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6 Hours in Singapore

En route on my company trip from Manila to London, I was awarded a 6-hour opportunity to explore the ultra-modern and oh-so-neat city of Singapore. The last time I was here was around 15 years ago, so I was excited to see how much the place changed. (In hindsight though, this was the exact same orderly, clean and prosperous city that I remembered from my youth.) 

Changi Airport

* Touchdown Singapore, after a short flight enjoying Singapore Airlines' great in-flight entertainment service and cuisine.




Changi Airport

* The line for Immigration was a shockingly empty contrast to the hordes of people that pretend to line up in our immigration area in Manila.

Changi Airport

* All shops are world-class and everything is properly organized. Not bad for the seventh busiest airport by international passenger traffic in the world!


Changi Airport

* A lady totally owning her pose with this billboard!

Changi Airport

* My company rented a coach-van for our quick stop in the city. A great thing to keep in mind next time is the fact that the Singaporean Government actually offers free city tours, for those long layovers!

ArtScience Museum

* Passing by the lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum.


Gardens By The Bay

* And.... the highlight AND only stop of this trip is the Gardens By The Bay!


Gardens By The Bay

* Featuring an Avatar-esque construct with blinking lights and nature-themed sounds. All that's missing are the actual Na'vi swinging around.

Gardens By The Bay

* Look ma, I went to Singapore and only got this pic!


Gardens By The Bay

* Since we were all in Singapore, one would assume that we would indulge in some of the local flavours... nope, we had burgers in Texas Chicken.

Changi Airport

* Back in the airport and marveling at how everything just looks very grand-futuristic!

Changi Airport

* I would definitely have to say that Changi beats Hong Kong and Incheon, South Korea for the title of, my Favorite Airport in the World - Aesthetic wise. Shopping-wise, it's still Dubai.

Changi Airport

* The Green Wall, a living wall made of plants and waterfalls. I could imagine that some bats are probably hiding in the thicker areas.

Changi Airport

* I spent the rest of our free time walking around and stretching my legs in preparation for the 13-hour flight from Singapore to London. Fortunately, Changi has an awesome electronics section and a toy store surprisingly updated with the latest Marvel figs!

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