One day, invitation landed in my mailbox from Singapore Tourist board, inviting me to a press trip to Singapore. Singapore: Inside Out campaign is showcasing Singapore's contemporary creative talents and they want us to support it on our social media channels.
Invitation mentioned, that there are another two instagramers going, Jiri @jeera and Allan @chaiwalla who i know both very well. It does sounded as pretty exciting Asian Trip. My first ever, i've never been on that side of world.
Flight from Heathrow with Singapore Airlines was long, 13 hours, but as Jiri asked for extra leg room, our seats were quiet spacious. I was looking forward to see Singapore's Changi Airport as it was voted several times Top Airport of Year. I have to say Changi Airport was as expected, beautiful terminal building, but we haven't got much time to explore it. First thing we noticed when we walked out of the terminal was super high humidity. Our guide was waiting for us and dropped us to Naumi Hotel that will be our place to stay during our trip.
Hotel completely blow my mind, room was huge, and very modern. Every room had Apple TV and massive TV screen, shower walls were made from smart glass that changes transparency with a touch of a button and i can go on and on. I can't not to mention small infinite pool on the top of the hotel. What do you think was the first thing we've done? :)
Our program was packed with events every day and it was perfectly organised. at the morning we went to explore super Hip Haji Lane with little shops and coffee places, then we visited design Studio Grafunkt that had some pretty cool stuff there. At the afternoon we've had organised excursion around Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It's one of the most beautiful Hotel I've ever visited. It's a state of art building offering awesome views to Marina Bay or on other side Gardens by the Bay and you'll feel luxury on every corner. Later on at the evening we went to Marina Bay area to have dinner and watch spectacular light show.
Day three started with breakfast at Tiong Bahru Market & Food centre, which was quiet experience and then we went to see Henderson Waves, highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. After quick walk through city centre we went back to Marina Bay where we had organised tour around Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This is the hotel with the worlds largest infinity pool and viewing platform offering the view of Marina Bay and on the other side Gardens by the Bay. For dinner we went to the famous Lau Pa Sat - Satay Club and i have to say that it was the best satay i've ever had. According our guide Stall 7&8 made the best one and i can only agree!
Our last day in Singapore started with lovely breakfast at Rang Mahal and then i went for quick walk around F1 track, it was pretty cool experience to walk around paddocks. After Checkout from Naumi Hotel we went to visit Singapore Art Museum and our last visit before coming back to Airport was the Gardens by the Bay. It's pretty spectacular to walk in between branches of these gigantic artificial trees in Supertree Grove. Inside in the Garden pavilions you'll find Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The Flower Dome is slightly lower but larger and features seven different gardens. The Cloud Forest is higher but slightly smaller and it replicates the cool moist conditions found in tropical mountain regions. It does also have it's own 35m waterfall inside!
We didn't wanted to leave but our flight unfortunately wouldn't wait so we had to move back to Singapore's Changi Airport. It was amazing few days in Singapore, big thank you to Singapore Tourist Board for guiding us and showing us the highlights of Singapore. I know i'll come back for sure to explore even more.
*this article was posted on my Tumblr on June 2015