Singapore one day trip: What to see?

We went on an impromptu one-day road trip to Singapore somewhere in August, and we had one of the best weekends in 2016! It was adventurous and full of fun, and even more so for D as it was his first time in the Singa-land and he was the designated driver, so it was definitely an all-new experience for D, and for us, one that's worth documenting! 

To avoid being caught in the traffic and to utilise the amount of time we have, we departed super early, before the sun rise, around 5 in the morning. 

We used the second link so the traffic was alright! There wasn't any congestion, so we went through immigration security like a breeze. However, it took us quite a long time to get the car registered. So we spent about 20 minutes or so doing registration and purchasing auto card. 

After the completion of registration, we drove straight into Singapore! Please beware that Singapore has really stringent traffic rules, speed limits were mostly around 80 (correct me if I'm wrong), so D was driving extra cautiously! 

We actually went to Singapore to run an errand so we made sure to get that job done first before we could have the whole day exploring this exciting city! 

It was about 6 in the morning when we completed our mission. Our stomach had also started making protest so we went to a nearby popular food store for some typical local breakfast! 

Boon Lay Boneless Duck Noodles 

I have tried their duck noodles before and I absolutely loved them, so I thought it's only fair if I share such love with D! 

It was only 6 in the morning but the locals were already making a beeline to this infamous food stall. 
They say, the easiest way to help you decide what to eat is to just join in the longest queue and rest assured that the food you're getting is the best! 

Though looking really simple, this dish was actually really delicious! 

After our meal, we went to the nearest 7-11 to get our cash card credit topped up, so that it's easier for parking etc for the rest of the day. 

After that was done, we went to the famous landmark of Singapore, The Gardens by the bay. 

The infamous Marina Bay Sands! 

Managed to capture a mini rainbow there! 😁😁😁

After spending a couple of hours getting lost in the ginormous park, we decided to go into the mall to get some aircond. LOL. Not gonna lie, it was pretty damn hot to be exploring a park under scorching sun. We much preferred our window shopping experience in the Shoppes. 

We even attempted to enter the casinos. But we chickened out after seeing a long queue awaiting to be allowed entrance. 

After what seemed like a whole month worth of walking, LOL, we were famished. We did not want to splurge on expensive food in the mall so we decided to head to Chinatown! 

We dined at the famous Chinatown Simth Street hawker centre. D was in absolute awe when he spotted the Michelin-starred barbecue chicken rice. But as much as we wanted to eat it, we were absolutely daunted by the super long queue. So we opted for something else, which were also really good. But I didn't manage to take a photo of the food. Anyway, I highly recommend trying out the sauce steamed fish head in the blue colour coded section! Super good! 

After a satisfying meal, we went to visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple just opposite of the hawker centre! 
This place is really stunning! 
Go to the outside for some insta-worthy backdrops, or go into the temple for a spiritual-awakening experience! 

This place is really huge so do expect to spend a good amount of time here. 
I am a buddhist so it was interesting for me to read about the history of buddhism and witness the tooth relic that's placed in the temple. 

Then we went for some more modernised area, LOL, the mall! This time we went to Vivo City Mall. 
I remember how I used to love coming here, because it was (or maybe it still is) the largest mall in Singapore. And it is also really family friendly! 

And whilst we were there, I thought it would be fun if we could walk to Sentosa island! 
Sentosa island wasn't opened for public in the past, so it was amazing for me to be able to visit Sentosa Island for the very first time despite having visited this place so so so frequently when I was way younger. 

D spotted this feller in a funny outfit and couldn't help but to snap a photo of him for remembrance. 

Sentosa island is another place that is filled with exciting activities to do! 
We went into the casino and spent a good amount of time watching people bet with their lives! 

And that's how we spent a short day in Singapore. 
Ps. We did go back for a 3D2N short vacation the next month so stay tuned for that post! 

Don't hesitate to visit Singapore if you only have one day, there are so much to do and so much to see and so much to experience. It was super fun for us! 

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