We were in Singapore during Chinese New Year. But there was much to see in this vibrant city besides the colorful larger than life silk screen figures. Here were a few of our highlights including a couple suggestions that we just did not have the time to see during our three days:
- Our great room at the Stamford with room service and super zippy wifi
- Night safari
- Chili Crab from hawker stalls (amazing street food and the only real bargain in town). Get your starter, main, and dessert from different places.
- Little India hawker stalls
- Marina Bay Sands
- Night zoo
- Raffles Hotel (the original)
- The pool at the top of Marina Bay Sands
- There are also a couple of very good clubs attached to the hotel complex.
- Lots of funky building and great architecture
- Fish market (get there early in the day).
- Maxwell Food Center in Chinatown
- Old Airport Road food court between Dakota MRT station and Mt. Batten on yellow line
- Botanical Garden
- Gluttons Bay – eat and get a big view
- Clark Key–overpriced but can buy a beer and watch boats go buy or buy one at the 7-11 cheaper.
Singapore is clean, even the air is clean for SE Asia. Singapore is expensive, a beer will run you $12 most places. Singapore is interesting and unique. The official language is English. Laws are strictly enforced and violations are dealt with most harshly and quickly. Crime is almost nonexistent. As one long-time resident put it, “It is the ultimate nanny state.” Do not litter and do not even think about coming with drugs. As long as you play by the rules, you will not find a safer city on earth. We left most of our belongings in Thailand and just came with an overnight bag. Three nights was the perfect amount of time.