Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Singapore, Singapore

With yet another holiday weekend in India, we were able to cross a new country off of our bucket list! We spent three full days in Singapore, exploring hands down the most clean and modern place I have ever seen. 

I wasn't sure what to expect before visiting, but was surprised by the diversity of the city.  It's largely made up of expats, about 40%, so in my opinion it really lacks any identity or authenticity. But what it does have is a great melting pot of so many different cultures.

Gardens by the Bay

The first stop on our trip was Gardens by the Bay. We were able to stroll around and enjoy some much needed fresh air. 

Sentosa Island 

Sentosa Island is a great tourist attraction in Singapore. Anything and everything you could imagine is there...Universal Studios, beaches, an aquarium, restaurants, shopping, zip lining, etc. etc.
We opted for some beach hopping and a few rides down the luge. 

Hawker Center

A Hawker Center is an an outdoor complex with many food stalls offering authentic and cheap food. We went here for dinner one night and enjoyed some delicious food for just a few bucks. (A nice relief from the crazy expensive prices of Singapore.)

Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands hotel is a huge structure in the marina of Singapore. The hotel is crazy expensive and has a huge casino. We visited the casino but it is certainly not as fun at Vegas - very strict. But it's fun to see all the fancy things in this hotel, and have a cocktail on the 57th floor at night. 

East Coast Parkway

The ECP is an awesome park area that stretches for miles. We saw dozens of families enjoying a day out having a BBQ, swimming, and riding bikes. Plus, it was FREE!

Singapore was yet another fun getaway. Now it's time to find some adventures here in India...

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