Colorful Clarke Quay!

I have always been a lover of all things colorful! So I had to write about this beautiful & colorful area of Singapore – Clarke Quay. Named after  Sir Andrew Clarke, one of the very first governors of Singapore. Clarke Quay is a place where you can relax and enjoy a lazy afternoon, take a stroll along the banks of the Singapore river in the evening or have amazing food at the numerous restaurants and bars that the Clarke Quay is home to. It is a must visit for a beautiful view of Singapore River and area surrounding it.

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10 things to do while in Singapore!

Singapore is one of my favorite holiday destinations in the World. Each time I visit it, I fall more and more in love with this beautiful country.  It is an ideal place for a short holiday and has a lot to offer its tourists.

Here is my list of 10 things to do while in Singapore! 

1.Visit Gardens By the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is an beautiful indoor park located in Central Part of Singapore near Marina reserve. It is an award winning horticultural attraction which houses around 200-250 rare plants. its a beautiful place close to the water front and is a definite must see. We visited just prior to the Chinese New Year 2015, hence the garden was beautifully decorated with colorful decorations to match the theme of the year of the Sheep.

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2. Take a Cable car to the Sentosa Island

Definitely one of the most fun places to visit. Sentosa is like a huge theme park with lot of fun things to do. Free buses run around the Island to take you from one place to another. You definitely must spend at least 2 days on Sentosa cause there is just so much to see! Have fun at the Theme parks, Visit the fantastic beaches of Palawan & Silosa ,enjoy the water sports & the Bars surrounding them, or just relax.

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3.Hollywood Calling – Visit the Universal Studios

South East Asia’s First Hollywood movie theme park, it features enticing rides, entertainment and thrilling attractions! Here you can find seven movie themed zones, from Transformers, Shrek , Jurassic park etc. You have to spend an entire day here. its like walking on the sets of the blockbuster Hollywood movies. Damn Fun for kids & Adults alike!

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4.Experience the Marine Life at S.E.A Aquarium

The Aquarium hosts more than 800 species of marine animals . It is indeed fascinating to see aquatic life of such varying kinds. Another must visit at Sentosa.

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5.Pose with your favorite celeb at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum

From Lady Gaga, to Oprah, Audrey Hepburn to David Beckham, Shah Rukh Khan to Brad Pitt, you can pose with them all! Its a lot of fun at the Madam Tussauds wax Museum!

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6. Enjoy the wilderness with Night Safari

The Night safari is one adventure ride not to be missed. A tram takes you through the artificially created geographic zones like South east Asian rain forests, Amazon Forests, African Savannah, Burmese Jungles etc.These artificially created geographic zones hosts around 1000 animals and 135 exotic species in eight zones. You can witness the Lion King with his pack, to the long necked Giraffes to the Rhinos and the Hyenas. Its the one thing you must not visit. There is also the option of taking the walking trail for the very brave!

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7. Take a Ride in the Singapore Flyer

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Similar to the London Eye, this is a pretty recent attraction. The Singapore flyer is the world’s largest observational wheel. It provides you with a breathe taking view of the surrounding areas. One can view the China sea and glimpse the neighboring Island countries of Indonesia & Malaysia. The entire round takes about half an hour. The view is to die for, so do not miss this 30 minute ride!

8. Shop At Orchard Road

Singapore has shopping malls around every nook and corner! However Orchard Road is the Mecca of shopping in Singapore. A trip to this country will not be complete without a trip to this shopping heaven. It houses most of the leading international brands and is definitely the most visited attraction in Singapore & rightly so.

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9. Take a River Cruise at the Merlion Park

Merlion Park is a major tourist attraction located in the Central Business district of Singapore.The Merlion is an imaginery creature – Half fish, Half Lion and is the mark of Singapore in many ways. There are two merlion structures on the premises, one is 8.6 metres tall and the second one is 2 metres tall. The location itself is a very picturesque as it is located by the river, facing the Marina Bay. A perfect location to spend a beautiful evening. One can also take river cruises from the Merlion Park in the bumboats and explore the places by the river. 

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10 Have a relaxing time at Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is easily my favorite place in Singapore. You can take a stroll along the river or just enjoy a lazy afternoon here. There are a lot of restaurants around Clarke quay where you can enjoy a beautiful evening. What I love the most are the Colors of Clarke Quay, it makes the place really amazing! This place is a must visit. I will be doing a separate post on Clarke quay soon!

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There is so much Singapore offers in terms of a holiday destination. There is something for everyone. It certainly is one of my favorite destinations. There are also numerous tour operators that offer interesting package tours to Singapore. However I would recommend traveling the island by yourself, there is so much to be explored here depending on individual tastes. A must visit holiday destination if you ask me. if you ever visit Singapore, do drop in a line and let me know about your experiences.

Until next time ,

Arpita xo

Singapore – Back again.

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I first visited Singapore when I was in school. I must be around 11 – 12 years old. My aunt & uncle were planning to visit for a holiday & being their beloved niece, they wanted to take me along.
It was the most amazing experience of my life. I had such a fun time exploring this amazing city with my two most favorite people in the world.
I can still remember most of the places, the food, the shopping malls & most of all the most amazing people I met on the trip.
Those few days were amongst the most memorable days of my life. That place felt like a home, in a different part of the world.
I still remember I was soooooo sad when the time came to go back home!
When the plane took off & As I caught that one final glimpse of the beautiful Island of Singapore, I promised I’d be back.
And here I am , packing my bags 15 yrs later, to go back , to keep that promise that I made as a little girl 🙂
Tomorrow, I am going back to Singapore.. My home, away from Home!
Singapore, here I Come, back to you again 🙂