Monday, 20 August 2018

Straight Outta Bali - Singapore, The Lion City!



It's like entering a star wars movie set. A country with rapid developments, skyscrapers everywhere, maintenance of brilliant cleanliness around and with the countries regulatory policies being managed so effortlessly, I was sold on to visit this place and hence is my second destination for my solo trip across south east Asia. With the many people who have talked to me about Singapore, have always praised this country for all the good reasons and it was offering me just that. Again the perfect destination for a solo trip as it came with a lot of making decisions on the go and to live in a country with a rapid lifestyle was what interested me the most. The country is filled with places to visit such as malls, film studios, islands and amazing shopping with widespread availability of several delicious cuisines that filled my touristy belly. With all positives associated to this country in terms of business, trade, tourism and culture there are all chances that this country is where the future will be.  I was headed to this destination for three days completing my solo adventure of a week across south east Asia. Straight out of Bali, I was flying with Air Asia Indonesia and it surely is a very good option to opt for between Bali and Singapore as the duration of the flight is not too troublesome, along with comfortable seats and of course a good budget option. Changi Airport, one of the world's finest airports is well accessible by various modes of public transports. Since I was a solo traveller I opted for the MRT which took me approximately 45 minutes to reach my destination, it approximately cost me 3.50 SGD. You can also get taxi's easily from any of the terminals, 'Grab' taxis are very popular in this part of South East Asia and you can get Grabs depending on your requirement, share or individual without any issue. Taxis to the central part of the city which is 25-30 minutes away can be a more pricier option, I would only recommend it if you have a lot of luggage, as even a share cab can cost you a minimum of 7 SGD which is easily double the price of  the MRT. I had set myself up at Balestier Road, again simply because close proximity to MRT and there was a bus stop right outside my hotel. For accommodation I would recommend Balestier Road, Moulmein Road, Serangoon Road and close by areas as these places offer all types of accommodation depending upon your need budget or fancy  and the big plus point is getting to the spots of interests is absolutely hassle free. From Balestier road it was a 10 minute walk to the Farrer Park MRT from where I could get a rail to China town, Little India, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay Sands. Always opt for MRT over any other mode of transport in Singapore, simply because it is Cheap, efficient and saves a lot of your time. From budget hostels to business hotels to high end hotels these area have it all and living in the heart of the city is always a good decision.

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