Singapore is a tiny island nation in Southeast Asia that’s become one of the world’s most prosperous countries. Walk around for a day and you’ll see all the features of an ultramodern society with its impressive skyline, contemporary architecture, high-end shopping malls, and highly efficient subway system.
But in spite of its facade of steel and glass, Singapore retains much of the ethnic and cultural diversity that earned it its nickname – “the melting pot of Asia”. Iconic structures like Marina Bay Sands and Supertree Grove are impressive but equally of note are the ethnic pockets within the city that preserve each culture’s unique heritage and traditions. Hop on a City Sightseeing Bus and you’ll be treated to colorful neighborhoods like Little India, Chinatown, Arab Street, and Kampong Glam, all within the span of half an hour. This balance of modernity and cultural preservation is what makes Singapore so interesting and fascinating to me.
We had booked our tickets to Singapore around 6 months before and the moment when tickets got booked, I was so excited about this, as this was my first International travel ever in my life that to with my husband. We traveled during mid of June from Mumbai to Singapore directly in Air India, Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft. Our flight was at 12.05am departing from Mumbai and arriving at 7.45am in Singapore (local time). But it was delayed by 30 minutes due to some reasons. Finally, we boarded at 12.35am and the plane took off.