Hey all. 🙂 Last night I got back from a whirlwind weekend trip to Singapore, a small and futuristic city-state which also is one of the worlds’ top commercial and business hubs! I was definitely impressed on so many different levels, and despite doing a lot of research on the city prior to arriving, my expectations were greatly exceeded!! 😀
When I arrived at the Changi International Airport, I met with one of the main organizers for Singapore’s Couchsurfing Travel Community named Ummar, and we spent the entire day exploring as much of the city as possible! From entering beautiful and sacred Temples and Mosques, I also was amazed to later see many of the incredible arctectural icons located in the Marina Bay district, which we got to all by bicycle! (I think we biked for a total of 28km within 4 hours in the evening!) It was also really awesome getting to try several authentic cultural food dishes at a local hawker’s market, and a few other popular places downtown. It was also nice because in the evening we went to a couchsurfing picnic event at the Gardens by the Bay, where I met several other travellers and shared many travel tips and stories, and I made some new friends who I will for sure go to visit in the future! 😛 The cherry on top of it all was where I got to stay, which was right in the middle of the downtown core… at a 5 star hotel called the Marina Mandarin!! (..I decided to splurge just this once because I found a really good deal on flights haha).
On the second day, I met up with one of my friends named Amos, who I used to work with in Edmonton, who now lives in Singapore! We spent the morning and afternoon at Sentosa Island, a very fun area with many popular tourist attractions such as Universal Studios and Madame Tussauds. We went to a museum called the Trick Eye Museum, which had many awesome photo opportunities which we took full advantage of! 😛 After spending some time relaxing at the beach, we headed back to downtown and went for Bubble Tea (one of my favourite drinks!).
In the evening I headed back to the airport.. which by the way is the coolest airport I’ve ever been to in my life! I spent a couple hours enjoying all of the airport amenities such as swimming at the pool located by Terminal 1, seeing the Butterfly Garden, and getting a free foot massage before catching my flight back to Indonesia. I’d easily rate this trip a 10/10. ❤
Thanks so much for reading!