Hi people! Continuing on our Singapore tour where we left off…After the museum and river tour, headed back to the inn to check-in, shower and chill. Legs felt like falling off D:
Had dinner at a nearby cafe called Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro along Beach Road. It’s a small, chic looking cafe with white deco, tables and chairs. Splurged a little on their signature dish, which is meatballs for SGD20. It came in a plate of eight huge, juicy meatballs drizzled over with sauce and lingonberry jam, steamed potatoes and salad. The meat balls are defo better than the Ikea variety.
Back to walking. Walked REALLY far, all the way to Marina Bay Sands. Passing by the inside of Raffles hotel. It looks like a colonial British building, with white arches and little shops bathed in yellow light, which visitors can access through a covered pavement.
A tall building with glass elevators! Would’ve been interesting to be in one of those.
We were back at the Esplanade area, heading over to Marina Bay Sands. The view is absolutely breathtaking at night. Now I know why people say Singapore has one of the prettiest night views in the world. But let the pictures do the talking!
(Left) Marina Bay Sands building and (right) ArtScience Museum, which is shaped like a lotus flower on the water.
The ‘Helix bridge’, shaped like DNA strands. There are lots of joggers running up and down the length of the bridge.
Marina Bay Sands shopping centre! This place is MASSIVE. Guess who we saw?
Jackie Chan! He was around to promote his new movie, Police Story. Since he was a VVIP and all, that’s why they closed the ArtScience Museum for him to make an appearance. He walked on the red carpet through the mall, and people were chasing after him in crowds to take a picture.
There’s an entrance to go to the top of Marina Bay Sands, (where the ship like platform is), and you have to pay 20SGD (pricey, but worth it!) to go up to the 56th floor. Upon reaching, a strong breeze and cool night air greets the guest. For patrons staying in the hotel itself, you also have access to the Infinity Pool, a large swimming pool that cascades right over the edge of the building, and a dining area/bar which was off limits for us normal tourists.
It feels like you’re on top of the world, standing there looking at the lights with the wind in your face.
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956