I wanted to travel in Asia for about a month. After my chapter of farming, I decided to work and save up. To speed up this process, I decided to rent a shared room which would minimize my costs. I worked and saved for two months and then went off to Asia.
My first stop was Singapore. People often tell me that you don’t need many days to see this place as it’s very small. Now I can finally say that those people were right. You definitely don’t need much time there. I was there for about 3 days and I covered a lot of things. It is an interesting place.
I stayed at this hostel which was very tiny but had really good reviews on booking.com. They expect you to take off your shoes before you enter the hostel. You pretty much have to be bare feet during your entire stay there. I think it’s their culture there and many places expect people to take their shoes off before entering.
The hostel was a half hour walking distance to Clark Quay and Marina Bay Sands.It was also walking distance to The Merlion and China Town. The city looks unreal. Once I was inside a mall and there were boats in the middle of the mall. Quite frankly, I didn’t know what to think of it. I have never seen anything like this. Interesting to say the least.
Singapore is very beautiful at night. I went to a rooftop lounge in Clark Quay with incredible views of Marina Bay and the rest of the city.
On my last day I went to India town, where I had to catch the bus from. I was going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. India town was completely different than the rest of the city.
Singapore is multicultural. Like Malaysia, Singapore also has 4 official languages; Thai, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. So you can imagine this place to be quite multicultural. The Chinese night market by my hostel was really nice. Food was really good. One of the things I like about Asia are their night food markets. There are so many options to choose from!!!
Singapore is a very clean city. They don’t even sell chewing gums – they’re illegal there! The place is like a painting. If you’re in Asia, I would recommend stopping over even for a day!