Singapore is right up there in my list of top ten destinations, so I was just a little bit excited when I saw it on my roster after at least 6 months of not having flown there. The flight left Dubai around 3am so most of our passengers slept, which made for a nice and easy flight (until they all woke up for breakfast before landing!)
Speaking of top ten destinations, would anyone be interested in a blog post with mine?
Once we arrived in Singapore, after a quick freshen up it was time to do some exploring. Some of us arranged to meet at 8 for drinks, but that was still hours away, so the mission was on to find some yummy street food!
We walked down towards the Merlion, which is the national symbol of Singapore. It has a fish body, which represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village, and a lion head, which represents Singapore’s original name (Singapura) meaning “lion city”.
I expected it to be a bit bigger to be honest!
Right across the water is the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel.
With the sun setting and our stomachs rumbling, we headed to an area the concierge had recommended, called Glutton’s Bay!
We had to try the traditional Chilli Crab (although I’m not a big fan of spicy food so one bite was enough for me!).
By the time we finished dinner the sun had set and the city was beautifully lit up!
Next up was a quick stop at the Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling. Back on one of my first trips to Singapore (with my now flatmate Kirsty!) we tried the original cocktail and I knew we had to come back.
After getting absolutely drenched in a tropical thunderstorm we finally met up with the rest of the crew. Our hotel has an amazing bar on the 71st floor which has incredible views across the city.
We ended up having quite a few drinks and heading out clubbing into the city (it was a Saturday night after all!) so I’ll spare you any of those pictures! 😉
The next day (after a nice long sleep!) we still had plenty of time before the wake up call.
We strolled over to the Marina Bay Sands (although I’ve been up before, the view never fails to impress!) and took the lift up to the observation deck on the top.
Despite the rather grey sky it was a hot and humid day in Singapore!
You can see the infamous swimming pool from the observation deck, but can’t access it unless you’re a guest of the hotel. Shame!
Next on our agenda was some food! We saw signs for street food at Gardens by the Bay, so walked through the gardens in search of something to eat.
Although I’ve been to the gardens a few times, there always seems to be a new area that I haven’t seen before!
Before too long it was time to get back to the hotel, ready for the flight back home. What a lovely trip to one of my favourite cities!
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