Ok before I go ahead into full details let me explain…. Firstly for me getting out on my own is a fucken huge deal.. I’ve always had my husband with me so for me to do it wholly on my own it’s something I’m still not 100% comfortable with, however i did it and if I can do it anyone can.
Don’t know about you but, I’m the kind of girl who likes to google random “things to do” wherever I am and so when I went to my hotel room this week that’s exactly what I did.. My first google search was “ vegan restaurants in Singapore”.. obvious reasons! “This woman needs to eat” ... next google search was top 10 places to visit in Singapore and to be honest I wasn’t interested in any of them, nothing tickled my fancy and so the next thing I did was to search on Instagram #singapore and BINGO!
Found this amazing picture of this bridge that got my attention and I needed to know more about it & so back to google I went. Shortly after my day was planned.
Alarm set for 7am the next morning and yes I know it’s early but, if you don’t get up early you will have to share that beautiful bridge with every tourist in town so trust me I’ve done my research... so get your ass off that bed early and enjoy that bridge before it becomes over crowded.
Depending where you are, as in hotel location I would consider downloading a few apps... obvious one is the Uber app, next one it's called Grab which is like uber and the next one that you should also download is ComfortDelGro, because I’m all around keeping my budget down and so I go from app to app and book the cheapest fare. Unfortunately In the area I was staying in I couldn’t use uber so Grab was my lifesaver.
Fifteen minute drive from my hotel in no traffic I head to Palawan Beach & if you search on google it is described as nonetheless the prettiest and most popular beach in Singapore, with its lazy rows of coconut trees and gentle waves & it is one of the must visit attractions in Singapore….
Now remember what I said about getting up early and why, right?..
So as a tourist entering the island you need to pay, it is free if you are staying in one of the resorts there however if you aren’t it will cost you an extra six Singapore dollars on top of your ride fee, trust me it’s worth it, so don’t be stingy. Good news is that When you get to the island you don’t have to walk everywhere because you can enjoy the complimentary shuttle busses that come by every 10-15mins to drive you from one end of the island to the other & you can also hop on and off anytime you like. You can actually spend a whole day there if you like there’s so many places you can stop at specially for families with kids, it’s amazing..
Some other things you may want to check out is the night markets on Fridays and Saturdays afternoon from 5pm till late. You can swim at the beach, eat at the amazing eateries & also have late night cocktails.. everything you can think of at one place.
However I didn’t come over to spend the whole day in the island and so I minimised my day by only going to see the places I wanted to visit.. So first point was the Palawan suspension bridge which leads you across to the southernmost point of continental asia (and Asia’s closest point to the equator). As you get to the other side of the bridge you will find a fort that will lead you to more amazing views as you walk up the levels it’s truly amazing and I recommend considering the time to absorb it all because well you are at the southernmost point of continental asia and it's not every day that you are given the chance to experience that.
Working my way back across the bridge I realised how lucky I was to have had that whole experience to myself and I say this because as I’m walking across, I see the bridge full of tourist trying to get that perfect picture and of course they couldn’t because there were so many of them. So be there by 8:30 am if you want that picture with no one else on the bridge and take your bathers for a swim after.
Next stop for me was the Siloso Point station because I wanted to experience the cable car view of the island and hence I took the free shuttle bus there from Palawan beach all the way to the end and walked across the Imbiah nature trail to get to the cable car ticket booth. My ticket cost me thirty singapore dollars and that got me from Silosa point station to Imbiah lookout station … hop off and walk for another 3-5mins to hop on, on a second sky car at Sentosa station which will carry me across to Harbour front station… All three stations gave me amazing aerial views of Sentosa island and harbourfront which I absolutely loved. I took the elevator to level one and from outside the building I ordered a ride from "Grab" to my next destination. By now it’s a little past midday and this woman needs to eat.
Next stop VEGANBURG !!! and I say it in capital letters because this place is so scrumptious that it will blow your mind away. All I’m going to say is that I’m glad I didn’t eat breakfast because I genuinely did go all out …. That’s it from me, I’m going to leave you with a picture of my meal because I believe the pictures does a pile more than me bragging about it.
Thank you for reading and let me know if you’ve been here or if you’re about to go I’ll love to hear your thoughts and feelings.