A Traveller’s Guide To Singapore!
Do you fancy travelling to Singapore this year? I’ve got some tips to help out any travellers or backpackers that are looking to stay in Singapore for a long time:
(Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/8hn1op)
Go To Marina Bay
One of the most recent developments in Singapore is the Marina. It’s fast becoming a must-see place for anyone travelling to the country. No doubt you’ll have lots of time on your hands while in Singapore, so you’ll be able to give it a visit. It’s beautiful in the daytime and, even more, glorious when the sun sets. There’s even a neat little water display in the Marina every evening. You could make it a tradition to see it every night while you’re there. At the heart of the Marina is the Marina Bay Sands hotel. What’s special about this hotel is the world famous infinity pool right at the top. It’s 150 metres long and 55 storey’s above ground. Taking a dip in this pool is well worth the price, just to see the amazing view of the city below.
Speaking of exploring different cultures, you must take a trip to Chinatown. The Chinatown in Singapore is quite large and feels like you’ve been transported to a different place. It’s a welcome change from all the modern streets and skyscrapers. You get to see a taste of the old Chinese heritage in the city. There are tonnes of market stalls and traditional Chinese architecture to boot. I’d ensure you spend a good few days exploring Chinatown so you get to experience all of it.
(Link to picture source: https://goo.gl/oRq4ma)
Go Island Touring
Although mainland Singapore is beautiful, there are a few lovely islands scattered close by displaying an older look at the state. You can hop on a boat and take a short journey to any one of these islands for a day. Palau Ubin is a great place to see if you want a change of scenery. It’s draped in luscious jungles and looks much different to the mainland city. While you’re in Singapore, you may as well experience some of the country’s history too. Island hopping is a great way to do that.
Get A Job
If you’re travelling somewhere for an extended period, it makes sense to look for work. A lot of backpackers will do this, so they can earn money and fund their trip. It’s simply not logical to go somewhere for a few months and not work at all. Think of all the money you’re missing out on. Luckily, there are tonnes of Singapore jobs out there for English speaking people. You’ll be able to find some work and continue having a great trip. In fact, don’t even think of it as work. Think of it as experiencing a new area of the city. You get to see how regular citizens go about their everyday life and get a close-up look at the local culture.
Singapore is one of the best places to travel to these days. Many people like to journey there with a backpack for a few months to a year. With the help of this guide, you now know some travel tips to ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.