Well it's my 3rd blog at tripoto and this time from Bangalore to Singapore, Me and my friend decided to celebrate our new year (2017) at Singapore, so i planned a very budgeted trip at a very peak celebration time.we landed at Changi airport, Singapore on Christmas and caught MRT (Metro train) to china town on a 3 days tourist pass.we checked into a bag packers capsule hostel and took rest for the day. Next day we went to Universal Studios, sentosa island, Singapore.Route to Sentosa : Universal StudiosCatch an MRT from china town > Harbor FrontBoard mono rail to sentosa or use Broadwalk (by walk 1 km)
Singapore: Voted as the best country to travel, Singapore is not only a multicultural city, always celebrating something but is also the safest island in the world. Beautiful like a dream and well managed like an orchestra, Singapore is poetry in motion. An ideal place to start your Solo Travel journey. From endless urban attractions to grand heritage buildings to chaotic hawker street centres, to serenity of green spaces to hip nightlife to glitzy high street malls to infinity pools to offbeat islands; Singapore has everything you would expect from a world-class city. Boasting of having one of the strictest laws, crime rate is almost zero here. Thanks to MRT, moving around is a piece of cakewalk. And the most defining pleasure of Singapore is its food. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
After getting fresh and having some brunch, we went to tour the city. While wandering the city with my female guide Bela, I was introduced to some new people from Germany. I made the whole city tour along with them. Their names were Tim and Daniel.
Singapore has this bucket-list like quality to it. The city-nation's modern skyscrapers and luxury condos force visitors to crane their neck upwards, as the stroll the perfectly paved roads decorated by shining streetlights. Its subways and malls are all the more illustrative of the country's affluence. With a combination of Malay, Indian and Chinese influences, the Garden city is also a cultural hub and the same reflects in its delectable hawker cuisine and the diverse places of worship dotting the city.There is a reason why Singapore is an unmissable destination. Its manic energy, thriving sights and rapid pace are collectively almost too good to be true. The complacent locals are not even an iota of a deterrent. Travellers visit this city with certain hopes and expectations and go back with so much more than they had asked for. It is a place replete with sharp contrasts and still continues to be marvellous. You will fall in love with Singapore, no matter how hard you try not to.As a republic and an island state that is noted for its incorrupt and efficient government, all of the places to visit in Singapore are captivating to the core and this is the perfect city for you to satisfy every consumerist fetish of yours. There's a little bit of Bangkok, a tinge of Mumbai, a sprinkle of Hong Kong and a whole lot of uniqueness.Shop till you drop at Orchard Road, party the night away at Clarke Quay, gorge on bowls of Chicken Rice at Chinatown, explore the futuristic gardens of Marina Bay, cosy up with nature at Jurong and have truckloads of fun at Sentosa, Singapore's fantastic answer to Disneyland.This tropical city is spirited, exciting, joyous, pleasurable and downright unforgettable. So here is a Singapore itinerary to help you live it up in the Lion City for six whole days. Majulah Singapura!Getting Around in SingaporeSingapore has a brilliant system of public transport and with its MRT trains and local buses, you can get anywhere you want. The best idea is to buy an EZ Link Card, a travel card that you can keep topping up in order to travel around the city. It covers both the MRT and the public buses. Additionally, you could easily flag taxis, all of which are thankfully metered.Major international flights from all over the world arrive into and fly out of Singapore's mammoth Changi Airport. Changi, as a matter of fact, is a destination in itself. Make sure you book your air tickets in advance in order to save money.Amazing Things to Do in Singapore
Well that's exactly what happened when all my plans to go to Singapore materialized. I was going abroad for the very first time and that too ALL ALONE! The very thought of no parents and its 'JUST YOU' who is gonna be the ultimate decision maker really bought a list of some really crazy things I wanted to try and do.The 2 week long stay in this beautiful city country was just the best way to let your BRAND NEW PASSPORT go screaming with the unexplainable joy of having its first stamp on it.My packing for this trip started almost a month back, but at the last moment i literally threw a lot of stuff out of my suitcase because the 'typical Indian' style of thought hit me....that i need to bring back more stuff from overseas than to take things from home to the new place! (though I wasn't successful in doing that...but still I did shop like a maniac! :P )So, the flight from India to Singapore wasn't really long but something i really enjoyed and once I reached the airport I was really stunned at how amazing it was. And by the time I left the airport I felt extremely hungry and my search for food just made things a disaster when I realized that 'I'm gonna starve to death' for a fortnight because there was literally NO VEGETARIAN food available. But somehow I survived, thanks to the CUP NOODLES my mom dumped in my suitcase, inspite of my cries & endless arguments - " WHO TAKES CUP NOODLES TO SINGAPORE?" (in short MOM knows it all & you better listen to her) and also Thank goodness for the milo cans & tetra-packs that were available. I literally survived on milk, cup-noodles, bread & cheese. (Trust me these are the TRUE INGREDIENTS TO LOSE WEIGHT!!)The first day at Singapore I spent CRYING in my room, feeling home-sick. The next day onwards I felt a bit more better but was actually looking forward to go home and eat mom's food. But mom was right, after the first day I was pretty okay, and she constantly told me "go LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT and do everything you want". Meanwhile I managed to make some really good friends with people from different nationalities- Chinese, Pakistanis, Indonesians and of-course the other Indians who were there.Being in the company of other people was an experience which was out of the world. I got to learn more about their culture, country, the people over there and of-course how each country's Government works and all. Overall it was good and we had our own share of crazy outings and of course my all time favourite SHOPPING!!The first thing I did was to take the hop-on-hop off bus (Duck & Hippo tours) that gives a full city tour, it takes you around the city and shows all the iconic places in singapore.
