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Singapore Travel Blog› entry 31 of 32 › view all entries
September 30th, 2007 – by: sissanoel
Next stop was the Civil Defence Museum, which gives the history of the fire brigade and rescue services in Singapore. Very interesting to see that the general terms and methods of fire-fighting are no different in Singapore than they were in our local country fire brigade.
After all that excitement, the only other option was to head straight over to Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. At A$38 for two SS's (after the American Express discount!), they were the most expensive two drinks we've ever had, but it's one of those things we had to do. Must say the drinks were very nice, although didn't taste that different to the free ones we got on Singapore Airlines when we went to China! Made sure we ate our fill of peanuts, too, and enjoyed tossing the empty shells on the floor (although I couldn't help looking over my shoulder to see if Mum was watching!).
Spent the next couple of hours wandering around a big shopping centre on Orchard Road and got the Pacsafe satchel we'd been looking for, at a very good price. There was a big exhibition on in the basement, run by Anlene, where you got free samples of there products and could have a bone density test. We both did the test, showing that Melissa has very strong bones, but Noel needs to eat more cheese!
After all that exercise, we went back to the hostel and had our last feed of fried hokkien mee from the Ponggol Nasi Lemak Coffee Shop.
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