Updated: Mar 19, 2020
This month it's the letter S, with 27 countries it could have been one of these fab destinations Sweden, Switzerland, Samoa, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis or possibly one of the many others. Which ones have you visited? With so many to choose from it was another hard decision this month. We visited Singapore this past January and wow we were very impressed, it had to be the one. With it's incredible skyline, colonial architecture, Merlion and much more. I can't wait to share more about this incredible destination. Here's what you can experience when you visit.
Singapore Skyline from Gardens By The Bay ©MDHarding
A to Z Travel Blog - Singapore
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Getting To Singapore
Travelling to Singapore couldn't be easier. There are direct flights from London with Singapore airlines. We decided to travel via Doha from Edinburgh with Qatar Airlines. Having flown with Qatar Airlines on many occasions, I can highly recommend them. The transfer process is really efficient. On this journey we also took advance of the evening Doha city tour, visiting the harbour, market and cultural landmarks.
Qatar Airways ©MDHarding
Traveling Around Singapore
Local transport is really easy to navigate. Invest in either the visitor pass or the transport card (EZ-Link Card). We opted for the transport card (EZ-Link Card) at $25 valid for three days, which can be topped up easily at the local 7 eleven convenience stores. These can be purchased at the airport ready for your first journey on the MRT to the city centre.
Explore Singapore Transport Cards ©MDHarding
There are lots of options to eat out around the city. Our favourite spot was by Clarke Quay, with an abundance of restaurants and food specialties. It is a beautiful location by the water, watching the boats drift past. In the evening the area is illuminated, with colourful reflections in the water below. We found eating out to be quite expensive in Singapore but we dined in touristy areas.
Clarke Quay ©MDHarding
For the first few days we opted to stay in a local Airbnb which was an amazing experience. The hospitality, location (10 minute walk from Dakota Station), tea & coffee, comfortable room in a colonial house was perfect!
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After returning from a cruise we opted to try one of the small independent hotels - Quay Hotel. It was perfectly located in the city centre, only minutes walk away from Clarke Quay with breakfast included.
Beautiful Airbnb Colonial House, Singapore ©MDHarding
Places To Visit
There are so many wonderful places to visit, things to see and do. Some that you should not miss are the incredible Gardens By The Bay with the evening light show, as well as a visit to the colourful districts of Katong and Joo Chiat. You might also like to take a day trip to Sentosa Island with Universal Studios, Madam Tusauds, Merlion and sandy beaches. Discover the many species of Hornbill at the Jurong Bird Park, walk around the historical fort at Fort Canning Park. It can be thirsty work exploring, time for a Singapore Sling? The birth place - Raffles Hotel has now re-opened. This magnificent colonial building, is well worth a visit.
Colourful Katong Architecture ©MDHarding