Gardens by the Bay and Atlas

I made it home from Singapore yesterday (after a million hours of flights), but I still wanted to write another post about our time there.

On Thursday morning, I got up early to take some pictures of the hotel. I really just wanted pictures of the pool without a million people in it. It’s a 33 meter black tiled pool and it’s beautiful.

After I took pictures, I couldn’t resist and decided to actually get in! I swam back and forth for about an hour. It was so nice. And quiet. Pretty soon, though, a bunch of kids came out and ruined everything. J and I sat by the pool for an hour or so (in the shade) and it was pretty relaxing.

On our way back to the room, we decided to stop by this little pool that has those fish that eat the dead skin off of your feet.

There are cushions for you to sit on and towels for you to dry your feet off. You just dip your feet in and the fish come swimming up, ready to eat. I have pictures of the fish on my feet, but I think feet are gross and I don’t really want to post pics of them. But, the fish go to town and it’s pretty amazing. My feet felt like I’d just been walking in the sand for an hour. I went back the next day to do it again.

After we got ready for the day, we decided to go into town to see Gardens by the Bay. This is the same place that has the supertrees, but they have two domes full of gardens as well. You have to pay a million $$ to go inside, but there’s air conditioning(!!!) and the view is pretty awesome.

We first went into Cloud Forest and were greeted by this giant indoor waterfall:

You go in at the bottom and then take an elevator to the top, where there are a couple of levels of sky bridges.

And the views outside were just as incredible as the views inside. Here are the supertrees. They really are massive.

After Cloud Forest, we went into the Flower Dome. It has gardens from all over the world. We didn’t spend a lot of time there, but there was an exhibit for the tulip festival, which had its own windmill.

One of the last places we visited before leaving Singapore was Atlas. It’s a bar we had heard about on the very first day we got to Singapore. As you probably know, I don’t drink alcohol and don’t really care about bars. J drinks alcohol occasionally, but not that often. But, we kept hearing about it and thought we should check it out. Naturally, the best time to go to a bar is in the afternoon, right? Well, that’s what we did. We were there right when it opened at 3 pm and there was a line to get in! It’s a beautiful place.

J is a big fan of afternoon tea (we went to two while we were in Singapore) so that’s what we ordered. And this is the assortment of treats that came with the tea:

Pretty sure none of it was vegan. I’ll explain how I travel and stay vegan (or not) in an upcoming post. These treats were really beautiful…even if I didn’t eat a lot of it.

So that wraps up our trip to Singapore. It was incredible and we both enjoyed it so much! More than I think either of us thought we would. It’s a great city to visit, so clean, so easy to get around, English is one of the official languages and everyone we met was really nice. If you have the chance…GO!

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2 Responses to Gardens by the Bay and Atlas

  1. I’m dying to go to Singapore and your posts are making me want to go even more so!

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