This post is part of my series of city guides, designed to give you a bit of an introduction into the city in question: activities, accommodation, transport, restaurants, food and nightlife. It’ll also basically act as a contents page for everything I’ve ever written about the place. I went to Singapore as part of my Gap Year trip in 2010. After America and Australasia, it was my first ever experience of Asia. I was only there for a couple of days, where I stayed with some of my travel buddy’s family, who took us out and recommended some sites. At the time, I thought that a couple of days was enough to explore Singapore- a sentiment which I have heard expressed by others- but in hindsight I’m sure there is much more than I did not get to discover.
15-17th June 2010 I landed in Singapore, fresh from Australia, after a really good flight with Qantas- I was sold after we were given a menu to order our food from; you don’t often get that in economy. There was also slightly more room, with seats in twos rather than threes. My travel buddy and I were staying with her aunt and uncle, who were nice enough to collect us from the airport and take us straight to Little India for dinner. After sampling some of the tasty cuisine that Singapore had to offer, we were finally able to crash.
Whilst arguably it may not be the most ‘cultural’ activity, you cannot go abroad without going shopping. Well, you can’t if you’re me anyway. Not only is there the necessity of buying gifts for people at home but you will want something that reminds you of your trip away. It is also a great opportunity to hunt for a bargain.