GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SINGAPORE
💸Currency: Singaporean Dollar (SGD) 1EUR = 1.57 SGD
🌞Average Temperature: 31°C (annual average high) 25°C (annual average low)
💦Humidity: 64 – 96% Daily
🗓Most Humid Month: December
🛬International Airport: Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
🚇Public Transport: metro and busses (more on fares here)
🚕Other transport: Grab App (car transport, very convenient, especially in the late/early hours – iOS/Android)
SIGHTSEEING IN SINGAPORE
🍲China Town – Neighbourhood that has a lot of food stands and general souvenir stand, it is home of temples of many different religions and also streets that do not scream China. Don’t forget to visit the Michelin Star food stand when here.
🛍Orchard Road – or simply the shopping mall street, not that every street in Singapore isn’t like this, but this is the most famous shopping street.
🎆Gardens by the Bay – nature park and Singapore’s trade mark. It is the home of the two domes, and it is one of the main recreational areas in the city.
🎨Art & Science Museum – flower shaped building in front of the Marina Bay Sands, there are changing exhibitions. The nice thing about this museum is that you can purchase ticket only for the exhibitions you want. You do not need to purchase full ticket.
(S$16 -1 exhibition; S$27 – 2 exhibitions; S$34 – Full Access)
🌺Cloud Forest Dome – one of the two domes in Gardens by the Bay. It represents the cool and moist conditions in the mountains high till 3000m, and all the flora that lives there.
(S$16 – 1 Conservatory; S$28 – 2 Conservatories; )
📷Haji Lane – The most colourful street in Singapore, graffiti, bars, nice shops and bits of Aussie vibe.
⛩Buda Tooth Relic Temple – Temple and Museum exposing stories of buddhist history and art. (Free Admission)
🏞Fort Canning Park – Park in which you can find out a lot about Singapore’s history and historical milestones. It includes nine historical gardens.
📷Old Hill Police Station – Historic Colourful Building and a former Police Station-
*National Gallery Singapore
*Megazip Adventure Park
*National Design Centre
FOOD IN SINGAPORE
🍍Durian – named the “king of fruits”, it is large, smelly, and I wouldn’t say sweet fruit. In Singapore everyone was eating it with plastic gloves (hurts so bad).
🍞 Kaya Jam Toast – kaya is coconut jam, signature for Singapore
🌾Sugar Cane Juice – self explaining and everyone is drinking this in the Hawkers Centres
🍹Singapore Sling – gin based cocktail with cherry juice, lemon and soda water, invented for the purpose that women are hiding that they drink alcohol
🍙Murtabak – Spicy folded pancake with different fillings
🍜Laksa – spicy noodle soup with chicken, prawns or fish
🍗Soy Chicken – one of the Michelin Star dishes, the chicken skin is very dark from the sauce but the inside is tender, usually served with rice.
🍗Satay – skewers, usually chicken, served with spicy peanut sauce
🦐Char Kway Teow – stir fried rice noodles with various veggies or meat
🦀Chilli Crab – crabs stir fried in tomato-chilli sauce
🍲Bak Chor Mee – different parts of pork meat mixed in one bowl (soup), the second Michelin Star Food Stand
🌕Moon Cake – round pastry with thick bean filling
FOOD SPOTS IN SINGAPORE
🍞Toast Box – breakfast and pastry chain spot, but they also have lunch options like soups and curries.
On many locations around the country.
🥐Bread Talk – breakfast and pastry chain – they had an earl grey filled pastry, one of the best things I’ve ever tried.
On many locations around the country.
🌭Gangnam Corn Dog – Fast Food – Hot Dog or Mozzarella sticks breaded and fried.
6 Eu Tong Sen St, 01-47, Singapur 059817
🍚Hawkers Centres – open air food courts that serve warm meals, everyone in Singapore eats here, they are especially popular for the work break hours and after work bites.
there is on almost next to every metro station, but also on many areas in the city.
The most famous being:
Tekka Centre – Bukit Timah Rd
Lau Pa Sat – 18 Raffles Quay, 048582
Maxwell Food Centre – 1 Kadayanallur St, 069184
Bedok Central – Blk, 208B New Upper Changi Rd, 460207
🍗Lian Fan Hawker Chan – The worlds most Affordable Michelin Star Meal. Soy Chicken and Rice.
78 Smith Street | 18 Tai Seng | 107 North Bridge Road
🥓Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle – one of the first 2 food stalls to get Michelin star. Everything is made fresh as ordered.There is only one dish in 3 sizes.
466 Crawford Ln, #01-12, 190466
*Kway Guan Huat joo Chiat Popiah
*Plain Vanilla Bakery
*PS Cafe Harding
*Tiong Bahru Market
*Golden Mile Complex
*Birds of Paradise
🍛AlibabaR Hawker Bar East Coast
BARS IN SINGAPORE
🍸Ce La Vi – The most famous bar in Singapore, maybe even in the world?! It is the bar on the rooftop of the Marina Bay sands. If you are guest in the hotel you can use the pool on the rooftop, otherwise, to enter the bar you need to pay S$20, which include consumption in this value.
1 Bayfront Avenue Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Hotel Tower 3, 018971
🍹Atlas – the bar that ends up in top 10 so many times in a row. It has amazing interior, and even more amazing variety of gins.
600 North Bridge Rd, Parkview Square, 188778
💃🏻Boat Quay Area – here I will not mention just one bar, because this area has so many of them all with live or loud music, so you can choose what suites your taste best.
Bonham Street, Singapore 049782
COFFEE IN SINGAPORE
☕dal.kom cafe – located in orchard road it was the first coffee spot on our way, and it was good, and the cups were gigantic. The atmosphere was not cosy, rather practical.
On 4 Locations in the city
☕Mellower Coffee – Real modern coffee place, with industrial style interios.
On many locations around the country
☕Twenty Eight Cafe – coffee spot with brunch options
28 Wilkie Rd, #01-06, 228051
ACCOMMODATION IN SINGAPORE
🏨Hotel G – mid range hotel with very nice design, amazing breakfast. It has everything you need for a short stay, the rooms are a bit tiny.
200 Middle Rd, 188980
🏨Park Royal Collection Pickering Singapore – 5 Star Hotel, it came on my list as a sightseeing point because of its vertical garden, but whoever is willing to stay, I hope it will be flawless.
3 Upper Pickering St, 058289
These are my most loved places, for the full overview check out the map.