As I reflected on 2014, I realized that my entire family had visited me in Singapore this past year. It was pretty much close to a miracle that they were all able to visit. I ended 2014 with a visit from my brother and sister-in-law. It was fun showing them around all the good eats, touristy and non-touristy spots, and introducing them to my friends. Not only did we get to see Singapore from the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, walk the OCBC Sky Walk, explore the Cloud Forest, but I also equally enjoyed time just hanging out in my apartment and introducing them to episodes of Master Chef Junior.
With all the visitors that come, I do make it a mission to tailor each visit depending on what I know about their travel style, budget, and adding in some of my favorites (of course). It’s always an added bonus when we try out places or food that I’ve never done before. For my brother’s visit, I got to check out the OCBS Sky Walk for the first time. It was a pretty good visit, despite the fact that it was an extra windy night, we timed it perfectly so we could see the light show at Gardens by the Bay, and may or may not have adhered to the “spend only 15minutes” rule. The light shows are daily at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. If you are highly motivated, try to catch the 8pm light/water show at MBS, then walk over to Gardens by the Bay for the 8:45pm show. All shows are free, but the OCBS Sky Walk does cost $5.
It was also cool having my brother taking the majority of the photos on my camera for the visit. He has a pretty good photographic eye, so the majority of photos I’m sharing are taken from him!
Stay tuned for the next post on some of the spots I took them for FOOD.