After spending a fortnight travelling around Thailand, landing in Singapore Changi airport was certainly a change, the sensory overload of island hopping around the south islands, replaced by a sense of calm and order.

Grabbing a taxi outside the airport was a pleasant experience and I could actually relax on the journey to my cousins house in one of the beautiful suburbs of Singapore. After only an hour flight from Krabi, I felt as though I had left the continent of Asia altogether, Welcome to Singapore, an immaculate, efficient and extremely green and clean country!

With English also being the first language, life had suddenly transitioned back into the ease of the Western world and of course having family in the city also helps. My own shower & double bed! *Rejoice* plus some home cooked meals!

After catching up on a few years of life with my cousins family over some wine the previous evening, whilst they were all out I went out to explore the city, navigating their metro system like a pro! ;)

I headed straight for Chinatown, beautiful colourful streets, markets selling all sorts of trinkets and food stalls everywhere. Knowing the expensive reputation of Singapore, I grabbed a chicken & rice dish from a Food St stall, (only $7!) and a peach iced tea.

First day in any new city I always find myself walking as much as possible, so I headed to Downtown to explore the many towers and then down to the marina and Merlion park - seriously the best views from here!

Where I Ate:

For the most amazing and interesting 'tapas'..
Lolla, Club St

Dumplings for days..
Din Tai Fung

Cheap street eats..
Chinatown Food market, Food St

Afternoon tea..
Goodwood Park Hotel

What I else I did:

Gardens by the Bay - stroll the skywalk for amazing views of the city, gaze up at the supertrees and explore the amazing cloud forest and flower dome

Sentosa Island - basically the disney world of SG, I just sat on the beach all day though and enjoyed a few mojitos at one of the many beach clubs

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