When you consider traveling in Asia, few countries can get as amazing and cosmopolitan as Singapore. I traveled to Singapore for the first time in 2013 and as destiny has it, have been traveling there every year since then. During my three visits to this wonderful nation, I explored a variety of things, ideas, locations and activities. Huh! Who said there’s nothing ‘great’ to do in Singapore? You can live here for a month and still find so much to do.Singapore is a modern city and island in South East Asia that offers its visitors with some incredible options to take pleasure in the idea of traveling. It’s pretty famous with people because it has an extensive connectivity to almost all wonderful countries in South East Asia and is perhaps the only of its kind to cater to the needs of natives from around the globe.If you’re still wondering why you should travel to Singapore? Here’s the answer:1. The CultureYou’ll find people from so many different ethnicities in this small country. Singapore has 4 official languages: English, Malay, Tamil and Standard Mandarin. And keeping the usual traditions, religions and beliefs aside, what you’d like about the place is that it’s so versatile and interesting on a daily basis with the numerous fiestas and events that keep coming along. If you’re there, please do a little research about the upcoming fests and attend a few of them to enjoy the spectacular displays of food, fashion, art and customs.
I travelled with my wifey - Bhawna and my cutie pie - Nivaan. Since long we were planning to go to Singapore, the reason was very simple my chhadi (childhood) friend is settled there and I didn't want to miss oppurtunity to explore the world's most expensive city by having savings on my stay expenditure.This city has something for all age group, No matter what you are interested in. I found Singapore a very disciplined, pollution free and vibrant city.
Yes, it is possible to go wild and crazy in Singapore! Sitting at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this little city isn't given its due when it comes to having fun. Divided into 63 islands, most people think of Singapore as home to the famous Universal Studios. But, there is more to this place than just its commercial tourist spots. Many people have a one-dimensional view of Singapore. Maybe they’ve heard it’s an artificial country, or a boring one, or a restrictive one. But, due to government-driven changes, these things, if they ever were true, are changing. In fact, Singapore is one of the most enjoyable Southeast Asian cities you could visit. Believe me, Singapore can be much more than just a commercial or business hub.My trip to Singapore was a re-think of this South-Asian Country and the beauty that it holds. There are many misconceptions around this city, but I think it is one of the few countries that touches the epitome when it comes to various things. Whether shopping, exploring natural parks or eating amazing food, Singapore is a city you’ll love and think about long after you board the flight back home. Culturally rich, Singapore is a mix of Indian, Malay and Chinese cultures. The best way to discover Singapore is to go unconventional; to go a little crazy. The beautiful architecture, stylish restaurants, pubs that are open all night, food that will make your heart melt and adventure that will ensure a spike in your adrenaline. Singapore has a lot to offer for those who seek to explore with conviction, instead of dismissing it as a typical, mundane, urban city.To me, Singapore looks better at night. The beautiful lights that illuminate the city make it a sight to look at. This is precisely why Singapore is one of the best places for some night photography. It is a very photogenic city, especially at night. You could play a lot with your night photography, like I did. Considered to be one of the Greenest Cities in the world, Singapore is stunningly clean, which I think greatly adds to its beauty. When it comes to partying, you won't be disappointed. Singapore’s 24-hour licensing means that in some neighborhoods, the bars never close. Party all night, party all day. What could be better in a vacation? Unless, of course, you prefer to relax, and with all the beautiful hotels and spas Singapore has to offer, you can do that too.Given its hectic pace of life and exotic atmosphere, the city is not for the faint of heart. Adventure seekers and those looking for a new thrill will find plenty of crazy and unusual attractions. From ethnic enclaves to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping observation decks, Singapore offers plenty of thrilling - if not downright insane - attractions and sites of interest. The entire city can't be put into one trip, so here are my top things to do in this crazy city!