Singapore Tips & Travel Guide

SINGAPORE – Serene, Clean and Beautiful

Singapore has a melting pot of different cultures, cuisines, experiences,  influences and architectural styles that turn into a vast architectural showcase waiting to discover. 

There are so many reasons that make the island such a unique destination to visit! Best Things To Do In Marina Bay Singapore

  1. Gardens By The Bay. The home of the incredible Supertrees and one of the most famous gardens in the world.
  2. The Merlion Of Singapore.
  3. Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay.
  4. Ride The Singapore Flyer.
  5. Walk The Helix Bridge.
  6. Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
  7. Rent Scooters And Explore.
  8. Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands.

Singapore is an affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malaysian and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene.

If you ever head to Indonesia, make sure to book a trip to Singapore, it is a Garden City and makes a great stopover in the region to explore. Ni hao (hello) from Singapore.

Our first day we went to downtown Singapore Marina Bay Sands, a magnificent resort with three 55-story hotel towers, huge boat on top, with an exquisite infinite pool, casino, museum, garden and shops.
This is just the most beautiful sight to see. Moshe Safdie is the architect behind this Singapore’s most recognizable building. The movie Crazy, Rich Asians was filmed on the roof top of Marina Bay.

Singapore is an island city-state located in Southeast Asia—is full of vegan-friendly restaurants and cruelty-free food. Whether you’re craving vegan sushi, dumplings, curry, or noodles, Singapore has it all to tantalize your taste buds.

On our first day here after breakfast we enjoyed a city tour of Singapore.  – The tour guide took us to the civic and colonial districts of the city before making a stop at Merlion, an icon symbol of Singapore – a lion-headed figure with the body of a fish, to take photos as well as to enjoy the view of Marina Bay.

Merlion was partly inspired by the city’s Sanskrit name, Singapura, which means ‘lion city’. This Sanskrit name is thought to have been given by a Sumatran prince Sang Nila Utama, who ruled Temasek, a settlement on the Singapura island during the early 14th century. While hunting for animals, the prince spotted a strange creature moving quickly, which was identified as a lion by his advisors. However, there were no records of lions native to Singapore. It might have been a tiger that he saw, for tigers used to be found in the wild in Singapore, up until the 1930s.

Gardens by the Bay was a treat for all the senses with its vibrant colors and displays.  With their towering height and unique design, the man-made Super trees at Gardens by the Bay are an iconic fixture on the Singapore landscape.

Soaking the night in the beautiful Garden Rhapsody – Gardens by the Bay music & lights dancing show!

This visual extravaganza brings a touch of sparkle to the towering tree structures, dressing them up in stunning colors, music and dancing patterns of light. Makes you feel like you’re in an enchanted forest!

The Infinity Pool at Marina Bay—is the world’s largest and highest outdoor elevated water body. Its true appeal, though, lies in swimming right to the edge. The views at Marina Bay Sands Skypark were breathtaking.

After that we visited the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore, Thian Hock Kheng.

We went to the district of Little India famous for its vibrant colors and the sight and smell of incense sticks, jasmines and spices.

The National Orchid Gardens was just breathtakingly beautiful with sprawling displays of so MANY different types of orchids.  

Their most popular attraction is the National Orchid Garden, which houses thousands of orchid species known as Very Important Plants (VIPs).
Over 200 hybrid orchids in this garden have been affectionately named after visiting foreign dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as celebrities like actors Jackie Chan, Zhou Xun and Bae Yong Jun.

Enjoyed the day exploring Sentosa Island, taking a Bumboat ride on the Singapore River the island had so much to see and do.

The tropical island has 1.2 miles worth of sandy beaches—from Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong beaches and lots of attractions on the isle such as adventure parks, museums, luge rides and even indoor skydiving.

We opted for some rest and relaxation in the hammock and basked in the sunshine with a good book and ice-cold drink in hand; It was picture Perfect!

Night ZOO- We embarked on a nocturnal adventure at Night Safari Zoo and Rainforest Lumina! The Singapore Night Safari is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore.

Opened in 1994, Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. The animals of the Night Safari, range from tigers, lions, chital deer and gaur to Indian rhinoceros and pangolins to tarsiers and Asian elephants and so much more. The animals are made visible by lighting that resembles moonlight. Today, the award-winning park welcomes more than 1.1 million visitors a year. They come from all over the world to enjoy it.

The next day we shopped along Orchard Road,and  visited the splendid Gardens by the Bay.  This has the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.  This huge waterfall is the centerpiece of the misty conservatory, designed to house plant life from the tropical highlands.

Explored the Singapore National Museum and Kampong Glam (Malaysian enclave).

Vegan Scene in Singapore

Indonesian food — with its signature tempeh, rice, tofu, noodles, curries, and many vegetable dishes — never leaves you without vegan choices no matter where you go. Singapore is the Food Capital – theatrical show kitchens and cuisines from around the world. Chatted with the chef who prepared the indian food from chana masala, aloo parata, daal, veggie pakoras, aloo curry and lots of fresh fruits and veggies.

Loved the spicy noodle dish called Laksa – recipe for this dish.

At Herbivore we ordered Sushi, udon, gyoza, and more sushi—that’s what you should order when you visit Japanese restaurant Herbivore. The 100 percent vegetarian eatery features many vegan-friendly menu items.

Genesis, make sure that it’s the dumplings. The noodle soups, fragrant rice dishes, kimchi, and main meals are delicious, too. But as one patron said, “Nothing beats these dumplings

Hearty dumplings, yummy noodles, and killer curry—these are just a few of the delicious dishes that you’ll find at Real Food.

VeganBurg—known only to San Francisco and Singapore—will satisfy your burger cravings without weighing you down. From the fiber-rich buns to the farm-fresh greens and the GMO-free patties, each burger is delicious and nutritious. Delicious vegan Icecream and desserts.

Some of the other places to dine in Singapore where: Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Robertson Quay 

Highlights of the Trip:

• Enjoy the beautiful pristine beaches of Singapore

• View a performance of the Ramayana epic based Kecak Dance with the majestic temple as a background

• Enjoy a city tour of Singapore through its different districts

• Visit the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore, Thian Hock Kheng

Try all the delicious vegan cuisines