We did a short pit stop in Singapore visiting our friend Stefan who works and live there. We can really recommend Stefan’s Youtube-channel where he compares the way of living in Singapore and Sweden. We have visited Singapore before so we’ve already seen Gardens by the bay and Haw par villa, so this time we took the chance of walking around the town without having to be surrounded by military. The last time we were here, Singapore celebrated 50 years of independence, hence the military parade. This time we settled for Japanese rice beer, cats and otters before we said goodbye to Southeast Asia for this time.
Vi gjorde ett kort stopp i Singapore för att besöka vår vän Stefan som jobbar och bor där. Vi kan verkligen rekommendera Stefans Youtube-kanal där han jämför sättet att leva i Singapore och Sverige. Vi har besökt Singapore innan så vi har redan sett “Gardens by the bay” och “Haw par villa”, så den här gången tog vi chansen att gå runt staden utan att behöva vara omringad av militären. Förra gången vi var här så firade Singapore 50 år av självständighet därav militäruppvisningen. Den här gången nöjde vi oss med japansk risöl, katter och uttrar innan vi sa adjö till Sydostasien för den här gången.
This time we recorded more of our visit to Singapore so you will find a few videos hiding between the pictures. First out is a video recorded while we were travelling with the metro:
Visiting Singapore means that you will see a lot of cool buildings. I’ve gathered all the cool buildings we captured on photos in a slide show below.
Also much smaller buildings can be found here. We also captured a few buildings on video for you to get a sense of how huge buildings are in Singapore.
And even more buildings are to come.
Be sure to carefully read warning signs or else it could go bad.
This is an unusual sight here in Singapore.
The Singaporeans are highly motivated to keep their city clean.
We were here ro visit our friend Stefan, here showing us his vehicle that takes him around the city. Thanks for letting us stay with you and all the interesting conversations we had.
Here is Pontus giving life-hack advice to Stefan (in Swedish):
Singapore is expensive, but you can find cheap places to eat called Hawker centres. Stefan showed us where to find good ones down town. This one is called Amoy street food centre.
We visited Orchard road, the big shopping street in Singapore.
We went to try Japanese crafted beer near Orchard road.
A Japanese red ale rice beer. It was really good!
The Singaporeans know how to place an smoke machine art installation, on the pedestrian street, unlike Swedish politicians, who puts them in traffic roundabouts.
Postnord, the Swedish post office system, should learn from their Singaporean colleagues how to be profitable – combine the post offices with a pub.
We also walked to the Riverside valley.
And looked at Clarke Quay with the colorful buildings. Below is a video showing Clarke Quay by day and by night.
The restaurants in Clarke Quay by night.
Here we also visited Neko No Niwa – The Cat Cafe.
Abandoned cats are taken care of here and you pay a fee to spend time with them that goes to the cat rescue organisation in Singapore. You have to follow specific rules when you’re visiting them, like don’t touch cats who are sleeping or eating. The rules can be found in the video below.
We also saw a big otter family that have settled in the Singapore river. We just caught them feasting on fish and frogs. Video of the otters can be found below.
Then it was time for us to fly to Kuala Lumpur, before we started our journey towards Europe. We didn’t do much sightseeing there, just patiently waiting for the day to say goodbye to Southeast Asia for this time.