As much as I loved Malaysia, Singapore quickly became my favorite city on this trip. Between the sense of innovation and fusion of cultures, it felt like the perfect blend of New York City and Shanghai, the two cities I hold closest to my heart. We spent our first day in Singapore at its heart of modernism, Marina Bay. Despite its reputation as the tourist hub, there is really no other experience like it.
For anyone making a visit to Marina Bay, fortunately all the best sights are within walking distance (although don't ditch your sneakers -- it is still quite a bit of walking!). I recommend a full day in this area to truly enjoy the sights without adding stress to your vacation. When your day of adventuring is over, take the subway just one stop over to enjoy a night market dinner at Lau Pa Sat. You will need a full meal after a day in the Lion City!
The ArtScience Museum's Future World Exhibit
The infamous infinity pool on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands
The Skyway among Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay
The Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay
Inside the Flower Dome at Christmastime
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
The view from Merlion Park
The symbol of Singapore, the Merlion
As we approach Christmas weekend, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season regardless of what you celebrate! Enjoy it with friends, family, or anyone else you hold near to your heart. Talk soon!