Singapore

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Singapore

Singapore-5

When we were looking at flights from Australia to Thailand we saw that most of the ones we wanted went through Singapore, so we decided we may as well stop there for a few days. Singapore is a melting pot of all different Asian cultures, and English is the main language, so what better way to ease into the Asian leg of our journey. We stayed at the Marina Bay Sands (the building with the three towers), a luxury resort containing a mall, museum, two theaters, skating rink, casino, and more…

…just kidding, we stayed in a 12 person dorm in the cheaper section of the city. It wasn’t bad though, and we spent most of our time outside of it anyways. We didn’t realize our timing until we got there, but we happened to be there just in time for Chinese New Year! There were loads of celebrations going on all through the weekend all over the city. Our first night there we went down to the River Hongbao to get some local street food, partake in some festivities, and watch some fireworks. On our first full day, we went to the Gardens by the Bay. We went into both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest and thought both were awesome; loads of cool plants and flowers. We spent the rest of our time checking out Chinatown and some other neighborhoods. Overall, a pretty cool city and now we’re ready for our next stop, Bangkok!