After leaving Malaysia, my goal was to head to Thailand right away to meet up with my good friend Sandy from back in Washington. However, after checking ticket prices, I realized I could stop at Singapore and the total cost in airfare would be the same. So, I figured I’d go check out the ‘Lion City’. Why not, right? While I’m normally not a huge fan of cities, I’m glad I made the decision to go to Singapore. Here’s why!
…and to an absolutely fantastic dish called laksa. It’s a noodle soup with a nutty broth and lots of tasty things in it:
Another cool thing about Singapore is the architecture. Not only can you find Chinese style buildings and temples, Hindu temples, mosques, and all that; but you can also find amazing skyscrapers built in fascinating shapes and configurations.
The Marina Bay Sands hotel on the left.
All this awesome architecture makes one things certain. Singapore has an absolutely stunning skyline, which you can view from the Marina Bay area quite easily.
I was also pleasantly surprised to see tons of Christmas decorations up, particularly in the part of town known as Orchard Road. The entire length of the street is done up in lights and Christmas trees are everywhere. It’s festive and puts a Christmas lover like myself in a hazy glow of good cheer.
I’m definitely glad I stopped in Singapore. It was an expensive few days, but it was very enjoyable. Singapore seems to be a place where you can have many different types of experiences. You can get by relatively cheap and haunt the open air food markets, or you can go to super fancy restaurants and blow heinous amounts of money on small portions of food that look really nice. Whatever your preference, there seems to be something that caters to it.