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Vanessa

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My name is Vanessa, and I am a host at a backpacker's hostel. I love living in Singapore because it's a busy city, built up from only the basic natural resource: humans.
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You have to go to
Singapore Botanic Gardens, a serene garden with different sections to see all sorts of flowers, ferns, plants, trees, etc. It opens at 5 am in the morning.
Here's one fun activity you can do
Eat, eat and eat - we love doing it! It's also fun to people watch along Orchard Road, or Raffles Place MRT Station (in the open space at the main entrance).
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
Chomp Chomp Food Market and the Serangoon Gardens Circle. There aren't any metro stations nearby except for only 1 bus stop. This makes it very difficult to get to without a local, a car, or very specific instructions.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
Eat at a local coffee shop, which are located within a public housing estate. They serve the basic, local dishes, such as minced pork noodles, fish soup (with noodles or rice), "economic rice" (for a set price, you get rice with your choice of 2 to 5 dishes from a list of 20). A "zi-char" is where Singaporean chilli crab can be found. Depending on the size of the coffee chop, there may be more stalls to choose for local food.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
Singapore is a great place to do a city-walk:

1. Start in Chinatown.
2. Then, head northward to Little India.
3. Check out Arab Street.
4. Next, go southeast through the Colonial District. 5. End the day at the Marina BaySands & Gardens by the bay for the free light shows at night. There's also a rooftop bar with an amazing view.

1-Altitude is another rooftop bar to check out (look online to see if there are any drink specials, especially on a weekday).

Although you'll have seen Arab Street by day, it's fun to see it at night, and some bars are open until 5 am or 7 am next morning.

Other options for nightlife include Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.
My extra insider tip for you is
Haw Par Villa: an abandoned theme park where every 5-year-old Singaporean kid went to see an exhibition to "scare" us into being good children. Don't miss seeing it if you have some extra time.
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