Much like Dubai, I had never been excited enough to visit Singapore, although I knew I’d like to make trip there someday. Most people that visited it spoke wonderfully about the quality of life, the food, and of course the shopping. However, as a traveller none of those mattered, except for the food of course. Some of the key things that attract me to a destination are food, nature, art and history, and so I’m naturally less attracted to global business centres.
My weekend in Singapore, however, was like a breath of fresh air. While the island state tends to be extremely humid with downpours happening unexpectedly, I was extremely impressed by how clean and efficient their infrastructure remains. Getting around is easy and the obvious choices for transport are busses since cabs are exorbitant. With limited time at hand, I knew there were certain places I definitely had to see and rest would depend on how I survived the ruthless summer weather conditions.
First stop, Universal Studios. Obviously!
I love amusement parks. LOVE them. Universal Studios located on Sentosa Island is delightful and packed with tourists all year round. One really can’t plan any other activity on the same day as a visit here since you need at least five to six hours to do justice to it, with a lot of the time going into waiting in queue to get to the various rides.