Singapore Breakdown and Travel Tips

Ahhh Singapore, you are one humid, colorful city. It’s always an interesting experience when I travel somewhere for work instead of my own personal experience. I’m not at all complaining about a nearly free trip (though the audit nearly killed me), it’s actually kind of cool. You get to be a part of everyday life…

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Nighttime in Singapore

Due to my work schedule keeping me inside during the day (which I’m not even a little mad about, thank you air conditioning), I end up spending a lot of time exploring Singapore at night. Every night after work, I venture out into the city, usually looking for dinner. Along the way, I get to…

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The Best Views of Singapore

On my last night in Singapore, I finally manage to get to the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel observation deck. I’ve been on the fence all week about the best way to get here. There was some talk about having our team dinner at one of the restaurants at the top, but we…

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Gardens in the Sky

Oh Gardens by the Bay. How many times I tried to visit you. You made me work hard, but it was worth it. Built on reclaimed land behind the Marina Bay Sands hotel, Gardens by the Bay is a man-made park, built as part of Singapore’s initiative to “green up” the city. It’s one of the…

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The Southern Ridges Canopy Walk

Never heard of the Southern Ridges Walk before? I hadn’t either until I started my research on things to do in Singapore. It’s a recommended itinerary on WikiTravel, but otherwise there was surprisingly little information that I could find on what exactly this walk entails. Though I feel like there’s quite a bit more information in…

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Checking Out Chinatown

I’ve seen lots of other travelers photos of a buddhist temple located somewhere in Chinatown, but I don’t know what it’s called or where it’s located (or even where Chinatown itself is, in relation to the harbor). I Google “Chinatown Buddhist temple” on my phone, hoping something will come up, but apparently there’s a few…

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Walking Around Singapore Harbor

After my morning walking around the river, I decide to head to the harbor. Partly I’m hoping it will be cooler there, maybe a breeze off the ocean? And who could forget about poor puking Merlion? I have to pass underneath a bridge to get there, and come across this little food court in the shade…

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Singapore River Walk

After 19+ hours of traveling from Seattle, I arrive in Singapore at midnight. As soon as I step outside, I can tell the humidity and I are not going to get along. Furthermore, one of my coworkers who lives in Singapore texts to let us all know it’s unusually humid, maybe the worst Singapore has ever…

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Colorful Singapore

If I had to describe Singapore in one word (that doesn’t involve bitching about the heat/humidity) it would have to be ‘colorful’. Before arriving, most of my preconceived ideas of Singapore were that it’s ‘just a big city’. And it most certainly is that. But it’s also a vibrant, lively city with delicious food and more…

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Eating My Way Through Singapore

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Iceland programming to inform you of my next trip – Singapore! I admit it. I am very lucky to have a job that occasionally pays for me to travel (and lets me work from home, though after a few days without getting out of my pajamas or taking a shower,…

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