We were delighted to be house sitting in Singapore and, in a first for us, our only pet was a Betta fish (more commonly known as a Siamese Fighting Fish). We spent our time in a lovely 2 bedroom apartment complex with a pool not far from the city centre. In fact, Singapore is so small and compact, with great public transport, that you are never too far away from anything.
We were house sitting for an Irish ex-pat couple that are teachers and caring for their apartment, plants and tropical fish while they were holidaying in Japan.
This house sit was only 5 days but the perfect length of time to see the best sights that Singapore has to offer. Caring for a fish and pot plants allowed us ample free time to visit many of the sights so we took the opportunity to visit the Singapore Botanical Gardens, do the tree top walk at MacRitchie Resevoir and watch the spectacular evening light and water shows.
The favourite thing we did was go to the viewing deck at Marina Bay Hotel and see the breathtaking Singapore skyline. It just happened that fellow house sitters and friends, Dave and Sue, were also in Singapore at the same time, on their way home to Brisbane, so we arranged to meet them there.
Our brief time in Singapore ended too quickly, but we hope to return again in the future.
What the home owners said – “..They left the place spotless which was lovely to come home to after being away and the plants looked great and the fish were happy. I highly recommend them to anyone, even though they had a good reputation, they still exceeded our expectations…...”
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Our next stop is Australia. We are returning for two months where we will be house sitting for some long-time friends and attending our nieces wedding.
5 thoughts on “Sitting in Singapore”
It was good that you got to see a different kind of Singapore by staying in a residential area.
We really enjoyed catching up with you both while we passed through Singapore, a memorable day.
We did enjoy staying in a more suburban area and seeing how the locals live. We also had a fun and enjoyable day with you and Dave too.