A boat on a building.
When I first planned to go to Singapore, I had no clue what was in store for me. Thinking back, I can’t really remember the compelling reason to arrange part of my trip there. From what I remember, it merely was one of those places I was told I should visit while in Southeast Asia. However, when I first crested the bridge over the Marina bay to see the horizon slowly reveal the bright and expansive view of downtown, I felt an instant connection to the city. Once I had finally parked my bags at my hotel for the night and got out to the streets by foot, within 15 minutes of walking the Marina area I was telling myself I’d want to live here some day.
Immaculate streets, all-glass high rises, the flawless metro-system, and endless shopping kept me perpetually impressed the entire 5 days I was there. Being a big foodie, it was a dreamy place to be as the restaurants never end. The food markets, like the well known Maxwell, were loaded with tiny, single owner gems who were almost always unaware of the culinary anomalies they produced on a day-to-day basis.
Alas, the photo above shows a panoramic view of the Marina Bay from the promenade. Although you might get a sense of the grandiose stature of this great city from the photo, it doesn’t nearly do the place justice. As with anything, being there is the only way to truly experience it. That said, when are you going? You do know that it is one of the safest cities in the world...