Asia, Singapore

Singapore 2018: Gardens By The Bay

June trip: Singapore.

It is now my fourth time visiting the country and I must say, I still could not get enough. I feel like there are still a lot of places, activities, and food that I haven’t tried. Every year my itinerary changes, this time, it is more relaxed and not time constraint.

I usually book through Fly Scoot because they offer cheap flights from Manila to Singapore, and I always choose a Red Eye flight — last flight out from Manila (10:30 p.m.) and will arrive in Changi Airport at 2 a.m.

For accommodation, we always stay with a relative. So, a visit to Singapore is a chance to catch up with relatives as well.

Day 1: Gardens By The Bay

I planned our first day to be more relaxed, and will not require us to get up early and be out the whole day. So first up on the itinerary: Gardens By The Bay

I booked our tickets through Klook, and it was hassle-free! We were able to visit the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome at a much cheaper price. Upon getting to the Gardens By The Bay ticketing, you can purchase a ticket to ride the shuttle for S$3 unlimited ride. The ticket does not include entrance to the OCBC Skywalk, but you can purchase there.

 

*Disclaimer: if you are allergic to pollen, or asthmatic — please bring your maintenance. I do not have allergic rhinitis, or asthma but I did have some reaction from all the flowers from both the domes.

While in the area, here are the other things you can definitely do:

  • Visit ArtScience Museum
  • Have dinner at Makansutra
  • See the sunset while riding the Singapore Flyer
  • Take a photo at the popular merlion statue
  • Catch the 8pm Light and Water show at the Shoppes at Marina Bay

I remember the first time we went to Singapore, my cousin toured us from Marina Bay area and we walked all the way to Clarke Quay. Though we weren’t able to visit this time around, here are some things you can add to your Marina Bay itinerary:

  • visit Chinatown
  • visit Central Perk — especially if you are a FRIENDS fan
  • experience the nightlife the way the expats do in Singapore, go to Clarke Quay
  • sail through the Singapore River
  • visit the Asian Civilistation Museum
  • experience the G-Max Reverse Bungy

You can also checkout Klook for tour and activity offers in the area! 🙂

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