Singapore is a city, a capital and a state all at once, making it one of only three City States in the world. It is made up of one large island and 63 small, mostly uninhabited, surrounding islands.
Hotels in Singapore can be very expensive that’s why I booked a Hostel to save some money. I found COO Boutique Hostel through Booking.com and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best Hostels I’ve seen. Even better than some hotels I stayed in. I checked in at around 2AM. I had a quick nap and got up at 8AM. Had an awesome FREE BREAKFAST. Then at around 9AM I headed out for my Singapore adventure.
Outram Park MRT station is just 10-minute walk from the Hostel.
Tourist spots in Singapore are interconnected by Train.
I took the MRT (East West Line or the Green Line) to Chinatown (Downtown Line or the Blue Line). Then from Chinatown to Bayfront station. Few minutes from there you will see the Gardens By The Bay. You can see the timings and ticket prices here.
I went there in the morning but I heard that it’s way better at night.
I spent about an hour before heading to Marina Bay Sands Area. Landmarks in the area are just AMAZING!
Merlion Park is just opposite the Marina Bay Sands Area. You can cross the bridge and will take you about 5 minutes.
From Merlion Park, I have decided to check the Sentosa Island. I asked random people on how to get there and there was a stranger who was kind enough to walk me to the right station. I didn’t get his name but THANK YOU! I took train from Bayfront to China Town then I changed train to Harbour Front.
I then took the Sentosa Express monorail to reach different parts of Sentosa Island.
TIP: Take the monorail and get off at the last station. Then you can take a walk from there and see the rest of the islands and that path will lead you back to the Harbour Front.
I visited all best spots in Sentosa Island but too bad my camera ran out of battery. Definitely the worst thing that can happen to a blogger/photographer.
I have spent few hours roaming around before I decided to go to Clarke Quay. It is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay. It is 3-stations away from Harbour Front. If you wanna grab a drink while enjoying a boat ride, this is the place for you.
I didn’t take long. I took the train and got off the next station. It’s the Chinatown. There I took my dinner and bought some souvenirs. If you want cheap food and some remembrance, I highly recommend this place. They have everything at a lower price.
I headed back to the Hostel at around 12 midnight for my early flight the next day. I have spent only 100 dollars for the whole thing (excluding the airfare). My Singapore adventure was short but memorable. Singapore is such a lovely country that I know I would go back to.
I woke up early in the morning so I could have breakfast before heading to the airport. I took UBER to the train station and my Hostel-mate actually paid for the ride. Shout out to Ren-hao Chen! Thank you very much! I owe you one. Come to the Philippines and I’ll be your host and tour guide.
There’s just too many good people in this world! 🙂
“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” -Edith Wharton