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Singapore - 6 Day Itinerary - Day 6 - The Iconic Merlion & Pack Up

The final day of our vacation had to end in a special way. After a hearty breakfast and a speedy fast checkout we left to take a glimpse of the Iconic Merlion. 
Half fish and half lion, the iconic Merlion resides at the famous waterfront Merlion park. The union of a mermaid and a lion is a Singapore Icon and people flock to take a glimpse while visiting this country. Water gushing from the mouth, makes it a perfect spot for capturing memories. The statue stands 8.6 meters tall and weighs 70 tonnes facing east, the direction supposed to bring in prosperity.
Later we rushed to the airport to catch our flight back home! tTips & TricksSingapore is well connected by MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), Buses and Taxis. For tourists one can buy Singapore Tourist Pass, $10 for a day along with $10 as deposit (which is refundable on the return of the pass at the counter). Also one can download app, Grab and travel. It does share some vouchers too for the new registered users... Isn't it cool!

Singapore - 6 Day Itinerary - Day 5 - Singapore Zoo, River Safari & Gardens by the Bay

Singapore - 6 Day Itinerary - Day 4 - Resorts World Sentosa Island

Singapore - 6 Day Itinerary - Day 3 - Little India, Chinatown & SHOPPING !!!

Today we had planned our itinerary towards Little India and Chinatown. The much awaited evening was reserved for Shopping ;). We left our hotel early in the morning and hopped on a bus to reach Little India. What an irony - I spotted a health tip getting publicized on a cab. Have a look !

Super motivated by this - I planned to explore the entire Little India and Chinatown by foot and trust me it was so much fun. We were surprised to see the local familiar stuff, ate the known familiar food and felt as if we are in no foreign land. Articles and goods that so belong to our own country, made us remind of our motherland. 
While strolling along the roads we reached Sri Veeramahakaliamman Temple, situated in the heart of Little India and is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, fierce embodiment of Shakti and Lord Shiva's wife Parvati. the building is constructed in the style of South Indian Tamil temples and exhibits Dravidian arch…

Singapore - 6 Day Itinerary - Day 2 - Universal Studios

The much awaited day of our vacation was finally there and I was standing right at the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) - a dream come true! A massive circular globe rotating atop a misty pond, will make you go crazy, the magic that's found no where else other than the Resorts World Singapore.  USS is spread over 49 acres and can easily take a full day to explore every corner of it. For those racing against time, it is preferred to buy an express pass. Also visiting in weekdays is beneficial to avoid crowd especially in the peak season. There are 24 attractions in all across seven themed zone - Hollywood, New York City, Sc-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar - all set around a lagoon. Each theme is based on a movie or a famous television show. One can spot dining and shopping areas while exploring around it. 
Park Operating Time - 10AM - 8PM
Ticket Booths - 9AM - 7PM
One can buy online tickets as well as it allows immediate access without needing to…

Singapore - 6 Day Itinerary - Day 1 Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge & The Shoppes

Hey Readers ... Hope you are having a great time and have enjoyed the previous posts too. This year on our anniversary me and my husband decided to explore "The Lion city - Singapore". Next couple of posts would cover our 5 day itinerary to this luxurious city. We had booked our trip well in advance and were absolutely crazy for these vacations. Singapore was celebrating its 52nd birthday this time and we had the luxury to witness the dolled up city. Will be uploading couple of pics marking the celebration too.

Getting into Singapore is quite easy, immigration is smooth at the Changi International airport and transfer to the city is effortless. We had booked IBIS hotel in the novena area (close to the orchard road, famous for shopping;)) and were greeted well by the hotel authorities. After a rest of few hours, we went out to explore the city. We ended up at the Marina Bay Sands and were stunned by its beauty. We walked towards the outer area of gardens by the bay and cross…

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 3 Days Itinerary Part 2

Day 3 - Petronas Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur is famous for the tallest twin towers in the world. Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88 storey twin tower offers majestic view by day and scintillating view at night. One of an experience in itself, you can have a bird's eye view of Kuala Lumpur. Had a chance to see this beauty during the daytime on a clear day and we could scan buildings, monuments etc as far our vision could go. Have uploaded pictures of both day and night view.
Beneath the towers, is the KLCC Park wherein there are walking and jogging paths. There is a fountain with light show and also kid's playground. 
The Twin towers features a double decker skybridge that connects both the towers on 41st and 42nd Floor. The interesting part is that it is not connected to the main tower, but designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking. The bridge is 170 m from the ground and is open for visitors, however only the 41st floor. 42…

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 3 Days Itinerary Part 1

Post our Langkawi expedition, we moved to explore the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The place is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. The city boasts of the tallest twin towers in the world and the modern skyline is dominated by it. We were lucky to witness the Sea games and the KL fashion week during our visit. We stayed at the famous Holiday Inn Express in the city centre and had an amazing experience. The Indonesian team (SEA games) was also putting up in our hotel. :) KL is well connected by bus(MRT, GO KL) and monorails and truly the leading city for tourism and shopping. Our itinerary too was a mix of both.

Day 1 - Suria KLCC
One of the massive shopping malls in KL is Suria KLCC. This mall is at the foot of the Petronas twin towers. It was at a walking distance from our hotel and we explored every bit of it. There are lot of eating joints and one savor the taste of authentic local delicacies. After tons of shopping we went back to o…