So Singapore has been somewhere I've wanted to go for many years and I had several plans that fell through due to costs etc. In January Patrick and I randomly decided to just book something so we ended up booking a two week trip in March and added in Taiwan to mix things up a bit. It was a ridiculous trip and totally worth it. We flew out with Singapore Airlines who are fab, the entertainment selection was amazing, food was tasty and the leg room was decent. We even managed to land into Singapore an hour early, slightly burdenous though as it meant we arrived at 5am! We wasted an hour or two with a cold drink and having a look around the insane airport, they even have a slide! When it was a more sensible hour we used to the MRT to get over to Gardens by the bay. What a fantastic way to start our trip, the place is absolutely amazing, we started with the botanical gardens which was nice and then the cloud forest which was fab and ended with the walkway up in the trees. The scenery is absolutely stunning and it was nice to do it in the morning when it wasn't crazy hot and the crowds were non-existent. The whole place is eco-friendly Lego venus traps We saw the below box in a restaurant we ate in, it amused us but it was just cleaning products. One of my favourite things on the Singapore metro was the different advertising schemes they had to inform peeps about etiquette, each one had its own hashtag and everything, wish I'd taken pics of the whole set. We headed over to China Town to see what that was like. It was as you'd expect really, aside from the crazy mix of architectural styles (colonial, Chinese, modern) it's very similar to what you'll find in other major cities. We'd already eaten and we're not really into tat so there wasn't a whole lot of things of interest to us, oh well, tick. We found a shop selling loads of 90s toys, I went into nostalgia overload when I saw a large Power Rangers toy I used to have... After a bit of faff going back to the airport to pick up our suitcases we then made our way to our first hotel in the Katung area. The area wasn't that exciting but the hotels are much cheaper. After sorting ourselves out we headed over to Marina Bay which is the very nice modern area, after a bit of an initial wander to see the Merlion we grabbed some dinner while the sun set. The area was hosting a free light festival which was cool, lots of interesting things to look at, even the Merlion had some projection mapping going on. We also watched the lighting for the free show that takes place in front of the Marina Bay Sands hotel building, it's crazy how many lights and lasers they use. The fab looking inflatable zoo was an up-charge, we also had no energy to be jumping around. The area was also hosting another free event, GastroBeats, essentially a food festival but with a DJ set-up, it was awesome and we were sad we didn't go there first. It was then back to the hotel much later than we planned for some much needed rest before our first theme park of the trip. You can find the full album of photos from day one here - https://imageshack.com/a/KVgl/1 Thanks for reading!