Singapore is the gift that keeps on giving, especially during Christmas time, and on day three of Singapore Diaries the Southeast Asian destination rose to another level with many more jaw-dropping moments.
If I thought living it up in the outdoors of Singapore with the most beautiful parks and Gardens was a real treat, then venturing to popular tourist attractions of Sentosa Island and Gardens by the Bay, had me speechless.
TheySentosa Garden Singapore duo is filled with happy tourist, who are out and about in the heat of Singapore and to catch a glimpse of this beautiful city.
On day three of Singapore Diaires, it was privilege to view the very best of this incredible city.
Singapore Diaries: Day Three – Sentosa Island and Gardens by the Bay
Spend big at Vivo City
The gateway to Sentosa Island comes via Vivo City with three main avenues to the Island. The options of how to get to Sentosa Island include a stroll along the Sentosa Boardwalk, a quick ride on the monorail, or travel through the air on the cable cars.
Vivi City is a lively shopping hub where you can catch up on some retail therapy with a range of popular retail outlets that will come at a cost to your bank account.
If shopping is a burden to you, you can always dine in a variety of food courts or classy restaurants that the are available in Vivo City.
To get to Vivo City catch the MRT train on the Circle Line (yellow line) or the North-East Line (purple line) to Harbour Front train station. There are also plenty of bus services from the City centre.
A walk through Sentosa Island
A walk through Sentosa Island is not only about visiting the star attractions of Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark or bungee jumping from scary heights.
There is plenty of things to do in Sentosa Island which will not cost a fortune and appease many tourist who have varied taste.
You can begin by taking a fantastic stroll along the beaches of the Island with Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach the pick of the lot.
From the exotic beaches, you can enjoy a romantic stroll and purchase a coconut ice-cream or a swim in the calm waters of Sentosa Island.
If you don’t feel like walking, why not sit down at the beach bar for a meal and cocktail on the sands of the beach.
When it’s time to move on, take a ride on the free tourist bus that goes to many Sentosa Island tourist attractions.
Fort Siloso at Sentosa Island
Fort Siloso played a considerable part in defence during World War II when the Japanese Invaded Singapore in 1942.
It’s a fantastic stroll along the Fort Siloso Sentosa Skywalk and into the jungle which leads you to Fort Siloso, sitiated on the Western side, where many cannons and war infrastructure are on show for the public.
What to do in Sentosa Singapore of Fort Siloso is taking an in-depth tour to recounter the surrender of British to the Japanese and the story of the Americans recapturing Singapore, three and a half years into Japanese reign.
You step into a room and follow the lights of the well-crafted scenarios choreographing the events which unfolded during the invasion, the surrender, and the recapture back in World-War-II.
A Marine walk to the Gardens
It was one of the best steps I’ve had the pleasure to experience in life.
It started at the Fragrance Hotel in Geylang, which is not the fanciest start to a magical evening, but things were only going to get better.
However, only a short distance down the road is the Sports Hub and the home of Singapore’s National Stadium, Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sports Arena.
There is also a running track around the stadium and often utilised by enthusiast runners catching up on daily exercise.
From the Sports Hub, you take the breathtaking walk along Leisure Park in Kallang and across the Bridge to the Marina Bay.
Offering the chance to capture the magnificent sights of the Singapore Flyer, the city centre, The Sands SkyPark and the Gardens by the Bay seen in the distance.
Again, you cross another bridge to the Marina Barrage and stroll along the path that takes you to one of the best food courts in town, Satay by the Bay.
The vibrant food area serves mainly Asian Cuisines, with a bit of Western food and you can enjoy a cold beer, fresh off the tap.
After dinner, it was time to witness one of the best sights imaginable, when I had the chance to stand in the middle of the Gardens by the Bay.
It was quite a day to go from Sentosa to Gardens by the Bay as the night sky lit up spectacularly.
An Evening at Gardens by the Bay
Spectacular is an overused word in the modern world today, but the word fits Gardens by the Bay perfectly.
During your Singapore visit, you must visit the Super Trees in the evening when the lights kick in to make the whole gardens look mesmerising.
The Gardens by the Bay is not only about the Super Trees, you can take a walk on the OCBC Skywalk, for a small cost, but to witness surrounding views of the city, The Sands SkyPark and the Super Trees below, it’s worth the admittance fee.
Next to the Gardens, is a couple of famous Dome attractions to visit, the Flower Dome and the Cloud East Dome, although it costs, it’s worth going inside to witness another Singapore attraction.
If you only want to wander the Gardens and check out the Supertrees, you can do it for free by walking the paths of this beautiful garden and taking in the spectacular sights. There’s plenty to see for free.
The Amazing Christmas Wonderland 2017
Christmas Wonderland takes shape in the heart of Gardens of the Bay and is a perfect Christmas celebration for families and lovers who want to get a little festive spirit into their lives.
It’s a beautiful exhibition of lights, carols, markets and food stalls, which is naturally only available in the month of December.
It’s a real treat for someone who wants to celebrate Christmas amid the Singapore heat and bring a smile to the dial as you soak in the beautiful atmosphere around you.
The Christmas Wonderland capped off a very long and magnificent day three in Singapore to perfection.