travel diary. singapore.
o1. o2. Celine store. I died. Went around touching all the clothes/ leather goods.
o3. Marina Bay. The hotel in the background is Marina Bay Sands. It has the longest elevated swimming pool (infinity pool that is) on top of the surfboard looking platform. Note the 'floating' LV store as well.
o4. Ion shopping mall on Orchard Road.
o5. Universal Studios, Sentosa.
o6. Mel's Drive In. Yes I made everyone eat there purely because of the name.
07. The newly opened Transformers 4D Ride. The technology used to make this ride is just insane.
08. One of the fine dishes from the seafood dinner we ate at East Coast Park.
I'm in love with Singapore. I knew it from the moment we drove out of Changi Airport. Plenty of greenery lines the highways, the streets are clean, the architecture is unique, the food is cheap, the public transport is reliable and accessible. And did I mention the shopping is awesome? The Singapore city planners decided to put all the malls down Orchard Road which makes it a one stop shopping destination for everyone. They won me over with their Celine and YSL store as well as the superior range they offer at Zara (they actually have stock of what they show on the website).
On the second day we went to Universal Studios and as a warm up to Disneyland in Tokyo went on some of the 'thrill rides'. I'm not one for rides because I hate that dropping sensation in your stomach but nonetheless I faced my fear. It was the perfect time to go because all the kids were back to school, we didn't even have to line up for any rides. We just walked through the queue sections and went straight onto the ride vehicle.
I left my heart in Singapore. The country made such a good impression on me that Jack and I are actually considering moving here if we can find jobs. If you're travelling around Asia, I highly recommend you stay in Singapore for a few days and you'll understand what I'm talking about.
I'm back in KL now, packing and prepping for the second leg of our holiday in Japan which I am most excited about. Malaysia was quite relaxing because I've been here before but I love the feeling of being in a foreign country where nothing is familiar to you and all your experiences are new.