That’s right, I’m in Singapore!
In typical Silvia fashion I decided to go to the Philippines for my Thai visa run, then realized the cheapest route would be to stop over in Singapore, and then for some reason that I can’t quite remember I decided to go to Malaysia as well. I’m pretty excited to be back on the road for the next month, and extremely excited to be kicking off the trip with four days in Singapore!
Because, you guys, why did no one ever tell me how much fun Singapore is? Or maybe you did and I just wasn’t paying attention (sorry, Kathryn).
Somehow the country’s reputation for being so strict that there’s a ban on chewing gum and my many conversations with Singaporean expats in Japan (do expats ever love their home country?) had me crossing Singapore off of my bucket list.
Sometimes I make mistakes. All I can say is thank goodness for cheap stopovers! Here are some photos from my first couple of days wandering through the shiny city-state:
I spent my first two nights at BIG Hotel, which is conveniently located near Bugis MRT Station and the Orchard Road shopping area. I actually fell for the hotel before seeing it, because their quirky website is so cool (if anyone from BIG Hotel reads this, will you redesign my blog pleeease?), and when I arrived exhausted from my flight and flopped into bed I could not have been happier.
Oh my goodness, those sheets.
Does anyone remember the scene in Uptown Girls where Brittany Murphy’s boyfriend writes a song about his magically soft sheets? Now I finally get it.
Parents, I would like a billion thread count sheet set for Christmas, please (except not actually, because that would be a silly thing to carry around in my backpack).
Many thanks to BIG Hotel for hosting me for my first few nights in Singapore. As always, you are getting my honest opinions!