Singapore almost reaches the equator so the weather is always nice.
Singapore's Merlion Fountain
Chili Crab, Singapore's National Dish
Ice Cream Bread (I chose mint ice cream)
Other foods I enjoyed in Singapore were green tea-flavored Kit-Kats that I found at the convenience store, blue-velvet cake with gold flakes, chicken rice (another national dish), and ice-cream bread (literally a piece of bread with a rainbow swirl sandwiching a block of ice-cream).
Singapore Flyer or London Eye??
Riding the Singapore Flyer
So what is there to do in Singapore besides look at all the pretty buildings? Singapore is a luxury shopper's paradise, with high-end stores like Armani, Hermes, and Gucci lined up in the malls. Singapore's skyline is dominated by the Marina Bay Sands Hotel which resembles a horizontal rocket held up by three pillared skyscrapers. At the very top, some 57 floors above ground, is the world's tallest infinity pool that overlooks the city. Unfortunately only guests have access to the pool, and I couldn't afford the $500/night fee to stay there. I'm already saving for next time.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel with an infinity pool on top
Luckily, there are cheaper, budget-friendly things to do while in Singapore. I rode the Singapore Flyer, a huge ferris wheel with enclosed pods, which is basically an exact replica of the London Eye. I explored the Gardens by the Bay which is a botanical garden housing thousands of plants and flowers from around the world, as well as numerous Super Trees, which are giant, artificial, light-up tower trees that hold an elevated walkway in place. Every night the Super Trees perform a light show that is accompanied by music...and it happens to be free so I went to it.
The Gardens by the Bay with the Super Trees in the background
Super Trees and elevated walkway
China Town Market
Storm Troopers spotted at Changi Airport!