Super Weekend at The Island City – SINGAPORE

Welcome to Singapore, a magnetic city-state known for her luxury hotels, posh malls, refined cuisine, beaches, inspiring attractions, and expeditious junctions.  

High rise Singapore structures

Our visit here exemplified a unified system of greenery and city life – blended with cultures that included the Arabs, Chinese, Tamil, English, and Malay, among many others.

1. Singapore Zoo

This is one of the best rain-forest zoos worldwide!

We visited here mid-morning when traffic was building and wouldn’t fail but notice how remarkable their reception was! The officers in charge were welcoming and told us that had we come earlier, we would have had “breakfast with the orangutans.” A morning session where they feed the animals. Next time I suppose.

Orangutan

There were guide points located strategically and this helped as we were navigating the animal stations. It was the first time I was interacting with Komodo dragons and man ooh man – they are a sight to see.

Komodo Dragon

Hygiene here is a top priority and I wouldn’t fail but notice how well the animals – chimps, white tigers, and zebras among others were fed and treated.

For a closer wildlife view, we were guided to the River and Night Safari. The interaction here is closer and intimate but there were set boundaries and rules – the animals are unpredictable and you should never be close enough!

2. Marina Bay

Marina Bay – a spectacular sight for a late afternoon/early evening leisure walk. As we were strolling, we wouldn’t help but notice the breathtaking sites that included iconic hotels, gardens and tall buildings.

Marina bay bridge during day time
Marina bay gardens at night

We found out that the Marina Bay Sands resort is home to many sight-seeing features and activities. Within, there was Shoppes, a mall that offers luxury brands for different tastes and varieties, this mall serves Choa Chu Kang new town.

Marina bay sands hotel under the sky

Singapore Esplanade is also another mall that has a multipurpose arts center for multinational tourists.

3. Universal Studios Singapore

A nice place for movies – a movie on Sentosa Island.

Universal Studio under a white-blue sky

We learned that Universal Studios Singapore has 7 themes and tourists here enjoy a variety of shows and rides. It really is a big area that covers 20 hectares. A further stroll will take you to Hollywood Boulevard – a “United States” within Singapore.

We also came across the Sci-Fi City that has a pair of intertwining roller coasters — the tallest in the world. Then to Ancient Egypt, where the atmosphere is of ancient Egypt and you will see two huge guardian statues.

4. Orchard Road

It was not in our plan to do any window shopping but here we were – Orchard Road – an area with a variety of high-end stores at every corner. Stores packed with both design and style. We counted more than 10 malls and in between, we lost count. Maybe next time, we’ll come for a shopping spree. They sell top-notch products!

Shopping stores – Orchard

 5. Clarke Quay

Before the end of our stay, we decided to have a taste of what nightlife had to offer. And our choice was on point – Clarke Quay, well known for its night clubs. If you love partying, this is the place for you.

Sign with neon lights

A party hub with beautiful people, dazzling lights, disco halls, and thrilling nightclubs. The majority of its bars and pubs are located along the Singapore River, allowing you to enjoy the breeze as you take your drink.

We specifically went to Zouk bar – a popular nightlife complex composed of young people playing house music with live acts from visiting artists. If was an enjoyable environment and we stayed there till late.

Live performance

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