singapore diary

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The view flying into Singapore for the second time. And for once, I wasn't seated next to an ugly plane wing that got in the way of pictures...

So since I'm at home doing nothing right now, I thought I'd post about my time in Singapore while it's still relevant. Honestly, even though I was only there last month it still seems like such a long time has passed! I guess I've been on holidays for too long now... Anyway, my family and I only got to spend three whole days there which really wasn't sufficient. I can't wait til I can go back and just experience the country fully!

After landing, the first thing we did was meet family friends for dinner at IndoChine. That, as well as a nice stroll around Clarke Quay... I love how everything just seemed to light up at night! The reflections on the water made it that much prettier, too.

My grainy photos really don't do justice to the food - a tasting platter, duck noodles, soft-shell crab... I was extremely full afterwards but it was so worth it. That crab was especially delicious, which is saying something considering I've sampled a lot of soft-shell crab in my lifetime...

Some pretty sights around the quay, including a few restaurants on boats. Even late at night, I'd say it's pretty safe to roam around the city. So much so that my family friends (who are just little kids, mind you) are allowed to go out and about whenever they feel like it...

Chocolate cake for my sister's birthday. She had to spend the day in a plane and probably would've had a hissy fit if we forgot about it, hah!

The next morning we visited Albert Centre, which can best be described as a Singaporean food court. I had spicy noodles and fish ball soup, which I guess is pretty normal for breakfast considering how crowded the place was. I didn't get a picture, but they also had delicious grass jelly drinks that I'm craving right now... The canned version they sell in Asian supermarkets just doesn't cut it, honestly.

Marina Bay Sands, or the hotel with a surfboard on top as I preferred to call it. To be honest, I think it's become more famous for being a tourist attraction rather than an actual hotel! It even has a shopping centre with its own waterway and gondola inside.

Even though we weren't staying for long, I was pretty set on going to see Gardens by the Bay. I guess it's no secret that I'm obsessed with taking photos of flowers... not to mention, the air-conditioning was such a nice relief after walking through all that humidity outside.

The coolest snowman I've seen, which isn't really saying much. There were so many little things put up just for the holiday season!

The man-made waterfall situated in the Cloud Forest. The structure actually has numerous levels and its own elevator, which I thought was pretty amazing. By the way, standing underneath the thing was SO cold, especially with water droplets getting all over you (though to be honest, I'm not sure what else I was expecting)...

Exotic fruits, most of which are really hard to find in Australia! And even if you do, they're definitely not as tasty as the actual ones from Asia. As you can see, my mum went a tad crazy and bought a bunch of rambutans to eat then and there...

There's just no good way of making buffet food look presentable. By the way, this has to be some of the best sashimi I've ever had! I probably could've made myself sick from eating too much, it was that buttery and delicious.

The view from the rooftop of the restaurant. From here you can see the other Supertrees, the Flower Dome and Ferris wheel, which I regretfully didn't have time for! It's a shame too, I don't think I've ever been on a legit Ferris wheel...

Aaand just some food that we had on our last day in Singapore, which wasn't really anything special. Anyway, I hope you've been enjoying all these travel posts lately! They're fun to write, but sadly it'll probably be ages before I go on another overseas trip. I guess that's just life calling... But on that note, I hope you're having a good week and stay tuned for more posts on here soon!

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  1. Your photos are always so captivating! Makes me lust for travelling, haha.

  2. Oh my, these photos are stunning! I've always wanted to go to Singapore so badly. Even more so now. All the food looks amazing and the pictures of the flowers are just gorgeous. Looks like you had an amazing trip!
    Nina from little nomad

  3. I was in Singapore for a few weeks this spring, yet I still didn't see some of the things from your lovely pictures. Reason to go back, right?! :)

  4. Haha I totally understand when
    you are trying to take a picture
    from the plane and this wing
    is in the way......
    I love your pictures! Even the
    grainy ones c;


  5. Yay for not being seated next to the window! That never happened to me...

    Oh, all the pretty plants and yummy food. ♥

  6. I love the plane view! I think the only thing worse than having the wing poking in every one of your photos is being seated in the middle aisle haha :( Lovely photos as usual! x

  7. Marina Bay Sands is the one with the infinity pool, right? I would love to swim there, haha. And that is an awesome Snowman, definitely a good way of making one if you'd dont have snow!

  8. OMG,so amazing pictures.*_*
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  9. absolutely gorgeous..such a beautiful country! very nice post

  10. I'm from Singapore! Beautiful photos:)

  11. Great photos! Singapore is such a cool city :)

  12. oh wow, these photos are all so vibrant! singapore is a beautiful place, i have some family that live there and we've visited them a few times before and i've always really liked it there.
    little henry lee

  13. wow I've been wishing to visit Singapore for a while now and your photos made me wish to go there even more! :)

    Drawing Dreaming

  14. everything looks so pretty i would love to try their exoctic fruits :3
    it's scary how quickly time flies isn't it :<

  15. Such great photos! I've never been to singapore. Looks amazing!