Super Singapore (Part One).

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The largest fountain in the world: The Fountain of Wealth. (I know, we expected the water to be shooting up into the air to)!

 

Arrived at Changi Airport probably the best airport in the world.

Despite 18 hour wait at Perth, felt very relaxed arriving here, thanks to the large amounts of natural light and the 300m natural wall. Also everyone helps themselves to a sweet whilst clearing emigration (children and adults alike).

From here we took the clean and efficient MRT to our hostel in Gaylang. O.K. so it’s the red-light district but everyone was too busy eating to give us any hassle. .The food is great you can get anything you can think of. So if you are not brave enough to try the frog porridge or the BBQ sting-ray, you can always go to Pizza Hut.

Also because there are so many places to eat, you don’t have to walk very far at all, and there is always somewhere open.

We got to feed the Super Starlings (pictured), and the bee-eaters. Lunch included meal worms and crickets, but you held them in your fingers and then..they were gone.

Walked around the fountain of wealth which is the world’s biggest fountain. As it was during the day we missed out on the laser show, but had a chance to read up our horoscopes for the year.

My pearls of wisdom included: eat more grass, stop hissing at my partner and to hand over my weapons if asked to do so by the police. (Note, you can't bring your own ninja stars in to Singapore). Simon’s basically said he was in for an average year.

We went to the Zoo which was a good day out Simon particularly liked the “free-range” orang-utans. I don't like animals being cooped up in small cages, but wasn't sure about this set-up as the orangutans nearly dropped a large branch on my head! So keep your eyes peeled, as i'm not sure if your travel insurance would pay out.

We went on the Night Safari it was a bit like being at the zoo after dark (Even though it’s right next door to the zoo, they are not connected apparently) The main downside being that it is too dark and difficult to take photos.

Made made waterfall in the waterfall aviary.
We only managed to get one and that was a weird picture of a lake.

(The plants in the foreground look fake, but they are not).

We went to Jurong Bird park again this was easy to get to using public transport. It was actually pretty cool, but I might be biased because they had a monorail, or though should that be panorail. (Either way it’s unique in that it travels through an aviary). The waterfall aviary being the largest walk-in aviary in the world.

O.K. so the waterfall is man-made, but you have to admit they have done a pretty good job.

Billy and I liked Pelican Cove, whereas Simon was more impressed by the Lory Loft.

This is a massive walk-in aviary, with over 1000 lories. For a small fee (that goes towards looking after the lorries) you can buy some nectar mix which the lorries just love.

The nectar mix proves irresistable. (or is it the Lynx effect)?
(See photo).

We went to China Town where we had a dodgy massage (always find out what you are getting yourself into first), and lots of different taylors tried in vain to persuade Simon to have a suit made. 

We went to Little India where I bought my first salwar kameez, which is nice and cool and comfortable.

Shopping is good….again pretty much whatever you can think of, you will be able to find.

There is so much for us still to to, in our second leg of Singapore which will be in about a months time.Snow city, Lilliput golf (can’t miss that), Botanic gardens , The pink dolphins (yes, you did read that right) and so much more.

Which is why it seems such a shame that so many people stay only one night in Singapore using it as a stop-over between destinations.

The lorri loft was definately large.
It’s such a great place that they are missing out.

Don’t let the fear of being fined for the smallest misdemeanour put you off, it’s just common sense things like not littering that you wouldn’t do anyway.

However, it’s not a great destination if you don’t like thunderstorms, which occur on a near daily basis, but the good news is that they don’t last very long.

The only other downside is the risk or being run-over, but you’ll be o.k. if you keep your wits about you. Plus it's always nice at the end of the day to realize all your new found friends have made it back in one piece.

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The largest fountain in the world:…
The largest fountain in the world…
We got to feed the Super Starlings…
We got to feed the Super Starling…
Made made waterfall in the waterfa…
Made made waterfall in the waterf…
The nectar mix proves irresistable…
The nectar mix proves irresistabl…
The lorri loft was definately larg…
The lorri loft was definately lar…
Billy with Proboscis monkey.
(Not…
Billy with Proboscis monkey. (No…
Feeding time at the zoo.
Feeding time at the zoo.
It was a case of who was watching …
It was a case of who was watching…
Random flower at the Bird Park.
Random flower at the Bird Park.
Billy in a pickle, or should that …
Billy in a pickle, or should that…
Panorail & Pelicans.
Panorail & Pelicans.
Too dark for animal photos at the …
Too dark for animal photos at the…
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