Our City tour day was the most tiring part of our itinerary as it was a major walking marathon. The moment that we alighted the MRT Ruffles station, was the beginning of our “walkathon” for the rest of the day which lasted at 6pm. So be sure to wear your most comfortable pair of shoes.
But anyhow, we really enjoyed this adventure and by seeing our photos I can say that it’s all worth it. So here’s the order of our stop overs during our Singapore City Tour
Fullerton Hotel and Singapore River
It was nice strolling along this park during a warm and windy day. Here, we got a really nice view of the bay and Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Art Science Museum and the Merlion Park. The trail of Queen Elizabeth Walk, the one on the left photo, is lined up by shady trees with benches.
There were very few people while we were here, it was like we had the park all to ourselves, and so we really enjoyed the peace and quietness that this park offered.
Near the park is the Esplanade Mall where you can have your meal, though the restaurants inside are kinda expensive. So if you are on a thrift budget and you prefer the hawker-style food, you can have your meal at Gluttons Bay.
The Merlion Park is not really a place where you can stroll and relax under shady trees. It’s just a small area where the two merlion statues are located. There’s nothing much to do here except for picture taking and a little bit of sightseeing.
But since this is one of the landmarks of Singapore , you shouldn’t miss visiting this place. Just a bit of history, The Merlion was first designed as an emblem for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964. So if you went in Singapore without visiting the Merlion, it’s like you’ve never been in this country.
The 30 minutes ride in Singapore flyer was exhilarating. From this vantage point, you can have a marvelous view of the Gardens by the bay, the two capsule-like looking on the pictures.
Some tourists claimed that it’s best to ride here during the night,but a day ride isn’t that bad as you can have a clear view of the bay and Singapore City.
The capsule we’re in is spacious enough that we can have photo ops and where Yesha and I can even danced our cha-cha.
Gardens by the Bay
The Cloud Forest
A tall man-made rainfalls greeted us at the entrance of The Cloud Forest. It was like an indoor hill where we saw a huge collection of different types of plants and flowers planted on the hill-side . It can be really chilly in this dome so be sure to bring a warm clothing.
On the cavern section, there were interesting stalactites displayed which you could look closely. At the end of our tour, we watched a documentary video about climate change.
The cloud forest has 6 levels as seen on the photo below. There is a lift available inside or you can use the bridges encircling this man-made hill.
The Flower forest is such a beautiful place to relax in. Yesha has enjoyed running around the vicinity.
They have an excellent, large selection of cacti for those interested in cacti.Some old,knarled olive trees also captured my interest.
Gardens by the bay is an amazing place to visit if you are a nature lover.