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4 Reasons Why Singapore Should Be On Your Bucket List

My motto for this weekend was “When in Singapore”.  I basically used this saying as an excuse to do the things I wouldn’t normally do and spend money on the things I normally wouldn’t splurge on.  Although I left feeling a little drained and a lot broke, it was worth it.

Before arriving in Singapore, I had some high expectations.  I had constantly heard how it was the “cleanest city in the world” and after visiting, I can see how it got that reputation.  I was thoroughly impressed by the city and hope I can make it back there some day.  Here are four reasons why I think Singapore should be at the top of your bucket list:

  1. Gardens by the Bay: I can’t really put into words how perfect this place is. We spent just about all day here and I still feel like I could go back for another.  It’s definitely the most aesthetically pleasing place I’ve ever been.Processed with VSCO with g3 presetimg_1929-1Processed with VSCO with a5 preset
  1. Marina Bay Sands Resort: This resort has the largest infinity pool in the world…like I said, “when in Singapore”. If you don’t want to splurge to stay here, you can still visit the rooftop to see the beautiful views.  However, if you’re feeling like treating yourself, this is where you’ll want to stay!
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    Perfect view from our room

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  1. Nightlife: Most of the clubs in Singapore stay open until 4 or 5 in the morning and a lot of them also come with a great view of the city. Not sure how I forgot to order a Singapore Sling while I was there, but I did…reason #55 why I need to return immediately.img_1922

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    A few (or six) vodka soda’s in at this point, don’t judge the low quality pic
  1. Food: For those of you that know me, it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that food made the list. I’m not very hard to please when it comes to food (I’ll eat just about anything), but the food in Singapore was truly amazing.  What I loved the most was the variety of food offered.  You can really find anything from Indian to Mexican to American and all of it is to die for.  I didn’t get a chance to try the traditional chili crab so if you make your way there, let me know how it is!

Also while in Singapore: stayed out until 4 am, slept through 5 alarms, attempted to eat “soft boiled eggs” (definitely weren’t soft boiled eggs), saw a movie in the airport, and watched the sunset while drinking Rosé with two of my favorite people.  There’s a little something for everyone in Singapore and I hope you’ll love it as much as I did!

~Tar

43 thoughts on “4 Reasons Why Singapore Should Be On Your Bucket List

  1. As always when I read about one of your travel destinations, I truly get a sense of the culture and where you have been and I always come away with wanting to go!! Singapore sounds great! Keep the posts coming! Love each and every one of them! Xo

  2. Singapore is an interesting city and a cultural melting pot itself. I’d love to visit it for like 2-3 days, but since the country’s quite small, there are not that much to be seen (especially nature) 🙂

  3. Singapore is not really in my bucket list, coz I’m prefer more to explore the non-touristy places. But I won’t mind visiting the country once! The infinity pool looks so gorgeous!

  4. Oh, Singapore can definitely be non-touristy, if you know where to look 😉 But as a Singaporean myself, I’d say I agree with about 3/4s of the list – especially the food! If you come next time, you have to try more of the local food: definitely unlike anything you’d find in other parts of the world.

  5. Singapore is indeed one of the best in Asia and a city that never sleeps. Food is Singaporeans national hobby, am telling you they love to eat, and they could give you many suggestions where to find the best “makan” (Singaporean for “eat”) places.

  6. I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed with Singapore. I guess after Thailand it looked too perfect and clean to me.
    But your tips made me want to go back and explore more! I have to go back just to visit the Gardens by the Bay and Little India!

  7. I’ve been to Singapore twice when I still lived in Manila and I agree it’s such a beautiful not to mention very clean city. Gardens by the Bay weren’t up yet when I visited then. I remember having chicken rice and kaya toast every single day, LOL.

  8. You can’t go to Singapore and not stay at the Marina Bay Sands Resort for one night at least. I know that you can visit the top deck if you pay as a non guest but you can’t take a dip in the pool. You can only do that as a guest. And you can’t go to Singapore without taking a dip in that spectacular pool.

  9. I did a rooftop terrace infinity pool in Malaysia! We had a stopover in Singapore but it wasn’t for very long, which makes me upset because I know how much it has to offer. Surprisingly it is very well developed!

  10. All good reasons and one more…it makes you feel like a kid . All said and done, I loved the zoo, the bird park , universal and sentosa….I can go to Singapore again and again! Loved your shot of the Gardens by the bay

  11. Give me a shout when you’ll be in Singapore. I may or may not be in town (you know how it is with travel and expats 😉 ). You have to visit the Orchid Garden and Botanical gardens on your next visit – I personally think its more beautiful and take visitors here. Chilli crab is a must for your next trip! I haven’t had it in a while and I’m in Singapore every other month! (I think its been a couple years… )

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