Having the opportunity to travel to Vietnam this year, I decided to drop by Singapore for a day just to make the most of my vacation time.
With the limited stop-over time that I had, I wanted to maximize the experience.
I had two advantages in making the Singapore day trip possible — First is the fact that this city has one of the most efficient public transports in Asia, and second would be because I used to live in this amazing country, and I kind of already know my way around; increasing my efficiency.
Here are three of the places that’s worth visiting if you’re pressed for time.
When I left Singapore at the end of 2017, this gem of a spot wasn’t completed yet.
So I decided that I had to make a quick peek on my stop over.
This nature-themed entertainment and retail complex is located right inside Changi Airport.
In an airport?
Traditionally airports are a place of departures, transits and arrivals. But Changi sure went above and beyond in making this airport worthy of being named one of the best ones in the world!
At the heart of The Jewel is this fascinating water display aptly named Vortex.
During the day it acts as a symbol of precise architecture, leaving you in awe on how they manage to get gallons of water to cycle the way it does around the building. At night however, the vortex has an alluring music and light show that happens at multiple intervals. It starts at 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm, 10.30 pm and 11.30 pm.
A Little Tip Though….
The Vortex is an area that’s open to the public 24 hours a day, but the waterworks are only operational when the mall is open.
Don’t ask me how I know.
After gallivanting at the airport, let us head on to one of Singapore’s most famous landmarks— Gardens By the Bay and its most recent thematic attraction, Floral Fantasy.
If like me, you love flowers, this will be heaven for you. Situated inside the Gardens, it boasts a dream-like, magical experience for its visitors. Floral Fantasy has four unique garden landscapes, and I hopped around exploring them like a little girl. They also have a 4D ride that’s truly immersive.
If you’ve been to Singapore, or even seen it on brochures or online, you’re either familiar with a few things— the Marina Bay Sands hotel, the Singapore Flyer, and of course, Gardens By The Bay.
And inside this modern garden, are the SuperTrees.
Clearly inspired by the movie Avatar, this grove of tall gigantic man-made trees cleanly melds nature and technology. You have the option of admiring it from the ground looking up (for free), or walking through it via the OCBC SkyWay Walk (click here for tickets) where you can walk around from tree-to-tree and marvel at the engineering that went through creating these massive installations.
At night however, you can find a spot and wait for their nightly light show. Rightfully named Garden Rhapsody, this show contains music and lights, and the best thing is that it happens daily (yes daily) at 7:45pm and 8:45pm.