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Singapore Sling

4 hour bus journey to Singapore, met up with someone from Belgium on the bus as we travelled down to the Singapore boarder. At the boarder since the immigration desk were taking so long and the queues were so big our coach left without us...great! i decided that me and border crossings are not so good. So onto the public transport and had to quickly learn the train system to get to the hostel. Finally found the hostel which was clean and in a great location. That night i visited little India of Kuala Lumpur and had another Indian that day, yep fatty haha! The next day i got up bright and early ready to explore Singapore. First stop was tourist information. I soon discovered how many shopping malls they have, i think it was 40-50, the whole of Singapore is just littered with malls selling designer brands. Errmmm yep nothing i can buy on my budget.. next stop was the National Museum of Singapore, think i spent a couple of hours there it was so big. learnt a lot about the history of Singapore which was actually quite interesting….. I also saw the memorial statute and St Andrews Cathedral. Later that day i was due to reunite with Rosie so back to the hostel. Uploaded some photos which were a long time coming and Rosie arrived after a delayed flight.
That night was incredible, we made our way to the glamorous waters of Marina Base Sands which is home to the iconic views of Singapore night life and the breathtaking hotel of Marina Bay which consists of three great pillars of Hotel blocks joined together at the top with a long standing boat. We first watched a light, sound and water performance which was just outstanding. Light was projected onto spraying fountains of water to create images together with dramatic music, with the backdrop of amazing Singapore in the background and all its lights and sky rise buildings. it was like nothing i have ever seen before, and i believe you would only see this in Singapore. After the performance we used are charm and coolness and made our way up to the boat at the top of the marina hotel, free of charge teehee....it was free for hotel guests, the hotel is probably one of the highest stared and most expensive in the world, or you can pay $30 each just to go to the top and see the view. so we walked into the lift where a guy swiped his card and casually made our way to the top where we were greeted by some more pass only entrances. luckily we got talking to some guys who we followed through and then there we were on the top of the boat with the elite of Singapore :) once we took our pictures on my dated phone, both our cameras had ran out of battery out, we hedged our bets and headed back down to ground level. it was immense :) After this we headed to Raffles hotel for the iconic 'Singapore Sling' cocktail drink, scrumptious! The bar was kind of strange though, set in a 1920's setting, and free nuts where the shells were happily thrown on the floor giving a laid back feel about the place. The next day was our last day in Singapore. We walked around the Botanical Gardens, but it was so unbelievably hot we had to rest, getting old haha! Then came down the rain./ a bit strange the weather, it was boiling and then all of a sudden down came the rain storm and thunder....After this we checked out the shops and i bought a new pair of Havaianas since my last pair had been taken away from me :/ Flight from Singapore wasn’t great, Jet star pretty budget, no food and freezing cold. Blanket for $7, ridiculous.

Posted by jessicajhunt 01:51 Archived in Singapore

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