Day 6: Singapore Part 1
Some of you may think “Why I did not stay in Hong Kong and fly to Singapore?” Well, if you have been to Hong Kong or have planned a trip to Hong Kong, you would know that hotels in Hong Kong are very expensive because Hong kong Dollars changes according to USD changes. So, staying one night in 3 stars hotel in Hong Kong would cost almost same as the total of the round trip from Hong Kong and Singapore and one night in 4 stars hotel in Singapore. So, that’s why I decided to visit Singapore instead of staying in Hong Kong, and another reason is I’ve never been to Singapore.
The flight was full although it was night flight which arrives Singapore at 5:50 AM.
I took a taxi ride to hotel and decided to take a rest.
After few hour of discovering Singapore, I started loving sSingapore so much, not only because I visited there in February when Vancouver is freezing and wet all day, but it also because of great food with very cheap price.
One of the most famous Singaporean cuisines is chicken rice (or Hainan chicken rice). It is a steamed or roasted chicken served with rice and soup. The price range for chicken rice in regular food courts is between $3.5 and $5.0 (1 Singapore Dollar is almost same as 1 Canadian Dollar). So, those are cheap and taste amazingly great.
Another notable thing about Singapore is the developed public transit. I could go pretty much every major places in Singapore by using subways. The ticket for subway ride is also cheap. I love cities with great public transit or have cheap taxi fare, because I don’t have the international drivers licence and also I like taking public transit because it makes me feel like becoming local people in the places I visit.
In the evening, I went to see Merlion, one of the symbolic statue of Singapore. The contrast between Merlion and tall buildings in Marina area creates great atmosphere that made me think this is a special place, not similar to anywhere in the world. After enjoying the great view of Merlion and beautiful buildings, I visited The Long Bar in Raffles Hotel to drink Singapore Sling. It tasted great and became one of my favorite cocktail so far.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day!
Continued to 3 Nights 8 Days Trip Part 6.