Ever since our Japan trip, I can say that Leonard and I are getting good at this traveling thing. We've been reusing the same format of our excel sheet where we fill up slots with the activities and restaurants we looked up online. It's a great way to keep track of our time and to make sure that we both contribute equally on the planning. See our Singapore excel sheet here.
Singapore is a great place to visit except the fact that it is now hitting its highest currency against Malaysia at 3.2 - you'll feel it even more when you drive down from KL, because it's only a 5 hour drive, worst is when you are driving across the bridge. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, Singapore is a beautiful place. It's safe, everything is designed with so much consideration and thought for senior citizens. Good example, MRT stations put senior citizens and OKUs as their first priority whereas compared to Malaysia - there's really nothing to compare to be fair. It sucks to see how developed the country is despite having to be located a kilometre away and I can go on for hours on this disappointment which deserves its own post for the future.
3 Not-So-Mainstream Places I visited:
Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at the Gardens By The Bay
Standard Rate- Double Conservatories
Childten (3-12 years old): S$15
*Cloud forest is a must-go! It's a forest-themed conservatory so expect it to be cold.
*Buy the tickets for the Shuttle service, it's the best S$3 you'll spend. Trust me on this. You get unlimited rides on the date of purchase. It's a really long walk from Bayfront MRT to the conservatories so you really don't want to waste your energy. Plus, it opens from 9am to 9pm.
Hillstreet Tai Hwa Pork Noodles Foodcourt
S$5 per bowl
466 Crawford Lane, Tai Hwa Eating House#01-12 Singapore 190465 (Lavender MRT)
Opening Hours: 9:30am-9:00pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
Sungei Road Laksa
S$2 per bowl
#01-12 Seng Chuan Eating House, 31 Kelantan Lane, 200031