Lemon's mix: Singapore

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Singapore is a sovereign city state and one of the smallest countries in the world. The unique architecture, the numerous shopping malls and an multifaceted cuisine make Singapore to a city of superlatives.

And certainly the most impressive part for me are the bright lights after sunset.

Skyline © Lemon's mix

I was really overwhelmed while walking along Marina Bay's waterfront and having this fantastic view of the bay, the skyline and the Marina Bay Sands.

Especially the Fullerton Bay Hotel, which is located at 80 Collyer Quay, made my heart beat faster. This place is the definition of luxury and has besides an outstanding view also very elegant spots for dining.

Marina Bay Sands © Lemon's mix

The Gardens by the Bay represent a recreational area for the city's population. So this public green space has impressive supertrees, cooled conservatories, lakes, bridges and pavilions.

The Gardens by the Bay © Lemon's mix

Another great spot is the Marina Bay Street Circuit, which is the venue of the Formula 1 World Championship that takes place at night. It's actually pretty cool to walk on the racetrack where Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton are giving their best to win the cup.

Formula 1 racetrack © Lemon's mix

Concluding there are two more useful facts about Singapore:

  • Orchard Road is the main shopping street where you will find all the leading luxury brands and famous stores like Zara, H&M, ESPRIT, etc. But don't spend all your money on the 2,2 kilometre (1,4 miles) shopping strip, because there are shopping malls all over the city where you can get the latest fashion.

  • Singapore's climate is classifield as tropical rainforest climate, which means that all year round you can expect hot and humid conditions and frequent rainfall. So make sure that you always carry an umbrella while visiting the city.