Hey beauties and happy Friday! Today’s post will be interesting because it was definitely an interesting experience for us.
If this is your first time here, make sure to check my previous blog posts so your updated on this trip.
Originally, our itinerary was for us to leave from Orlando, Florida and then layover in Dubai. Once our layover was over, we would fly to Kuala, Lumpur for 4 days and head over to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam…but instead, we’re in Singapore.
So, the morning of our flight we left the hotel and headed straight to the airport. We went to check in to our flight with Air Asia and there was a language barrier so when we finally found someone who spoke english, they told us we needed a visa which we read online, but a representative from Air Asia said they give visas out in the airport. The only problem was that it was Sunday and nowhere opens on Sundays. Anyways, long story short, we had to come up with a Plan B because we were out of a hotel and as much as we loved Malaysia, we wanted to see more of the world.
Our taxi driver was so sweet and when we called him he said that he could recommend that Singapore is quite beautiful and we could take a bus ride from Malaysia to Singapore in 6 hours which was awesome to us. When we checked the busses near our hotel, we were told all of them are fully booked because it was Easter weekend. Luckily, our taxi driver told us to head to TBS in Kuala Lumpur and we would surely get a bus there.
When we reached TBS, it seriously looked like an airport. There was lines upon lines. We were lucky to have gotten a bus in no time and it was a megabus with two stories. The chairs reclined and it was very clean and also very cold, but I didn’t mind at all as outside was quite hot.
We started our journey to Singapore! Halfway to Singapore, the bus stopped at a place that had restrooms, a fruit stand and tons of food places. It was a pretty clean place. The kids were going nuts over the pond with so many Koi Fish in it.
We went back on the bus and took naps as we were up super early.
When we finally reached Singapore, we took a taxi to Tang Plaza so we could check in to our hotel. We stayed at the Marriott Tang Plaza hotel and it was beyond beautiful. The hotel was right in the middle of all the high end stores you could possibly think of. We couldn’t wait to explore for a bit because it was pretty late and the kids were tired so we dropped off our luggages and headed out. We took a walk down Tang Plaza and oh my goodness, it was like a dream come true to see every high end store possible that was so full of glitz and glam. We stopped off at Mcdonalds before we headed back to the hotel since it was the only food place open. The food was delicious and it wasn’t greasy at all which I was pretty happy about.
After Mcdonald’s my husband and I planned out the next few days because we had no idea what was in Singapore.
The next morning, we decided to get an early start and naturally we decided to explore the hotel we were staying at. The pool was so serene and the view that overlooked it was unreal.
There was tons of restaurants onsite, but we decided to head over to Hawkers Center because every Youtube video we seen showed it and we were dying to try all the food. My husband and I ordered Biryani with Chicken Tikka on top and I regret ordering two because the amount they gave was perfect to feed 4 people with. We also ordered a coffee iced and I ordered a Lychee/Coconut juice which was delicious and so refreshing for this hot and humid day. On top of that, we only payed about $6 for it.
Hawkers Center is seriously amazing. The food is really cheap, the people are awesome and they genuinely want to serve you, nobody hassles you and there’s so much culture and history behind this place. I would definitely recommend you visit it if you’re ever in Singapore on vacation.
Afterwards, we decided to walk around a little bit and check out the shopping they had to see what goodies we could take back home. Once we felt droplets fall on us, we decided to head over to somewhere indoors. It obviously meant that we would have to check out the 711 that was right by us because of all the cool food items they offered in the 711’s in Singapore. There was Biryani, Macaroni, Dumplings, etc… there were also some cool snacks that I’ve also never seen before.
Since it seemed like it was going to rain again, because it rains a lot in Singapore, but don’t be alarmed because it’s like rain in Florida. It will only rain for 15 minutes and then it’s beautiful again. We headed over to Kinex mall and the mall was beautiful and all, but my husband and I was on a hunt…a hunt for Fatburger because we don’t have one here in Florida and the best part was it was halal! Of course we had to try it and let me say that it was absolutely delicious and super filling.
We took a walk afterwards around the same mall and I loved seeing that area getting decorated for Ramadan. We stopped by a bakery name “Swee Heng” to get our daughter a mini cake because we got a mini cake for her in Malaysia since her 4th birthday was in April we decided to celebrate with 4 cakes. She got a cute Poppy cake and it was quite delicious. It tastes like a chocolate swiss roll that wasn’t overly sweet and it was very airy.
By this time, we were all pretty tired, so we decided to head back to the hotel and call it an early night.
Be on the lookout for Monday’s blog post to read Part 2 of our Singapore trip!
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