Singapore Trip 2019 Part 1: Arriving and Settling In

Where the head of our family goes, Justin and I will follow, and Singapore was where we landed and stayed for 5 days, from July 12 to 16. The hubs has already gone to Singapore for his past missions, but it was mother and son’s first time to go there. I hope and pray that it won’t be the last time because honestly, we fell in love with the place for so many reasons that I will point out as I go along with my blog post.

It was already past 5:00 in the afternoon when we arrived at Terminal 4 of the Changi Airport. It was truly awesome! The floor was carpeted, mind you. Our first stop after more than 3 hours of flight was the restroom. It was spotless with tissue and a toilet sanitizer at that! The foaming hand wash smelled really good, too! Restrooms at Changi Airport deserve another blog post, and I will do that soon.

We were greeted by this kinetic sculpture (Petal Clouds) at Terminal 4 upon arrival. These Petal Clouds in action are one of the attractions tourists will see at Changi Airport. It didn’t take us long to get our baggage at the claim area after a fast Immigration clearance. We arrived at our hotel from Changi Airport in less than one hour. Traffic flow was smooth, and we didn’t experience any bumpy roads on our very first taxi ride in Singapore.

Where We Stayed

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre became our home for five days in Singapore.

All three of us fit in this comfy bed.

Our bathroom with complete bathroom amenities

Our hotel room comes with a Handy smartphone that we can take out and use for free calls and Internet during our stay. Cool!

Holiday Inn is located along Orchard Road, Singapore’s most popular shopping street. That means we only had to walk a short distance from our hotel to go to the various shopping centers and dining destinations. But nope, we didn’t do any shopping there because we didn’t have any budget for that. Haha!

Our First Dinner

Our first food stop in Singapore was at Bao Today, a dim sum place at 313@Somerset.

Food offerings at Bao Today are good yet inexpensive. That’s why we kept coming back. We highly recommend this place for first-timers in Singapore.

On our way back to our hotel, we passed by Uncle Ching’s ice cream stand, and we bought wafer ice cream.

My favorite Durian wafer ice cream from Uncle Ching’s. Yummy!

Part 2 of our Singapore trip will cover the places we went to and the activities we did during our 5-day family vacation in Singapore, so watch out for that.

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6 Responses to Singapore Trip 2019 Part 1: Arriving and Settling In

  1. Lyn says:

    Wow:) ang ganda ng airport, sarap talaga mag travel. Hoping soon kami din.

  2. momi berlin says:

    So happy to see you traveling with your boys. you are truly creating beautiful memories and surely your young man would remember all the places and food he shared with you. nice option re Singapore. Its a small place but rich in tourist destinations and culture, too.

  3. Emman Damian says:

    Singapore is not really my favorite country. It has pros and cons but I love their food scene!

  4. I also fell in love with SG the first time hubby and I visited.. airport pa lang 🙂 Ang saya rin isama ng mga anak siguro. You definitely enjoyed with your fam 🙂

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    How lovely! It must be nice to be able to have a family vacation in Singapore. The hotel room is very roomy and looks like it offered a comfortable stay. It is amazing that the hotel provided you with a smartphone to use for free calls and internet connection. That’s fantastic!

  6. may palacpac says:

    We were planning a trip to SG and Malaysia this year but with the nCov alert going on, we decided to postpone it. Will take note of Bao Today.

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