I had such a wonderful time in Singapore and it was great to be back. I also wanted to take this time and share with you some common places to go (and some secret ones). Please note: Do not use any of my photos unless you have permission!
The plane ride down was really nice. The planes where not full so my mum and I got a 3-seat each, which is so nice! We flew with Qatar Airways and their plane was really nice. They have new movies including Frozen (I love that movie!). I was surprisingly little jet lagged as well. But we did stay up to 1-2 am just chatting with our host. We were staying at a friend of the family’s home. The first night we had this beautiful Sunset. We also went to eat at one of our two favorite pizza places, Peperoni Pizza (The other was gone 🙁 )
We went to the bakery the next morning and they had this awesome quote on the wall.
The next day we went to our hairdresser (link and photo further down). She recognized us and even remembered my mums name! We had a wash, cut and style. I had mine completely straight and my beautiful mum choose curls. Then we went to our favorite mexican restaurant in Holland Village, El Patio.
More favorite places: Swensens.
This one is for my Norwegian Followers. Arne Hjeltnes was at the Norwegian Seamens Mission and had a very interesting talk: read more here. There was also a full moon that night and I got a really cool picture.
We also relaxed a bit by the pool in the mornings. Not a big fan – but I can manage like an hour under the umbrella.
Its been almost 5 year since I moved and things do change. The Marina Bay Sands (hotel and shopping mall) was under construction when I left. It’s now completed, obviously, but I must admit it was pretty cool. The shopping center is underground AND has a “pool” “lake” thingy at the bottom! I am serious. They actually use rainwater as well.
My mum loves Coffee Bean – Especially their Chai Latte or something, and I was getting hungry so I got some yummy food and a Caramel Creme Ice Blended.
If you like heights and tourism stuff, you should really go on this. Since I like neither I passed. Its bigger than the London Eye, and last time I checked (when I lived there) it was the biggest in the world.
Another new this was Garden By The Bay. They have built these tree looking things and they are AWESOME! I felt that I was about to meet aliens or something. The middle, big one has a restaurant and bar roof so we went and had a drink here. It was pretty cool.
You must visit China Town when you are there. Its cheap, remember to bargain the price, and its generally just cool.
Botanical Gardens is also a must when you are there. It’s so pretty with constructions, statues, animals and flowers.
Can you see the snake??
When you are there you should take a look in the orchid garden as well. You have to pay to go in, but it’s really worth it (I took my graduation photos in there). We did not go in this time because I was sick and tired after walking around for an hour ish.
This is Milla, she is a 12-year-old (I think) Maltese. She is super cute, loved licking faces – especially inside your nose, and makes the cutest cuddling sound. It made me miss my dog a bit less.
Here is the hair studio, located on the top floor on Bukit Timah Plaza. They do the best head massages there! It felt like it went on for hours! It lasted for maybe 10-15 minutes, which is quite long I think.
Here is our massage place at Holland Village. We had a one hour massage the day after we came and a 45 minute foot reflexology the day we left. Its super nice there. This is one of those hidden places, but remember lots of people know about it, so it might be good to stop by and get a reservation.
That is the end of my photos, we did a lot more that I don’t have photos off, and some shopping as well. I had a really great holiday and I am surprised we got so much done as we did, considering I got sick mid-vacation, so we lost a few days.
Id love to hear from you – have you ever been there? Do you want to go? Whats your favorite place? Please leave a comment!
Sara Silva says
Sounds great! I never knew what there was in Singapore. Looks like a place I’d enjoy visiting! Also, I wanted to let you know that I chose your post to feature on my blog hop,and I am using the picture you posted on my link-up.
wow! That you so much for featuring my post! It is a great place to both live and visit 🙂
Beautiful photos! I’m surprised at how “Westernized” Singapore is. I thought it would still have a strong Asian essence about it. I can see why you liked living there.
Thank you! Yes it is really westernized.