I realized that I have not had a chance to share some of the highlights from our recent Singapore trip. When I travel somewhere fun and different, I enjoy doing a “rundown” of sorts to recap some of my favorite meals, activities and of course runs. Today’s Eat, Play, Run Singapore Edition will give you a taste of our few days in the fun city.
Eat, Play, Run Singapore
We had a whirlwind few days to enjoy Singapore on our recent family trip. These are some of my favorite parts of the trip.
The food! Oh my gosh, the food. There have been many cooking shows and food blogger series that focus just on the food of Singapore. Check out Netflix if you are interested in a bigger serving of those. Singapore is most known, food wise, for its “Hawker Stalls”. A kind of odd name for large indoor food centers. They hold sometimes up to 20-30 different food stalls offering up traditional Singaporean foods. I found them a tad overwhelming but the rest of my family “ate them up” literally.
I certainly helped myself to all the carbs! Singapore has some of the best noodle dishes I’ve ever had. I also ate so many dumplings that I came home feeling like one. In a good way of course. We all got pretty proficient in using our chopsticks as well.
I guess you can tell we are all foodies in our house because one of the activities we like to do when traveling is take cooking classes. This fun Singapore cooking class at Food Playground gave us a taste of the traditional foods like Chicken Rice and Wontons. They even had a vegan version for me.
The Gardens By The Bay were a must see. With spectacular “Supertrees” this green space was a perfect respite on a very hot day. We enjoyed the indoor flower garden showcasing flowers from around the world. Sort of an Epcot meets Asia feel. Very modern and well done.
We couldn’t leave Singapore without enjoying the famous “Singapore Sling” cocktail and it was great fun to take a mini bartending class to learn how to make them.
Thanks to jet lag and a 12 hour time difference, I was up way before the sun was everyday. Due to the high heat and humidity (high 80’s daily) that’s when all of the runners go out. I was treated to spectacular views of the Skyline as I ran around Marina Bay. That cool looking building behind me is the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Famously known for it’s roof top pool and the views of the city.
The Helix Bridge is another Singapore landmark and a fun place to run. I was lucky enough to “run” into a bunch of other Americans running around in the early hours. I guess we all had jet lag!
Those are some of the Eat, Play, Run Singapore highlights of our trip! Thanks for reading along. Next up in my Eat, Play, Run series is Aspen, Colorado at the end of July. Have you been to Singapore? Favorite highlights of your trip?
Kim and Zenaida
Debbie and Marc