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Little India, Singapore 

I passed through Little India while on a tour. The area seems vibrant with local fruits and vegetables, some I’ve never seen before. The handicraft markets are lively and full of unique goods. The restaurants and eateries smelled delicious and enticing and I regret not trying anything. Little India is worth a visit to see the diversity in Singapore’s demographics. I’d recommend going on a tour so someone can explain the history and architecture, which I found most interesting. 
.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

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Orchard Road, Singapore

Orchard Road is everything if not overwhelming. It’s an iconic shopping strip that breathes life into Singapore and boasts local small businesses as well as international brands. Everything is connected by a series of underground tunnels so it’s likely that you’ll be able to avoid the ground level heat and humidity by taking the rat runs between shopping malls. In fact, you’ll want for nothing because everything is available here; food, homewares, clothes, even a train home. And you won’t get lost because Singapore is very easy to navigate regardless of language barrier. I’d recommend that you research whether your trip falls near a major holiday, as the shopping centres take any chance to celebrate the dollar. We went around Christmas and there was fanfare and tinsel and fake snow on every windowsill- an eye opening experience.  

Spend a day wandering without any plans. You’ll be able to amuse yourself for sure.




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Clarke Quay, Singapore

Clarke Quay seems like it would be a vibrant place to be at night. We went in the midday laziness, so there wasn’t much happening except for lunch deals on the waterfront. Aside from the usual shopping malls, I found Clarke Quay to be really interesting, architecturally, as there were boats used as shop fronts, pastel terraces and  heritage buildings. I recommend seeing it all via water. See if you can get on a river cruise so you can sit in the shade, and learn about the area.
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Singapore Mass Rapid Transit

Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) is efficient, clean,  fast and very easy to navigate. My English-speaking mother and I were able to master the MRT within a day, and felt comfortable relying on it as a mode of transport within Singapore. It covers the major tourist attractions, comes regularly and is cost-effective. 



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Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are a wonderful piece of tradition against the modern gardens that Singapore boasts so loudly around Marina Bay. After seeing Gardens by the Bay, all artificially implanted with random varieties mixed together, it’s rather refreshing to see a natural progression of acclimated plants I’m their element. The orchid section is stunning and the grounds are huge. It’s not immediately in the city, so plan how you get there and back. We’ll worth it for the old, traditional collection of botanical specimens. The Gardens are a nice oasis, a calming place to retreat to within the hustle and bustle of Singapore City.  The specimens date back to 1859 and are UNESCO World Heritage listed. 


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National Orchid Garden, Singapore 

The National Orchid Garden has such variety. All these different types flourish in the equatorial humidity, and the garden is well cared for. There are old specimens, traditional specimens, newer hybrids and show-winning displays. The park has a really nice atmosphere and is very accessible so it’s perfect for nature lovers and ordinary people alike.  

Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Botanical Gardens, Singapore

The Botanic Gardens are impressive and extensive. After seeing Gardens by the Bay, all artificially implanted with random varieties mixed together, it’s rather refreshing to see a natural progression of acclimated plants I’m their element. The orchid section is stunning and the grounds are huge. It’s not immediately in the city, so plan how you get there and back. We’ll worth it for the old, traditional collection of botanical specimens.

Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.