My Culinary Trip Around the World: Singapore

by hannahb21

Singapore was the one place we allowed ourselves to be transformed from Backpackers to ‘flashpackers’.  With its abundance of incredible rooftop bars, smart hotels and immaculate streets it’s a millionaire’s playground. Compared to other parts of Asia we had visited it was like stepping into another world.

Eating with the locals

Our hostel was in Chinatown, which is where we ate each night from the hawker stalls. Our usual was the S$3 chicken and rice which was accompanied by chicken soup. During the day we ate S$1 curry puffs, satay and ice cream (not all together).

Drinks with the rich and famous

Although the food was nice, it’s not what I will remember Singapore for. I loved everything that Singapore had to offer. I will never forget drinking Singapore Slings in Bar Asia 71 floors up and overlooking the whole of Singapore.

Lunch at Raffles

A trip to Singapore would be incomplete without a visit to the infamous Raffles Hotel. We treated ourselves to smoked salmon sandwiches which were very reasonably priced at S$9.

Final Thoughts

I loved every minute of Singapore; it is a pure example of when sometimes it’s not just about the food it’s about the experience.