If you’re thinking ‘Singapore? I’ll won’t spend more than a day there.’ Then okay no. Man you’ve got it alllll wrong 😉 But honestly I was only there because my sister was studying there for a semester, so I was thinking of checking that country out. Otherwise I would not have thought to step foot in this clean, English speaking country made up from a blend of four main cultures with patches of jungle escapes and lizards that make their way into your room and become your friend.
Food and water: HAWKER CENTERS haha. They are essentially food courts but are super local, have a million choices, super cheap, and can be found anywhere and everywhere. 1.5 L water is usually $2 at convenient stores.
The other kinda drinks;) Beer and mixed drinks are very very very expensive. But the hawker center in China town has stands with beer on tap that are cheaper. A pitcher is usually $16 and a pint would be $7. Ladies, you can go to The Exchange on Wednesdays for free flow alcohol from 6-10 pm. There’s lots of ladies night with free flow alcohol everywhere in Singapore. Guys..you’re outta luck haha. Happy hour at most bars end at 7 pm.
Took the subway and transferred to a local bus to get to the pier (Changi Jetty). You just have to wait there until there’s enough people to fill a boat. It takes 12 and it’s $3 per trip. Forget the shaded seats inside, we sat on the ground near the back and tanned the whole way 😉 harharhar.
|They have mountain biking trails on the west side of the island. AHH so fun!! haha.
They are categorized (blue, black and double black like ski hills).
And well with no helmets…we just went on the blue ones. 🙂
I’ve only seen Gardens at the Bay at night but it was pretty nice with the lights on. It was RIGHT in front of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The one with the awesome outdoor swimming pool that I was DYING to go to, but it now only for hotel guests and it’s close to impossible to sneak in :(. According to my friend, you now have to have a room key from the hotel and exchange that key for a pool key once you get to the top floor.
Anyway, Gardens at the Bay closes at 2am so no need to rush :p.
Breakfast: Ya Kun Kaya Toast
3155 Commonwealth Ave W, Singapore 129588.
7:00 am – 9:30 pm
We had breakfast at one of the yummiest Kaya Toast chain restaurants :D! Went to the one at Clementi Station cause it was the closest one to us.
I got the french toast with kaya set. It was around $4.80. Apparently you are suppose to stir the soft boiled eggs then dip your kaya toast in it. Okay it was super deelish.
MacRitchie Reservoir & tree top trekking
|You can go through the path in the forest or along the boardwalk.|
There’s a sign that tells you to go directly to the tree top trek and a sign that points the other way but brings you all the way around the entire park before you get to the tree top. Take the longer route cause it’s only a one direction trek and if you go directly there then you wont be able to enter cause you will be entering from the opposite direction.
Okay the giant ass lizards were everywhere and they were super fast and cray cray. There were also a million and one monkeys that took over the path in the forest. They were actually kinda freaky. One of them kept starring at us and started to follow us and was eyeing our bag and was about to jump on us hahahahah. gtfo…
|Yay finally got to the tree top trek! It was not that long but it was nice and the bridge was super sturdy. Kinda wish it was one of those broken, swaying rope bridges haha.|
Lunch: Smash Sports, Queensway Shopping Centre
This place basically has 4 stories of shops that sell all kinds of sporting equipment. I found a lid for my nalgene bottle there! Mine broke half way through my trip :(.
There’s a lso a few food stands. I had Laska…it was around $4 a bowl and $2.50 for fresh sugar cane juice.
IKEA!!! 317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965
No one can ever hate IKEA haha. I mean… Swedish meatballs!! There’s this super awesome ice cream dispenser. (70 cents!!) Although I was not as amused as my sister…lol. These ketchup and mustard bottles though…cow udders. haha.
Okay, soooooo glad I have friends who are just EVERYWHERE. haha. Met this girl in undergrad. Can’t believe she went to teachers college as well and woopyyyy met up with her in Singapore!
Had drinks in the hawker center in China town first for fried Carrot Cake, Fried Oysters and this noodle dish. (Coliwa Department Store, 335 Smith St, Chinatown Complex (U/C), Singapore 050335)…then went to The Bucket list Bar 83 Club St, Singapore 069451. They make their own whisky and I got the chili one … ahhh so good.
Little India & China Town
I made my way to Little India and China Town after that.
Lunch: Coliwa Department Store, 335 Smith St, Chinatown Complex (U/C), Singapore 050335
Their Chicken and Rice is super super super good.
Totally wish I got food in Little India, but I was super stuffed from China Town. I know right, I can’t believe I was away from Beijing only to go to Chinatown lol.
Inside Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India. Everyone did their own thing and were singing and such. I love watching these things and looking at the artwork in these places.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925
I got here a bit later in the day at around 3 pm. But yea you MUST COME HERE!!! Oh yea, it’s also free. There’s two parts to this place. The first loop, then it brings you to a wetlands info house, then you go through another bigger loop.
Okay that sign on the right. I swear I flipped shit when I saw it. hahahaha. Cause I’ve never seen one ever in the wild and I have no idea how they behave, so all i imagined was a crazy croc coming to me at full speed with it’s jaws open. hahahaha. That did not happen. I ended seeing them when i was standing on a platform that was higher up.
Also saw those big lizards again and and snakes and weird fish things that crawled in mud…..
Okay…cheated again. I didn’t stay in Singapore on my last day. We went across to Johor Bahru, Malaysia instead!!! It’s SOOOOO convenient to go. We just took the subway to Woodlands Station, and from there took the city bus 905. If you take SMRT buses you can just pay with your Singapore subway card. Here’s a website for all the other buses that go to JB. https://singaporebuspage.wordpress.com/bus-services-singapore-to-jb-johor-bahru/ We got off right after we crossed the border at Johor Bahru City Square and obvs went to find food asap. I mean….we love food and so going to Malaysia means finding the local places and trying out whatever they have.
Lunch: Restoran Kin Wah, 8, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
My Laska was 5 MYR and the chocolate-like drink was 3 MYR. THERE WAS A BANANA BREAD PLACE right beside the restaurant (Right picture). Sooooo goooood!! One of the Malaysians who was also from Canada (yay) told us about it and basically helped us translate everything.
okay FINITO!! I def only used $200 CAD!!! Even had $10 leftover! haha