The exuberance of the Botanic Gardens and the colors of the Orchid Garden, the largest display of tropical orchids in the world.
One day in Singapore is not enough, I learnt that. But I think we made the most of the time we had in the city. We started the day walking the Orchard Road all the way to the Botanic Gardens (which deserves a post alone) and spent the morning there. We had lunch in Chinatown, where we also walked the streets beneath the hundreds of lanterns that were prepared for the Mooncake Festival. Afterwards, we headed downtown, to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the Helix bridge and took a boat cruise along the Singapore river. We had dinner in a typical street food market.