I always love a stopover in Singapore on my way back to Bali! Many airlines have flights to Singapore so there’s the possibility of scoring a ticket for a good price. And from Singapore there are many low-cost airlines flying for example to Bali or Thailand.
The multi-culturism, the great shopping and the glorious food keeps me continuously coming back to Singapore for a stopover. Here are some of my highlights – my top 10 tips for a stopover in Singapore for Yogis.
Where to stay
In this premium hostel you stay in a dorm, but you get your private “pod” with a good size bed, locker, light and a curtain for privacy. It’s very affordable, people are nice, breakfast is included, they have a lounge where you can work and tea and water is free. The best is the location – right in Chinatown.
I stayed here my first time in Singapore. The location is great – right in Little India. Wanderlust is an experimental boutique hotel set to “draw madcap voyagers and curious travellers to its doorstep.“
Things to do
I spent a great afternoon with Let’s Go riding around Singapore on a bike. The guide really knows his city and the best way around. You’ll see the real Singapore, how Singaporeans live, eat, work and play, riding on sidewalks and quiet little streets that no bus tour can get to.
They offer amazing cooking classes and I guarantee it will be the best food you will eat while in Singapore! You’ll get the chance to cook up authentic Singaporean dishes like laksa and fried spring rolls in a fully-equipped kitchen located within a heritage shophouse.
Singapore’s most eclectic shopping street has great independent and local designers and it’s a nice change from Orchard Street with all the big designers and chain stores. It’s a very small street, but each store has its own little world of treasures. I really enjoyed window shopping here!
Where to Yoga
I joined a power yoga class in their CBD location, a 10-minute walk (if that) from the Adler hostel where I stayed. The class was great! It wasn’t a hot class but still sweaty and I felt pretty amazing afterwards. A drop-in class is SGD$ 38, around US$29.
True Yoga has yoga studios all over Singapore, check on Google maps if there is one next to where you are staying. A single class is expensive, but you can get a free trial if you sign up online before and make an appointment.
Where to eat and drink
Right next to Yoga Lab, this is the perfect place for a yummy post-yoga bowl. They have delicious smoothie bowls and bowls with quinoa, rice, avocado, tuna or salmon, vegetable toppings and super foods.
This is a great place for lunch! From salads and sandwiches, to coffee and spirits, plus platters and wines; it’s all delicious and nourishing.
This is on my to-do list every single time when I’m in Singapore – head to Chinatown for the most delicious Durian! You either love or hate this smelly fruit, I love it. You can eat your delicious Durian right there at the stall, just don’t ask for fork and knives, instead use the provided plastic gloves to eat with your fingers.
Just brilliant, dirt cheap and great atmosphere! It has to be experienced. If you don’t believe me check out the Tripadvisor reviews.