Monday, December 21, 2015

Why I Want To Go For A Singapore Vacation Again!



I paid a visit to Singapore-Malaysia in December 2012 and this festive month has, once again, reminded me of the blast I had on that trip. I never blogged about it, so I thought, better late than never. I will not get into the details of what I did over the days, but I will make this more of a blog on what you should do if you’re in Singapore for a week.

If you do not have budget restraints and are celebrating special occasionssuch as honeymoons, anniversaries or birthdays, then this is it! It is the most iconic hotel in Singapore with a breath-taking view, gorgeous roof-top swimming pool and the added advantage of being at a prime location. The hotel’s architecture itself makes it an iconic place. We couldn’t stay there since we were on a budget constraint, but we’ve already decided to go there for one of the special occasions of our life. And if you plan well in advance, you can even get some awesome discount deals like 40-50% off on your stay.

The merlion with Marina Bay Sands in the background. PC: Self
You can pay a visit to:

Sentosa Island– This amazing place is thriving with activity; there are a number of offerings such as the Universal Studios, etc. and activities for people of all ages, whether a kid or adult. We had a blast at the Universal Studios, and plan to come back with the kiddo once he is old enough to understand and enjoy. You can also enjoy light and water shows, sea world, luge rides etc. at Sentosa Island.

Clarke Quay– If you’re looking to indulge in clubbing and enjoy nightlife, then this is the place to be. The whole place is house to pubs, lounges, clubs with awesome music, live performances and so much energy! A must-visit for any young couple.

Orchard Street– Are you a die-hard shopaholic? Then this is the place for you. Especially during the Christmas season, you get to witness the enchanting d├ęcor and all the high-street brands for all those who take delight in shopping. So you can shop till you drop, literally.

Little India– If you’re becoming slightly homesick, then this place will make definitely make you feel at home. Full of Indians, Indian shops, food and even temples, this is the reason this area in Singapore is called what it is.

Cruise– One of our best decisions till date has been the fact that we availed the services of ‘Superstar Libra’ that takes off from Singapore. We even got to halt for a day at Malaysia and cover iconic destinations such as KL Tower &Petronas Twin Towers. The trip was worth it, you can bet on that!

Other attractions– If it is your first time to Singapore, then you should definitely cover the mandatory Singapore flyer, Garden by the Bay (at Marina Bay Sands), Merlion Park, Chinese and Buddhist temples etc. And you should definitely try saving some money to shop at the duty-free shops that houses brands such as Charles & Keith and the likes.

Egyptian world at Universal Studio
If you’ve travelled by the Mumbai Locals or Delhi Metro, you can comfortably travel by the Singapore metro and save tons of money which you would spend on cabs otherwise, which are pretty costly out there.

I cannot wait to check-into Marina Bay Sands again, if given a chance! Singapore is a place that is constantly changing, evolving and developing and I’m sure you will be able to experience more attractions that might have come up, since my visit. Do comment and let me know about them so that I can add them to my wish list!