Singapore is a (very) green city. In the ‘60s, the Prime Minister’s vision was to transform Singapore into a city with lush greenery and a clean environment to give them a competitive advantage and make Singapore attractive to tourists and foreign investments. As a result, the city is more like an urban garden—there are trees, plants, and greenery everywhere, including on the highways. 

Food and drink is the top thing to do in Singapore so we visited our fair share of great restaurants and rooftop bars. We kept finding ourselves by the bay every night, where you will find a nightly Las Vegas-esque light show on the city skyline. 

Our major highlights were…

  • Gardens by the Bay - also called the Avatar Gardens, this is a sustainable,  futuristic garden filled with huge “supertrees,” waterfalls, greenhouses that create and show the perfect micro climate for exotic plants to grow. 
  • Botanical Gardens - Beautiful and a great place to go on a run 
  • Marina Bay Sands
    • The top attraction and major highlight for all tourists in Singapor. Basically, it is a hotel / casino / mall / museum / department store….you can find literally anything and everything here! The major attraction is the “boat” that suspends at the top of the three tower. The boat is home to a few restaurants and a pool the length of it. We had a great dinner with our good friend Blake Lantero’s dad, who moved to Singapore two years ago. 
  • River Cruise


  • Running into the Prime Minister
    • As we walked out of our hotel, a security detail rolled up and quickly popped out a (seemingly) important man. After he walked past us into our hotel restaurant, we curiously asked the doorman who it was and she informed us it was Singapore’s Prime Minister. Our first celebrity sighting and we didn’t even know it!
  • Common Man Coffee Roasters
    • We stumbled across this breakfast spot and went back every day afterwards. It was amazing and could definitely hold its own in New York! (See French toast picture)
  • The Warehouse Hotel
    • A very cool hotel inside a refurbished warehouse on the river. It looked like the inside of a Shingle store and had the vibes to match it.


  • Mr. Lantero!


  • Restaurants
    • Atlas Bar
    • Common Grounds Coffee Man
    • Marina Bay Sands Top Floor
    • One Altitude Bar
    • Lewin Terrace
    • Banana Leaf Apolo
  • Markets
    • Chinatown
    • Tiong Bahru
  • Shopping
    • Orchard Road (similar to 5th Ave in NYC)
    • Haji Lane (cool hipster neighborhood)
    • Everton Park
  • Sighseeing
    • Gardens by the Bay
    • Botanical Gardens
    • Singapore Zoo
    • Santosa Island


  • Bike Tour - great way to see all of the city's top attractions.
  • Ferris Wheel (second largest in the world!)
  • Art and Science Museum