Singapore: 1.3521° N, 103.8198° E

Singapore landmarks the Art Science Museum and the Marina Bay Sands Resort

The Esplanade and the Singapore Flyer

Close up of the Marina Bay Sands Resort with the Sand Sky Park atop

Walkway in the Gardens by the Bay

Close up of the Super Trees at Gardens by The Bay

Hill Street former police station

Inside the Singapore National Gallery

Yes, those are teeth!

Chuah Thean Teng: Morning c. 1960-1963 Batik on cloth) Collection of National Gallery Singapore 2014-00521

Chua Mia Tee: Epic Poem of Malaya (1955 Oil on canvas) Collection of National Gallery Singapore 2006-01219

Tea display at Singapore’s Changi Airport


I try to travel to a new place every year. Last year after watching the movie Crazy Rich Asians I was inspired to go to the Republic of Singapore which has the distinction of being the only island-city-country in the world. It’s made up of 63 islands located in southeast Asia between Indonesia and Malyasia.  I spent my time on Mainland Singapore.  Legend has it that they got their name from a prince who landed in the country and saw a tiger that he thought was a lion. He then christened the country Singapura or Lion City as Singa means lion in Malay.  Demographically the country’s ethnic groups in majority order are Chinese, Malays, Indians and Other. The national language is Malay but it is my understanding that instruction in schools is done in English. The currency is the Singapore Dollar.

I’d describe Singapore as a tropical oasis with stunning architecture. I have some of my favorite attractions pictured above. I found that once I left the hotel the customer service was very hit and miss. Some places were okay others not so much. As a result I didn’t do much eating out but as vegetarian there were plenty of options.

If you are planning a trip to Singapore keep in mind that the temperature is usually in the mid 70s to high 80s year round. So pack your sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. Give yourself at least 3 days to sightsee and visit some museums and the gardens. I was there for a week. And lastly take advantage of the hop on and hop off buses that pick up and drop off in the major tourist areas to get around.















  1. July 16, 2019 / 4:38 pm

    I have not seen the movie yet, but you inspired me to go visit. The architecture is indeed beautiful. I think the prince was right for naming it so:-)

    • ofthecomely
      July 17, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      It was a cute movie. Their architecture is truly stunning. Thanks for stopping by!

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