Quick Stunts in Singapore

Monday, March 14, 2016

Back at'cha:

Despite not being about the hostel life, I did enjoy Singapore, and slightly wished I had a little more time even though I was sick.

Singapore is perhaps the best fusion of east and west that I've experienced. There was plenty to get into in the short time I was there.

If you do nothing else in Singapore, get to Sentosa Island. You could easily spend a few days here; they do have lodging on the island but it is quite expensive.

Sentosa is accessible by bus, train, taxi or Uber. I primarily used Uber during my stay.

I was pressed for time since I was technically in town for a conference. I did make time to do the Mega Zip, and chill at Beach Station.

The zip was all that, and inexpensive. From drop-off to the zip down to the beach, I was there less than an hour, on a Saturday. There is an extensive obstacle course on site, and the day rates were alright.


Strapped up and ready to go

I look like a mischievous child.

You zip down to the manmade beach. Quite the sight going down.

That awkward moment when the person taking your pic says "no, jump."

I'm a Hop on Hop Off chick, and was pleased to learn that there were several tour bus options in Singapore. For the most part the HiPPO buses were efficient and on time, albeit a bit confusing.

One of my favorite stops was the Marina Bay Sands. Singapore has a lovely skyline, and it sits amidst lush greenery. Besides Rio de Janeiro, Singapore is the only other place in the world that has a rainforest inside its city limits. It was quite the site, and I spent several hours there taking it all in.

It's actually an indoor, upscale mall

Beautiful scenery out back

Not a fan of heights, but the Singapore Flyer was a really popular spot

SkyPark, there's an infinity pool at the top


Not too far from the sands park is the Orchard area. This is one of the most expensive places in the world, with properties averaging in the $1million USD range. Whew chile. It sure was pretty, though!
There is lots of upscale shopping and vast eateries in Orchard.

Little India

Contrasting rides

Other things to do in Singapore:

Sentosa Island- Universal Studios
Sentosa Island-beaches
Sentosa Island- Merlion Park ((an INTERESTING sight!))
Gardens by the Bay
Clarke Quay
Singapore Cable Car
Arab Street and Little India
Break Out Games (good for groups)
Marina Bay Sands Casino

I learned that Singapore actually brings in the largest casino revenue on the planet, with only four casinos. Yes, even more than Vegas!

Singapore is also EXPENSIVE. So even though the dollar is strong against the SD, be prepared to shell out more cash than you're maybe used to for things like lodging and food when visiting the region. There are some areas that are less pricier than others, though.

If you want perhaps the perfect immersion of East and West, Singapore is the place.

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