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Global Global: Spotless Singapore!

April 16, 2013 6:11 pm Published by

Singapore has a glitzy, fashionable image and is known for its safe and ultra-clean standard of living. Increasing in popularity over the last couple of years with royal visitors, luxury vacationers and backpackers; it is the perfect place to stop-over for a few days. This is exactly what I did in February, en-route to Australia.

A Place to Stay, Marina Bay.

I had three days to experience Singapore and after the 12 hour flight from the UK, I decided to splash out on a room at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.Wow. Sitting at the front of Marina Bay and offering a casino, spa, shops, multiple restaurants and most famously the Skypark; I wasn’t sure I would ever leave this hotel!

marina bay sands hotel  

The Skypark is a large, submarine-shaped structure at the top of the three towers. I went here for a daily swim in the huge infinity pool which offers breath-taking views across the city. To top it off, there is even a chocolate bar. Yes, a bar which serves just chocolate. I spent far too much time here and particularly indulged in the wild chocolate strawberries and raspberries topped with whipped ganache!

Shop till you Drop, Orchard Road.

For all your shopping needs, Orchard Road is a 2km street filled with multiple shopping malls and eateries. If you’re a self-controlled window-shopper you’ll enjoy taking in this bustling, vibrant tourist hub, but for the shopaholics – be prepared to part with a fair few of your Singapore Dollars!

Fun for the family, Sentosa Island.

Sentosa is an entire island devoted to entertaining tourists and you’ll need to set a day aside to make the most of all the amusements. We took a cable car from the HarbourFront Station across to the island and spent a few hours at Universal Studios before relaxing on a sandy beach watching the sun go down.

sentosa island  

There is something for everyone with plenty of other activities available, from golf to Underwater World’s Ocean Aquarium, making Sentosa Island a great place for a day out.

In conclusion; it’s definitely worth spending the extra money to have a few days in Singapore. I loved the bright lights and exciting, up-and-coming atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed!

Written by Kayleigh Driscoll, FTT Global.

 

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