I arrived in Singapore by bus at around 4PM and the small city/ country quickly stole my heart. Coming from Nairobi where order and clean streets are only but a goal, I was amazed how everything was in its place. The people, the architecture, the clean streets, everything just wowed me.
I was lucky enough to visit during the Singapore F1 Grandprix and the pounding sounds just got me thrilled. I stayed at the Bunc@Radius hostel close to the Clark Quay train station so everything was within reach. Walk with me as we unleash all things to do in Singapore as well as how to get around in this gorgeous city:
Make your trip to Singapore truly unforgettable with this river cruise past landmarks such as Asian civilization museum, the Merlion park, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, the Espalade Singapore among many other attractions. The 40 minutes Singapore river cruise goes for about SGD: 25 for adults and 15 for children.
At night, Singapore city streets can really look romantic. Lights of different hues coming out of Marina Bay Sands as well as the color-changing Merlion makes you just wanna hang around.
Not to mention it is so safe that the guy in our hostel reception joked that one can only lose their stuff if their bags are torn 😀
Getting around Singapore is pretty easy.A Singapore tourist pass offers unlimited travel using bus, MRT and LRT trains for the duration that is valid. All you need to do is purchase the tourist pass at ticket booths in various spots in the city, jump in buses and trains and whizz to popular attractions without much hustle.
At the end of your trip, return your card to any Transitlink ticket offices and get your SGD.10 rental deposit back.
Colour changing Merlion, the national personification of Singapore. I am told the fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village(sea town) and the lion’s head represents Singapore’s original name- Singapura which means ‘lion city’.
I spent 72 hours in Singapore and my aim was to stay awake as much as i could. Of course I couldn’t miss the nightlife in this beautiful and peaceful city. Alcohol is pretty expensive but the nightlife is lively.
With a 300 ml apple cider going for as much as SGD 13 which is an equivalent of KES.1,000, your wallet won’t be thanking you in the morning i promise.
Did you know Kenyans don’t need a visa to visit Singapore? Time to buy your flight ticket and travel Singapore.
Carolina | My Global Attitude