This blog is about aikido but occasionally I couldn’t resist writing about my other passion which is traveling. I will be visiting Singapore again for a few days for work and I think it will be a nice getaway from where I am right now. For accommodation, I’ll be staying at the orchard hotel which is located right on Orchard Road. It is very convenient because it is the central shopping and entertainment area in Singapore.
For reviews, I like going to Yelp or Tripadvisor. After deciding on the place to stay, I normally would look around for hotel or flight and hotel deals. Believe it or not, the deals can offer a lot of discount compared to regular price. Sometimes the money saved can be spent elsewhere such as tours, food or entertainment. Speaking of food, I like Japanese, Korea and Thai food. I just couldn’t stay away from the Asian flavor and style. Most dishes are very tasty compared to Western food.
This trip will be reimbursed by the company so I’ll just have to perform my own research of where to stay and look for things to do. Some sightseeing attractions include Singapore Zoo, Baba House, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore River Cruise, Orchard Road and many others. Some of the finest restaurants recommended by best travel sites include Lagnaa Barefoot, Smokey’s BBQ, Cicheti, Kilo and Suprette.
The Lagnaa Barefoot offers Indian food, Smokey’s BBQ features American food, Kilo offers Fusion style and finally Suprette offers American dish. Other recommendations include Jaan, No Signboard Seafood as well as PS Cafe.
There are many entertainment in Singapore. Some of them included Tippling Club, Handlebar, Bitters and Love. Other interesting venues include Chihuly Lounge, Oxwell & Co, Mr Punch Rooftop Bar as well as Wine Network.
Besides restaurants and sights, Singapore features numerous popular architecture and landscape. Some great examples include the 5 star hotel Raffles Singapore, Neighbourhoods and Village Emeral Hill Rd, Istana as well as Marina Bay Sands which is well known for its architecture and breathtaking rooftop infinity pool.
I’m not religious but if I were I would visit great temples including Sri Mariamman Temple and Thian Hock Keng Hock temple is often very busy and its one of the well known Hokkien temple.
There many cities that are great for shopping such as Tokyo and Hong Kong. Singapore features many great designers as well as other global brands that draw many tourists. Overall staying at Orchard Hotel Singapore will be able to enjoy many of Singapore’s amenities and features.