to Singapore twice. The weather is my absolutely favourite. It’s HOT, baby HOT. With the humidity, temperatures were into the mid 40 C or 104 F. Call me crazy, but this type of weather is ideal for me. My body temp runs cold, so I can never have enough heat. I’m the girl sitting outside having a patio coffee in the mid morning basking in the heat and sunshine in Singapore.
I have never been to a cleaner place. They have some laws that seem unusual, but after experiencing the city I’m like, “Yo! Let’s have these laws back home!” The first law people constantly drill into your head is NO GUM. No spitting it out, no chewing it, no having it, no nothing. There are some crazy fines for people selling or having gum. Litter is an absolute no-no, too. The streets of Singapore shine bright like a diamond and it’s because of these laws.
I was told that it’s illegal to not flush a public toilet…I’m not sure if this is actually true, but I think it is! Police apparently do random toilet checks and make sure there’s no pee or poo left in the toilet after you’re done. Sounds like common sense to flush the toilet, but how many times have you gone into a stall to find it’s completely full of shit? GROSS.
Tim and I stayed at the infamous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Two words. HOLY. SHIT. This hotel has the world’s largest infinity pool on the 57th floor. UNBELIEVABLE. You feel like you are literally on top of the world with a view you couldn’t imagine. Looking over the city of Singapore totally brought tears to my eyes. Not to mention the pool is soo fly. Do you know what I mean when I say infinity pool? Look here. The edge of the pool has a disappearing edge with the water flowing over it. It looks like if you go over the edge of the pool, you’d just fall straight to the ground. Not gonna lie, I was terrified to swim to the edge because you don’t know what’s on the other side…dun dun DUN!
Marina Bay Sands also neighbours Gardens by the Bay, the world’s largest glass green house. Here you will find exotic trees, plants and flowers so lush you’ll think you’re on set for a Jurassic Park movie. This attraction remains #1 on TripAdvisor’s “List of Things To Do” in Singapore.
Another great hotel we’ve stayed at is Hotel Jen in Orchard Gateway. This modern hotel sits on top of a shopping mall and it too has an infinity pool! Not as dope as the Marina Bay Sands, but still dope cause it’s Singapore. It’s located in the heart of the famous Orchard Road, an area full of shopping and tons of restaurants. The city is alive on Orchard Road! You could spend the day just wandering around or sit still and people watch. #bestdayever
If you’re wanting to do a little local shopping, Haji Lane is a must. Haji Lane is a shopping street in the heart of Singpore’s Arab Quater. Full of clothing shops, trinket shops, food, bars, dessert shops and other boutiques of local sellers offering a variety of things. One of my favorite shops is called Selfie Coffee. A coffee shop that literally prints your selfie onto the whipped cream layer of your choice of beverage! Sounds pretty cool, right? I ordered a matcha frap with my face in the foam and let me tell you, I am delicious!
Our trips to Singapore have been short and sweet that it’s hard to see everything the city has to offer. Next time I’ll just stay for a year.
Have you guys travelled to Singapore?