HSBC Treetop walk
We arrived in Singapore 40 minute ahead of time, hungry and keen to explore a new country. We notice a few things that are different, its hot, things are very efficient (i.e takes 15minutes from landing to exiting the airport), and people are walking around with change to help you out at the tube ticket machines. We get the feeling we are going to enjoy our time here. Other than me falling off a small step and grazing my knees we arrive at out hostel in good time. Leaving our bags behind we head into Chinatown
in search for dinner. Chinatown is colourful, has lots of lights and pretty red lanterns. Sadly the 'hawker' stall area (outdoor food court dining area) was closed for spring cleaning, now extra hungry we settle in a street cafe for some satay and hongkong noodles.
Cocktails in Swissotel
I should remind everyone reading that our purpose for visiting Singapore/Malaysia is to sleep and eat and shop. Over dinner we plan our days, a few busy ones fitting in flight times but it should be ok. Back at the hostel we learn that you don't get a top sheet or blanket as it's hot enough during the night. Neato.
We woke early and realised that even though it is hot at night, with the air-con on it gets cold. Good thing we were up early to fit in seeing the MacRitchie Rainforest 10km trails + HSBC treetop canopy walk, back to hostel for showers and a change of clothes before heading to Little India
for a biryani and dragon fruit for lunch. Onto the National Museum to get an interactive and informative history on Singapore.
Well worth a look for anyone visiting. Into Arab quater for a wander and dinner. Another very colourful area of the city. Tubing back into the city centre we catch the lift up to the 70th floor of Swissotel for some incredible views over the city at night and enjoy a famous Singapore Sling (gin, pineapple juice and cherrys). A good day and night all in all.
Another early morning to squeeze in seeing Singapore's waterfront, the Merlion, and Raffles place (a spot when you look up all the buildings seem to close in on you). Luke enjoyed it, I had to sit down :o).
Made it in time to store my pack at the hostel and head to the airport for our flight to Kuala Lumpur. Luke will fill you in on that bit.
Until Singapore part 2 and our final blog. Keep up the grins