Allyson Travels – Esplanade, Merlion Park, and Clark Quay Singapore

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post might not be too informative. I would just like to share the experiences that I had from the two countries that I recently visited. I’ll try my best to lay out some points that could probably be of use as your future reference.

It’s been a while since I wrote a post and I’m really happy to start off the year with Karlly Travels. Our first stop is SINGAPORE.

In a current survey, Singapore is one of the richest country in the World located in Southeast Asia. They also use Dollars as their currency (1 SGD = 0.80 USD). Malay, Mandarin and English are their spoken languages. They are well known for being clean, organized and disciplined. If you’re a tourist, you can go places easily using a metered cab but if you’re after practicality, I would suggest the use of bus or their MRT/LRT.

DAY 1: Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Merlion Park, Clark Quay

We arrived around 5pm in Singapore and went directly to Fragrance Hotel located in Geylang. I booked us in there not knowing that Geylang is considered as the Red District of Singapore.

Click the link below for a short review of the hotel 🙂


Everyone was exhausted and hungry so we ended up looking for a place to eat. A good friend of mine who lives there, took us to Esplanade – Theaters. Okay the name might confuse you but there are lots of restaurants surrounding the Theater.


Top view of Esplanade

I was craving for sea foods that night so I chose to eat at NO SIGNBOARD SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. The place looks cozy and fancy.

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We ordered a lot and we don’t even have an idea that they serve big portions. Just to warn you, if you are on a strict budget trip this place is not advisable. We had a bill of 890 SGD or 712 US Dollars with just that amount of food shown above.

Moving on, we wandered along Queen Elizabeth Walk – a long open field by the Sea and still a part of Esplanade which would give you a beautiful view of skyscrapers in Downtown Singapore. Then we passed by the Esplanade Bridge going to the famous Merlion Park. From the park, you would clearly see the magnificent Marina Bay Sands (there was a fountain show that night, unluckily we’re too far to watch it).



Esplanade Bridge


A part of Queen Elizabeth Walk

Still feeling full, we crossed the other side of the street which led us to Clarke Quay. Along the way, you’ll have a glimpse of Asian Civilisations Museum and behind it is the Victoria Theater. As we reach Clarke Quay after 15 minutes of sauntering, you’ll see bright lights, clubs and bars side by side, and happy people from all over the world. This is the spot where the dining and entertainment takes place. Good food, music and booze. Name it, it’s there!

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First day was exhausting but I know there’s more to come. I have to call this a night and I needed to be up early the next morning!

Next stop, Universal Studios Singapore 🙂



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