The Best of Singapore in Five Days

Tripoto
17th Jul 2012
Photo of The Best of Singapore in Five Days 1/6 by Vartika Sharma
Famous Ships-building
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Grand Flyer overlooking the Ship-building
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Universal Studio
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Roller coaster in Universal Studio
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Baby Merlion behind Mumma Merlion
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Underwater World

It is rather fascinating to visit a place you've heard a lot about, especially when you hear all about it from your friends. The expectations, curiosity, and the excitement grow many fold. But my utter delight was in the fact that this was a trip after my final exams. I was looking forward to going out to a place that could take my post-exam stress away and put my pre-result anxiety to rest at least for as long as I was there. Well, you will know what I mean when you get this adrenaline rush right before choosing your seat on your first ever roller coaster ride. From meeting Marilyn Monroe, well almost, to going for a Madagascar safari; from fighting a transformers battle in their jet to the dragon ride, every experience was a new and rejuvenating one. Clearly, The Universal Studio was the best and most adventurous part of Singapore.

One of the cleanest cities, Singapore has something on offer for everyone. Wildlife admirers to high-end shoppers, architectural maniacs to cultural explorers, cleanliness junkies to party enthusiasts, all you need to do is go there and have a firsthand experience. One can find more about what they want to do by reading a Singapore travel guide. Alternatively, instead of going the conventional way of hiring a tour guide and taking a tour of the city, take a city map and travel and discover this picture perfect city for yourself.

There weren't many landmarks I noticed, but the ones which were there, were remarkably unique, no old random buildings like other countries. There were more distinctive, recently-built buildings. One of my favorite photo-taking place was the famous and the most important trademark and symbol of the country, The Merlion. The exotic view from the Marina Bay across the famous ship building is just another overwhelming experience. The Merlion was the first stop of my four-day stay in Singapore, followed by the Singapore Flyer on the same day. Sentosa Island and The Universal Studio followed in the next few days respectively. The fourth day was about a city tour with a tour guide.

The people of this sovereign city-state and island country were largely cooperative and understanding. Also, all of them were undoubtedly law-abiding, reasonable and responsible, proud citizens. A place to unwind, relax, get adventurous, do insane things, admire nature, get some peace of mind, splurge, indulge, outlive and to ponder the places of humankind in the vast cosmos.

The 541 feet tall flyer is bound to take your breath away when it takes you to the top in its slow and soothing pace letting you enjoy every bit of it. Singapore Flyer is the height of a 42-storey building, that’s some 30 meters taller than the famed London Eye. Taking a flight on this wheel is a one-of-a-kind experience you wouldn’t want to miss. You’ll be treated to a visual 360° feast of iconic and historical landmarks and views of the Marina Bay to the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang as the wheel turns. There is no other place in Singapore that offers these breathtaking, magnificent day and glittering night views.

Photo of Singapore Flyer Singapore by Vartika Sharma

If you're always fascinated by the marine life and the aquatic animals, then The Underwater World on Sentosa Island is the place for you to go to because if you're lucky enough, you might get yourself a chance to 'Dive-with-the-Sharks', a program where visitors can scuba dive in the large Oceanarium, even if they are not scuba qualified. Qualified scuba divers can also "Dive-with-the-Dugong". Also, not to be missed is the 'Song of Seas' show, which has a live cast and an open air viewing gallery for a show put up by featuring pyrotechnic displays, water jets, laser show and flame bursts.

Photo of Sentosa Island Singapore by Vartika Sharma
Photo of Sentosa Island Singapore by Vartika Sharma
Photo of Sentosa Island Singapore by Vartika Sharma
Photo of Sentosa Island Singapore by Vartika Sharma

From meeting Marilyn Monroe, well almost, to going for a Madagascar safari; from fighting a transformers battle in their jet, to the dragon ride, every experience was a new and rejuvenating one. Clearly The Universal Studio was the best and most adventurous part of Singapore.

Photo of Universal Studio Singapore by Vartika Sharma

Apart from the all the fabulous edifices, one of the main attractions for me was Little India in Singapore. Being a vegetarian I often have a hard time when I'm hungry in a foreign land. But, Little India came to my rescue here. Every Indian dish was as authentically served as it would've been served in Delhi.

Photo of Little India Singapore by Vartika Sharma

Oasia Hotel is away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, merely steps away from the Novena MRT Station and just a four-minute drive from Orchard Road. Among the many luxuries it offers a rooftop terrace with bamboo gardens, a lush outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. The best part of my four-day stay in this hotel was the deliciously filling breakfast buffet.

Photo of Oasia Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality Singapore by Vartika Sharma
Photo of Oasia Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality Singapore by Vartika Sharma
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