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Indian Travel Blog - Things to do in Singapore

About Singapore
Singapore has grown into urban hub peppered with skyscrapers. I am not going to talk about the usual Marina Bay Sands, Universal Studios and Sentosa here. This was my second visit and I am so excited to share my art experience at the National Singapore Gallery (evident in all the Instagram-worthy pictures and the photogenic setting below). 



Getting There
There are several options for Mumbai to Singapore flight. You can take whatever works for you. For accommodation, be ready to be spoilt for choices. I stayed at Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore which is centrally located and 15-20 minutes from the airport. This 5 star property is overlooking the Marina Bay. 


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Food Coma
The city boasts of upscale Michelin-starred restaurants if that excites you. You can elevate your culinary experience to another level. There are several themed-restaurants that the city boasts of. Although, I was happy with the yummy Boost juice and salads. 

The first time I visited the city I took hop-on-hop-off tour. You always get to witness the side of Singapore that you have never witnessed before. Even the Singapore Walks tour will give you another perspective. 



River Cruise
I also did a river cruise to catch the Singapore’s skyline. The city has the best entertainment and dining spots along Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. You could end up getting lost and confused after wading through the sea of people and plethora of options. It is surely a party capital with hippest clubs and bars. 



For the Instagram
Stroll through the city’s most instagrammable spots like Haji Lane. You could go to the Arab street for some good Lebanese food. I walked to Bugis street from here for some bargain deals. 

Soak up the Views
Though some may find Sentosa very commercial but I would highly recommend going to Sentosa’s Siloso beach and soak up the yacht views on a Sunday. There is a wave simulator and many eateries. You can also contemplate skydivig indoors if that excites you. 

East Coast Park Cycling 
Soak up some picturesque views, breathe in fresh air while cycling here in the park. It is one of the things locals do and is not at all touristy. 

Explore Artworks at Singapore Biennale
Out of all the activities I highly recommend this! It was the highlight of the entire trip which was not on the itinerary but planned only after meeting some locals. I felt like a kid in the Singapore National Gallery during my tour exploring artwork and discovering eye-catching installations. 
- Yayoi Kusamoa: Life is the heart of a rainbow
She is one the world’s most influential artists and known for her iconic dots, pumpkins, nuts and infinity rooms. I am so glad I got the chance to explore an extraorindatry artistic journey across seven decades. 

“This is one of her most beloved motifs. These whimsical, bulbous forms appear regularly in her paintings, sculpturs, prints and artwork installations.”
“One of the installations creates a world as seen through a screen of dots, mirroring the hallucinations that Kusama experienced at a young age. It also evokes her concept go sell-obliteration  - the giant tulips merge into a white room covered entirely in psychedelic dots, becoming a part of the space around them.”

- The most stunning creation was “homogenising and transforming world”. You can navigate an immersive labyrinth of glowing orbs that change colour and produce sounds when touched. 

- Writing down a significant memory on a piece of ribbon and stretch it across the room to help form a web of shared histories. 
- Firewalk: A Bridge of Embers 

Take a dreamlike walk along this bridge. Peer into infinity and discover the excavations of the former Supreme Court building below. 


Chase the sun: 
The city offers several spots like rooftop bars and bays facing the sea to chase the sunsets. There are also high vantage points like Mount Faber for self-exploration.
Yayoi Kusama: Life is a heart of rainbow
Yayoi Kusama: Life is a heart of rainbow
Arab street, Singapore
Writing down a significant memory on a piece of ribbon and stretch it across the room to help form a web of shared histories, Singapore National Gallery
In the gorgeous Pan Pacific hotel, Singapore
Contemplating where to go in Robertson Quay, Singapore
On the streets of Singapore
My ride in Sentosa, Singapore
Felt like a kid in here
Children Biennelt, National Gallery Singapore
The most stunning creation was “homogenising and transforming world”. You can navigate an immersive labyrinth of glowing orbs that change colour and produce sounds when touched. 



If I plan to visit again in near future, I might go for an astronomical date and stargaze at the Science Centre, Singpoare’s Observatory Deck. Themed-restaurant and farmer’s market are next on my agenda too! 



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