We have just got back from a fabulous few days in Singapore. Like I’ve said previously, we were still undecided of what to do in the holidays by the time they actually rolled around. A few deciding factors and we were off to Singapore for near enough 5 days.
We’ve never been to Singapore but obviously living in Asia it’s on the bucket list, plus it offered me the chance to see my cousin who I haven’t seen in over 6 months (and miss terribly) and celebrate Dave’s birthday at Universal Studios – win win.
I’m not going to do the whole trip in one post! We did far too much for that plus we only got back last night so I need to organise myself a bit but I will just tell you about our arrival and choice of transport etc! We’ll leave the fun stuff for another time but if you want a sneak peak head on over to my Instagram or Twitter where I have been posting the last few days.
We flew from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Singapore Changi with Tiger Air (return flights were £215 for us both), taking just over 2 hours…the longest flight I’ve been on in a while!
We arrived on time into Changi and headed down to the MRT airport link. We bought Ez-Link cards here to use the MRT and buses; the cards work the same as an Oyster in London or a Rabbit in Bangkok. The cards cost $12 (£6) and have a credit of $7 which can be refunded at the end of your trip if you don’t use it all. We got a couple of taxis but primarily hopped on and off the MRT which is clean, easy to use and pretty quiet most of the time! The MRT in Singapore is laid out more like the underground in London in terms of different lines so we did need to use the little map we were given with our cards!
The journey to our hotel was simple and painless, we had to change once to get to our desired stop of Outram Park and before we knew it we were walking up our street. First impressions were that Singapore was very calm and civilised; we were waved across a zebra crossing which we both found hilarious, our Bangkok caution kicking in as zebra crossings mean nothing there…you take your life in your hands! It was also weird to be in Asia but be surrounded by English speakers, of course I automatically bowed at everyone and spoke Thai for a few days!
Over the next few days I’ll fill you in on what we got up to, where we stayed and what we ate of course!