Avoiding the Long-Haul

There is nothing pleasant or glamorous about a 24-hour flight.

I have always envisioned making my debut in my new home city looking and feeling amazing and liberated. And let me tell you, there is nothing liberating about sitting in one position for almost 30 hours, breathing in recycled air with dead hair, no sleep and puffy feet. I most definitely do not want to come out of Heathrow Airport looking and feeling like I just crawled out of … well … a 24-hour flight!

This dilemma, coupled with the painful fact that it’s been almost a year and a half since my last overseas holiday, my boyfriend and I have decided to make the excruciating long-haul flight to London a little more bearable by spending a couple of nights in Singapore.

This has been decided for a number of reasons…

  1. Because neither of us have ever been to Singapore.
  2. Because flights cost less than half price when I purchased them in two separate transactions – Melbourne – Singapore & Singapore – London. I have no idea why they are so much cheaper this way, but I’m not complaining.
  3. Because we need time to rejuvenate and be fresh for the next 14 hour flight to London and avoid the aforementioned Heathrow Airport scenario.

So now we have a little mini-getaway to look forward to, and in celebration of this, I will be launching a new Flights & Transit page on Monday. As we are yet to book accommodation or research any activities, I have been looking to others who have travelled to Singapore for advice. The problem is that everyone seems to associate Singapore with shopping, and as every single last kilo in our luggage allowance is already spoken for, shopping is officially banned! So if you have ever been to Singapore and have any tips or ideas for how we should spend our two days and two nights there (other than shopping) please let me know!

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

The London New Girl

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