Singapore

The Butterflies (and snail) at Changi Airport in Singapore

Waiting in an airport for your next flight can be a dull and tiring experience. But if you’re at Changi Airport, you can make time pass a little quicker by visiting the butterfly garden. As you might expect the place is hot and humid, but it’s well worth the heat for the sight of all those colourful butterflies flitting about. Though technically, when we visited, they were all sleeping (we visited in the evening) so I can’t actually guarantee that butterflies ‘flit’ a lot during the day. But based on my documentary watching experiences, they tend to flit a lot so my statement is not defunct.

In any case, if you’re tired of duty free shopping, the butterfly garden in Terminal 2 is the place to go at Changi Airport!

Five Places to visit in Marina Bay, Singapore

Before I launch into the following list, I would love to share my immediate impressions of Singapore during my day long stop-over on the 23rd of July. When I initially left Changi Airport, several facts became quickly apparent. Singapore was hot, very hot, and I was not appropriately dressed for the climate. For those of you who intend to explore in Singapore, dress in summer clothes! The second fact that soon became apparent to me upon leaving the airport was that the transport system is highly advanced and blissfully simple to comprehend. I am not exaggerating when I say that I grasped a solid understanding of their ticketing and train system within minutes. After those minutes spent puzzling over the transport system, I set off for the 40 minute train ride which would lead me into Marina Bay. The sites listed below were visited within a relatively short time span (only around seven or so hours) and made for a wonderful day trip.

1. Marina Bay Sands

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This impressive hotel was opened midway through 2010 and has become a major attraction in Singapore. Whether you view it from the ground level, stay at the resort or travel to the top of this 55 storey building for an alternate view of the city, you are sure to be dazzled by its sheer size and stature. (more…)