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What to do on a long stop-over in Singapore

Today, on Singapore’s 50th Birthday we surely have to share our great experience in that wonderful place with you all. On our way from Thailand to Vietnam we had a 21-hour long stopover in Singapore.

A lot of traveler coming from Europe are having a connecting flight from Singapore Airport to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, or like us, to Vietnam.

In my personal experiences, Singapore is one of the most impressive countries and it’s definitely worth a visit. The metropolis is a beautiful mixture of high skyscrapers and green nature.

We love Singapore


There are free tours from the airport, where you can have sightseeing tour through the city and get driven back to the airport. Sadly all the tours were full when we arrived.
We landed at 2pm, put our luggage in the airport storage and spend most of our day at Marina Bay and the Marina Bay Sands complex.
In the ground floor of the Marina Bay Shopping mall is one of the biggest casinos in the world and good news is, there is no entrance fee if you have a foreign passport. Only Singaporean people have to pay 100 $ to get in.

The casino is home to over 600 table games, and more than 1,500 slots and a wide selection of dining options.

On top skyline

We spend half an hour there with free cold drinks, uncountable machines and gaming tables and eventually, we even won 100$.
After that we went for a walk at the “bay garden” on top of the shopping center to see the sunset. The bay garden has a beautiful on the skyline, but I have to admit that the view is stunningly from every angle of Singapore’s bay.

There weren’t a lot of people around when we were there, so we could enjoy the sunset in a calm atmosphere over the busy city.
For dinner we got some take away and watched the water and light show – which was of course at the bay, infront of the Marina Bay Sands shopping center and next to the infamous Louis Vuitton store.

The show is 2 to 3 times per day but differs between weekdays and weekends. It’s safe to say that the magical show with lasers and water fountains are in between 7 to 10 pm.
Thomas and me watched it twice from different sides of the bay.
A must see in Singapore is definitely Merlion, the water spitting Lion on the opposite side of Marina Sands Bay. Again, you will have a beautiful view from the platform next to Merlion, especially in the night time. On our way there, we were lucky to meet the German football team BVB Dortmund.

Light show Marina Bay Sands

 

We ended our day with two of my friends from Copenhagen, who are living in Singapore now. They brought us to the most amazing cocktail bar I have been to. Next to the famous infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands Hotel is a bar where non-guests can access. Together with Fabian and Suki, we enjoyed our time on the top of the world. It is worth going up there and paying a bit more for a drink because the skyline view is the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. There is no better way to end a day then having a few drinks with friends at this place.

The view from the Marina Bay Sands Skybar

There is of course way more to discover in Singapore, like China Town or Little India, but sadly we didn’t make it there this time. But we will return to Singapore for sure and stay longer than just a day 🙂

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  1. Shenali Gunawardhana
    Shenali Gunawardhana says:

    Wow amazing sights!I could imaging how must be the view when you witness with you own eyes!Love heights and the view from the top!

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