Singapore According to my Eyes

28 Nov

Perhaps, one of the best highlights of the people in Singapore is that their value for education has made them very well equipped in speaking English. Unlike a lot of other Asian destinations, it’s easier to ask for directions and converse with the locals. I wasn’t really able to explore the city since this was my first time to visit. I should warn you that most of the places I’ve been to that you’ll see in this blog are very “tourist-y”, nothing really unique or secret about them. These are most likely the same places you’ll go to when you’re a Singapore-virgin as well. Aside from that, my exploration was limited since my budget was a bit tight. Nonetheless, I tried to make the most out of the experience.

Let me start off with saying that this trip was set to be one of my most memorable ones already because this is my second international trip with my boyfriend. There’s nothing more exciting than exploring a new place with someone you love:

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My favorite parts of the trip:

  1. Universal Stuidos 

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I’ve always been a big fan of amusement parks. Since my boyfriend and his family traveled to shop and not too much for exploring, I practically begged them to go with me here. It was a bit expensive but definitely worth it.

The rides are of course one of the highlights, after all, it is an amusement park. My favorites were the Transformers and The Mummy. If it were up to me, I would’ve preferred to try more of the rides. However, we went there on a weekend so the lines were really long and the weather wasn’t really encouraging. At least, I have a good reason to go back! 🙂

Transformers

 

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The Mummy

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The shows were a definite must-see as well. We weren’t able to catch all of the shows but the few that we saw were my highlights as well.

The Villain Rock Show Musical

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Waterworld

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Parade of Stars

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And of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to take pictures with my favorite characters from Universal movies.

M & M’s from the Chocolate Store

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Betty Boop

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Minion

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The Madagascar Gang

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Pinnochio

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Jurrasic Park

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Sesame Street

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Ironically, the only place I wasn’t able to try out the rides was the section I found most impressive: The Jurassic Park. They had really cool-looking rides. This would be the first place I’d visit when I get the chance to get back.

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All in all, the place was exactly what I hoped it would be. I couldn’t say that I fully saw the whole magic of the place because there were a lot of factors that influenced our visit. Nonetheless, the place looked absolutely amazing.

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2. Marina Bay Sands & Marina Bay Garden

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I found the architecture really unique and different from the usual hotel structures that you get to see in different parts of the country. I’ve included it in my bucket list to spend at least a night here in the future. I was amazed by the beauty of their garden as well. My mind couldn’t wrap around how they were able to build such a beautiful place.

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3. The Orchard

We spent a lot of time here because my boyfriend and his family were huge fans of shopping. Since I wasn’t really into shopping and I found most of their stuff expensive, I let myself get lost in the urban wonder of the place.

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4. Nightlife in Singapore

Clark Quay

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Altitude

Singapore’s highest point – this place gives you a full 360 degree view of the city.

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5. The Merlion

You haven’t been to Singapore if you don’t have at least one picture with Singapore’s symbolic icon. I have yet to find out the history of this symbol. Nonetheless, I was captivated by how people revered this statue despite the really humid weather.

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 I was lucky to have a few of my closest friends there with me to help me appreciate the city even more.

Karen & the Lims

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The classic Singaporean coffee & snack


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Ended the trip with having dinner at one of this really good restaurant in their amazingly big airport.

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That pretty sums up my highlights during my Singapore visit. The hustle and the bustle of the city is what I fell in love with. The sophistication and advancement of the place as a whole explains why a lot of people like living here.

Another new place explored! And I’m looking forward to more new places in the future.

Toodles! 🙂

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