Weekend trips outside Singapore

If you are lucky to stay in Singapore for a long time, maybe you work or study there, you should use it for all it is worth. Singapore is a central part of Asia and it is cheap and easy to travel for short or longer trips to other countries.

One of the places that also is a big hit among the locals is a trip to the island Bintan in Indonesia. It is easy to get to with a ferry and before you know it you are in Indonesia. We stayed in a bungalow at a place called Nostalgia Yasin. Beautiful place to just relax. You can get a massage, swim in the ocean or pool, go for a walk, eat some awesome food. And it is all very cheap. Really worth a trip if you have the time!

If you want to check out Malaysia one of the more historical places that often is forgotten is Malacca. This is a cute little town with a lot of hidden treasures. Here you can go mental with shopping in arts and crafts shops as well as the famous night market. They have some of the cutest cafes I have ever been to and the river is just so beautiful to walk along. You can also have the chance to learn something about their history with pirates!

If you want to go to Borneo, Kutching is a nice town to visit. It is in the Malaysian part of Borneo and is a really quiet and small place to visit. I have to admit that not much was happening when we were there. I think the biggest thing to do there is to get out of the city and in to the jungle. We didn´t do that because I got sick…

That happens and then you just have to make the best out of it. To bad, because I think Borneo would have been a great place to explore better.

One place we went that is really not worth visiting is Johor Bahru in Malaysia. This is a border city of the scary kind. I felt so unsafe when I were there, almost didn´t feel safe to film anything. The place is usually just visited to buy cheap stuff and things that are not legal in Singapore, like gum and porn. Not worth a visit at all, just keep away.

 

Kuala Lumpur on the other hand is worth having a look at. This is the main capital of Malaysia and a must see. You can take bus or plain there and stay at nice hotels for a fraction of the Singaporean price. Try the monorail, go in the parks, visit the Petronas towers and just look around. Not the best capital I have been in, but maybe you see something else when you visit it.

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Singapore Zoo

One of the biggest attractions in Singapore is the Zoo. The Zoo is made out of three parks; Zoo, Night Safari and Bird Park. You can buy tickets for one of the parks or all three. But I would not recommend to see all three in one day. Give it some time.

The night safari start round 7 in the evening. You have to start with the shows, this is something you cant miss. It is awesome to see the animals walk around on the stage looking at the audience. It is well planned and well executed. Then you can jump on a tram and driven around the park. You are told not to take pictures with blitz because that can damage the animals eyes, because of this the pictures don´t turn out that well. You can also walk around on a lot of different paths. They say that these animals are more active at night, but to be honest they didn´t look more active then when I see them in daytime. It was fun, but for someone that have done the real thing I think you would find it as a waste of time.

When you visit the Singapore Zoo you should book a jungle breakfast. Then you can come early to the park and eat a wonderful breakfast and then you can walk up and get a picture with the orangutans, that are eating breakfast with you! This is really fun for people in all ages. After that you can walk around in the park and look at the beautiful animals and also catch a few shows. You can also follow the feeding trail and get a look at the animals on their most active, when they get food.

The last park is the bird park. This park is located another place is Singapore and you will have to take a bus that go directly from the Zoo to the Bird park. It is very easy and cheap to travel between them. When you arrive at the bird park you should orientate you on when and were the bird shows are and see some magnificent birds up close. After that you can have a wonderful walk around. The best place I think is the Lory Loft. Here you can buy small cups with nectar and feed the small birds yourself. This really get a near contact with the beautiful birds. Just watch up so they don´t poop on you…