Singapore and tourism go together like peas and carrots and for touristy hotspots, this means long queues and bustling crowds all hoping to get their hands on souvenirs and perfect photos.
Considering that Changi Airport serves more than 4 billion people within a 7-hour flight range, those who need a break from the crowds will benefit from a little breakaway time. After exploring impressive sites and getting all those memories stored away in a digital cloud somewhere, it’s time to experience Singapore as the locals would.
Give In To Your Culinary Cravings At Chijmes
There are few things quite as significant as visiting a property that holds a Merit Award from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for its cultural heritage preservation. While the outside might allude to its former purpose – a convent – the current situation is a bustling sub-culture of delicious food and drink. For travelers, this is a must-do on their trip to Singapore, especially if they wish to experience unfettered and uncomplicated Singaporean street food. The historical significance of the destination cannot be ignored and reading the various plaques on site allows greater introspection and appreciation for the restoration of this epic site.
Explore The Wonders Of Island Life On Kappas Island
Kappas Island is as close as it gets to island living, with its simple accommodations and limited options. For those who want to break free from the commercialized areas in Malaysia, Kappas Island is a treat. Diving and other great excursions ensure that the trip is both fruitful and active, while the long queues and endless crowds of tourists are housed on some of the bigger islands. From Marang Jetty, a boat trip to Kappas is a mere 15 minutes. Travelers are recommended to have all their documents in order and to ensure that they have sufficient cash for their stay as there is no ATM on the island.
Enrich Your Mind At These Locations
If ever there were a culture that still lauded the smell of the pages of an old book, it’s Singapore. Tucked into unassuming shopfronts are bookstores that not only keep rows and rows of titles on their shelves, but also an epic variety from authors all over the world. If you are considering a good read on one of the endless stretches of beaches found in Malaysia, this is where to find them. BooksActually and Littered With Books are two of the options worth a browse, even if for the nostalgia of the destination.
Singapore is simply one of those destinations that cater to the whole crowd, even those who don’t like doing the touristy stuff. Be sure to have a camera handy as you will want to fill up those memory banks.