After getting to the hotel and checking in our bags, we could start our first day. We did not have a schedule on ‘what to do’, so we just kind of started walking and hoped we’d end up somewhere cool. In this map, you can see approximately what route we walked on our first day.
Continuing our walk, we ended up at the famous tourist selfie spot, the Merlion. Merlion=Mermaid Lion, took me a while to figure that one out. Here, you also have a great view on the very luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel. For like… 700 euros per night, you can swim in their rooftop infinity pool, which honestly might be worth it if you see the amazing view it gives you over the city🏙💁🏻.
Walking through the mall and the hotel, we finally reached the very unique Gardens by the Bay. The gardens were created to enhance the quality of life by raising the greenery and "flora" in the city. We mostly stayed by the Supertree Grove in the garden. Supertrees? Yup. They mimic real trees, except for the fact that they are man-made and covered in flowers, vines, and plants. These supertrees imitate the real ecological function of trees—pretty cool to see and walk through.
We packed our first day with so much that the remaining 2 days were much more relaxed.
Getting a late start on our second day, we decided to walk around the Orchard Road district. With many malls and stores, it was a fairly crowded area, kind of like the Madison/5th Avenue of Singapore. Orchard Road had a really unique side street with many colorful houses👇🏼.