Singapore – Roadtrip Part III

Read Part I and Part II :)

Day 27-29 Singapore

IMG_2823Before going back home to Germany, Melli and me decided to jump of the plane in Singapore and stay there for three more days. We had a pleasant flight, since we had like 6 seats to ourselves. 7 hours of Candy Crush later, we finally arrived. It was the first time for us that we were in an Asian country which is not Vietnam.

As we had no plans and only restricted money left, we explored Singapore on a budget. However, we had a great time, because Singapore is really low-budget-friendly. Food is really cheap, if you know where to buy it and a lot of things do not cost too much. Strolling around the different districts, or visiting the Gardens by the Bay for example are free but fun activities. The botanical garden is a treat for the soul as well, the orchid garden is also a pleasure, students only pay $1 for entrance. On the second day we were lucky to have Anh Bang as a guide. Anh Bang is a friend from Vietnam, who now lives and works in Singapore.

We had a wonderful time, before we once again got on a plane, this time heading to Dubai and towards home.

  • Shop: Save your money! There’ll be something to shop, wherever you are. Singapore is one big shopping centre, if you step out of one – you’ll already stand in the next one.
  • Stay: Hangout at Mt.Emily was a really nice stay. A really clean and new hostel, with nice staff, helping you out at any time. Although it is not in the centre of Singapore, it is easy to get there by train.
  • Eat: If you’re into good food at a fair price – you’ll be in heaven! We ate at the smallest diners for under five Singapore Dollars, and had the best meals. Due to the diverse population, you’ll find dishes from a wide range of nations. Also, Singapore has the pleasure of offering nearly every kind of yummy fresh fruit. There is a big range of restaurants along Marina Bay as well, but these are expensive.
  • Do: Explore the vibrant culture of Little India, or eat cheap at China Town; visit the music show of Gardens by the Bay (takes place every evening); stroll along Marina Bay at night and listen to live-music at every corner.

Lucky coincidence: Singapore’s national day took place, during our stay. This holiday was celebrated with a big firework.

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