Singapore Monday, September 28, 2015
Walk and Eat with ChaMike in Bugis Street, Haji Lane and Arab Quarter.
On ChaMike's last day, we opted to visit the 'hippiest' areas in Singapore. I've been hearing a lot of good shops in Haji Lane and Arab Quarter which are just in the same vicinity so early in the morning before we went to the airport we headed straight to Bugis MRT.
Walk with ChaMike in Little India.
Fastest way to travel from China to India? Go to Singapore and experience the diversity of culture with just a few MRT stops away. After Mike and I visited Chinatown, we went to another ethnic community with just two MRT stops.
Walk with ChaMike at Chinatown Singapore.
For souvenir shopping, sightseeing and hawker eating, Chinatown maybe your best option in Singapore.
Walk with ChaMike around Merlion Park, Esplanade & Marina Bay Sands.
The most iconic landmarks of Singapore can be seen along the waterfront of Singapore river- Merlion, Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. These attractions are the most well-known in Singapore and can be visited just by walking around. Mike and I started the walk at around 5pm from Merlion Park then straight to Esplanade passed by Helix Bridge then ended it at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands where we had our dinner.
Look! It's a bird… It's a plane… No, it's Superman!… And other superheroes!… in one cafe!!!
Here they come to save the daaaaaaay! Mike and I were definitely saved as we were just right in time for DC Comics Superheroes Cafe's opening. The Justice League arrived on the 2nd of September (my birthday) so on our very first day in Singapore, September 4, Superheroes Cafe was a must in our itinerary. A "super" perfect SG birthday gift.
Walk with ChaMike in Singapore.
Singapore was not at all new to me, I've been here years ago. Even before the actual existence of Universal Studios, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands. It was the year 2009 when I went here with my parents, the short 3-day visit made me realized I needed to come back. So after 6 years I was given a chance to finally return to the Lion City, just in time for the Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Revisiting Singapore was my birthday gift to myself. I became really excited about this trip even more when Mike and I learned that Singapore is celebrating its 50 years of independence, definitely there's no better time to rediscover the amazing delights SG has to offer.
Singapore is indeed one of the most developed countries in the world. Being a progressive country has its perks for tourists like an excellent transport system that makes getting around easy, the never ending list of shopping malls & hotels, family-friendly attractions, modern cityscapes & gardens and low-crime rate making it one of the safest countries on earth. Aside from that Singapore also shares a rich history and diverse culture perfect for tourists looking for awesome cultural finds & delicious local cuisines.
So here I'm sharing with you the list of things ChaMike did around Singapore for 4 days.
Singapore Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Walk with ChaMike in Singapore | Singapore MRT.
Traveling abroad via public transportation is always an adventure for us since the railway services are just more efficient than those in the Philippines. In Singapore, we often used MRTs because they're cost efficient than taking a cab and its more user-friendly than riding a bus.
Walk with ChaMike at Innotel Hotel.
Among the many hotel options in Singapore I chose Innotel Hotel for several reasons including its location. Innotel Hotel is a boutique business hotel located along the belt of Orchard Road in the heart of the city. This hotel is a 4-minute walk from Plaza Singapura, Dhoby Ghaut Bus Station and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station services 3 main MRT lines so it's convenient especially if you use the train often. If you've been reading my blog, you know that a hotel's location is very important for me when traveling. It should be close to any transport hubs thus the reason why Innotel Hotel fits perfectly to our preference. It's also relatively cheap as compared to other hotels with prime locations in Singapore.
Walk with ChaMike in Singapore.
It wasn't my first time to visit Singapore. I've been here once with my parents in 2009. That time Universal Studios and even Marina Bay Sands haven't existed yet. So for my birthday this year, in time for SG's 50th year I requested Mike to bring me to this Little Red Dot country and of course he gladly obliged.