15/11/2012 - 17/11/2012
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Overall had a great time in Singapore. Spent the first full day walking around the whole city. My hostel was just north of Little India so there wasn't a great deal nearby but I was only 2 mins walk from an MRT station (underground). Walked into Little India in the late morning, saw the Divali celebrations and poked my head into a temple.
Then walked through a city centre park followed by a quayside area. You very quickly know when you're in the business districts of Singapore with the large number of people in suits grabbing a quick bite to eat - that and the skyscrapers...
Walked in the China Town and grabbed some Satay
Then over to the bay
And finally onto Arab Street
Phew! Don't know how my feet survived all that. They toughen up and get used to flip flops quite quickly although I have picked up some blisters...lovely!
Also made the trip to the night safari and zoo during my Singapore stay. It's really good and if you only go to one zoo ever it should probably be this. I liked the atmosphere of the night safari and there's a very good family-oriented show. You can see a few interesting animals on the tram ride but they won't be up to much The zoo was really good as they cut down on cages as much as possible with only moats/ditches separating you from the animals. There were creatures from all over the world but typically I was most excited about the big cats.
I went on the Singapore Pub Crawl as well. Met some great people and spent a lot of money but it was well worth it. Other highlights were the Asian Civilisations Museum and Gardens by the Bay.
Foods been ok so far. Nothing's blown me away but then wherever you buy food it's of a decent quality. Ate something from a picture menu thinking it was going to be chicken. Turned out to be parcels of some oozy warm goo. Yum. I think it was Cream of Sum Yung Gai