Travel attractions of Singapore..

When you are in Singapore, as we discovered on our first day here and then during our Travel in Singapore yesterday, even a week is probably too short a time to truly live this lovely city. There is so much to do and before you realize, the day is over. So I woke up very early today to get a feel of Singapore, as it wakes up.

Lakeside MRT station, Lakeside, Singapore
Lakeside MRT station..

My friend’s apartment in Lakeside where we are putting up is a very cute one with some great views from it’s tenth floor. Lakeside is a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by parks in the Jurong area of Singapore’s West region. With modern high-rise buildings contrasted by beautiful temples, pagodas and stone bridges set in a Chinese garden, this area balances city living with the peace and serenity of large open spaces and natural surroundings. With an abundance of water bodies including a lake, lush green parks, interesting attractions, shopping arcades, supermarkets and some great food options, Lakeside is slowly transforming into a key leisure destination in Singapore. I took the elevator down for a walk. Come let’s feel the morning.

Lakeside, Singapore
The market starting to get into action. It also has some great breakfast joints..
Lakeside, Singapore
Fresh air, brisk walk & lots of peace..
Lakeside, Singapore
The beautifully planned highrises..
Lakeside, Singapore
The shelters all around to save you from the rain and sun..

Lakeside, Singapore

Back home fresh, it was time for my black coffee standing at my favorite window, before we four friends decided to go out for breakfast. And we quickly got into action.

Lakeside, Singapore
Home, sweet home..
Lakeside, Singapore
My corner spot..

Lakeside, Singapore

We are now at Toast Box, a Singaporean contemporary coffee chain which prides itself in the recreation of Nanyang coffee and toast culture popular during the 1960’s and 70’s. As we stepped inside we were greeted by the fragrance of coffee made from freshly-ground caramelized coffee beans and a choice of Traditional Kaya Toast, Peanut Butter Thick Toast, Cheesy Ham & Egg Thick Toast and half boiled eggs to be had with Soya Sauce, the Singaporean way. You can feel the nostalgic reflection of the coffee shops from the 60’s, where the typical breakfast was apparently a fragrant cup of Nanyang Coffee accompanied by freshly toasted bread. Loved the breakfast and had a second round of coffee before we moved to the next landmark destination.

Toast Box, Singapore

Toast Box, Singapore

Toast Box, Singapore
My choice..
Bread Talk Cafe, Singapore
The other famous breakfast chain that you could try out, Bread Talk Cafe..

Bread Talk Cafe, Singapore

We just reached Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. The resort designed by Moshe Safdie includes a 2,561 room hotel, a 120,000 square meter convention-exhibition center, ‘The Shoppes’ at Marina Bay Sands mall having close to 93,000 square meter of retail space with over 300 stores including the top boutiques and F&B outlets, two large theaters, “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, ArtScience exhibits museum and the world’s largest atrium casino with 1000 tables and 1,600 slot machines.

The complex has three 55 storey hotel towers which are connected by a 340 meter long roof terrace, ‘Sands SkyPark’ and a 150 meter elevated infinity swimming pool set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform 191 meters above ground. The SkyPark also has two rooftop nightclubs – Avalon and Pangaea, gardens with hundreds of trees and plants and a public observatory deck with 360 degree views of the Singapore skyline. The SkyPark though is accessible only to hotel guests.

Let’s go around this magical creation, where if you have the time, you can spend a full day and even night shopping, eating, gambling, indulging and entertaining yourself with or without your family.

Marina Bay, Singapore
Marina Bay & Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands,Singapore

Marina Bay Sands,Singapore

The casino is one of the major attractions of this place and so we decided to visit. For non Singaporeans entry is free. My brother who keeps visiting and the two of us ventured in while our other partner, well she went shopping. The casino is huge and offers complimentary soft and hot drinks to help you keep focus. And as my brother played, we picked up a few tips from him. He quickly went on to win around seventy dollars and we soon on our way to explore more.

Marina Bay Sands Casino,Singapore
Marina Bay Sands Casino, Pic – Jack, Wikipedia

An interesting feature of this structure is that a canal runs through the length of the Shoppes, in the same style as The Venetian in Las Vegas. Sampan rides on the canal are available for guests and shoppers at the shopping mall, similar to the gondola rides available in the Venetian.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The canal..
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
And the Sampan wooden boats..

