My Scintillating Singapore Story
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
It had been quite a while since my last travel post so SweetAnnu is excited to do a travel story. This May we visited Singapore, the tourist’s paradise. This city has much to offer, there was never a dull moment on our entire trip. So read on……..
The day started late but with loads of excitement, remembering to pack every little thing that could be needed for out trip. And guess what I forgot, Yes….. My Selfie stick. Nonetheless I have tried to take some cool selfies to tell my story. It was a sleepless night but a good Air India flight. Watched a great movie ‘ Chalk and Duster’ along with the delicious Kheema pau served inflight.
Singapore Here we come!!!
Day 2 :
Singapore impressed me in the first look. Smooth and highly efficient baggage transfer with a swift immigration was truly commendable. The cab ride through the city was enjoyable, in matter of minutes we reached our Hotel Village Albert Court. Our room was not that spacious for three people but the bed was extremely comfortable. We were allowed an early check in to rest our weary bones.
Clicking Selfies is loads of fun
We got ready for the sight seeing trip in the second half of the day. A visit to Marine Bay Sands for the Sky park tour and later to the Gardens by the Bay. The view from the top was breath taking. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, a futuristic city, a well planned city, a city in a Garden. Yes, This was Scintillating Singapore. The Flower dome, Cloud forest and Supertrees left me in total amazement.
We were heading to Jurong Bird Park in the morning. I was all set to make some new feathery friends. We interacted with birds, fed them and watched some really cute birds from close proximity. A thrilling experience watching those intelligent parrots swoop down and fly through those small rings.
Check this selfie, actually behind me. As I smile for the camera Johnny and Zee were attracting birds to come and feed on the worms. Haa 🙂
In the afternoon we took the Metro train to China Town for a combination of street shopping and street food. Maxwell hawker centre could not be missed for the Anthony Bourdain famed chicken rice. The highlight was the evening stroll at Clarke Quay and finished the day with dining on Singapore Chilli crabs at Jumbo.
In the morning we visited Orchard Street, the upmarket shopping destination of Singapore. Brushed up my knowledge of all the top brands of the world. The malls are so huge with excellent window displays.
Later on it was the trip to Singapore Zoo, I heard so many good things about. Best of all I would be seeing a giraffe in reality for the first time in my life. The night safari was so crowded with tourists. It took us quite a while to get on the tram itself. But seeing all those animals at night in their natural habitat was totally worth it. We dined on some Malaysian n Singaporean fare. Feeling so complete.
You may be looking at the Irani family pose happily at the Singapore zoo. But look closely and check who photo bombed our picture. Haa yes, it was mama Giraffe. She was sucha cutie.
It was a date with the skies and the stars. The Singapore Flyer was an enriching experience. To get a view of the city in a capsule that moves slowly. I could marvel the beauty of the city from above.
Singapore Flyer was an experience of a lifetime!
Singapore’s national icon is the Merlion, half lion and half fish. I did well to take unique picture with the Merlion inspite of the hot sunny afternoon.
“Sentosa Island” is the main tourist spot of which the country is famous for. This whole island is like a dreamland, free from all real life chaos and is the true essence of spending quality time with family. We landed on the island with the help of a cable car through which we could see the the whole of Singapore and beyond. A day well spent watching shows and enjoying the various rides. The adventurous trip to Sentosa concluded with the awesome show- Wings of Time.
Had super fun crazy fun at madame Tussauds.
The Universal Studio, Singapore has lots to offer children and the child in you. I thoroughly enjoyed running from one ride to another, watching shows, parades and clicking loads of pictures. Enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience. I danced along with the cute Minion parade. The day passed so quickly and there was so much more to do.
The day started with bumper breakfast at the Albert Court Dining Hall. We were all packed with heavy bags and a heavy heart to leave this beautiful city. Enriched with the culture, modernity and honesty of Singapore. Did some last minute shopping at Princess Street, Burgis before drop off at Changi Airport. There was so much to do and see at Changi airport itself. One of the world’s best airport.
It was an awesome vacation. I would not change a single thing about it. The beauty of Singapore made me realize there is much more than petty things in life. One should widen their horizons by traveling. Singapore has really made a difference in my life…
So its Bye from sweetAnnu…
P.S- I have a two year visa, God knows if Singapore is calling again 🙂 🙂