Walking into the city with not much of the city's knowledge or expectations, I came out completely surprised. Starting off with the cleanliness; the city has strict rules about littering, chewing gum, smoking or any sorts of vandalism with law-enforced rules. Expect to see a very clean city with beautiful infrastructures and very friendly citizens.
Although my travels in Singapore was short, I managed to easily get around to the key places:
Gardens By The Bay | 18 Marina Gardens Drive
This beautiful dreamy garden is like a virtual world of mesmerizing plantation. With tall trees that creates walkways among each other, it gives a beautiful view of the city but from a tall view.
And when you think it can't be anymore beautiful, there's a different night scene with choreographed lights that you won't want to miss.
Marina Bay | 11 Marina Boulevard
The neighborhood of everything modern and stylish by the waterfront. The bay is surrounded by astounding architects, shopping area, and delicious food. Another thing you wouldn't want to miss right by the bay is Merlion Park. There's a statue of a infamous merlion with a head of a lion and the body of a fish. It symbolizes Singapore and it faces east in which it believes to bring in prosperity.
Palm's Beach Seafood Restaurant | 1 Fullerton Road
Located in Marina Bay facing the waterfront, this beautiful restaurant with a comfy outdoor patio setting and modern indoor design was known for their famous Singapore Chilli Crab. Put the bib on and all your lady-like manners aside cause this is a hands-on thing in order to feast on this famous crab. And I must say, the experience and taste was fantastic.
Lady M Confections | 3 Gateway Drive #02-25/26
If you're down for a cake that is not too sweet, light and tastes heavenly, then Lady M has perfected the Mille Crepe Cake that you must try. Each cake has twenty paper thin handmade crepes, layered with light cream and many different flavours. On this trip we were able to try the French Earl Grey and Green Tea and I must say the teas are perfectly infused into this twenty layers of goodness.
Chinatown | 2 Banda Street
The local chinatown in Singapore is filled with history and traditions. But to me, it was all about the food. We were able to try their Laksa and their national dish, "chicken rice". The Laksa is a noodle soup with an interesting broth of coconut milk and spice served with prawns. And what makes their chicken rice so different is that they boil the chicken till it's fully cooked, then blanch in cold water and finally seasoning. This way the chicken is sure to be tender and served with a sweet chilli sauce for a special twist.
With just two short days, Singapore has given me a very rewarding experience and a very memorable feeling. This city has more than meets the eye and I'm excited for my trip back in the near future, till then!
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