Singapore Tour and Itinerary Details



Visiting Singapore is like going to China, India and the world! My two days is certainly not enough to see this country entirely but I can say that they have a very - well developed tourism industry.  
They were able to retain the many identities of their culture and heritage. Their famous architectures and landscapes around the world all speak of their advancement in terms of technology. 

That is why I cannot blame a lot of Filipinos are very much willing to work in Singapore even giving up their citizenship because I can literally see everywhere the countless opportunities!

I want to share to you the list of  seven places to visit in Singapore.  Please do not expect that the Universal Studios and Sentosa Island Resort are included in here because I am a heritage buff - in short I am into getting to know the place rather than enjoying what is in that place. I can probably see these places on my next visit but for now I would like to recommend these seven reasons that make up the country of Singapore.

There are two major districts in Singapore that I highly recommend: Chinatown and Little India. We will start from Chinatown.

Chinatown
I am very lucky that my accommodation for 2 nights is located along Pagoda Street, this is one of the most historical streets in Chinatown.  

Where to find the most affordable with options like you want a shared room, private room or an apartment,  you may click here.



Instead of staying to a hotel, I opted a hostel for only Sg$32 per night within Chinatown while my travel buddy who arrived hours after booked at Little India. Rates here are cheaper because we chose a 6-bedroom dorm mixed type – meaning my roommates can be girls or boys.  Sharing a room with strangers has some risks like you may get robbed or harassed and hostels are cheap because it has a few inconveniences like  the water faucet may not function and the liquid soap bottle has gone empty so need to ask the coordinators to refill it et cetera.. But then again if you are not that choosy and you are  budget - conscious,  you can opt for hostels and dormitories.

I strongly recommend via Airbnb, by the way if you love to travel or host travelers, they have this program that allows you to Send a friend ₱1,090 Airbnb credit. You'll get ₱1,090 when they travel and ₱3,271 when they host. Cool right? You may click here for details.  Not using peso? It is ok :) there is an option for other currencies as well.
This is the hostel where I stay
Chinatown Heritage Center: You can buy the most affordable souvenirs you can bring home: lanterns, merlion keychain, aromatheraphy / skin care products, calligraphy stalls, silk poaches  etc.  This place is very beautiful! I feel like I was transported to China in an instant without a visa!





Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, is one of the world's busiest art centers.  It's concert has 1, 600 seats  and  the theater has a capacity of 2,000 seats. It is FREE admission most of the time except on selected events .
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981




Marina Bay Sands Park, is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property. Just look at it. You will have the answers why.
Address: Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.

Daytime view

Night time view

Merlion Park, they say you have not really been to Singapore if you have no single photo of this. 
Address :  One Fullerton, Singapore


Merlion Park


Changi Airport, yes their airport is a tourist spot itself. It will take hours for me to count one by one.



Sri Mariamman Temple, is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It been gazetted a National Monument and is a major tourist attraction. 
Address: 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district
Gardens by the Bay at Marina Bay





Take note of the Gopuram on top - sculptures of Hindu deities, other figures and ornamental decorations





TIPS

1. Please buy the Singapore Tourist Pass to save a lot. You can ride to all public transportation UNLIMITED. Yes.

2.  On a really tight budget? You can dine and shop at People's Park Complex at 101 Upper Cross Street.

3.  Orchard Road Mall is like our Greenbelt in Ayala, Makati.  While I was walking I thought I was really in  Makati because I have encountered a dozen Filipinos out there. 

Little India is an ethnic neighbourhood that has Tamil cultural elements. It is  located in the Singapore River—across from Chinatown, located west of the river—and north of Kampong Glam.  It is more commonly known as Tekka in the local Tamil community.



See the beautiful and colorful houses inside Little India


They are very much into mixing colors. Look further!


Lovely Bollywood dresses!


The windows remind me of our very own - capiz shells!

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