Singapore

Singapore with Fly Norwegian

. May 24, 2018 .

A lot of you will know I kicked off this crazy adventure with an amazing few days in Singapore. It was short but oh so sweet; I met some amazing people, saw plenty of beautiful sights and was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved everything Singapore had to offer. A charming mix of traditional old Asia with its China Town and Little India neighborhoods, juxtaposed with modern skyscrapers, futuristic gardens, and crazy architecture. I also didn't appreciate what a multi-cultural country Singapore is – made up of four main groups (Chinese, Indian, Malay and Eurasian) it's an incredibly diverse place!



My flight to Singapore was also a pretty wonderful experience in itself. I was so excited to be traveling with Norwegian for the first time after hearing amazing things from friends and fellow bloggers who often rave about the airline. I had the absolute pleasure of trying out their premium cabin where I could indulge in extra leg room, spacious seats and even had the luxury of ordering drinks and snacks straight to my seat through my personal touch-screen tv. I was also so impressed with how spacious and modern the entrie cabin was. Norwegian's long-haul flights from Gatwick use the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and these state of the art aircraft are faster, greener and help reduce the effects of Jet Lag. 

With premium, I also had access to Gatwick's No. 1 lounge and was allowed up to two pieces of 20kg luggage and ofc this made me feel like a real baller tbh. But with premium fares as low as £549 one-way from London to Singapore, it'd be rude not to indulge in a little extra luxury. Safe to say, the 13 hour flight flew by in the comfort of Norwegian Premium. But if you are on a tight budget, you can grab a one-way in LowFare from as little as £159 – crazy good right?! Ashamed to say I spent more than that on dinner and cocktails at Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar on my first night in Singapore... oops! 



But it wasn't all expensive rooftop cocktails. As I mentioned I was lucky enough to meet some amazing friends in my short stint in Singapore – two fellow solo travelling Brits Liam and Rachel. I don't think I've ever hit it off with two people so quickly nor laughed so much in such a short space of time. Rach and I essentially spent the day eating our way through China Town then Little India, I can't recommend these two spots enough. So rich in culture, colour right in the heart of the city and don't even get me started on how mouth-wateringly good delish the food was. 

Come dinner time we headed back to the hostel where we met Liam and decided to get dolled up for a boozy evening sipping overpriced cocktails at Singapore's iconic Marina Bay Sands, the three skyscrapers joined by a rooftop infinity pool and bar stretching across the top you can see in one of my above shots. Comprised of a hotel, multiple restaurants, a shopping mall and bars, it's a super impressive must-see – especially architecture nerds. 

Whilst the pool is reserved for guests of the hotel only, the rooftop bar and restaurant Spago is worth visiting for the breathtaking views alone. After getting caught in a hilarious downpour and then catching the evening light show at the neighboring Gardens by The Bay (which was bloody amazing) we headed on over and up to the top of MBS for cocktails, wet hair 'n all. Here we sipped (or rather gulped, whilst playing the funniest game of never have I ever that I've ever played) on some deliciously strong cocktails and laughed 'till our bellies hurt. The hours that followed included ubering to some latin bar where we danced like dickheads to despacito and then bar hopped some more. Safe to say Singapore's nightlife scene is POP-IN'. 

I didn't make it out of my hostel bunk until about 1pm the following day (I blame the jet-lag.. ahem) until venturing out for more food, then after saying goodbye to Liam, Rach and I set out to see the Gardens by The Bay in daylight, which were just as spectacular at nighttime. They're full of so many interesting creations and the man-made supertrees especially are really magnificent to behold and a real tribute to what an eco-friendly, green place Singapore is – another MUST see. 

 We also managed to scout out the cutest public swimming pool nestled in the middle of the concrete jungle in the west of the city – just in time for sunset. Pretty random, but it was actually a lovely relaxing end to the trip. Despite having only 2 and half days here with my new friends Rach and Liam, I got to see so much and of course I could talk about my admiration for this cool, green and super modern country endlessly, but these guys really made the trip for me and I've been lucky enough to meet up with Liam again here in Bali and share some more lols together. 

I hope you enjoyed my personal little recount of Singapore and I've inspired you to hopefully visit yourselves one day too. Huge thanks to Norwegian once again for getting me there in the utmost comfort – honestly making the thought of catching my return flight back to the UK next month so much more bearable! You can check out their fares to Singapore and beyond for yourself here.

