Singapore ended up being a very quick trip due to some last minute flight delays and changes. Because international flights depart only a handful of times per day, my original trip of 2 days, ended up being only 10 hours. My trips around the world have always left people scratching their heads on on how I can travel through so much and still manage to have a good time. Simple answer: It’s all about perspective.
Singapore has always been my list of places to visit. Recently there has been an uptick in expatriate work in Singapore and I figure it wouldn’t hurt to take visit to a place I may end up living.
What can one do in less than a day in Singapore? EVERYTHING! This country is very small, but full of amazing sites, scenery and things to do.
I started my journey by hailing an Uber driver at 1:00am to take me “somewhere” — over the next few hours, he showed me just about everything relevant, touristy and known by the locals.
Side note: For the casual travelers and tourists, I’d recommend a few days here!
Gardens by the bay
Quite possibly one of the most unique and scenic parks I’ve been to – EVER. The Gardens By The Bay is a large park with man-made illuminated trees that change color. From the pictures they look moderate in size, however up close they are HUGE!
The entirety of the park can be walked in a few with numerous picturesque views and place to just relax. I was told that people should visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest – both places I didn’t get to visit due to the time of my arrival.
The park is across the street from the Marina Bay Sands – an iconic hotel that most people stay at. There’s a TON of stuff to do in this very walk-able area – bring comfy shoes, you’ll need them!