Ok, I’m going to start by saying in Singapore, everyone is kind, and everything is unbelievably clean! We arrived in Singapore around 9:00 at night, and as soon as we left the airport and got on the metro, you could already tell how clean Singapore is. If you were caught eating or drinking on the subway, it’s a $500 fine, and if you smoked, it was $1000. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “That’s crazy! Why would they put it so high?” Well, the truth is I don’t know, but it worked. These trains were the cleanest trains I been on in my life, and we’ve been on different metros in just about every country we’ve traveled to on this trip.
Later that night, we were, of course, hungry after the 12-hour flight to get in Singapore, so we started to look around for a possible grocery store or a place that was open at 11:30. (Not something that was easy may I say.) But just to our luck, there was a 24-hour Indian food place right next to a small 24-hour grocery store.
The at this Indian place was incredible! My mom has this thing where when everytime the food is good, and she loves it. She puts both of her palms out with fingers spread and pushes her plate away. After the plater thing, she takes her cup, takes a long drink and then presses it hardback on the table. Let’s say she did this quite a lot the night!
The next day we did all of the tourist things in Singapore. The day started in the smoldering heat of Singapore and a visit to the famous Merlion. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a statue of a lion mixed with a mermaid, and I’m still not exactly sure what it means. We later went to the supertrees, which were incredible in there own way, the marina bay sands hotel, which is the large three towers hotel including an infinity pool that stretches throughout the entire expansion of the hotel and more, and of course, we had some spectacular Asian food for lunch.
Later, we found out there was a big light show with the supertrees and just about every famous building around. The supertrees were lighting up to all of these Christmas songs, and it was stunning. The marina bay sands hotel had light show underneath the pool and then a laser show on top of the massive building. We could conclude that Asia’s an enormous fan of Christmas, due to all of this happening on December 1st!
Most of us then finally got a good night of sleep in preparation for our next adventure in Singapore. We went to these large street food vendors and got all assortments of Asian, which you can never really go wrong with because it’s well, it’s fantastic. Oh, and you know how there”s china towns everywhere, along with a ton of other awesome countries? Well in Singapore there was a little India and a china town.
We first went to little India, which smelt like curry and spices and everything amazing. Unfortunately, none of us were hungry. We then learned never to be full in Asia because you never know what kind of food you could find and then not be able to eat it because you were full. Yeah, we learned the hard way.
After little India, we made our way towards China town. Now this China town had all these lanterns strung up between buildings- which actual China doesn’t have, but it’s all good- and all sorts of fantastic food options like little India. There was also all of these cute tourist shops packed full with a lot of fun Chinese souvenirs and everything in these shops was red. It was rather cool. Brie even got a bracelet to go along with her collection.
That night, we went to a big shopping street to look for some possible clothes and because and was all Christmassy. We ended up getting lost in an underground mall that was under the real mall, so that was interesting, but as soon as we got out of the mall, the assortment of decorations was vast. Down one side of the street there was a ton of blue, neon banners over the road, and on the other side, it was all pink. After walking up and down the streets though, we figured out it was all Disney themed, so there was all the princesses, Mickey, and Minnie mouse everything, and way too many overpriced food and beverage items. We ended up finding one gelato stand that was $14 for one scoop. Yeah, a little much.
On our last day in Singapore, we had a late flight, so we packed up all of our stuff and walked around Singapore a little more. My mom’s friend told us that we have to get boba tea in Singapore cause supposedly it’s incredible. We found some at a street vendor for only a $1.50 I think, and it was the best boba tea I’d ever had.
We then had to say goodbye to Singapore and head to the airport, but wait. This blog post still has more to come! We purposely have made it a thing where we try to get to the airport early, so can go hang out at a club and eat all the food ever, but this time we got there extra early because of a Harry Potter exhibit in Terminal 3. This airport made replicas of honeydukes, the grand staircases, all sorts of house banners, and a ton of other cool stuff. The airport even had a little musical that happens every hour or so. Singapore wins all the things when it comes to anything, let’s end this here with the statement; Singapore for the win!!
I do believe it’s time for another adventure!