I won’t make any excuse to justify why I have not written for months despite my travels here and abroad. I’m lazy, or at least not motivated to write at all – you know, I’m really having a hard time sharing, actually expressing myself, since I got sick. But anyway, here’s a brief write up for my 15-hour stay in Singapore.
Yes, you read it right, I only spent 15 hours in Singapore – most of it, at Singapore Changi International Airport. I can say that of all the airports I’ve been, Changi Airport is the best, from its service to facilities, all I can say is just “Wow.”
But anyway, my Singapore trip was just a quick trip because that 15-hour stay is just my transit hours. I was actually on my way to Indonesia then. My itinerary was Manila to Singapore-15 hour-transit-Singapore to Indonesia. I left the Philippines at 10:40am and arrived in Singapore at 2:20pm of March 12, 2017.
So what did I do in Singapore for more than half a day?
Well, I spent most of my time in Singapore exploring – and by exploring, I mean walking and walking and walking and more walking. Before going to Singapore, I made a list of places I wanted go to and see. That list includes Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park and Universal Studios Singapore. But due to time constraint and given the fact that I am alone and a first timer, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay were the only places I was able to visit.
How did I get there?
Courageous enough, I took the MRT at Changi Airport (CG2) bound to Tanah Merah (EW4). I transferred from train to train. From Tanah Merah (EW4) I took another train to Bugis (EW12). There will be seven (7) train stations before you reach Bugis from Tanah Merah. When you arrive at Bugis (EW12) you will have to transfer again to Bugis (DT14) where you will ride another train to Bayfront (DT16). When you arrive at Bayfront (DT16) you will have to transfer again to Bayfront (CE1) where you will ride the train bound for Marina Bay (CE2). It’s quite confusing but it was really fun exploring the city alone.
Fortunately, I’m a good map-reader. I didn’t get lost. (Only on my way back to the airport where I slept for the night waiting for my flight to Indonesia.)
I tried observing while on my way to Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. I noticed that Singaporeans really value personal space. Given that, they respect each other’s personal space. This is through following the total capacity of seats in the MRT, unlike in the Philippines, hay.
Anyway, here are some photos from my Marina Bay Sands & Gardens by the Bay visit:
I’ll surely be back for more of Singapore.