A Singapore Street Photography Adventure
It’s time to give you all the top tips for what to do in Singapore. Yes, you voted for the first release of street photography from my trip away on my instagram story, so i’m going to break this up into two… The first from Singapore, the second from Bali.
Now, i’m not sure how many of you know this, but, i’m actually half singaporean and yet sadly this is only the second time i’ve been to this unreal city. This city has everything to offer, and honestly, it really is the cleanest city i think you will ever step foot in.
Do you know they even do some serious pest control in hotspots so to try get rid of roaches, mosquitos etc. That’s impressive right!
One thing i will say is singapore is dubbed for being super expensive, but, you can do this City super cheap or crazy expensive. The expensive hot spots are the places that are typically expected, you know them tourist hotspots like Marina Bay Sands, Raffles for the famous Singapore Sling at yes 30 Singapore Dollars per cocktail. It is however worth it for one to experience the place, and the monkey nut situation. Yes the shells are all over the floor!
I had a tick list this time!
That’s right, i knew some spots i wanted to go to, places i wanted to take my other half, and i was determined to go to them. Some of them, having been before, but it still didn’t disappoint.
So here’s my top tips for what to do in Singapore:
Raffles for a Singapore Sling
Just a little note on these two images, these were snapped on my phone that evening – carrying the camera all day and need felt like a chore!
In order to visit the main Raffles bar rather than the hotel, you get dropped off at the long bar which sits opposite Chijmes. Be prepared to queue for around 10-30 minutes to get a table, and, remember, the last table seating was around 10pm.
Drinking in Singapore is not their culture, hence how the history of the Singapore Sling came about. This is why all the bars stop serving at what feels like a super arly time to us Brits.
Chijmes for dinner
Wow this place is incredible. It had been on my bucket list since i last went in 2018. I’d waited such a long time.
This church is central to the area, and what you effectively have is a super cool couple of floors of mini restaurants, bars, live music, and street food. It’s cheap for Singapore, spectacular, the vibe is actually unreal, the food is incredible.
I genuinely wish i could have stayed in Singapore longer as i wanted to re-visit this place.
Marina Bay Sands for a cocktail
The best place to go to see the city from above. Be sure to, if of course splashing to stay here is too much, be sure to go up in the lifts (use lift 2) to go up to the viewing points for a cocktail or two. It’s not cheap, but wow is it worth it for the views, the experience. It’s special.
Be warned though, there are certain view points where you need a head for heights. But trust me… it’s worth it!
Explore Little India
Little India is a place buzzing with sounds, colours, smells. I felt really lucky to see this epic district at this time of the year as they were getting ready for Diwali. It literally shows off Singapores vibrant indian culture, with shops in abundance, street food markets, indoor food markets, it truly is something very special to see and witness.
There is a vibrant mix of temples, Hindu, Chinese, Mosques and Churches all blended between new business, modern business, street food, modern eateries, flower-garland vendors and much more.
There are truly no words i can say to make you go here that can out wight the experience of the feeling of being there.
Literally a place where old meets new, which is vibrant by day but comes alive at night. There is no place better to experience the hustle and bustle, exquisite street food. A Myriad of shops, yes sure you see the lucky cats everywhere but, there’s some treasures to be found here. It’s quite possibly one of my most favourite places i have ever been to.
Eat some street food
Guess what? – we ticked it all off!
Now i am already longing to go back to Singapore, it’s a place i always feel so at home. It’s literally calling me back already. If you want more tips, or want to know more about what i do, you can check out other blogs here where you’ll see wedding photography adventures and also the Bali adventure i went on to do after Singapore.
Have you visited Singapore before?
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