My Singapore Travel Diary

by Wiwid Howat

Singapore... that modern apology for a romantic eastern port 

Singapore is known as the gem of South East Asia. Some people, including me, disagree with this, but only because I think every country in SE Asia has so many of its own unique beauties and attractions. I love Singapore, from the blend of cultures to the contrast between technology and tradition.

Sam and I took the chance to visit Singapore for a few days on our way back from the Maldives. I was so excited to come back after a long time. Not only did I miss the heat and the non-stop activity, but also the diversity of this city. On our first day, we visited Universal Studios – I have great memories from 7 years ago when I first visited it, and it didn’t disappoint the second time! It's definitely worth it to buy the express pass if you only have few days in Singapore, so that you can spend more time somewhere else rather than standing in queues.

Marina Bay Sands is also worth of a visit. If you stay there, I’m sure I don’t need to remind you to go for a swim in their infinity pool during sunrise or sunset – it’s an unforgettable experience.You can literally see the entire country, because as you know, Singapore is not that big at all.

At the cheaper end of the spectrum, you should also pay a visit to Bugis Market to find all the souvenirs you can handle, and some enterprising street food, all at bargain prices. Singapore is famous for having 3 majority communities being Chinese, Malay and Indian, and the beautiful Little India is great place to experience the rich Indian heritage and culture, decorated with a variety of colours. The Sultan Mosque near Arab St is another one of Singapore's must-see tourist attractions, not only showcasing Singapore’s diversity but also some incredible architecture.

Checking in From Singapore

by Wiwid Howat

Be the kind of woman that when you hit the floor each morning, the devil says "oh crap, she's up!"

Coming back to this city after 7 years and looking out from the 34th floor of Marina Bay Sands was a breath-taking experience for me. The space and the luxury were offered by the hotel, and also having my husband working alongside with me to create editorial content, didn’t fail to put me in a great mood. Wearing these beautiful pieces from Alice McCall delivered a certain uniqueness amongst the interior design of the hotel.

This city is an inspiration to me, not only because of how quickly it has developed, but also the harmonious diversity and the attitude of the people which is completely different from its neighbouring countries.