Sunday, 6 November 2011

Welcome to Singapore

Singapore must like us she's been extremely kind to us keeping our sweating at bay with a consistently cool breeze and low humidity, she must want us to stay.
Chris's company has booked us into an amazing hotel, it has everything we could possibly we want, great service, pool, gym, spacious rooms, a bar and walking distance to everything. I highly recommend to everyone who's looking for somewhere to stay
We had our first breakfast in a food court in Orchard Rd (Singapore's biggest shopping precinct). Chris desperately wanted bacon and eggs but had to settle for Beef Noodles and I had the Wonton Soup.
Chris is constantly loosing me as my dark hair blends in with everyone.
We decided to get our bearings of Singapore the same way I do in every city Hop on Hop off bus. We saw all Singapore had to offer, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Little India, Merlion Park, Chinatown, Arab St, it even included an cruise down Singapore River. After 4 hours and 3 different buses we realised we could have walked it all in 2 hours.
We had lunch in Chinatown we're we found where Chris's new office will be, right on the main street surrounded by the Hawkers Markets, my heaven. So many great stalls and food stalls. It also conveniently located right outside the MRT station and a restaurant that offers the cheapest beer in Singapore $5.90 for a long neck Singha or Tiger, coincidence I think not!
In the evening we decided to embrace Singapore's culture with a trip down to Little India to celebrate Deepavali, except when we got there seemed like we were the only ones ready to celebrate. The main street was filled with banners and lights and that's all, there was nothing else happening. Little India is a lot like India, the streets are crowded with men just roaming around and there is Sari shop after gold shop after curry house but no cows :-(. The food is amazing and I'm sure it will become one of my preferred dining areas.
This may surprise you but I'm yet to try any Chilli Crab. Maybe today will be my day.
SINGAPORE FAST FACT: Burger King is open 24hrs and you can choose Heineken as your preferred drink of choice for your meal.

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