Although I was sad about leaving Bali again after only two days, I was looking forward to Singapore and, most of all, to meeting Stine there, who was the main reason I traveled to Asia in the first place. Since I arrived late in the night, as soon as I got to Chinatown, where I stayed at Quarters Capsule Hostel for the last two nights, I took a shower and went straight to bed afterwards.
The next day, I woke up early and, after breakfast, walked across town to Merlion, the symbol of Singapore, and visited the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay later on. While I was particularly impressed by the Cloud Forest, it’s worth visiting both. Plus, the ticket allows you to re-visit both on the same day, making it possible to go there again at night. Around noon, I finally met Stine and made the best out of the time, as we only had one afternoon to spend together. First, we strolled through town, went on top of Marina Bay Sands, and then had lunch at a food market, before saying goodbye again shortly after. Back at the hostel after this long sightseeing day, I only wanted to sleep. But since Stine highly recommended seeing The Garden Rhapsody at the Gardens by the Bay in the evening, I forced myself out of bed and walked all the way there again, which was also worth it in the end. Because, this way, I saw the whole city during the nighttime as well. Yet, after walking nearly 22 kilometers in my Birkenstocks that day, all I could think of was finally going to sleep.
On my second and last day in Singapore, I visited Haji Lane in the late morning and then met Tilde again, who coincidently also went from Bali to Singapore the day after I left. So, we walked along Orchard Street, Singapore’s main shopping street, and then took the gondola to Mount Faber, where we enjoyed the splendid views of Sentosa Island and the harbor of Singapore and even rang the bell of happiness. Anyways, we went by gondola to Sentosa Island, later on before heading back to where we got on the gondola right in time to watch the sunset from up there. And after two great days in Singapore, my trip was coming to an end. So, I grabbed my bag at the hostel and went to the airport again, the probably most beautiful one I’d ever been to. And although I was sad to leave Asia, I’m grateful for all the memories and amazing people I met.