Singapore a city like no other the milyer Eastern Europe Western my firstimpression of Singapore 8 visits ago was that it was a beautiful pristine ifslightly sterile City but once I dug deeper visit by visit I discovered afascinating places become one of my absolute favorites city of innovation ofCommerce of beauty some of the most shockingly delicious food on Earth and acity populated by a diverse and wonderful people make no mistake Singapore isthe ultimate Melting Pot of Southeast Asia come along as I show you where to gowhat to do when a course what to eat in Alliance city I am so sweaty right now
Tips 1 (one) how to get around
this was actually pretty simple when you land in Singapore you before I needto be massive impressive Changi Airport from here there a number of differentways to get into the city the first of the most expensive but by far theeasiest just helping a cat this is usually my preferred method after a 17-hourflight because well I’m lazy and I should pass this year really aren’t that badthe cab from the airport to the city centre will cost you about $20 us thesecond method is much cheaper and also very convenient the MRT just head toTerminal 2 fall of the size of the train hop on the East-West line and transferto where you need to depending on where you’re headed I also recommend gettingan easy language gives you unlimited rides on trains and buses for 1 2 & 3Day. Once in the city center you can hop in cabs use the MRT or use the appgrass
the person who Singapore’s Rideshare app but generally cheaper than Uberjust be prepared to sweat a lot and very hot and very humid probably best tojust expect to be in a permanent state of Dripping is from your sides to yourback to Europe.
Tips he number 2 (Two) wear to stay
wear to stay here is where things get a little interesting Singapore is not unless you’re talking about the local Cuisine but we’ll get tothat in the moment I’m just going to say it it is downright spending luxury5-star hotels like the incredibly beautiful but at least in my caseprohibitively expensive Marina Bay Sands will cost you anywhere from 300 to 700night but don’t fret there are a lot of great Budget Hotel options out there itmay take some scouring on the typical aggregate sites but don’t worry you’llfind something eventually I think I spent about 75 bucks a night for my hotelin Chinatown of course there’s always the hospital room whenever I stay in thehospital I stayed very best in Chinatown
Tips number 3 (three) foodie paradise
foodie paradise where to eat for those of you who know me you know that Itravel the world on my stomach and Singaporean easily one of the two or threegreatest food cities in the world this town is all about the food a Melting Potof Chinese Indian Malay Thai Middle Eastern in Tunisian Singapore is truly The Culinary Apex of Southeast Asia and the citystate is home to one of the greatest invention since birth control the Hawker Centre the Hawker centers are basically Singapore’s way of maintaining its Richstreet food culture by bringing it inside so they could proper the control thesafety in food of the water these are open are food courts with eachspecializing in a few different dishes each stall is individually owned PeachChef on master of a few dishes serving a world-class boom usually it around 3to $5 a plate and the first edition going to be showing you is so amazing itreally should be a tip in and of itself actually yeah I’m going to make it one .
Tipsnumber 4 (for) eat chicken rice
eat chicken rice for my firstlunch yes there’s always more than one I go to the Maxwell Hawker Center downthe street from my hotel in Chinatown there and stand in the middle of thecenter they serve up the dish that I dream about when I’m away from Asia thatubiquitous Singaporean hainanese chicken rice juicy steamed chicken served on abed of white rice that’s been cooked in the chicken broth a few garnishes ofsweet soy fresh ginger and chili sauce and that’s it it’s a dish so simple youthink it couldn’t possibly be that special but its Simplicity is so beautifulit’s flavors so subtle and perfect it makes me want to write up and I hatepoetry probably the most popular stalls Chen Chen chicken rice made famous bythe great Anthony Bourdain it’s not the best in the city but as fate would haveit the best chicken rice is literally 3 stalls down open by the former chef at10:10 Watts High is simply better I’ve eaten the most side by side and sorry Tony that’s just the way it is I call him Tony.
Tips number 5 (five) favorite Hawker Stalis
I hope at some point will be friends continuing the food thing my favorite Hawker centres in the cityare Maxwell Road Hawker centres Old Airport Road food Centre the Chinatowncomplex tiong Bahru Chum Chum Food Center wow pass at and the eating Street inChinatown which I guess isn’t really as much of a hawker Centre is it is astreet that you eat not to list all my favorite dishes in all those stallswould take the length of about 742 + YouTube videos but here are a few of myfavorites at Old Airport Road I adore the Char siew at roast which to be honestI might just be the most perfect plate of food in the entire city and the Lordme a delicious thick Chinese noodle soup at jinmei Jang Jang how to do in their pronunciation
mycamera guy is telling me not well at Maxwell Hawker Centre other than theaforementioned one could say a Ford beaten into the ground chicken rice at I Ilove the creamy hearty kanji at Jen’s and porridge and the Char kuey teow at MarinaSouth delicious food in Chomp Chomp Hawker Centre is the best spot in town forlate night eats particularly the ever-popular and gravy Licious hokkien Meenoodles and fried hokkien Mee and the stupidly delectable spicy Stingray atHighway you on BBQ Stingray is Singapore housing over 260 stall but a few of myfavorites are The Clay Pot rice and hey Benji Clay Pot they crazy simple butcrazy tasty and here you can even try the world’s cheapest Michelin starrestaurant at Hawker Chan for their succulents soya sauce chicken rice ornoodles note thank you for this place can be very long and often start
even before they open at 10 a.m. and finally make sure to get the change your world Saturday at storm number 8 on La Paz that set a street to meet here is Smokey Savory & Beyond tender and the peanut sauce is spicy and perfect make sure to wash all this down with a totally unique sugar cane juice or a refreshing soursop smoothie so many options I get that it can be a bit daunting but my best advice is show up hungry look for a long line and your stomach will take care of the rest for me this is Singapore the Hawker centers are the Beating Heart of this city and I will chew on that hard all day everyday that I am there
Tips to number 6 won’t you my neighbor?
