2019 Travel Plans: A Few Places You Should Check Out

December 25, 2018

From relentless daredevils to insatiable foodies, the Lion city has endless possibilities for those that love traveling abroad. But just like anything else, traveling requires planning. When you fail to plan you are planning to fail. And the first step in planning is finding the right information. Even if it is just a Singapore airport layover, there are things to do! Here are our top picks that can help you plan and find places to stay in Singapore in 2019:

1. Marina Bay

If you are a city slicker that is fascinated with bright lights and exciting nights, Marina Bay hotel would be a great place to stay. The placed is full of rooftop bars that seem to be competing for vantage views of the breathtaking cityscape. There are also more than enough luxurious hotels and celebrity restaurants at the Marina Bay, so you will be spoilt for choice. The Marina Bay is the best location for those looking to see the extravagant side of Singapore.

2. China Town

China Town is the ideal place to stay for the traveler who is more interested in an authentic experience. You will enjoy sampling the Michelin-starred hawker foods, heritage shop houses, and jaw-dropping atmospheric temples. China Town is the perfect place to experience a blend of modern and traditional Singapore at the same time. It is also the best place for the foodies who love trying out different cuisines.

3. Orchard Road

Do you have a thing for shopping? Then you may want to stay on or close to Orchard Road. Orchard Road stretches for 2 kilometers and it is famed for its ginormous malls that will give you one of the best shopping experiences in the world. But there is a welcome twist to the shopping spree — you will pleasantly be surprised to end at lovely green spaces at either end of the road which will help bring you back to reality after coming close to or maxing out your credit card limit.

4. JooChiat

If you have ever wondered how the Singaporean locals live, head over to JooChiat. This place will give you the best taste of the kind of life an ordinary Singaporean leads. Be ready for a different experience here though, because this is not meant to be a tourist attraction. You will still find interesting things like ice-cream colored shop houses and lots of authentic kopitians. Oh, and there are quite a bunch of lovely eateries to sample some of the local cuisines.

5. Little India

Are you a backpacker? Then little India is the place you should stay on your next Singaporean visit. Little India will expose you to the buzzing Indian community that is quite electrifying. The streets are always full of activity day and night, and you should expect to get lots of color, fragrant spices and the signature temple bells during the day. You will also find a lot of unbelievable bargains at the local markets and quite an assortment of Indian delicacies.

If you want to get the best experience on your next travel to Singapore, you need to plan ahead. Check out the various destinations and places to stay well in advance to make sure you know what you are paying for.


If you are looking for an ideal travel destination, Singapore would be the best. The country’s climate is very favorable all year round with temperatures ranging from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius on average. The hottest months are May and June, although every month is fairly similar, because of its proximity to the equator. The country receives a lot of rain particularly in November, December, and January.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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