Considering my love for off-beat and cheap destinations, it’s a bit odd that Singapore turned out to be one my most visited international destination so far. Every time I step foot at Singapore’s Changi Airport, I can’t help but ask myself why I keep coming back.

The foremost reason was Singapore’s easy accessibility. It’s (physically) one of the closest international destinations from the Philippines and has direct flights from many major airports (Manila, Clark, Cebu, Kalibo, and Iloilo).

On the majority of my trips to Singapore, I traveled in a group, mostly with my family. Singapore was a safe choice because of its reputation as an excellent family-friendly destination. It offered many attractions worth visiting for a wide-variety of people, and not to mention how much easier it was to travel within this island city-state compared to the chaotic settings in other popular urban destinations in Asia.

I like watching TV shows about urban planning and architectural marvels, so even just thinking about visiting an “advanced” city like Singapore already gets me excited from the get go. It’s a utopia for urban junkies.

Singapore’s touristic attractions are also worth visiting because they fused other things that I love like nature and sustainable developments. There is a wide variety of world-class zoos and marine parks that could keep animal lovers busy for days. The city also has many unique attractions that have become world icons like Gardens by the Bay and the Esplanade building. Singapore’s premiere theme park, Universal Studios, is also a fun destination that people of all ages could enjoy.

Visiting many of these themed attractions can be expensive. Fortunately, Singapore has preserved its cultural heritage well, so its possible to enjoy cheap thrills like going on photo walks or food trips in cultural districts like Kampong Glam, Chinatown, Little India, .

Here is a collection that highlights some of my best photo moments in Singapore:

Kinetic Rain Sculpture, Terminal 1, Changi Airport, Singapore

Mesmerizing Kinetic Rain sculpture at Changi Airport – Terminal 1.

Double Helix Bridge, Singapore

The unique Helix Bridge inspired from the double-helix structure of DNA.

Singapore Skyline viewed from Double Helix Bridge, Singapore

Breathtaking view of Singapore’s Skyline from one of the four viewing platforms along the Helix Bridge.

Singapore Skyline with Double Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, Si

Dusk view of the double Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, and the lotus-shaped Art Science Museum.

Merlion and Esplanade Building, Singapore

The Merlion and durian-inspired Esplanade Building at night.

Merlion and Singapore Skyline, Singapore

Nightshot of the Merion and Singapore’s Highrises

Singapore Skyscrapers viewed from Marina Bay, Singapore

Me and the wall of skyscrapers at Singapore’s business and financial centre.

The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Elegant interiors of The Shoppes (mall) at Marina Bay

Ion Mall, Orchard Road, Singapore

Intricate crystalline patterns on the exterior of Ion Orchard (mall) at Orchard Road

Far Far Away Castle, Universal Studios, Sentosa Island, Singapor

Far Far Away Castle at Universal Studios Singapore.

Sci Fi City, Universal Studios, Sentosa Island, Singapore, Singa

Sci Fi City at Universal Studios Singapore. The Transformers side is a must try at USS.

Universal Studios, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Jurrasic Park at Universal Studios Singapore.

Singapore River Safari, Singapore

School of Mekong giant catfish, the World’s largest freshwater fish, at Singapore River Safari.

Singapore River Safari, Singapore

Dugongs (sea cow) at the world’s largest freshwater aquarium, the Amazon Flooded Forest at Singapore River Safari.

Singapore River Safari, Singapore

Cute Giant Panda feeding on bamboo at Singapore River Safari

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Fierce Bengal Tiger at Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore

Highly entertaining Elephant show at Singapore Zoo.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Scenic view from the watchtower at Palawan Beach in Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Palawan beach and the giant Merlion replica in Sentosa Island.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

Glorious overlooking view of Sentosa Island and the Strait of Malacca from the Tiger Sky Tower.

Singapore Skyline view from Singapore Flyer, Singapore

Impressive view of Marina Bay Sands complex and Singapore City Center from the Singapore Flyer, one of the World’s largest observation wheel.

Singapore Skyline, Singapore

View of Fullerton Hotel and Singapore Skyline along the Esplanade Bridge.

Esplanade Building and Singapore Skyline, Singapore

Man takes a breather, enjoying the peaceful sights along the Singapore.

Esplanade Building, Singapore

Close view of the stunning triangulated sunshade design elements, that gives the Esplanade building its famous Durian-inspired shell.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Beautiful suspended curved glass roof of the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Green lakes, parks, and Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay lit up at night.

Marina Barrage, Singapore

Locals spending a liesurely afternoon flying kites at Marina Barrage.