If you’re looking for recommendations on where to stay though, you best ask someone else! When we arrived at our hotel, Hotel 81 Rochor, there were some scantily clad young women with street hardened faces paying for rooms by the hour, with older men eagerly escorting them onto the elevator. This was a Tuesday at lunchtime! I’m no prude, but I don’t think recommending a knocking shop is a good move as a travel blogger!!
1. Have a curry at Lagnaa in Little India
Great curry as spicy as you like it from levels 0 – 10. I went straight in at level 3 with a chicken dish and had stinging eyes and a runny nose by the end – and I’m supposed to be good with spice. Little wonder then no one has got to 10 yet! You’ll pay about SIN $60 for a meal for two with a starter, drinks and two mains with naans and rice.
2. See the city from above at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck*
Views like these say it all, although they’ll cost you SIN $23 per adult…
We caught the very engaging Da Vinci: Shaping the Future and the Art and Science of Photography exhibitions. Entry to both was SIN $28 per adult.
4. Have afternoon tea at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands
As you can see from the rest of this list, we weren’t exactly penny-pinching in Singapore (a very difficult task there anyway – so why bother!) and one of our favourite extravagant treats was lunch and tea at TWG. Try the Imperial White Tea if you go!
This is a huge self-powered eco-park that is both beautiful and educational. We went to the two bio-domes – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. The latter was by far the better of the two and is definitely worth a look. Entry to both is SIN $28 per adult and I think it was SIN $20 to visit just one.
Em wasn’t too keen, but I loved it!
There is obviously loads more to do in this big City State, although you will need more money than anywhere else in South East Asia to do it! So we’d love to hear your suggestions. The more off the beaten track the better, as we were a bit boring and stuck to the usual tourist routes.