Singapore – Part 1

Hello wonderful people!

After one month of travelling in Malaysia and Indonesia I am back and I can’t wait to tell you more about the many amazing places I visited during my trip!

Since everything started with packing my backpack, here is also an update/feedback. I had 12kg backpack and I was concerned not to have enough clothing – ooooh I was so wrong! I did not even use everything I packed – still I managed to do some shopping there as well  🙂 next time I will pack even less and create more space for new stuff!

Now back to my trip. If you’ve read the previous posts you will know that this trip was my very first time in Asia and I can say I loved every single crazy thing of it. They say that you either love or hate the extremes that Asia offers, but I am happy to say I am looking forward to the next trip there!

The first stop of my trip was Singapore where we spent 3 days. What an amazing city! Love it! We arrived in the late afternoon and I was already surprised by the moderate heat, which was not as bad as expected. Of course, my being surprised did not last long and the next days we had 38 C° with maximum humidity. #yeah

Our hotel was not too far from the Marina Bay Sands area, and despite the jet lag we went to discover the surrounding of the Marina Bay Hotel with its infinity pool and the financial district with its skyline.

Singapore is such a melting pot of different cultures and lifestyles, that every corner has something special and magical. Chinese, Indian and European styles melt all together in a unique blend that left me totally fascinated.

We visited Little India and I fell in love with all its colors, scents, temples and mosques that embrace this magical area – it really fells like being somewhere in India. The tiny shops on Serangoon Road offer any kind of food, piece of clothing and incense. We stopped by at Mustafa Center, which as shopping mall, definitely deserves a quick stop just to see how many different categories and products there are in those corridors and on those shelves. We almost got lost in there!

Next stop: Haji Lane, in the heart of the Muslim quarter, is the fashionista’s paradise with plenty of tiny boutiques selling clothing, accessories and puff ice cream @Hokkaido – my favourite is the chocolate chip!

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Yummy yummy

Located on the west side of the river, there is Chinatown and even though the whole city of Singapore is mostly Chinese-based, this little suburb has something special and it’s home of the most interesting and tasty food market – Maxwell Food Market. As a foodie I had to try all different kind of food they had there, even though I couldn’t pronounce any of them! For my boyfriend, Tiger Beer was easy to order 🙂

In front of the Marina Bay Sands, you find the Gardens by the Bay, a huge natural park where you can get a break from the chaotic city and enjoy a walk through the gardens full of flowers and orchids, the big supertrees – a must with the sunset – and the cooled conservatories which replicate the different climates through the globe.

SO, this is the first part of Singapore – the second coming in the next days!

I hope you enjoy reading it! Let me know what you think!

xoxo

Manu

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