As you may know, Rich and I decided to travel Southeast Asia for a little over six weeks. We're working along the way, and we're currently in Thailand!
Our first stop of the trip was Singapore. Going there was both work related, and an excuse to see some friends. We didn't really know much about the city itself, but what we found is that Singapore is a beautiful and clean city with some jaw dropping architecture. The Singaporian dollar is worth a little less than the American dollar at the moment, but even still certain things do get a little bit pricey there - for example cocktails are typically around S$20-S$24 each!
While it was much more expensive than the other countries we're traveling to (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia), we still really enjoyed our time there. It reminded us of maybe what an Asian Las Vegas might be like - think shopping, cocktails, pools, and incredible architecture but in a jungle setting.
We stayed at Llyod's Inn which I would definitely recommend. The rooms have a minimalist aesthetic, the staff is very friendly, and they also offer free breakfast tickets to a nearby food vendor (Killiney Kopitiam) to try some traditional Singaporian dishes.
Even though they may seem touristy, I truly believe that taking hop on hop off buses around a city is the best way to see it all in a short amount of time. So that's exactly what we did one day. Here are some of our favorite stops!
explore Chinatown and get lunch outside
Walk around Little India and admire the colors
Go to the Top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and see the Gardens by the Bay
Get a drink at the Raffles Hotel
Try the Kaya toast at Killiney Kopitiam
Stay at Llyod's Inn
Have you been to Singapore? What are your favorite things to see or do?