Une Trouvaille in Singapore: Food, fun and friends

Singapore was our ‘splurge’ of the trip on our way to Australia. We decided to stay in an amazing hotel and OMGEEEE it was so good.

⭐️The trip in 5 emojis: 🌃🐳⚓️🍱🍻
⭐️The best bit: Late night swims in the rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands
⭐️The awkward moment when: I tripped over my laces in front of a crowd of people after running for our flight #KillMeNow

Day 1

Our friend Glenn picked us up from the airport and took us to check in to our hotel – Marina Bay Sands. We were given a corner room with a view of the city and the bay and when we opened the door to our pad, we couldn’t believe our eyes. The view was unbelievable! We had a gorgeous big bathroom, super king bed and panoramic views of the whole marina.

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Our humble abode for two nights – Marina Bay Sands

The weather in Singapore is extremely hot and muggy so the infinity pool on top of the hotel, which is open until 11pm, is a total godsend. And makes for a great selfie 😉

Swimming in the infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sand 🐳

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Posing for photos in the rooftop pool at MBS

Marina Bay by day

After cooling off in the pool, we popped to Chinatown where they were preparing for Chinese New Year so there were lots of decorations on display and special treats to sample. We tried a few slices of BBQ pork which were delicious! We also tried sugar cane juice which tasted really random. I think it’s a bit like coconut water…an acquired taste that takes some getting used to.

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Chinatown was getting ready for Chinese New Year by hanging colourful decorations everywhere

Inside Chinatown

Trying sugar cane juice in Chinatown

After Chinatown we went to Raffles, the birthplace of the Singapore Sling. Raffles is absolutely gorgeous inside and the Raffles bar has retained lots of the old charm I imagine it’s always had.

The Singapore Sling’s are unsurprisingly really expensive here but it’s definitely worth a visit. The bartenders leave a huge bag of peanuts on your table and you sweep the shells straight onto the floor, much like the patrons would have done years ago when the Raffles bar was first opened.

Raffles Hotel

Our Singapore Sling from Raffles, the hotel where the cocktail was first created

In the evening we went to Asia Grand and had a lovely Chinese dinner there. We thoroughly recommend getting the Peking duck – it’s amazing!

Day 2

On our second day we went to Sentosa Island to the aquarium there. It was a beautiful day so we walked around the island, climbed to the top of Merlion and took some great photos by Sentosa beach.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

View from the top of the Merlion on Sentosa

Merlion walk down to Sentosa beach

Sentosa beach

A traditional Singaporean breakfast or teatime snack of toast, eggs, black sugary coffee and sugary tea

After a busy day at Sentosa, we went back to town and were taken to an awesome restaurant by the beach called Jumbo Seafood. Jumbo is famous for it’s chilli crab, which we ordered along with beers, bamboo clams, drunk prawns, chicken satay and spicy vegetables. It was DELICIOUS! The sun was setting over the beach as we ate dinner which made the whole evening even more magical.

Enjoying a delicious last meal at Jumbo Seafood on the beach

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Enjoying all our delicious food as the sun sets

Thank you so much to Glenn, our Singaporean friend from uni, who showed us an absolutely amazing time! He was the best tour guide in town and we’ll definitely be back again.

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