Hello lovelies! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately but I’ve been working like crazy, traveling and getting stuff done. It was a long holiday weekend here in Vietnam, girl needed to do a visa run so I packed my bags and went to Singapore!
Living in Vietnam for the past three months hasn’t always been a walk in the park so when I arrived in Singapore, it was like love at first sight. For me, Singapore was like a small piece of the Western world here in Asia. Knowing I only had a few days to explore, I made an itinerary for myself that highlighted all the spots I wanted to see and got down to business! Here’s are the places I checked out in Singapore:
Haji Lane & the Arab Streets
I stayed at the Five Stones Hostel on Beach Road and I could not have picked a better location for myself during this trip. Five Stones is located right next to Bussorah Street, where Haji Lane and the rest of the Arab Streets are within walking distance. You can find many different kinds of restaruants on Bussorah Street and the others that serve Indian food, Lebanese, Turkish and much more.
Here is where you will find the Sultan Mosque. The Mosque is only open to tourists for certain hours during the day so make sure you check times before you go! I highly recommend taking the time to look inside because it is beautiful.
When I arrived on Sunday night, it was closed to tourists so I went back and visited the next day.
The boots explore the Mosque. Don’t worry if you are not dressed appropriately! They will provide you with wraps and covers to wear for free.
Haji Lane is worth checking out with it’s many shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and street art. Come night time, you can listen to live music and sip on some “refreshing summer beverages” as my Uncle Jim & Aunt Murph would say 🙂
Wild Honey in Scotts Square- Three words: ALL DAY BREAKFAST. Dreams do come true everyone. I ordered the Caribbean waffles and they were everything I expected & more. Coconut waffles with a passion fruit cream on the inside, topped with bananas, mangoes , raspberries and toasted coconut flakes.
Boots at the temple.
The Raffles Hotel for a signature Singapore Sling. Like I’ve said before, did you really visit Singapore if you didn’t drink a Singapore Sling?
The Raffles Hotel reminds me of something out of a Wes Anderson film mixed with a cafe in New Orleans. Great atmosphere and drinks, what more do you need?
Gardens by the Bay- This was at the top of my list of places I wanted to see in Singapore and it did not disappoint. We went up onto the skyway in the Supertree Grove where you get an amazing view of the city. My only regret is not being there during the sunset to see all of the city lights but there’s always next time!
Clarke Quay- Have some dinner & drinks in Clarke Quay along the river with many different restaurants & bars to chose from. We ended up at Chupitos Shot Bar. If this bar existed in the U.S., it would be a real game changer. Just look at their shot menu:
Orchard Road Shopping- Right around the corner from Wild Honey you will find Orchard Road, a street full of shopping centers, stores, restaurants, you name it & it’s probably there. Above ground, underground, Orchard Road has it all. It was heaven on earth for the foreigner living in Vietnam who can’t find clothes her size. I toooooore that sheep up.
I was able to fit all of these things into my 2 days & 1 night in Singapore and still find a way to relax, enjoy some drinks and fall in love with the place. I can’t wait to go back in June for ULTRA!! I will be seeing you soon Singapore 😘 xoxo