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Light and Sound arena where every hour you can catch up on a beautiful show. The sunflowers looked amazing. Kids can buy a ticket to run and dance around..
Marina Bay sands, Singapore
The huge Food Court serving Asian delicacies including Malay, Singaporean, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian and more. Cost of food here is a little more compared to other food courts but then much cheaper compared to the restaurants in the mall..

Marina Bay Sands Food Court, Singapore

Marina Bay sands, Singapore

Marina Bay sands, Singapore

We all had a good fill before moving out of the complex towards the bay area. Come enjoy the beautiful views and landmarks before we move back in and head towards another must visit attraction of Singapore.

AetScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
ArtScience Museum. The museum is constructed next to the three blocks and has the shape of a lotus. Its roof is retractable, providing a waterfall through the roof of collected rainwater when closed in the day and laser shows when opened at night..

ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Helix Bridge
Singapore River, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Singapore River. Take a boat ride or a Singapore Big Bus Duck Tour starting from Suntec City mall..
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The beautiful views as the clouds gathered..

Views from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Views from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
As we walk for our Ice cream..

Views from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Views from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The pool, the fishes, the blue lotus and beautiful Singapore..

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

We are now back inside the mall on our way through an elevated pathway connecting ‘Marina Bay Sands’ to ‘Gardens by the Bay’. ‘Gardens by the Bay’ is a nature park spanning 101 hectares adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The largest of the gardens is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares designed by Grant Associates. Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.

Gardens by the Bay was intended to be Singapore’s premier urban outdoor recreation space and a national icon and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore, the park receiving over 50 million visitors last year. Come enjoy this lovely walk with us with some wonderful views once again to take along. And the Gardens.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

View of Singapore Eye from Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Singapore Eye

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Time to chill out? O yes it’s been a busy day. But before that if you wish to buy those little memories of Singapore, including casual apparels with the latest fashion trends without shelling out much, head with us to Bugis Street Market.

Bugis Street Market, Singapore
Bugis Street Market

Bugis Street Market, Singapore

It was getting darker and the perfect time to settle down. Here at Clarke Quay. Walking down the streets and sitting down near the river with a few cans of lager, watching the colors, lights and boats with happy people sailing by and feeling the pulse of one of the most happening party destinations of Singapore by the night.

Clarke Quay, Singapore
Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Clarke Quay, Singapore
Singapore River

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

We are now at Hooters Singapore, the Fun American neighborhood restaurant which started in December 1996 in Clarke Quay, the premier entertainment and dining hub in the lion city. The restaurant with 300 seating capacity is set up with the concept of casual, laid-back and fun ambiance to welcome everyone. As they promote sports and broadcast sports channels on screens indoor, if you are a sports fan you would love to be here. Seated outdoor, the cozy alfresco area will surely captivate you with a spectacular view of Singaporeโ€™s prominent historical attraction, Singapore River. We chose the outdoor.

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

We quite liked Hooters and when you happen to be in Singapore you could also probably try out the place. The outdoors was more exciting with a view of the river and all the fun activities that was happening on the street next to it.

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Hooters, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Our party had begun with Chicken Smoked Wings and draught beer. The night was young. And Singapore, yet lots to be explored.

Singapore. Our journey doesn’t seem to end ๐Ÿค”

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. I was just talking about your site to my wife last night as we were watching a TV show that was showcasing India and I felt like I had already seen everything because of this site. ๐Ÿ™‚ Singapore has always been on my list of places to visit. It is fascinating that you can travel so far and it still looks like any western city you woudl find in the US. Love that you went to Hooters of all places as well. I can’t blame you, the wings there are delicious. I probably woudl have made a donation at the casino but there is just so much to see it’s overwhelming. As always thank you for a tour of a place I hope to see live one day. If not I know I have this site to take me there.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Scott. It is such a privilege to be having a friend who reads every bit of what I pen down on my travel experiences. Hooters was such an exciting place and the wings truly awesome.

  2. Luna S says:

    I agree on the amount of time needed to really explore and visit Singapore, I think I’d want at least two weeks to spend exploring the city. It looks and sounds like you are making the most of your time though, it seems like a wonderful trip.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Luna having a great time ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Kelly Martin says:

    Iโ€™m really enjoying reading your posts about Singapore. I like the apartment where you stayed. Itโ€™s so cute and the views are great.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Kelly. Yeah it’s very cute.

