Sunday, 20 March 2011


After spending six days in Beijing and experiencing the exciting culture there it was time for our second stop on our journey; Singapore. I had really been looking forward to visit this place, but I didn’t know what to expect. After spending nearly a week in a city where no one really understood you I was excited to see how the people of Singapore would welcome us and I was very pleasantly surprised.

After a long taxi queue at the airport Johanne and I found ourselves on our way to our hotel. When booking this holiday we took the cheapest hotels we could find on all our destinations so when the taxi driver brought us to the Atrium Holiday Inn Hotel I was sure it was the wrong hotel. It was like a dream come true; the hotel was gorgeous, the staff was friendly and the rooms were big and almost quite luxurious. Even though this was the beginning of our seven week holiday we needed this treat and little did I know that the days I spent in Singapore would give me an adventure I’m longing to go back to.

Singapore has a lot to offer for everyone. The Singapore Flyer is the world’s biggest observation wheel, taking you 165 meters over the ground. There really is no better way to see this magnificent city. We woke up early so that we would be there when it opened and we ended up having a car entirely for ourselves.

The climate in Singapore is very warm with high humidity so Johanne and I always made sure we had water with us before leaving the hotel. May and June are the hottest months and we were there in the beginning of June. As we did a lot of walking we got to see quite a lot of this amazing place. The National Museum of Singapore was one of our first stops and we learned a lot of the history to this country here. We were also walking along the Singapore River, where we found many restaurants and cafes that we wanted to try out during our stay.

Raffles Hotel is Singapore’s most elegant hotel with several restaurants and bars and it is located right in the central of Singapore. Being backpackers and not bringing our finest clothes we decided not to try and have a look inside, but it looked very elegant from where we were standing. The Sultan Mosque was not far away from Raffles Hotel, a beautiful mosque in a lovely little neighbourhood with cute little shops.

Singapore Botanic Gardens is a must when visiting Singapore and entrance is free. It is a huge garden surrounded with beautiful flowers and waterfalls where the atmosphere is calming and relaxing. They are famous for their orchid garden, with over 1000 different kinds of beautiful orchids.

Sentosa Island is a playground for children in all ages with beautiful sand beaches and several attractions. A free shuttle bus from our hotel took us to this amazing place and we thought we had entered heaven. Universal Studios, spa, Underwater World, Jewel Cable Car ride, MegaZip Adventure Park and Tiger Sky Tower are only a few of the many attractions on this playground. You will also find the southern most point of continental Asia on this island.

I would without a doubt recommend Singapore to everyone. It is the perfect place to spend your holiday. I feel like Johanne and I have discovered a hidden pearl and I would love to go back someday. It is perfect for families, friends and couples. It really was a romantic and fun place where the shopping possibilities were endless and the food was cheap and tasty. If you’re wondering where to spend your holiday this summer, then I suggest you check out Singapore. You won’t regret it.


  1. Love the flower shots....

    And lovely of you to comment:)

    Have a happy Sunday!

  2. I'm so impressed with how much travel you've done! These travel-posts make my mouth water. I need to follow your example and go to more places. Thanks for inspiring me.

  3. Wow!! I have no idea how you can travel that often, but it's a great thing that you do! Thank you for the lovely tour of the city!! Great pics btw. Kisses

  4. Hei søta,takk for koslig kommentar,Alfred og æ e nok gla vi har hværandre ja :-) Vakre bilder du viser.Må ha vært fantastisk å ha sett så nydelige steder i verden. Du er jo rene reisehåndboka du.Sikkert mange som får tips utifra bloggen din.Klem

  5. I've always wanted to go to Singapore, thanks for sharing your experience :)
    Love the flower shots

  6. It looks really lovely there, I've only heard good things about Singapore & your pics really made me want to go there, too :-)

  7. I'm in love! It's beautiful. I hope to travel outside of the US one day and see the extra beauty there is. It sounds like everyone showed you love while you were there. I'm so happy for you!

  8. I loooove Singapore! I went there last year & the people are sooooo friendly. It's such a beautiful country & I'd love to live there. <3 Did you go on the luge? It's so much fun!

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  9. I can't believe how awesome this trip sounds!

  10. Girl in Oslo - Thank you, the flowers are beautiful =)

    Shybiker - I love to travel, I can't travel enough. Which is why I'm so happy that I was able to travel with my best friend and our boyfriends last year, we had so much fun. And it makes me very happy to hear that I'm inspiring you =)

    Dimi - I'm actually not travelling that often. I went on a seven week around-the-world trip last summer and I'm still in the process of writing about every place. Glad to hear you're enjoying the pictures =)

    Tante Karin - Heihei, så koslig. Jeg håper folk liker det jeg skriver og at de syns det er nyttige tips. Jeg liker å skrive om disse stedende, hvertfall =)

    Manni - Singapore is amazing, you should definitely go if you ever have the chance =)

    Tabatha - It is very lovely there, and I have only good things to say about this place too =)

    Katie - The people in Singapore was truly lovely, I have nothing bad to say about them. And it really was a beautiful place. Thank you for your lovely comment =)

    The Style Rawr - I'm so happy to hear you loved it too, it really was an amazing place! No, we didn't go to the luge, maybe next time! Thank you so much for visiting and following, of course I'll follow you back =)

    Laura - Thank you =)

    Krystal - The trip was awesome, everything was so amazing =)

  11. This looks great! Love the new blog look too! x

  12. WOWEEEEE!!!! Such a beautiful place and your shots are stunning. I have always wanted to go to Singapore, beside being probably the most beautiful place ever, i here that it is notoriously clean.

  13. Amazing photos! I'd love to go there!
    Thanks for your lovely comment!

  14. amazing pictures! would LOVE to go to Singapore someday. thanks for sharing!

  15. Lucky you, i can't think of a word to say! I can't wait myself for me and my husband to travel again =)Thanks for the heads up, I probably won't regret seeing the country!!

  16. Claire - Thank you, I really like it too. It's not completely finished yet though, I just don't have time to do all the changes I want at the same time =)

    Stylemefab - Thank you so much, it is absolutely beautiful, it's like a dream. And yes, it is notoriously clean, you'll actually get a fine if you throw litter on the ground, it's amazing =)

    Roxy Heart - Thanks, you should go if you ever have the chance =)

    Claire - Thank you, glad you enjoyed it =)

    Dear Girl Wallflower - It truly is amazing and it would be the perfect place for a couple to travel. It is so romantic. I would love to go there with my boyfriend someday =)

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