It wasn’t all work in Singapore, not that I call eating delicious street food work, when I attended the World Street Food Congress 2013 last June. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) made sure we saw the best that Singapore had to offer and I was definitely impressed.
The modern umbrella like clear canopies, also known as Angels, were meant to shield people against heat and rain but for me they’re an architectural marvel. The modern structure somehow fits amidst the colorful shops.
Our STB tour guide, Eros, made the smartest decision of moving our river cruise earlier and you will see from the pictures that sunset is a very good time to join the cruise.
Has anyone tried this restaurant? Do they really serve the ultimate fried rice?
Old shop houses were preserved to keep with tradition. You can see them here overshadowed by tall, modern buildings.
I was incredibly lucky to get this shot of The Marina Bay Sands with the sun reflected off the middle building. This shot alone was worth the river cruise.
Here’s the iPhone 5 version with some filters.
We also got to see the iconic Merlion, Singapore’s mascot.
I have to visit One Fullerton on my next trip. I heard they had good restaurants there.
Due to our excellent timing I got to see Clark Quay during the day and night. It was quite “happening” at night. All that was lacking were the throngs of young people with drinks in their hands.
I don’t know what this reverse sign meant but there’s no question that Clark Quay is a must visit when in Singapore. I also highly recommend taking the Singapore River Cruise’s The tale of 2 Quays which lasted for 40 minutes. It gave me a great overview of that part of the city. It also gave me great pictures and memories of my trip.