What an adventure its been to travel around ASIA! For me (Alexandra) Singapore was my favourite destination simply because we explored a lot and did so many cool things in just 4 days. Prior to our trip, I remember reading online that Singapore isn’t really a place you’ll take a long vacation, but rather keeping it to roughly 3 days. Even though we went with the tip our stay was too short. None of us wanted to leave, but perhaps spending just a few days was the perfect amount for us to come back for more. Here is our Singapore City Guide, enjoy x
Getting there from Europe
Fly Chic with Finnair from Europe to a variety of places in Asia via the most direct route from Helsinki. From Oslo to Singapore was only a total of 17 pleasant hours with minimal wait in between. While in transit the time was spent at the Finnair lounge for breakfast and tea which made the flight an experience in itself. With lots of quality time I got to watch a couple of movies, doodle some sketches and the time to just write down my ideas and thoughts.
Stay at Fairmont Singapore
Sophisticated Fairmont is a walking distance to the Merino Park, Durian-looking building and Marina Bay Sands. Fairmont Singapore is located in the City Centre connected to Raffles City mall. We chose to stay at this hotel for its location and wonderful aesthetics. The Italian restaurant Prego is a buffet serving a variety of yummy dishes for breakfast – perfect to start the day.
The reception area has a beautiful glasswork structure dangling from the ceiling. We stayed at level 19 at the newly renovated North Tower overlooking beautiful views of Singapore city. So so soo amazing!
For a hidden gem away from the city buzz check out our stay with Shangri-La Hotel here
A delightful Afternoon Tea in Singapore can simply not be missed. While staying at Fairmont Singapore we enjoyed High Tea at the chic restaurant Anti:Dote. It was something out of the ordinary when our food was presented in a chest of white drawers. Every drawer pulled out reveals a different set of canapes, desserts and sandwiches to our enjoyment. The chocolate-dipped strawberries dressed in a suit was definitely our favorite dessert.
Gardens By The Bay
When driving around the highways of Singapore you will see skyscrapers, Marina Bay Sands and luscious tropical nature. But the one thing that will stand out from the crowd is the supertall trees at Gardens By The Bay. After sunset the trees will light up the night sky! While we were visiting the park we paid an admission fee to get access to the Cloud Forest Dome. A beautiful tropical rainforest with spectacular waterfall – This place was incredible!
Our best memory from this trip is visiting Universal Studios Singapore. Most of the rides was (not surprisingly) the same as they have in Los Angeles, but oh my god we had so much fun! The queues are much shorter than in LA , so we managed to take a bunch of rides. We brought our mom with us this summer, and she gets scared of the kid rides she takes with our siblings. I therefore made sure to take her on rollercoasters and pump her adrenalin by screaming my lungs out for no reason, haha. This is something you have to do when visiting – it is an adventure that will bring out the kid in you! Keep an eye out for our special Universal Studios Insider Guide!
Daisy Floral Dress / Zorn top and bottom
Colorful buildings, curry smelling restaurants, elephant gods and amazing temples. Make sure to visit Little India for an experience quite different from the modern skyscrapers and clean streets in the city centre.
Here you find a majour tourist attraction: The iconic Merlion Lion spouting water. You get panoramic views of Marina Bay Sands and can enjoy lunch by the harbour.
Eight different open concept kitchens for diners to enjoy the finest cuisine from Japan, Malaysia, Indian and Western to name a few. It is ranked one of the best restaurants in Singapore for the delicious food, but what makes it stand out is the industrial chic interior theme that’s inspired by the nation’s colonial past. During our visit we also got customized drinks with hand-written notes made especially for us. A pretty nice experience and highly recommended!
Clubbing at CE LA VIE
A rooftop bar playing R&B tunes all night. We had the best spectacular views of the city when shakin’ off to the rhytm. Ladies night is on Wednesdays and that means free entrance + a drink. Upon arrival one of the PR girls approached us and gave us access to the VIP area that was located next to the famouns infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands. Amazing end to our trip and an absolute must to do when in the city.
ZARA Dress / Floral Jumpsuit (here)
Apart from these tips we also did Ziplining in Sentosa and Cable Car Dining with KLOOK Travel. It was a thrilling experience and a great way to see the mesmerizing views of Singapore. If of interest see our post here
What a beautiful country and so much fun! Stay tuned for our next city guide x