Southeast Asia

Getting Around Singapore – Part Two

June 23, 2015
Merlion & Marina Bay Sands

Continuing on with Singapore, one of my favorite days was our visit to The Merlion, Singapore’s mascot and national personification, and to The Marina Bay Sands. If you’re looking for great photo ops, then you definitely want to check these two places out. Marina Bay Sands

Photo op at MerlionA friend of mine who lives in Singapore gave great advice to bypass paying the entrance fee for the observation deck on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform called the Skypark, and to have a drink at CÉ LA VI (previously know as Ku De Ta) , also on the Skypark. You get the same views, but at least you’re paying for a cocktail instead of an entrance fee. Worked for us!Ce La Vi on SkyparkNext to the hotel is the Gardens by the Bay, one of the Top 10 indoor gardens in the world. We particularly enjoyed the Cloud Forest showcasing a breathtaking waterfall as soon as you enter the dome; it’s the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. A tall mountain covered in lush vegetation featured all types of rare flowers and plants.Waterfall at Cloud Forest

Walkway at Cloud Forest

Gardens by the Bay There is a fee for the Cloud Forest and the other gardens, but if you’re looking for something free then hop on over to the Supertree Grove for a spectacular light show, Garden Rhapsody. You can’t miss these unique beautiful trees as they tower 16 stories throughout the gardens. Twelve are located in the Supertree Grove and when night falls be prepared to be dazzled.Supergrove Trees

Supergrove tree light show

Another popular attraction in Singapore and great for families is Sentosa, a popular island resort with an array of themed attractions and other fun activities. We purchased a 3-play fun pass off Expedia which allowed us to choose three out of 20 different attractions. You can purchase a pass at the ticket booth, but we saved money by purchasing through Expedia. I highly recommend the S.E.A. Aquarium. It was completely worth the total value of the fun pass. One of the best aquariums  I ever visited.S.E.A. Aquarium

Universal Studios Singapore

Sentosa SkyrideWe also made a stop in Little India. This area really comes alive at night with the streets buzzing of people hanging out, shopping, and eating at restaurants.Little India Singapore

Little India at nightOur last big attraction we hit was the Singapore Zoo. Everyone kept telling us that the Night Zoo was the one to check out, but we opted for daytime due to our schedule. Regardless, we were not disappointed as we got to see the largest polar bear I’ve ever seen, pigmy hippos, white tigers, baby orangutans, and more. The best part of it all was that we got to pet a lemur!Singapore Zoo


Next stop… BALI!

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