8 weeks ago we were in Singapore. it really seems like a lifetime ago! It was such an incredible city - I could truly easily live there if it wasn't for the HUMIDITY! I'm a hot person and walking out of aircon for as little as 10 minutes there did me in! I learnt very fast NOT to wear skirts or dresses in such humid weather or I'd pay for it fast! I travel very lightly, but didn't really count on clothing sticking to me! We ended up in a routine of going out early morning (and things open much later there - even finding breakfast to us was challenging - we basically went to the local Food Republic every day!) , coming back around noon, diving into the swimming pool to get cool, a change of clothes and then repeat a few hours later, and then back late at night for the 3rd swim or shower! I easily went through 2 full changes of clothing a day. I hence ended up at a Uniqlo finding $S10 shorts and buying multiple pairs (as I seriously travel very light - 4 of us coming home had only 47kg of luggage in total and we did shop too!), plus some stuff for my work wardrobe. I also shopped at Muji (stationery and tees) and Kinokuniya - OMG what an INCREDIBLE HUGE, HUGE, HUGE bookshop! Thrilled to find Chinese New Year books for school! I also went out to the IKEA to find some stuff for school.
These photos show the downtown area on our first day there. We were totally blown away by the cityscape - well the entire city island really. It was so easy to get around, so very safe, so some days we all just split up and went out own way to see our choice of musuems etc - my teens are happy at roaming around cities by themselves and the MTR train system is the best!
The only really busy part of the city to us was Orchard Road - otherwise to us it seemed to be pretty uncrowded - even mostly empty train stations/trains.
There is sooooo much to do - we stayed 6 days which was enough, as by then the heat had exhausted me!
More another day - I highly recommend it for a holiday with a family of teens!