Singapore Itinerary – How we spent our Day – 1
After spending two beautiful yet hectic days in Malaysia, we packed our bags again for Singapore. We had planned to spend full two days here and a portion of the third and last day was reserved for exploring the Changi Airport. Here is how we spent our day one.
We started from our abode in Malaysia in the wee hours of the morning as the flight to Singapore was at 7am. It was a 1 hour flight and it ensured that we get to spend the entire day in the city without wasting the limited time that we had. After reaching Singapore and our hotel we headed to explore the various parts of the city.
The first day of the trip was dedicated to Singapore and the second day was assigned for wandering at the Sentosa Island. Few things that we all should know here is that Singapore is amazingly connected with MRT (Mass Rapid Transport). There is an MRT counter at the Changi Airport which gives metro card for 3 days of unlimited travel at SGD20 per person including airport transfers.
Travel Tip: Take the MRT 3 day pass to save on time and money!
As our hotel was quite near to the MRT, we hopped on to reach the Gardens by the Bay, first thing in the morning. The Garden is an indoor garden with variety of flowers and greenery all around. The gardens by the Bay comprises of 3 gardens, the East Bay, the Central Bay and the South Bay. This also has a Cloud Forest which depicts the flowers amongst mist found in the mountain ranges.
From Gardens by the Bay, we headed to explore the second largest Ferris Wheel in the world, the Singapore Flyer.
This flyer is a 28 capsules giant wheel which gives the complete view of the city. The wheel rotates at a very slow speed for us to enjoy the scenic beauty through the bird’s eye. The weather played a good role as it wasn’t too sunny, nor too cloudy to spoil the view. Just perfect.
As it was noon by the time we were done with our round, we decided to head to China Town for some yummy, authentic Chinese food. The China Town is an old market place famous for buying gifts, souvenirs and Chinese items at a very cheap price. This place is quite famous amongst both tourists and locals for street shopping. China Town also has a variety of food joints and massage parlors for some relaxation. We strolled through the market place and settled down for lunch at a Chinese restaurant.
As we were looking for some peace after the hectic day till now, we visited the Tooth Relic Temple of Lord Buddha located next to the China Town. It actually brought calm to us and we were rejuvenated after spending almost half an hour there. The temple area has a large courtyard where you can find various artists performing through song and dance. This made the atmosphere very lively as the crowd cheered them well.
As it was almost evening by this time, we headed to the Orchard Road for some shopping. This is a shoppers paradise as it had almost all international brands. The stretch is full of jazzy cars and lights and you can see people happy and smiling all around. They don’t say shopping is a stress buster for nothing!
The time had come for us to visit the Gardens by the Bay again for their special Lights and Sound show. The show started at quarter to 7 and is free to all. This was a 15mins spectacular display of music and lights in a perfect sync. You can’t help to be left in an awe when the tress light up with different shades. An experience not to be forgotten soon.
As we had a long day, we decided to feast ourselves well before we call it a day. We chose the Mughal Darbar in the Little India area for the Indian buffet they offer. We were literally hogging the naans served there as we had it almost after a week. After a nice sumptuous dinner, we called it a day as the next day we had to explore Sentosa!
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