Singapore Surprise


We spent three days in Singapore walking, tasting and exploring more of the city we visited earlier this year.  We are here in Singapore because we will be leaving in a few days for an Azamara Club Cruise to Thailand, Vietnam and ending in Hong Kong.

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Shopping the tourist stalls in Chinatown

 

Singapore can be a very expensive city, but there are so many inexpensive options to explore the city.  We walked and took the MRT (subway) all around town for only a few dollars.  We avoided Raffles, the iconic hotel and home of the Singapore Sling because we don’t feel a need to spend over thirty bucks for a drink.  We enjoyed shopping (of course) and eating at inexpensive hawker stands with locals in Chinatown.  We tried a ramen bar, tasting the most delicious noodles and soup that don’t remotely resemble the Top Ramen I enjoyed during my college years.

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Delicious ramen, a very tasty treat

On our final night in Singapore we visited Orchard Road, home to gorgeous high end retail and hotels and restaurants.  We were so surprised to see the opulent Christmas decorations.  As we walked past Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany we were delighted with the sights of Christmas everywhere.  At a Christmas village set up outside a mall we were treated to a Christmas violin concert by school children.  Singers were eveywhere singing Christmas songs and top hits.  The lights and sounds with the magnificent backdrop of the architecture  were such a treat to us and a true Singapore Surprise.

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High end stores on Orchard Road decorated for the Christmas holiday

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The holiday lights along Orchard Road

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7 comments

  1. looks like a grand time. Love following your adventures. Relatives just spent time over there and when in Bangkok they booked a tour with a company called local on line and visited the floating markets by boat with a local and dined with them in their house. Just in case you need more adventures. See you when you return.

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  2. That’s wonderful!
    The next time, might you consider some of the off beaten parts of the island too. We’ll show more about what you can see around each MRT station soon!

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  3. That ramen looks soooooo goooooood!!!!!

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  4. I’ve heard quite a few visitors to Singapore rave about the quality of the ramen they find here – I guess we must be good at cooking other cultures’ food too, haha! Hope you enjoyed your trip, and get to explore more parts of the island if you ever do find yourself back here again 🙂

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