Singapore – My first impromptu trip!
This is my first overseas trip with my boyfriend. It was an impromptu trip. Never had any plan until 1 week before the trip, we have decided to fly over to Singapore for 2018 countdown.
Don’t bother to think of getting a cheap flight ticket on last minute. (Maybe not towards the end of the year) Air ticket from KL to SG was expensive, it was RM400+/person when it could be around RM100+/person if we bought it early.
**We were lucky that the queue at immigration wasn’t long, so everything went pretty fast, or else…I couldn’t imagine how many hours we have to spend in the queue
The picture below shows the way to go to Singapore from Senai Airport, it’s easy.
We stayed at my aunt’s house in Singapore for 5 days 4 nights. Didn’t explore many places on the first two days as we spent time together with my family before they went back to Malaysia.
From the third days onwards everything was on our own, traveled by bus and MRT wherever we go, walked so much until I couldn’t feel my legs at night.
#MeganTravelTips GET THIS! Ezlink!
If you’re planning to take public transport especially bus/MRT to travel around, get this EZLINK from 7-eleven. It’s more convenient than to pay every time you board the bus/mrt.
Attractions in Singapore
Giant Ferris wheel to enjoy an amazing 360° view of Singapore. Would go for a ride if we have extra time but the rain has slowed our journey. We could only see the Ferris wheel from far.
The world-class touring interactive art and science exhibitions where art enthusiasts must visit. It was amazing and something different to enjoy. There are two halls, Future world, and Treasures of the Natural world, but it could be more things to visit now. Check out their webpage here for exhibitions, activities and entrance fees. We have visited only The Future World: Where art meets science which is the permanent exhibition. I was really amazed by how they incorporate music into the art of lights.
A 24 hours Japanese discount store stocked high with food, beauty and lifestyle items at Orchard Central as if you’re in Japan instead of Singapore. Everything is written in Japanese, of course, there are English translations below, if you’re fancy of Japanese stuff, you may just spend half of your day there. We went into the supermarket but couldn’t really enjoy every single thing because it was too crowded. Went to beauty and lifestyle department, my boyfriend said it’s similar to Daiso. Nooo, it’s way bigger and more variety of products~
It was crowded around the bay – around 8pm+
So here’s how we brought down the curtains to closed 2017 and kicked off our 2018 with a bang! Dec 31 treated to hourly fireworks displayed from 8.05pm and you could see it along Marina Bay.
We went to Merlion Park and Garden by the Bay in the morning while waiting for the night to countdown. Unfortunately, it was rainy season in Singapore and it rained the whole day on 31st. Since it was drizzling earlier so I thought it’s fine for not buying an umbrella/ poncho, Regret!! …because we couldn’t find any umbrella/poncho when we need it at around Merlion Park.
More and more people were gathering at around Marina Bay when the sky turned dark. The rain downpour at around 11pm and it didn’t stop when the final firework galore at the stroke of midnight to ring in 2018. What was worse when we got stuck in The Shoppes, Bayfront during the countdown. I saw only the color of the fireworks from the mall, that’s all about it. Nothing. Couldn’t see anything else. I was so upset and disappointed that I almost squeezed out from the mall but got stopped by my boyfriend. Very upset so we had MCD for supper although it was already 2AM++. Had MCD nasi lemak burger which I wanted to try so badly – satisfied!
Good thing was, we managed to video the 8.05pm fireworks. Not the final fireworks but at least…something. HAHA
Spent our time around Marina Bay before the countdown
Our first overseas countdown ruined but it was indeed a great experience/memory that we will never forget.
*It’s funny when I reflect on the situation of how my boyfriend tried so hard to cheer me up when he was actually very very disappointed but never showed on his face.
#MeganTravelTips Always check the weather forecast and have an umbrella/poncho in my bag for every upcoming trip~
We didn’t get to try all the famous food in Singapore but at least we had a few.
I miss the satay mee hoon, chwee kueh….etc