We took a 5-hour bus ride from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. If you’re in KL it’s worth the trip. Singapore is sometimes referred to as the Chicago of Asia. It’s a big city on the water, expensive, great shopping & lots of wealth here.
We spent an evening at the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It’s just like a hotel off the Vegas strip with it’s massive size. The three towers are sky high and the main attraction is the infinity pool on the top that connect the three. You can buy a $20 ticket to go up to the observation deck or you can do what we did & just take the elevator up to the rooftop restaurant & buy a $20 drink. I ordered a Singapore Sling (a mixture of gin, brandy, a liqueur, triple sec, pineapple juice, grenadine, lemon juice & bitters). And only hotel guest have access to the rooftop infinity pool.
The casino is located underground. You walked past all high end shops & jewelery stores. Gambling is different than how you play in the states. For example, Mark played blackjack & people can put money on your hand while you tell the dealer if you want to “hit” or “stay”. That’s just one of the many differences about gambling in Asia.
During the day you want to check out the Botanical Gardens. It’s free to get in. The morning I was there I noticed how many Singaporeans are there walking their dogs around the park, practicing yoga in the park area, parents take their kids there to play. There was a $5 entrance fee into the main attraction – The Orchid Gardens with a collection of more than 1,000 species. They were really pretty to see. It is the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen! I highly recommend this if you ever travel to Singapore.