One of my previous posts that seemed to interest quite a few people was my Healthy Guide to Ibiza so I thought it was only fitting that I did another one for my most recent trip to Singapore.
Travelling is one of my passions and although I do like to relax and unwind on holiday, I also love to take the opportunity to explore the place I’m visiting by finding the most delicious healthy eateries it has to offer and trying out new activities. Therefore, I will be dedicating an entire section of blog to my healthy guides!
This will follow the same format as my previous post, focusing on my top places to eat as well as my favourite activities to do in Singapore, so here goes:
- CÉ LA VI: Although we originally chose this restaurant purely because of the stunning views that it boasts of the Singapore skyline, as it’s located on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, the food was a delight in itself. The menu comprised of various sections and the recommendation is to share a few dishes between the table, allowing you to have a bit of everything, which is definitely a good thing as you really are spoilt for choice! The concept is that all the dishes are modern takes on classic asian meals. I would definitely recommend the spicy tuna rolls, it was hands down the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life! The main meals were equally as delicious too, particularly the seared tuna and grilled aubergine side dish.
- Gardens by the Bay: This is one of the most beautiful gardens that I have ever come across in a city and even managed to look equally as beautiful at night. There are many different areas to the gardens including a flower dome, dragonfly and kingfisher lakes, art sculptures, an indoor cloud forest with a waterfall and a walkway among the ‘supertrees’. You could easily spend a number of hours wondering around this beautiful park and it’s a lovely way to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although we didn’t manage to see it all, my favourite part was definitely the OCBC Skyway, which is 22 meters high and provides a panoramic view of the Singapore Skyline- a view that really never gets old!
- Tangerine: I read about this place on Well To Do London‘s Guide to Singapore. It is located on the island just off the mainland, called Sentosa. Whilst the island itself is quite bizarre, in that it resembles a massive theme park with rides, waterparks and a multitude of fast food restaurants, this spot is most definitely a hidden gem. Albeit it difficult to find, the search is certainly worth it. Set in the spa area of a plush resort, the large glass windows provide a stunning view of the surrounding Lillie pad lakes. The food is exquisite as well, my parents and I all opted for the prawn and scallop risotto with fresh vegetables, and I enjoyed a green juice on the side. The menu included macros and calories as well so you really knew exactly what you were having.
- Sunrise Rooftop Yoga: This takes place on the observation deck on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel and has got to be one of my favourite yoga experiences of all time, mainly because the view was simply incredible. The 7am start time did mean setting an early alarm, but there is something so magical about waking up before the busy industrialized city below you and being able to watch it slowly come to life. In addition, my mum and I were the only ones who showed up for the class, so we ended up getting a private session. As neither of us practice yoga daily, we spent the first part simply stretching out, before moving onto to some simple poses like the tree and chair. The instructor was completely flexible though and was able to tailor the difficulty of the class to the participants, so this really is for people of all abilities. We then ended with some guided meditation, which was an interesting experience as I’ve read a lot about meditation and never formally tried it out.