A lot of you will know I kicked off this crazy adventure with an amazing few days in Singapore. It was short but oh so sweet; I met some amazing people, saw plenty of beautiful sights and was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved everything Singapore had to offer. A charming mix of traditional old Asia with its China Town and Little India neighborhoods, juxtaposed with modern skyscrapers, futuristic gardens, and crazy architecture. I also didn't appreciate what a multi-cultural country Singapore is – made up of four main groups (Chinese, Indian, Malay and Eurasian) it's an incredibly diverse place!



My flight to Singapore was also a pretty wonderful experience in itself. I was so excited to be traveling with Norwegian for the first time after hearing amazing things from friends and fellow bloggers who often rave about the airline. I had the absolute pleasure of trying out their premium cabin where I could indulge in extra leg room, spacious seats and even had the luxury of ordering drinks and snacks straight to my seat through my personal touch-screen tv. I was also so impressed with how spacious and modern the entrie cabin was. Norwegian's long-haul flights from Gatwick use the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and these state of the art aircraft are faster, greener and help reduce the effects of Jet Lag. 

With premium, I also had access to Gatwick's No. 1 lounge and was allowed up to two pieces of 20kg luggage and ofc this made me feel like a real baller tbh. But with premium fares as low as £549 one-way from London to Singapore, it'd be rude not to indulge in a little extra luxury. Safe to say, the 13 hour flight flew by in the comfort of Norwegian Premium. But if you are on a tight budget, you can grab a one-way in LowFare from as little as £159 – crazy good right?! Ashamed to say I spent more than that on dinner and cocktails at Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar on my first night in Singapore... oops! 



But it wasn't all expensive rooftop cocktails. As I mentioned I was lucky enough to meet some amazing friends in my short stint in Singapore – two fellow solo travelling Brits Liam and Rachel. I don't think I've ever hit it off with two people so quickly nor laughed so much in such a short space of time. Rach and I essentially spent the day eating our way through China Town then Little India, I can't recommend these two spots enough. So rich in culture, colour right in the heart of the city and don't even get me started on how mouth-wateringly good delish the food was. 

Come dinner time we headed back to the hostel where we met Liam and decided to get dolled up for a boozy evening sipping overpriced cocktails at Singapore's iconic Marina Bay Sands, the three skyscrapers joined by a rooftop infinity pool and bar stretching across the top you can see in one of my above shots. Comprised of a hotel, multiple restaurants, a shopping mall and bars, it's a super impressive must-see – especially architecture nerds. 

Whilst the pool is reserved for guests of the hotel only, the rooftop bar and restaurant Spago is worth visiting for the breathtaking views alone. After getting caught in a hilarious downpour and then catching the evening light show at the neighboring Gardens by The Bay (which was bloody amazing) we headed on over and up to the top of MBS for cocktails, wet hair 'n all. Here we sipped (or rather gulped, whilst playing the funniest game of never have I ever that I've ever played) on some deliciously strong cocktails and laughed 'till our bellies hurt. The hours that followed included ubering to some latin bar where we danced like dickheads to despacito and then bar hopped some more. Safe to say Singapore's nightlife scene is POP-IN'. 

I didn't make it out of my hostel bunk until about 1pm the following day (I blame the jet-lag.. ahem) until venturing out for more food, then after saying goodbye to Liam, Rach and I set out to see the Gardens by The Bay in daylight, which were just as spectacular at nighttime. They're full of so many interesting creations and the man-made supertrees especially are really magnificent to behold and a real tribute to what an eco-friendly, green place Singapore is – another MUST see. 

 We also managed to scout out the cutest public swimming pool nestled in the middle of the concrete jungle in the west of the city – just in time for sunset. Pretty random, but it was actually a lovely relaxing end to the trip. Despite having only 2 and half days here with my new friends Rach and Liam, I got to see so much and of course I could talk about my admiration for this cool, green and super modern country endlessly, but these guys really made the trip for me and I've been lucky enough to meet up with Liam again here in Bali and share some more lols together. 

I hope you enjoyed my personal little recount of Singapore and I've inspired you to hopefully visit yourselves one day too. Huge thanks to Norwegian once again for getting me there in the utmost comfort – honestly making the thought of catching my return flight back to the UK next month so much more bearable! You can check out their fares to Singapore and beyond for yourself here.

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