Singapore - Home of Tiger Beer!
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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.
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!