Imagine my surprise when I touched down in Singapore in July last year and realised my connecting flight to Istanbul was not at 1:45pm that day, but 1:45am the next (read about sleeping in airports here).
Slightly blearily on account over over indulgence on the delicious complimentary Singapore slings (anything with gin and/or grenadine, yes please!) I decided it was time to go exploring.
With a few Singaporean dollars, a metro pass and a sense of adventure I roamed around this oriental delight of a city for the best part of a day.
If you have a couple of hours to kill in Singapore, i can recommend purchasing a sweet crepe from the Bugis street markets (and doing a spot of shopping of course!), marvelling at the stupendous Marina Bay sands mall and the accompanying Gardens by the Bay where the canopy of super-trees will really have you feeling like a ladybird in a field of grass.
The floating baby sculpture at Gardens by the Bay also had me wondering whether those Singaporean slings had been incredibly potent or I had simply lost the plot from delirium due to my hasty flight booking.
Here are a selection of snaps I took on my (surprise!) stopoever.
There’s me in the Bugis street markets. Please excuse my appearance, I wore these clothes for the best part of two days, pro tip: when booking last minute flights on Skyscanner always check the journey duration!