The return to Singapore!
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August 17th, 2008 – by: andytite
We headed out and in the company of our local guide we made straight for the Malay district. Here again our guides local knowledge, patience and willingness to let us get lost, confused and ask silly questions payed dividends. On our travels we ended up at Haji Lane, the narrowest street in Singapore, and the ONLY place that you can graffiti without being deported/maimed (or whatever else they do - a huge fine I imagine.
We then jumped into a mercifully air conditioned car and drove up Mt. Faber, Singapore's only (and therefore by definition) highest mountain. As I didn't have to climb it, I was more than happy. The view was great, we could see the residential blocks, the sky scrapers and the busy thronging streets stretching away beneath us. The summit allowed us to see off into the bay, at the hundreds of ships laying at anchor waiting to go into the busy port. The air was cooler too, and in all it was most pleasant.
As the cost of owning a car is at best prohibitive, it was a nice and easy way to tear round more of the city, seeing more of the sights. The charms of Singapore washed over me again, and (not for the first time) I was very pleased I'd come, and was sad that this was the last I'd see of the place for some considerable time. But, hey ho and sod it, there was drinking to be done!
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