Singapore - Home of Tiger Beer!

Singapore Travel Blog

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Singapore was the first stop our quick 6ish weeks around Asia.  It seemed like a good introduction - the humid conditions were very draining, although it was so cheap and easy to get around it was untrue.

We were very kindly picked-up by Erica's cousin's Brother-in-Law, as we were staying at her cousin's apartment.  It was an exceptionally nice place and very handy to the downtown area.  We spent the first day wandering around the shops and malls - we had never seen anything like this before - it was like the Guildhall in Exeter, only slightly bigger and with airconditioning(!).

A trip to Singapore wouldn't be complete without the stop-off at Raffles for a Singapore Sling!  Despite being warned by a guidebook that they "taste like cough medicine", they were very more'ish and we knocked-back a couple with our lunch!  We drank in the Long Bar, which is strewn with peanut shells - probably the only place in Singapore that you can chuck "litter" on the floor without receiving the birch or a fine! 

We walked for miles around Singapore, we made it also to Chinatown, Little India amongst many of the places.

  One of the highlights of the trip was to go to the Night Safari - sort of like a zoo but only open at night!  It was a great way to see animals - no cages or pens were visible (although obviously most animals were in cages - there might be problems if the tigers and lions were allowed to run around with visitors!).  Seeing the big cats in such a place was great, but also the other nocturnal animals were great as well - especially the huge but harmless fruitbats that flew around within inches of our head!

Our 3 day trip flew by, there was so much to see and do - and so many places to shop!  We soon found ourselves having to get the airport to fly to ouor first "proper" Asian experience - Ho Chi Minh City.

Congratulations to Rachel (Jeremy's sister) and Matt, who announced their engagement while we were in Singapore!


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