Greetings from Singapore!
This past week I’ve been mixing business with pleasure…and loving every minute of it!
I’ve been to Singapore many times but mostly always for work. So I’m grateful of the opportunity to do some leisurely exploring.
A trip to Singapore isn’t complete without a visit to China Town.
Luckily for me my hotel is only a block away so I enjoyed a slow walk up to find some dinner on Monday night. (It’s advisable to walk slow because it’s so hot!).
China Town really comes alive at night and this thriving street looks brilliant lit up with red and gold lanterns. If you’re after some cheesy Singapore souvenirs this is the place to come.
From Pagoda Street I ventured down the parallel thoroughfare, Temple Street, to find a good dinner spot where I ate a whole lot of dumplings and sipped Chinese Tea.
The following day I mastered the MRT (underground train system) and made my way to Haji Lane.
Haji Lane has been on my hit list for some time now. I decided to check this small boutique street out on my sister’s recommendations. I don’t want to go into too much detail because I plan on giving you tips in next week’s Travel Blog post.
But as usual I took too many photos of this bright and bold street and it would be a shame not to share them with you!
I was especially enamoured with the quirky post boxes outside each boutique!
It hasn’t been all play here in Singapore. After stuffing myself silly at the breakfast buffet, I usually do a solid few hours of work on my blog…often I was situated around the pool!
I also used this great new app ‘Create Trips’ to put together my itinerary for Singapore. You should check it out!
If you can handle the humidity and heat, it’s worth trying to walk to different attractions in Singapore. It’s such a lush green city (very different to Hong Kong!) and the architecture is worth taking note of.
I really love how the architecture here showcases a range of influences and styles. You can easily see a blend of the beautiful colonial style buildings mixed in with shop houses, bungalows and of course more contemporary structures.
I particularly like the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth building – I’m a sucker for primary colours!
Sticking with the theme of bold colours, Clarke Quay, which is also just down the road from my hotel is full of vibrant hues.
This riverside entertainment precinct is worth checking out especially at night.
I mentioned in my post about the importance of reflection that it was my 3rd Wedding Anniversary.
James and I had an AH-MAZING dinner to celebrate.
I’ll save all the details for next week as it’s on my top things to do here in Singapore!
If you’re wondering where I stayed, I can recommend the Park Royal Hotel on Pickering!
Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location (right between Clarke Quay and China Town MRT stations).
Is Singapore now on your Hit List? Take a look at this post to get even more inspiration of great things you can do in Singapore.
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