Singapore – Foodie Heaven

Singapore – Foodie Heaven

Our last trip to Singapore was 12 years ago. Given its oppressive heat, we were in no rush to return for a visit. Booking an award flight through SingaporeAir allowed us a free stopover in Singapore en route to Kuala Lumpur, so I decided we’d spend a day in Singapore for some Hainan chicken.

Some leftover IHG points and an annual free certificate got us a free night at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Center and a night at the Intercontinental Singapore.

Compared to Taiwan, Singapore’s architecture is much more visually appealing, to the point of being overwhelming at times. Since our last visit, several new buildings and installations have sprouted.

Most notably, the Garden by the Bay with its man made super trees.
The Marina Sands Resort
And the water feature at the Changi Airport
The skyline reminds me of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor.

Not to mention all the vibrant colors everywhere.

On this trip, we discovered that the way to survive the heat is to travel through its interconnected malls. Aside from the tourists melting on the pavement, there are very few people on surface streets. Everyone is milling about and passing through any one of Singapore’s many underground AC’d malls, creating a huge mall culture here.

This brought me back to our short visit in Dubai. Visually overwhelming and experientially underwhelming at the same time.

To make our one-day stopover worthwhile, we went on an eating binge.

5 thoughts on “Singapore – Foodie Heaven

      1. Ah well we did it the other way round, landing for a few days in Singapore after touring Malaysia for a couple of weeks. Malaysia (cities, jungle trekking, island) was all absolutely fabulous….so I think our good memories of Singapore are partly because the hedonism and indulgence was such a change and such a great way to end a great trip. Plus, we weren’t in Singapore for long enough, hence why we want to go back.

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