Last week, I went on vacation to Singapore together with my mom, fiance and Sha, a good friend from Toastmasters. We were there to attend the wedding of our friend, also a fellow Toastmaster, Coen and to do a little site seeing. Although I’ve been to Singapore before, it still struck me how advanced it is as a country.
There are 4 things I love about Singapore:
First, their transportation system. You can get around Singapore via private car, taxi or bus. But their most convenient mode of transportation (and most affordable) is their MRT. Their MRT is so easy to use (and fast) that we knew how to get around Singapore after just one day of using it. After arriving at Changi airport, we walked to the nearest MRT (there’s one near Changi Airport) and bought an MRT card for 15SG, 7SG of which could be used for travel. For tourists who plan to tour around the city center, they also have an unlimited, ride-all-you can 3-day pass for 20SG. We originally wanted to buy this but it couldn’t be used to go to Sentosa so we switched to the regular MRT card.
Second, cleanliness. Singapore is so clean. There are trash bins almost everywhere so it makes it easy for you to dispose of your trash.
Third, the food. The food in Singapore is really good. But also expensive. If you’re traveling on a budget, then hawker stalls are your best bet. They have delicious food at affordable prices there. A meal at a hawker stall costs around 4-5SD. If you eat at malls, you can easily spend 20-30SD on 1 meal. On our first night in Singapore, we checked in our hotel located in Geylang and decided to roam around the area. Luckily, we found a good place to eat. I was able to try barbecued sting ray for the first time and it was really delicious.
Fourth, the people. Singaporeans are generally helpful and respectful. They dont hesitate to help out foreigners in need. And it helped a lot that most Singaporeans are proficient in English.
All in all, I enjoyed Singapore and would definitely like to come back to visit it. After I visit all the other countries in my list.
Want to hear more stories about Singapore? Find out about Day 2 of my Singapore trip HERE.
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