Singapore is one of the South East Asian countries that boasts its economy by catering to multinational companies. It also serves as one of the most important and strategic ports in the region.
In December 2015, I travelled to Singapore with my fiance Mark to experience its rich culture, amazing business district, and lovely temples for the holidays.
Our view from our window before landing Changi Airport. A proof of the active Singaporean ports.
Arrival at the Changi Airport
Now we understand why Changi Airport is listed as one of the best airports in the world. It looked more like a beautiful garden with a koi pond.
We arrived in the afternoon and rode the train to Bugis where our hotel reservation is. We stayed at Hotel 81 (around 2800.00 pesos/night) at Bugis Rd because we wanted to go around Little India. This is a strategic area especially so that it is near the Bugis train station, it made it very easy for us to go around the spots we want to visit.
During our arrival day, we went around Little India to see Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
We decided to have Indian food for our first meal (dinner) and chose Khansama . We got convinced by a really nice Singaporean-Indian waiter who talked to us in tagalog (he was taught by a Filipino girlfriend to speak in the FIlipino language. Kudos to people who try to learn the languages :)).
The entire restaurant oozes with curry
Mark loves the biryani rice to bits he kept talking about it the next days. After eating at Khansama, we realised how difficult it is to find a really good Indian food. Khansama was the best Indian food we had so far.
First stop is at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Mark enjoying the lake at the Botanic Garden.
Loving the greens (feels like I’m home (Baguio City) minus the big difference in weather.
View of the National University of Singapore from the Botanic Gardens.
The Botanic Gardens is a wonderful place to relax, have picnic with family and friends and jog.
Our next stop was Suntec City where the Fountain of Wealth is located but more importantly where Food Republic is. We were too hungry after going around the garden.
One thing we loved so much about our Singapore trip was the efficient train system. We were able to go from one place to another without encountering any problem.
Next stop: GARDENS BY THE BAY :))
Nothing beats the weather at the Cloud Forest (two thumbs up!)
We were lucky to visit Gardens by the Bay in the Christmas season. They had super cute Christmas village setup at the Supertrees
These are the cutest and softest stuffed socks ever!
Capping the day with this amazing view of the Gardens by the Bay.
Singapore is love. 🙂