The flight to Singapore was interesting. There were clear skies, so I could see all of the islands and I was excited to be flying over Malaysia. We were fingerprinted in the airport upon arrival. I am thinking that is a great idea for our safety.
We really enjoyed our five days in Singapore, but we could have easily stayed for at least ten days. There are so many awesome things to do and see there. It is also a great place to take kids. They do get a lot of rain creating a beautiful jungle like setting. Just remember your umbrella!
The government raised the price of vehicles to double of what we would pay in Canada, so that roads are not overly congested. Chewing gum is illegal and there are very high fines or jail for littering. This keeps the city very clean. Surprisingly I did see a couple of places with minimal litter. This Merlion towers over the street as it is guarding the island. Our stay at the Grand Mercure Roxy hotel was very comfortable along with great service. We found a really good deal through Booking,com The Bistro Bar food and atmosphere was very good.
When on a budget or don’t have a lot of time to eat, there are many food vendors in the Mall across the street. So many that it was hard to decide where to eat. The shopping was great from high end to affordable. There were lots of shoe stores and I love shoes! There is a bridge over the street for the for the safety of the pedestrians and served to keep the vehicle traffic flowing below.
The Night Safari took us through a jungle like setting. The animals were in a very natural setting and the way it was set up I felt like they were almost within reach. We couldn’t use our flashes because they might startle the animals. The only picture that turned out for me was the Flamingos. The views of the city are stunning. The Ferris Wheel, Gardens by the Bay with the Light Trees and the Boat House on top of the three towers and a tower of people statues.
Check out all the great Singapore pictures below.
I discovered that Young Living Tangerine Oil released the swelling from my feet and calves from those long flights. I applied it before the flights and I did not have any swelling.