This post is coming to you with a little delay as I was in Singapore at the end of last year, meeting one of my best friends who was on the way to the most incredible country called Australia. As she was planning to have a 3 day stopover in Singapore and I was in Malaysia anyway, I decided to take a little bus trip and make my way to the beautiful city of Singapore to meet her.
Despite being a bit jetlagged (ok that only counts for you as I should have been used to the time zone after 3 month) and just tired from the long and not really comfortable bus journey. We (at least I did and I am pretty sure she did too) had an amazing time in this stunning city and for me it was more than amazing to finally be able to share a little part of my journey with one of my best friends.
From the first moment I arrived I absolutely fell in love with this beautiful city and especially its stunningly beautiful architecture (always helps to have a friend by your side a knows a lot more about it then you do). I love the contrast between sharp and clean style of modern buildings and the detailed and playful colonial style shophouses from the early days. Furthermore, I was amazed by the huge number of ecofriendly green buildings that can be found all around the city, clearly demonstrating Singapore’s leading role in this field.
Averaging 21k per day we clearly tok advantage of the nice and sunny weather and basically walked around the whole city on all days, leaving us sweaty and tired but oh so happy at night. Not being the typical tourist, who plans everything ahead I believe that walking and getting lost is the best way to discover the best places in new cities. And let me tell you we definitely did discover a lot of beautiful cafes and streets all over Singapore.
My favorite areas to wander around included 1) the little triangle between Neil Road, Maxwell Road and Craig Road with a variety of little cafes and shops of local designers in cute little shop houses, 2) Gardens by the Bay (classic tourist attraction but oh so worth the visit) and 3) Telok Ayer St with all its side streets and little unique places with really chilled and relaxed vibes.
Oh and if you are in Singapore don’t miss the different art schools in Singapore such as LASALLE and SOFTA, I am pretty sure those were the coolest and most unique campuses I have ever seen, I was seriously considering going back to Uni just the study in those beautiful buildings.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful time with me Isa and thank you Singapore for being such a beautiful city.