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Singapore

Modernity at its finest.

With a similar feel to Hong Kong, but with the cleanliness and order of Japan, Singapore is a destination not to overlook. Filled with a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western influence every neighborhood has a distinctly different feel. From towering skyscrapers and roof-high infinity pools to outlying islands and wetlands, Singapore may be small but it has it all.

 

 

Foto Friday: Colonial Architecture in Singapore

Foto Friday: Colonial Architecture in Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of colonial architecture in Singapore. Singapore has been rapidly changing over the past years, and because of this, it has what I consider some of the most interesting architecture in South East Asia. From modern, towering skyscrapers to shophouses rooted in colonial architecture, there are ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore

Foto Friday: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore. One of my favorite parts of Singapore was getting to explore all the different religious temples and shrines. Since we were staying at a hotel in Chinatown, I of course had to check out one of the most ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Singapore

Foto Friday: Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple in Singapore. Singapore is unique because it’s one of the few countries where you can find a Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, Islamic Mosque and Christian Church all in the same neighborhood. Despite being so small, Singapore is very multicultural. ... Read More »

Foto Friday: The Singapore Skyline

Foto Friday: The Singapore Skyline

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Singapore Skyline. Since 2000, skyscrapers have been rapidly popping up in Singapore’s downtown area, particularly in the Marina Bay district. Although I can’t say it’s as impressive as the skyline in Hong Kong or even in say, Chicago, viewing the skyline from the top ... Read More »

Visiting the Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands

Visiting the Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands has become Singapore’s new prime entertainment destination. This hotel offers more than just accommodation– shopping, dinning, shows, casinos, and to top it all off (literally) the Sands SkyPark. Sitting 200 meters in the sky, the Sands SkyPark, offers guests what is arguably Singapore’s best view. Complete with an observation deck, a few restaurants, and the famous ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Markets in Singapore

Foto Friday: Markets in Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from one of the markets in Singapore. One of my favorite places in Singapore was the giant market in Chinatown. There was something about the mix of colonial architecture with the Chinese lanterns and colorful market stalls that just really stood out to me. The market ... Read More »

Chinese New Year Singapore Style

Chinese New Year Singapore Style

Chinese New Year is an important time for all people ethnically Chinese. Culturally speaking, Singapore has a huge community of people of Chinese decent.  Because of this Chinese New Year is the most important festival to most Singaporeans. Here, the celebration starts way before the actual festival arrives, with Chinese New Year celebrations often lasting for two whole months. I ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Foto Friday: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The Marina Bay Sands has become an icon for Singapore since it opened in 2010. It is the 3rd international Sands property, after the two resorts in Macau. Most of this resorts fame came from its infinity pool on the roof, which ... Read More »

Spending the Day at Singapore Zoo

Spending the Day at Singapore Zoo

Back home I was always fortunate enough to be a short drive away from multiple zoos. As an animal lover, visiting zoos was always something I enjoyed doing for a day out. But here in Hong Kong, the closest thing we have to a zoo is Ocean Park, a marine mammal theme park. As soon as I booked my flights ... Read More »

Traveling Through Changi Airport

Traveling Through Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport has recently beat out reigning champion Hong Kong International Airport as the better airport. And while this airport was pretty impressive, there are some definite things that you should know before flying out of Changi Airport. Similar to HKIA, Changi Airport can be reached a number of ways, including directly by MRT. The MRT is a cheap ... Read More »