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Back in Singapore

When I was 9 years old I visited Singapore for the first time. I couldn’t remember everything from that holiday in Singapore, but recalled places like Merlion, the Botanical Gardens and Sentosa Island. Singapore always felt as a special place. In 2012 Singapore became more special for me when I went to Singapore to visit my girlfriend. During the day she had to work, but I could explore this wonderful city. A country with national parks, beautiful beaches, shopping malls, theme parks and a city with a mix of historical buildings and modern architecture. Everything at less than 700km².

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Singapore trip itinerary & Singapore map

  • Day 1 To Singapore
  • Day 2 Botanical Gardens & East Coast Park
  • Day 3 Singapore City (Colonial Quarter, Marina Bay & Fort Canning Park)
  • Day 4 Mount Faber, VivoCity & Sentosa Island
  • Day 5 Singapore City (Chinatown, Singapore River & Orchard), Chinese & Japanese Gardens
  • Day 6 To Bali
  • Day 12 Back to Singapore
  • Day 13 Kampong Glam, Little India & MacRitchie Reservoir
  • Day 14 Back to home

 

Getting there

In 2012 I flew with Emirates Airlines from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dubai International Airport. After a short stop I continued to Singapore. Although it wasn’t a direct flight I chose Emirates Airlines because it was by far the cheapest flight. Total costs were €648 and the service was perfect! Good meals, a wide choice of entertainment and friendly staff. With websites like expedia.com or skyscanner.nl it is possible to find good deals for flights. Cheapest flights from Europe to Singapore usually are with a stop in Dubai, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.

 

Top 10 Singapore

  • 1. Singapore River
  • 2. Chinatown
  • 3. Colonial Quarter
  • 4. Skypark Marina Bay Sands
  • 5. Streetfood
  • 6. MacRitchie Reservoir
  • 7. Sentosa Island
  • 8. Botanical Gardens
  • 9. Chinese & Japanese Gardens
  • 10. Orchard Road
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Singapore by night with Marina Bay Sands, Art Science Centre and Helix Bridge

 

Conclusion

My visit to Singapore was wonderful and a special trip. This because I visited my girlfriend and also because of the country. There are enough attractions to visit and the city has a nice mix of modern and historical buildings. Interesting is the multicultural society where every population group has its own quarter in the city of Singapore with its own atmosphere and sights. Furthermore public transport is perfectly arranged. I even was surprised to read public apologies on teletext from the operator of MRT for a delay the day before. Finally Singapore’s street food is delicious! Don’t forget to try it. Read a review about the hotel where we stayed here.

 

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2 Responses to Back in Singapore

  1. Adriana

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    • Rob

      Hi,

      Thank you for your compliments! The theme Adventure Journal is free, although I modified it myself with a new background and headers.

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