We were centrally located near Bugis Junction. It was a cool area full of boutique shops. Private A/C room for £25 a night, which was much lower than any other accommodation that we could find. Too good to be true? Yeah. We didn't have a bathroom. The website was a little misleading to say the least. The shared bathroom was down a long flight of stairs. Bit of a pain but no big deal.
I had found a well recommended South Indian restaurant online & hopped on the MRT to Little India. The restaurant was fully vegetarian & it had Dosas :D That alone would have been enough to make Little India well worth visiting, but then it also has all these technicolour painted shophouses. Sensory overload (in a good way) with the aroma of incense & spices permeating from the shops & houses.
|This house was owned by a confectionery maker. I would imagine that he painted it with so many colours in order to make his shop stand out from all of the rest.|
Back on the MRT towards the bay. We first checked out Marina Bay which is a pretty impressive building. Hotel with a viewing platform above & a shopping mall below. If/when we come back to Singapore we will definitely stay at least one night here. There is an infinity pool which sounds amazing.
|Like the Venetian Hotel in Vegas, there is a canal that runs the length of the building.|
|The Merlion. Head of a lion and body of a fish. Its kind of a Mascot. It personifies Singapore's heritage as a fishing village.|
|The Science Museum. I really wanted to check it out but we ran out of time. Five days just is not enough time in Singapore. I am not sure if there is such a thing as enough time in Singapore.|
With its awesome Domes, Supertrees & huge collection of flora from around the world, Gardens By The Bay is the newest national garden & it's pretty spectacular. Our dogs were barking after walking around all day for the second day straight. But I was determined to stay and watch day turn into night which is when The Supertrees come alive.
|The Tulips were a work in progress.|
|Taking a break from the walk I found this embankment and great view.|
|The 'kids' area. Seemed like just as many adults were play fighting. Wish I knew about this before hand I would have been sure to bring a change of clothes & a Super Soaker.|
Laying on the ground gazing up at these vertical plants with their light & sound show in full swing. I was oblivious to everything else around me. My gaze was broken when a 6 year old came within an inch of crashing into my head as she whizzed around the park on her scooter.