Today I moved back to mainland Singapore and decided to practice my photography skills by noticing all the small details of Singapore. I want to try and help my readers feel as though they are in these moments with me. Please let me know if I managed to achieve this in some way: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 10 minutes from the mainland by train, car or cable car, Sentosa is easily accessible to pop over for a day, weekend or even a spot of lunch.
My home in Asia for two days, I stayed at the Costa Sands Resort on Siloso beach and felt truly welcomed by the wonderful staff there. They went out of their way to ensure I had a great time and felt comfortable. I had my own beach hut with 2 bunk beds in it, a stone’s throw from the golden beaches and warm, calm sea. There was even a peacock roaming around the beach huts to keep me company.
The Big Blog Exchange is a dream come true for all the 16 winners. Each of us has won the opportunity to travel to a new country for 10 days and experience the sights, sounds, culture, food and life the people and travellers in that country lead.
When I found out I was coming to Singapore, I remembered a picture my brother sent me years ago, of the most incredible pool suspended from 3 towers. An infinity pool unlike any other. A pool of my wildest dreams. This pool is the SkyPark at the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, the jewel of the city. Ever since I first laid eyes on that photo, it has been my dream to go there.
Today that dream came true! Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to pay the $400 a night that it costs to stay there so I had to find another way.
Think of sandy beaches, palm trees and beach bars.
Think shipping lanes and huge cargo ships on the horizon.
Think Disney Land.
Mix them together, and you have…Sentosa!
Sentosa – an island full of fun for everyone. Opposite the world’s busiest shipping port
Mambo Beach Bar, Siloso Beach
I’m Sophie the person who has swapped with Kisty on the Big Blog Exchange. I live in London and am very excited to be in Singapore for the first time. My blog http://www.challengesophie.com is all about trying new things, taking on challenges and pushing boundaries. Here’s my story in Singapore so far:
The BBE involves swapping places with Kisty for 10 days - I’m currently on day 4. It took me 2 days to travel to Singapore and so far I’ve enjoyed two brilliant and very different days exploring what Singapore has to offer Challenge Sophie.
Arriving In Singapore
Upon arrival, it was raining but also 30 degrees. I was welcomed at the airport by the lovely Josephine from Hostelling International who had a beautiful bunch of purple orchids for me, an HI t-shirt, a welcome banner and a Singapore flag. Love it. I checked into the hostel and headed up to the roof terrace where I made a few friends and had a beer before bed.