Day1: Trip to Suntec City Mall, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens By The Bay and Stadium
We woke up at 9am during our 1st day in Singapore. We left the Philippines with a rainy weather so it was nice to wake up with a sunny humid weather at Singapore.
Our first stop was to have breakfast from the nearby establishment. We had local dishes, nanibago tyan namin hindi namin masyado naubos ang pagkain on our first day.
Then we walked to the nearby MRT Station- Paya Lebar. My cousin provided NETS flashpay cards that we topped up (minimum of SGD 10) to be used at the MRT. This card can be also used at buses.
Singapore has one of the most extensive and efficient public transportation systems in the world. Travelling in the city and suburbs is typically a quick and affordable affair. Their MRT has a very nice history nakaka inspire, I wish that the Philippines will have a same effective MRT soon (you can read it here).
Our first stop was the Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang station. The National Stadium currently holds the record of being the largest dome structure in the world. The retractable roof itself will take an approximate 25 minutes to open or close. Amazing!
Then we visited Suntec City Mall we had lunch at Food Republic (food we ate on a separate post soon). Suntec City Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. I saw a Sephora store there.
Here we saw tourist buses and the Duck boats that can tour you on land and water.
After touring around and taking some pictures of the place, we went back to the MRT and went to our next stop- Marina Bay Sands.
We entered the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. It is one of Singapore’s largest luxury shopping malls. I saw the Louis Vuitton store there and it was huge.
There’s also a man made river where you can have a trip – gondola style.
There is a connecting bridge between Shoppes and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, you can see the Singapore Flyer from here.
The Gardens by the Bay is just a few minutes walk from here too. It’s so quiet here which is a perfect place for relaxation while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Then we went to the famous Merlion Park, there were a lot of people wanting to have their pictures taken here during our visit because it’s Sunday. Some are having their day-off there.
Our first day was tiring because of frequent walking, but still my eyes enjoyed all the views and places we went too. Because of Singapore’s culture diversity it was hard to tell who are the locals from the tourists.
I wish to be able to stay at Marina Bay Hotel pero ang mahal. Prices ranges from SGD400-700 per night.
We had our dinner at Shoppes too. This was the first time I tried Salted Egg Fish, it was yummy and highly recommended.