Sooo on our first day, we ventured on Chinatown and Marina Bay.
Left: Sri Mariamman Temple, Right: Chinatown Street Market
Chinatown is one of those places that you should visit when going to Singapore. There are a lot of souvenir shops nearby that sells fairly priced gifts and trinkets. The buildings are colorful and actually very Instagram(able), so if you're one of those people who like to do stuff for the 'gram, then best that you hit the streets of Chinatown. Aside from the artsy architectures, they also have really good hawker centers nearby, like the Maxwell Hawker Center and the Chinatown Complex where you can get a good plate of HK Roasted BBQ, Chicken Rice and dumplings. Kinda sucks though that I wasn't able to take photos of the food we ate 'cause we just eat right away and just realize later that we weren't able to take photos.
Next stop, we went to the Flower Dome where there was a "Tulipmania" event happening. They filled up the center of the place with various colors and kinds of Tulips which was really amazing.
The place housed various plant species from different parts of the world. It was like walking through an indoor flower farm or something like that. Before the Tulips, various succulents were housed here. After spending the afternoon with the Tulips, we headed over to Gardens by the Bay where the Supertree Grove stood.
Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay
I've always wanted to go up on one of the Supertrees to get a like a skyline view of the city but there was always a really long line every time I attempted to. So instead, we just waited for the 15-minute light show to start. I always watched the light show from a far, so this would be the first time that we were really close to the whole thing. There were benches were you can lie down and view the lights twinkling against the dark sky. It was really a magical experience.
I guess that's it for the first half of the Singapore blog. Kinda felt bad that I wasn't able to take more photos and all. But I did have like a video montage of the Singapore trip which I will be posting sometime this next month, sooo please do check that out!
'Til Next Time,