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