The lion city – this is what Singapore has been known for. For being futuristic, orderly, and most of all, a country that many nations look up to. As Filipinos, we are privileged to be able to visit this country without the need of a Visa! Thanks to the ASEAN agreement. Philippines being an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member country enjoys the co-existence with its neighbors and made various agreements with its brother countries, that includes visa exclusion among its member countries.
Now moving on, Singapore is one of our favorite stopover cities (next to Hong Kong) whenever we go home to Cebu for vacation. What we usually look for in a stopover is the food! yes and this place has great food choices.
Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures – Malay, Indian, Chinese and more! So whatever your taste buds dictate you to eat, SG will always have it prepared for you! If you are on a layover in SG, you can avail of Changi Airport’s Free tour (if you are travelling with SG airlines); but if you are more of an adventure-type person, then I would advise you to discover the place by taking the MRT or a bus. On our case, since this was our second layover visit, we took a budget hostel near Chinatown so we could save a lot of time from travelling to and from places – to fit our 22-hour layover. Well, it was brief but we enjoyed a lot. best places to visit is the Marina bay area, Merlion, and Gardens by the bay. You can also take a walk at Clarke Quay if you still have the time.
Singapore is a lovely city and it can be a bit pricey too – you just need to know its ins and outs. If you are a curious person, then definitely you will discover a lot of things here in Singapore. Take time to visit the places of cultural interest like Chinatown and Little India. And oh, if you have extra budget, please do try at least a single night at the Marina Bay Sands.
Thankful for the things that God has given us. This was our first layover in Singapore – right after our marriage. This was our little honeymoon. We had also 22-hour layover so we spent most of our time in the hotel. Para sulit! haha..
Til next blog. Keep readin’!