  4. Sarah Emery says:

    Looks like you have a great experience on our little island. I’m glad to see that you are taking advantage of the many areas ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s lots to explore and plenty to do for all types of travelers. Enjoy the Little Red Dot!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Sarah ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. I appreciate how your travel to Singapore captures the commercial centers of the city; mall, casino, resort but then also provides a glimpse into the natural beauty of the city. Whenever I travel to a new place I enjoy finding the quiet garden or relaxing sanctuary that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

  6. Great post! Every time I read your posts makes me wanna travel too! I love some fresh baked breads and those places you talked about seemed fantastic! Also, Iโ€™ve always seen the Garden by the bay in pictures at night but I have to say that even in the day this place looked so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is so inviting and intriguing at the same time. A friend just came back from a trip to Singapore and corroborated everything you mentioned here.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      So nice. Such a great coincidence ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. By Joanna K says:

    How exciting, to feel the pulse of the place you are visiting. Good of you, to wake up early, to feel the city as it wakes up. To look through the sunrise and appreciate the beauty of city life

  9. Mariana says:

    Hi! Great pictures!
    I hadn’t thought about visiting Singapore before but after reading your post, I will have to add it to my travel bucket list. And I think language won’t be a problem, as English is one of their official languages.
    The shopping mall seems so different from the ones in my country, I would really like to visit it and I really loved ‘Gardens by the Bay’ park.

  10. Your articles about Singapore are truly incredible! It looks like such a fascinating place to be. Shopping really looks like some fun! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hey! Your posts on Singapore are really very cool! They are so detailed! I loved this one so much! You covered almost all the tourist attractions of Singapore! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    I really hope to visit Singapore one day. It is beautiful and so eventful!

  13. Nicole says:

    Wow! What a beautiful place! I would love to travel to Singapore or day!

  14. Stacie says:

    These shots are so fantastic. I have wanted to visit Singapore for years. There’s something about it that is just so adventurous and magical. It’s way at the top of my bucket list.

  15. Jessie says:

    Wow! I’ve never thought of traveling to Singapore but I may be adding that to my list. I love the canals and the boats!

  16. Cha Esper says:

    wow! kaya toast. i would love to go to Toast Box to try that! i have tried Kaya Toast here and i always look for it wherever i go..

    cha @ littlemisadvencha.com

  17. The views in Singapore from the high rise apartments look amazing. I would definitely want to stay somewhere that I could enjoy those views. I find it funny that you ate at Hooters, and that there is one in Singapore. Next time, try the fried pickles. They are pretty decent. The closest one is two hours from me, but there is a novelty aspect of eating there at least once. I’m excited to see more of your visit to Singapore. It is beautiful so far!

  18. Fae Celine says:

    Reading this makes me miss Singapore so much. We went last year and I am already missing it. Hope to visit Singapore again soon

  19. Wow….this is so detailed! I can never get enough of Singapore….not in the movies or in real life! Such a beauty.

  20. Carrie says:

    I would love to visit Singapore, looks like a great city with so much to see and do. Love your photos!

  21. I’ve heard so many great things about Singapore. I hope to be able to travel there one day.

  22. I love the lights from cities like this one. I’ve been meaning to check out Singapore. Thanks for the rundown.

  23. Fatima D Torres says:

    I’ve always heard there’s much to explore in Singapore. Glad you were able to see so much of it during your trip.

  24. Angela Milnes says:

    Singapore is such a beautiful place. Don’t ever pass the chance to go and see all of it!

  25. Emman Damian says:

    I love the gastronomy in Singapore! Their food is world’s best! Although the country is too small, it’s very progressive!

  26. that is so cool that the arts and science museum has the shape of a lotus! how cool is that.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  27. I absolutely love Singapore! It is one of my favorite places to travel in Asia. You definitely captured the spirit of all the things to do and see in this article. I can’t wait to return!

  28. Kayleigh says:

    Wow, this is a great run down of some of the Singapore highlights. That garden is incredibly beautiful! It’s kinda funny to me that you went to Hooters. I think it has a different reputation where I am in Canada, lol! Oh an the indoor canal in the casino reminded me of the indoor lake area at West Edmonton Mall in Alberta where I’m from!

  29. Singapore is a great place to visit and hopefully me and my family can go there someday. Sounds like you had an amazing time there and explored some interesting place.

  30. angelina says:

    I love Singapore, one of the greatest citys!

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