1 Mai 2017
Singapor is an independant republic since 1965. It has the status to "city garden". Indeed, this island is very densely urbanized, but lush vegetation even in the city center. This abundance of greenery stems in part from an equatorial climate, uniformly hot and stormy throughout the year.
This trip was planned during the summer 2014 with my dad and my brother. We first went to Malaysia and Vietnam (link right here). Therefore at the end of our vacation we spent 3 days in Singapore.
Three days in Singapore, things not to be missed!
Singapore can be visited easily and quickly. In 3 days you will have plenty of time to tour the most popular attractions.
The modern Marina Bay area
It is obviously necessary to visit the vibrant district of Marina Bay, the city's economic center, with its huge buildings, numerous bars/restaurants located on the Singapore river log and the famous marina bay sands hotels. You can admire a view from the summit of the latter by going to the bar "Cé la vie" or by paying a 15€ entry to the "Sands sky observation Deck" (the first solution being the most interesting). Nevertheless, do not expect to be able to walk around the hotel's famous swimming pool, which is reserved for customers and concretely separated from the bar ...
You can also offer a boat ride in the bay for 15€ with Singapore river Cruise. Most visitors enjoy the ride, which is very nice because we have a different view from the boat.
Do not forget to take a picture with the "Merlion" which is the symbol of the city and which is located in the heart of Marina Bay. This is truly a must!
Noted that the highest building of the city (in this same district) has a bar, named 1-Altitude. The prize is not given since it will still cost $ 30 to climb (with a drink included). But the view is well worth it! And you can enjoy to taste the cocktail of the city, the Singapore sling!
Discover the park "garden by the bay"
The futuristic gardens behind Marina Bay Sands have a very good reputation and most visitors to Singapore will have already seen some pictures of the famous trees called "the supertrees"! But the park is not limited to these strange trees since there are also two impressive domes named "Flower Dome" and "Cloud Forest"
Venturing into the typical quarters of "China town" and "little India"
China town and Little India are two typical neighborhoods of Singapore and well known. You will find Chinese temples in one and Hindu temples in the other…The general atmosphere in these two districts is very different from the rest of the city! Those who know little about Asia have a good overview of what can be found in the rest of the continent. At little India, think of the shopping center "Mustafa" where you can find everything.
Do not hesitate to walk these places on foot to impregnate scents, colors, and wander amid the crowded alleys. You will be able to do a little shopping and eat for not very expensive.
Fun on the Sentosa Island
In Singapore we like to do things big! And the island of Sentosa is original and impressive. There is Universal Studio in Singapore, an aquarium, a gigantic cable car, beaches, restaurants and many sporting activities. It is easy to get there with the "Sentosa express" 4€ round trip.
And if you have some time left in Singapore
We know a little more about Singapore now ... For my part I think it is an engaging city because it is easy to travel there, it speaks English (which facilitates communication) Atmosphere is very pleasant, there are many young people in town never sleep. What a plus!