Hi everyone! I have been finding it hard to post on my blog lately, nothing too exciting to write about and it takes ages to upload photos! I thought I'd share some photos from my first overseas holiday :) It was a very spontaneous trip, Jetstar were having a ridiculously cheap sale on flights to Singapore, so the boyfriend & I decided to go. I had to organize my passport & got it in less than a week, and headed off a week later. Singapore is such a beautiful city, so clean, trees everywhere, easy to get around (taxis are so cheap!) most people speak English, SO much shopping etc etc. I can't wait to go back! We were there for 4 days as we didn't want it to be an expensive holiday and we didn't want to take too long off work.
We arrived in Singapore around 5.30am and headed straight to our hotel. We stayed at the Pan Pacific in Marina Bay. It was gorgeous! The service was so good, people opening car doors for you, greeting you as you walk into the hotel, helping out wherever you go. I really recommend staying here for anyone thinking about going to Singapore. Each morning we had the most delicious Continental Breakfast in one of the hotel restaurants. There's no better way than starting the morning with fresh croissonts, eggs, pancakes, waffles, bacon, fruit & freshly squeezed juice.
After a quick cat-nap, we headed off to explore the area around the hotel. We caught a train to Orchard Road to do a bit of shopping. I didn't buy much, there was so many shops! I was completely overwhelmed. We spent the whole day walking around the shops & streets. That night we had dinner at Keyaki - the Japanese restaurant in our hotel, beautiful food!
On the second day (Saturday 17th October) we went to Sentosa Island. So much to do there, but so exhausting walking around in the heat all day. We went on the Luge & Skyride, so much fun! I held a white python, and we chilled with a drink at the Wavehouse. Later that afternoon we went on the Singapore Flyer. Such a beautiful view! That night we went into Little India with some friends who were staying at the same hotel. It was crazy busy, apparently it was Indian New Year so everyone was celebrating. All the restaurants were extremely busy so we headed to Clark Quay for dinner at Burger King Bar. After that we went to Boat Quay for a drink at Eski Bar. I had read about this in one of the brochures, but it was really disappointing.
On Sunday, the boyfriend wanted to go on a boat so we went to Batam in Indonesia. It was quite a culture shock for me, after not much sleep the night before and a long boat ride I was quiet emotional and felt very out of place (every second person was staring at me.) So after 15 minutes we booked a return ticket to Singapore. That night we went to MOS burger for dinner and then got a taxi to the zoo to go on the Night Safari :)
On Monday we had breakfast & relaxed by the pool, then headed to the airport and spent a good few hours shopping in duty free before leaving at 6.30pm. I will do a separate post for the few things I have purchased there and at home. Below are some of our trip :)
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