Singapore

Tips, advice and stories for travelling around Singapore.
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Our top things to do in Singapore.
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Our 4 days in Singapore
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Our 4 days in Singapore
’m sure it’s no surprise that we once again started our morning with the hotel buffet breakfast, but this time we decided to have coffee elsewhere. I had seen a place online called Café Monochrome, well known for its 2D design that makes it look like you are eating inside a cartoon sketch. We had intended only to order coffee, but the mouth-watering waffles and ice cream enticed us, and we ended up sharing an Oreo waffle topped with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce....
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Our 4 days in Singapore
We jumped back on the train to Little India, but as we emerged from the station, the storm clouds rolling in and the thunder booming overhead made us walk at quite the pace through Little India back to our hotel. I’m not even joking when I say we stepped foot on our doorstep just as the rain came bucketing down....
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Things to do in Singapore
Head to Chinatown for incredible food, bustling markets, heritage buildings and temples. The Chinatown Street Markets are a great place to score a bargain and shop for some last-minute souvenirs. While in the historic district of Chinatown, you should stop by the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. This is not only a place of worship and a museum with an extensive collection of Buddhist relics and artefacts.....
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Things to do in Singapore
When it comes to food, the options in Chinatown are endless. We specifically came for one hawker centre, and it did not disappoint. The Maxwell Food Centre has many options for high-quality, delicious and affordable food. You will easily find the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice stall from the line snaking around the corner. It is worth the wait. Just ask the Michelin Guide who has awarded this stall with the Bib Gourmand for quality food, noting their Hainanese Chicken Rice in particular....
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Things to do in Singapore
On the harbour, you will find another well-known Singapore landmark – the Merlion Statue in Merlion Park. This 28-foot statue and fountain, erected in 1972, is half fish and half lion, recognising Singapura, Malay for “Lion City”, and Singapore’s heritage as a fishing village. From Merlion Park, you will have panoramic views of the bay, with the city skyline and Marina Bay Sands....
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Things to do in Singapore
There truly is something for everyone at Gardens by the Bay. Many sections of the park are free, including the famous Supertree Grove and the night-time light show, Garden Rhapsody. You can purchase tickets to each attraction depending on your interests, including the Skyway, Observatory, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. It is easy to get to the Gardens via taxi or public transport....
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Our 4 days in Singapore
Another morning, another buffet breakfast at our hotel. Afterwards, we walked to the MRT line and caught the train to Gardens by the Bay. This place is probably the top attraction in Singapore, and after seeing countless photos and videos of the park online, it was wonderful to finally be there in person. We spent the whole morning walking around the free sections of the park, deciding we were content with not paying for the domes or the skywalk....
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Things to do in Singapore
You can purchase tickets to each attraction depending on your interests, including the Skyway, Observatory, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. It is easy to get to the Gardens via taxi or public transport. We opted for the latter, catching the Downtown Line to Bayfront station. There are also plenty of food and beverage options inside the park, so you can comfortably spend the entire day exploring. Our favourite was the hawker-style eatery called Satay by the Bay.
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Things to do in Singapore
One of Singapore's most popular, photographed, and well-known attractions is Gardens by the Bay. This is not your regular garden, though. The grounds showcase horticulture as art, presenting greenery to visitors as exciting and creative experiences, which have been designed with a sustainability focus. There truly is something for everyone at Gardens by the Bay. Many sections of the park are free, including the famous Supertree Grove and the night-time light show, Garden Rhapsody....
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Things to do in Singapore
Haji Lane in the Kampong Glam district is one of the most popular streets in Singapore. The buzzing lane is lined with independent boutiques, hip food spots, great bars and beautiful street art. Just a couple of streets away is Muscat Street. Enter this colourful street through the granite arch to admire the murals painted by Omani artists and tiles imported directly from Oman. This street leads to the majestic Sultan Mosque....
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Things to do in Singapore
At the corner of Hill Street and River Valley Road lies the Old Hill Police Station. Opened as a police station and Barracks in 1934, it was the largest government building in the country at the time. In 1980, the building stopped operating as a police station, going through several occupants until, in 1998, it was named a national monument. The building underwent an extensive restoration and was reopened as MITA – the Ministry of Information and the Arts....
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Things to do in Ubud, Bali
Of all the rice fields in Ubud, the most beautiful and famous is the Tegallalang Rice Terrace. These rice paddies cover the slopes of the valley and utilise a traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system called Subak. There are many ways to see and access the rice terrace, by yourself or on a tour. We decided to enjoy the views for breakfast first, before venturing into the terrace...