Singapore was a destination I only read about until earlier this month when I finally reached here. This island nation has been my introductory step into South East Asia and my first impressions are only of amazement and wonder.

Singapore is a typical well-developed city with larger than life skylines. Its residents keep their corporate jobs by the day and by night, unwind at a local bar or club. Mornings and evenings are usually for fitness enthusiasts (and I am so inspired by the number of people cycling through the city!) The streets are safe and clean, and public transport is convenient and available throughout.

Well planned roads, plethora of shopping and eating out options, dedicated theme and outdoor parks, great nightlife, strict law and order- all aspects of an organised country, I am quite in awe of this rather expensive yet convenient island country. Here are some images from my first four days in Singapore.

The light and sound show as seen from the Merlion.
The light and sound show as seen from the Merlion.
Masjid Sultan as seen from a distance on Kampong Glam, Arab Street.
Masjid Sultan as seen from a distance on Kampong Glam, Arab Street.
My first sip of Tiger beer at Blu Jaz, Bali Street, Arab Street.
My first sip of Tiger beer at Blu Jaz, Bali Street, Arab Street.
A common overhead view.
A common overhead view.
With no dearth of Turkish food in the country, Pita Pan near ArtScience Museum serves the vegetarian only of the cuisine.
With no dearth of Turkish food in the country, Pita Pan near ArtScience Museum serves the vegetarian only of the cuisine.
Marina Bay Sands, Tower 1 on an overcast afternoon.
Marina Bay Sands, Tower 1 on an overcast afternoon.
The superb rooftop nightclub at Marina Bay Sands, Ku Dé Ta.
The superb rooftop nightclub at Marina Bay Sands, Ku Dé Ta.
Chanced upon aflea market at Clarke Quay and saw these fantastic origami cards. Craft at its best!
Chanced upon a flea market at Clarke Quay and saw these fantastic origami cards. Craft at its best!
An introduction to Chinatown
An introduction to Chinatown
While I was curiousily looking at the neon luminous products in a shop at the Night Safari, Singapore Zoo, a friend photographed me glowing!
While I was curiously looking at the neon luminous products in a shop at the Night Safari, Singapore Zoo, a friend photographed me glowing!

All images © Amrita Das.

Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and professional travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the top publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel through her writing.

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