speaking of culture and melting pot stickers for the mini very fascinatingneighborhoods this city has to offer let’s start because that’s where my hotelis with Chinatown this neighborhood is full of incredible food temples and thecheapest souvenirs in town and just a smells wafting
restaurants in food stalls alone is enough to keep me coming back here over and over make sure to hit up the particularly Charming area around chunk psych Road including the cobbled streets of duxton Hill this whole area has a fantastic Village feel with shutter Windows tree-lined streets amazing food and some of the best nightlife in the city another neighborhood I love is Little India share the streets are lined with stalls selling crafts and flowers gorgeous art fresh produce and the people are vibrant Lively and full of energy and is if we hadn’t talked about food enough already Little India is also home to some of the best Indian food you will get in the city not name one by or Deli my two favorite spot so they all vegetarian komala Vilas for southern Indian food specifically does sigh a perfect pancake like Brass Pro the spice vegetables and potatoes and Johnny’s Northern Indian Cuisine for any damn thing they serve you especially they’re made to order garlic butter naan
shopping district I’m not really big on malls but even I have to be impressed with the shopping in this city was there’s a really great view of the city from the rooftop garden at the top of Orchard Central make sure to check out the incredibly cool Arab Street and don’t miss the very funky Haji Lane a little Ally line with kitchen shops and colorful buildings it’s super Charming John Rue is a fun more local neighborhood there are busy cafes be excellent Lewis hainanese curry rice a really cool market and above the market surprise surprise another great Hawker Centre finally take a walk around the bay to get some spectacular views of the city look up and Marvel at the architecture The Innovation and the prosperity of the small but impressive country
Tips the number 7 Marina Bay Sands
check out the Marina Bay Sands so maybe you can’t afford to stay there andswim in the incredible infinity pool well neither can I but they have lots ofother cool stuff to do it here from the sky Park observation deck is probablythe best in the city there is a horse a massive mall if that’s your thing andthe casino if they’re free light and water show they put on every night at 8and 9 p.m. makes the one at the Bellagio look like a drinking fountain if youdon’t feel like paying the money to go up in the observation deck you can getpretty much the same view from spago at the top of tower to just tell themyou’re headed up there for a drink or better yet spend the money you would havespelled in the observation deck and actually got a win-win
Tips number 8 (Singapore Sling)
speaking of drinks don’t I repeat do not get a Singapore Sling because a it’s like 36 bucks and be it’s a complete drink nothing says $36 like a maraschino cherry there I made my peace we can move on
Tips number 9 visit the gardens
visit the gardens by the bay halfGardens half space-age our installation with breath
architecture expensive Greenery ice skating waterfalls make sure to check out the tree walk through those awesomely weird tree thingies and the mind-bogglingly spectacular cloud forest maybe touristy but this place will utterly blow you away 10 number
Tips 10 is it the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens or Gardens I know but these arecompletely different and equally amazing Bass Pro in park of endless green thisfeels more like a tropical Central Park enjoy the Charming Gardens wonder themany walking paths take a jog know how you can run in that humidity I willnever understand relax in the grass and taking all the beauty of the trulyMajestic Orchid Garden
Tips number 11 do the night safari
the night safari at the Singapore Zoo the night safari is one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever hadjust seems leopards rhinos elephants lions and much more all from a Transitwines you through the night time jungle park the whole thing is Erie mysteriousgreat for families and very fun I love what they do for animal conservationpreservation and education it’s a great company and a great time highly recommended
Tips number 12 Sentosa and lazarus
Sentosa and lazarus at outside the city to the island of Sentosa and cool off that sticky body of yours in the Strait of Singapore this small island accessible to the main island of Singapore by Bridge or monorail has some of the best beaches in the city it’s also incredibly but admittedly great for families there’s a Universal Studios an outdoor mall an aquarium and a water park if you’re looking for a more relaxed at the beach hop on the ferry to St Johns Island and walk across the Footbridge to the remote
Tips number 13 Just Get Lost
Just Get Lost lovely water finally like I say in just wonder and get lost every corner of the city-state has something you need to offer from shopping the temples architecture to food this isn’t always interesting place it’s also one of the safest countries in the world so walk around all you want whenever you want I mean being smart but you know it’s safe and don’t listen to people when they talk about how strict the laws are and how it feels like at the Tyler Perry and dictatorship most of those people haven’t even been there I mean yes the laws are strict so guess what don’t break them for spitting on the sidewalk on the sidewalk and if you see a sign that tells you not to do something don’t do it but honestly whatever you’ve heard trust me this is a surprisingly cool and laid-back Town come check it out it is absolutely worth the 17
our flight in coach in a middle seat in between two story people in a screaming baby and whatever you do please please eat at a hawker Centre I’ve never really been a religious person when confronted with the concept of Heaven All admit I taking a somewhat incredulous approach but if there is a heaven and I’m lucky enough to end up there I imagine it will look a lot like a hawker Centre in Singapore.