Day 2 : Singapore – St. Andrew’s & Orchard Road !

After the not so satisfying National Day experience yesterday, I woke up with a superb energy, ready to start the second day in Singapore! As for today, there’s no more free MRT, so I need to Top Up my EZ Link balance.

What is EZ Link?

For those who is travelling for the first time in Singapore, EZ Link is a transportation card. You could use this card for MRT, LRT and Bus. There are some options, like you could purchase an EZ Link like a Singaporean citizen, or you could by the Singapore Tourist Pass for 1 – 3days (unlimited travel, valid for 24 – 72 hours, one time pay). You could buy this inside the MRT station.
Singapore Tourist Pass price information :
1 Day Pass : SGD 20, Refundable SGD 10
2 Day Pass : SGD 26, Refundable SGD 10
3 Day Pass : SGD 30, Refundable SGD 10
You could refund it within 5 days of the purchase.
For more information, you could visit EZ Link website here.
Locket to buy your Singapore Tourist Pass
After top up my EZ Link card, then it’s time to begin the 2nd day journey! My first destination today is going to be St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

How to get to St. Andrew’s Cathedral :

MRT Station : City Hall (Red & Green Line) – find the download link of MRT map below.
A peek of St. Andrew’s Cathedral as you walk out from the MRT station
St. Andrew’s could be said as one of the oldest & it is the largest Cathedral in Singapore. No wonder it becomes one of the most famous tourist object in Singapore. As you walked inside the area, you’ll realize that the Colonial atmosphere is still there.
The famous St. Andrew’s Cathedral
There are lots of local and tourists that spend their time inside St. Andrew’s. No need to worry, even though you’re not Catholic but you want to know what’s inside, just walk in and look around. Remember to keep your voice down as some of the visitors are praying.
St. Andrew’s Cathedral, back side
People usually take photos only at the main area. If you walk around the church just a bit to the right, then you could also find this peaceful, classic little place to pray.
Hidden treasure that I found at the right wing of the church
(It’s to gorgeous so that’s why I re-touch it a little bit to bring out the real colour and what I felt and saw using a photo editor)
After praying and resting for a while, then I continue my trip. To my surprise, as I walk out from St. Andrew’s, turns out that the primary event of the Singapore National Day is on the City Hall. I saw some of the stage equipment are being removed and stored. There are still lots of tourists that take photos around. FYI, this place is surprisingly super HOT and the sunshine could dazzle you. Prepare sunglasses to protect your eyes.
The main stage of the National Day Event
The City Hall
If you had more time and love to visit the gallery, then you could stop by to The National Gallery of Singapore, just beside St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
The National Gallery Singapore building

My second stop for today is Orchard Road! Just say, who doesn’t love shopping? Well I bet everyone do! As it’s just one day after the National Day, there are still lots of promotions going on around the department stores and malls.

Street on Orchard Road

When I was there, I saw that there’s a shooting in progress. They interviewed random people who passed by.

Shooting in progress

Around Orchard Road, you could find the famous 1 SGD ice cream (Now it’s 1.2 SGD) which is a mandatory dessert to buy here in Orchard Road. The seller is usually an older people.

If you’re lucky, you could also watch some unique street performances.

A street performance

Now… excuse my self because I really need to go shopping!

More about St. Andrew’s Cathedral here

Day 4 : Singapore – Gardens by The Bay, Haji Lane & Merlion (updated soon)
SINGAPORE FOOD GUIDE (link & posts updated soon)

Get your MRT Map here
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