Secret gardens, multicultural cuisine, and futuristic vibes are only some of the reasons why Singapore has long been a hotspot amongst Black travelers. Though the island city-state off southern Malaysia isn’t as backpacker friendly as some of its popular cousins like Thailand and Vietnam, its Crazy Rich Asians vibes keep people coming back for more.
The biggest draw of Singapore? The chance to take in sky-high views from the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool located a whopping 57 levels above the city. That bucket-list-check is exactly what brought worldwide wanderer @chocolategoddesstravels to the area, and the experience was everything she dreamed of and more.
Check out a few other highlights from her travels to Singapore and take heed to our useful tips so that you can achieve your Crazy Rich Asian dreams too.
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Welcome To Singapore
With its multicultural population and futuristic vibe, Singapore is a destination that provides visitors with never-ending options for discovery. Although Singapore is pretty much a year-round destination, visit between February and April when the weather is pleasant. Unlike other Asian cities, Singapore is not super budget-friendly, so be prepared to add a little extra to your normal travel budget.
Bucket List Sleep
You speak of Singapore without talking about the world-renowned architectural wonder, Marina Bay Sands. Almost a city unto itself (seriously, check out Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby on Netflix), Marina Bay Sands is the place to stay for first-time and repeat visitors to the city, especially since its the only way to experience the bucket list-worthy infinity pool, located on the rooftop. A two-night weekend stay at the property can cost nearly $400 a night. Save them coins!
Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands
When it comes to food, Singapore is a foodie lovers dream. Even the late, great Anthony Bourdain had it on his list of favorite places to eat. Skip the fancy restaurants and venture out to hawker areas like Maxwell Food Centre, East Coast Lagoon Food Village, and Old Airport Road Food Centre where you can dine on dishes like chicken rice and char siu for near pennies.
No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to Gardens by the Bay to experience the SuperTree Grove, waterfalls of the Cloud Forest, and massive art sculptures. Once you’re done, catch the train over to Sentosa for some much-deserved beach time.