Gardens by the Bay on Christmas day - Singapore

vcclothing
vcclothing @vcclothingJanuary 2019 ยท 4 min read

How's it going Steemers?

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas day with friends and family!!

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I am currently on safari through Africa and have had hardly any WiFi to post lately. So let's see if this works.

On Christmas eve my girlfriend and I left Brisbane for our 3 week safari through Africa. Our first stop over was in Singapore.

As we checked in our luggage and got our boarding pass the guy at the counter leant in and said due to some "operational something a rather" we got the elusive business class upgrade. It was a Christmas miracle !!

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I have always wanted to fly business class at least once in my life time so it was the best Christmas present from emirates ever!!

We celebrated with our travel tradition with cheersing some bloody marrys before we boarded the plane.

Once we got our seats we where greeted with a glass of bubbles which is basically carbonated goon ๐Ÿ˜ซ so I gave mine to Renee.

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The seats reclined all the way out so you could lay down on your chair. It was like we where kings! Was so good to get a taste of the 1% life.

After a couple of drinks I passed out watching a movie only to wake up on landing in Singapore, it was the most comfortable sleep on a plane ever!!

When I woke up I reclined my chair in the seating position only to realise my head phone's got stuck under the chair, and the chair crushed them haha whoops. None the less we arrived in Singapore nice and early on Christmas day.

It was super exciting to be in Singapore so we checked in to our hotel and went out exploring the city for the day. We walked all around the city to the merlion and check out the sights of the marina Bay sands

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Then headed into Gardens by the Bay.

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These botanical gardens are just beautiful, everything is so green and the super trees are really cool.

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We saw a sign saying otters cross here and don't feed the otters etc, so we were on the look out for otters. Unfortunately no luck with the otters.

But we found a hawker centre to get some food from and a quick beer to cool down as it was so damn hot.

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We found a Chinese noodle stall which was a dish I ate every day while living in China
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So GOOD

We explored the gardens then checked out the flower dome and cloud forest .

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They where both really nice as they both had air condition.

After that we decided to go get some more food then head back to our hotel for a swim on our roof top pool to cool down.

Once it got dark we headed to the river to get a boat cruise back into gardens by the Bay for their Christmas markets.

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The city was beautiful at night with all the buildings lit up. One even had the whole building as an animation of snow falling. Was really cool. We passed the merlion, then got off the boat at the Marina Bay.

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We then walked to the Christmas markets.

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Holy shit it was packed!! There were people everywhere coming and going from the markets. We finally get in and it was so crowded it was like being at a music festival but with no bands playing. There was food and market stalls and all the food markets had huge lines. I spotted a beer stall and headed straight for it. We grabbed a burger and found a spot under one of the super trees and lay down to watch the super tree light show extravaganza.

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They light up the trees in sync with some Christmas songs it was OK I guess, nothing amazing. We decided that we had, had enough of being around a million people and walked back to our hotel, stopping at 711 for some beer for the walk.

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What a way to spend Christmas day exploring Singapore. It sure will be a Christmas I will never forget. Now for the long flight to Cape Town with a stop over in Dubai.

Thanks for stopping by and all the best for the new year!

Stay tuned for some African adventures post!! "when I come across WiFi again๐Ÿ˜Š"

Peace

G


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These lights look similar to the lights for Fallas in Valencia:

I wonder if it's also an Italian company who put them up.


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Wow they do look very similar. It might be the same company.


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awesome... this is a really cool shot... like to see more about this...what camera did you use? wishes from the south


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Cheers mate, all these photos where taken on my huawei mate 20 phone.


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great place to visit, amazing gardens and very good vibe lucky you


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It is definitely an amazing place to visit. Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ‘


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anasav
Ana Savic @anasavJanuary 2019

Wow, thanks for sharing this. I can say it was a great trip. I hope we will see more photos from your trip around Africa.


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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š it was a great time in Singapore. We are travelling through Africa so I will try and upload another post at my next WiFi camp site. Stay tuned๐Ÿ˜Š


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cubapl
FOXES @cubaplJanuary 2019

when most of the people have celebrated Christmas time in homes with their families, together with my girlfriend we decided to go for a trip to Luxembourg. It was a unforgettable journey for us, but when I am reading your post and watching your magnificent photographs, I can only envy you the way how you have spend your Christmas ! Amazing place, wonderful landscapes, mind-blowing architecture and delicious food. Singapore has everything ! And you also showed it everything in your article. Great post, definitely worth its curation ! I am waiting for more


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Wow Luxembourg would have been amazing! I would like to go there one day. Singapore was a great place to spend Christmas. Thanks for stopping by


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moncia90
moncia90 @moncia90January 2019

I have never visited Singapore, but I like this country, also for places like this.
Congratulations and thanks to @curie to take me here.
Steem on!


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Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜Š


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You really enjoyed your trip in singapore. What a beautiful pictures you shared, the marina bay was so beautiful during night with all the lights. I have not visited marina bay yet. The time i visited singapore, marina bay still under construction. What food you tried in singapore?


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It was a fantastic time in Singapore! And gardens by the Bay was beautiful. We tryed lots of different foods like chicken rice and satay, great times ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Satay is nice.. I love it. Do you have chance cross border and pay a visit in Malaysia?


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It's so good. No it was just a stop over on our way to Africa. We have been on safari through Africa for the past 2 weeks. Will do another post about our adventure at our next camp site, stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Yay! Will wait for your next post.


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ace108
ace108 @ace108January 2019

Nice to see people enjoying the stay in Singapore.
Man, I was at Gardens by the Bay couple of weeks back and still have not organized my photos.


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It was so much fun! Beautiful spot. Look forward to see your photos from gardens by the Bay.


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ace108
ace108 @ace108January 2019

Glad you have fun.


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I have been to Singapore on a visa run and I'm going back in 2 weeks. I only see this area from the bus going in and out and spend my whole time using the good wifi in the hostel.

I have photos of some of the backsides of these places since the bus circles them. Thank you so much for showing me the inside.

It looks like you two had so much fun. I wish you saw the otters! And big congrats on the upgrade - this is my dream too :)


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When you go back in 2 weeks you should definitely check it out it's totally worth it. Maybe you will have luck seeing the otters๐Ÿ˜Š


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Cheers for that guys!!!


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