Hey guys, I hope it’s a beautiful sunny day where you are! If it is, don’t forget that sunscreen. If it’s raining, take that umbrella and think sunny thoughts! Enjoy shinny Singapore!!
Over a few beverages at the Cloud Nine Lounge, my friends and I recently debated the best shopping locations in the world. We agreed that New York, London and Paris are great but pricey. Angelica was a big supporter of Dubai, but I believe is the best. Singapore is Dubai’s older sister and it is still the very best place for a shopping holiday.
The Beautiful Marina
Singapore celebrates multiculturalism like no other place. It has eleven public holidays that include the most important festivals for Buddhists, Chinese, Christians, Hindus and Muslims. They celebrate its respect for all cultures by decorating extravagantly for each holiday. Of course, seeing brightly lit Christmas decorations in a tropical country when the temperature is 35C (95F) and rainy is startling at first. Singapore loves to decorate!
And by dusk it transforms in an alternative beauty.
Good buys can be found for rubies, sapphires, topaz and jade, which are all beautifully crafted into distinctive pieces. In fact, all luxury goods are particularly good buys in duty-free. You don’t have to spend a lot, though, to find really cool bargains.
Singapore has some of the very best hotels in the world and the locals treat each traveller like a guest. Whether you prefer old-school luxury at Raffles or the Fullerton, or ultra-cool and zen like the JW Marriott or the St. Regis, the hotels are amongst the best in the world. Singapore has properties for any budget and there is so much choice that some really good bargains are almost always available. The service quality in Singapore is astounding as they take great pride in being welcoming.
The very iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel!
Black Pepper Crab – My FAV!
It is always a yummy treat. I’ve found that I can always separate people into two food groups; the ones that like chili sauce, and the ones that like Black Pepper Sauce.
Given its history as a centre for the spice trade, it is easy to see why the food is so great. Everyone I know loves Singapore Chili Crab, but for me, there is nothing in the world like Singapore Black Pepper Crab. The delicate smell of authentic Singapore pepper combined with fresh crab offers this special dish my highest rating. No wonder black pepper used to be more expensive by weight than gold! I love Singapore Black Pepper on any food – even ice cream! Lol!
There are world-leading entertainment venues in this beautiful country. For the young and the young at heart, there is Universal Studios Singapore on the beautiful island of Sentosa. For the ultimate in cool relaxation, there is Sky Park at the Marina Bay Sands with the most startling infinity pool in the world. For the lovers of nature, there is the Gardens by the Bay with its 250 acres (101 hectares) of beautiful parkland including the astonishing Supertree Grove.
One of the most Instagrammed Gardens at Night
Here is one ‘pro tip’… order a snack or, better yet, a Singapore Sling at the Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles. It’s affectionately known as the ‘Tiger Bar’ because supposedly, the last tiger in Singapore took refuge in the bar in 1902. No doubt, he needed a drink or two to escape the heat. Enjoy my favourite shopping city!
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