Singapore - Myriam , Steve and some very weird guy
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April 11th, 2010 – by: CFD
Before we went to bed we met two British tourists travelling on a really thight budget. I found out that they used about a third of what i normally use and I sleep in the cheapest places and normally dont spend that much on food with the few exceptions if im meeting someone special and they want to go to a fancy resutrant. I really dont know how i spend so much more than the real hardcore budget travelers, but everyone has their own budget.
We decided to go with the British girls because they had the plan to see the "Raffles Hotel" and "Fountain of Wealth". Both of those sites where really boring and cant really be recomended unless youre going into Raffles to order a Singapore Sling. One of my regrets from Singapore was that i did not get that (probably) overpriced Singapore sling at Raffles Hotel.
Then we headed out to Sentosa where we walked around for a bit before we got separated because the girls was tired and wanted to go home while me and steve wanted to to some more exploring than just the Resort World stuff. When i looked at the internet when i got back i realized that doing a bit of research before we went could have been an advantage since we missed out on a few things.
On the way we decided to get something to eat and we decided to stop by Chinatown to get something to eat since most chinatowns normally have lots of cheap eateries. Chinatown turned out to be a quite upscale town compared to Little India and since we didnt find any really cheap places to eat we ended up at McDonals. The reasons for ending up in Mackie D are that we had a bet on how much a Big Mac Ala-Carte and Meal would be. I said SGD 6 for the Burger and SGD 10 for the meal, while steve said SGD 5 for the burger and SGD 11 for the meal so in total i was closest on the meal and steve closer on the ala-carte.
After McD I went to a camera store to look for a new camera. Im not so updated on new releases at the moment, but seems like the camera makers are coming closer and closer to my dream camera. I found a camera that i wanted to buy , but the storekeeper just said to many prices and since i didnt know how much the camera i wanted to by was worth i just left clearly offending him, but when he starts the price at 580 dollars just to give 150 dollar in "discount" and when none of the cameras has pricetags its impossible to know how good the prices are.
When I was there it really started to rain and me and Steve found a bar to catch a couple of beers (or Liquid Fermented Bread as i said for the rest of our stay in Singapore since he always commented that my "beers" sounds a lot like "bears". When we left we headed to Chinatown MRT to meetup with Jacelyn (Sleepingsunshine here on TB). We went out for a small dinner and walked along the riverfront for a few hours before we caught the last MRT home. I ended up playing "the tower game" with steve while drinking beers.
The next day we slept for quite some time and decided to go to Changi Prison.
We tried "Eski-Bar" which really is an overpriced bar with the Slogun "the only subzero bar".. Its not even SUB ZERO! I guess it has to be at least 5-6degrees inside and its really just a heavily airconditioned room. I had expected some kind of Ice-Cinema Ice-bar which they have in Norway , but there its not airconditioned..
They we ended up at a 3 large for 18 SGD place , downed those and headed home. On Ferrer Park MRT we met Myriam which where going out since it was "Ladies Night". She invited us out, but we went home to "think about it". I went on to watch my local sports team play at an internet cafe and came home around 3:00.
The next day i just lazed around the Hostel all day meeting people. I met Myriam which was in really bad shape after a good night out and she just lazed on the couch for the entire day claiming that she really needed to do some work.
The most eventful period of the period of the day was when an older American Homosexual started to talk to me. He had a monologue with me stating that (I have to list it out since it was just so much crap).
*That he had been the helper of Michael Jackson and gone on a lot of tours with him over the years. Giving him massages , getting people to him and getting him places
*That "Oma" (A religious character) knows everything and goes around hugging people
*That the world would end in a couple of years because of hot lavae is going to flood the oceans
*The world as we know it would end and this guy is going to survive
*That you shouldnt care about your parents because youve been reincarnated so many times that you have millions of parents and the only thing you should care about is this "Oma-Character"
*Hurricane Katrina and Rita was caused by Michael Jackson or some force protecting him
*The LA-earthquakes of the 90's where also caused by Michael Jackson or some force protecting him
I just sat with my computer and looked into my computer screen hoping that he would get that I really didnt want to speak to him sending Myriam a message on facebook that she had to save me from this guy.
The worst part was yet to come. He claimed that I was a handsome guy which i thanked him for. It became VERY VERY VERY ULTRA uncomfortable when he started going on about it and even started to touch me after a while. I normally dont want to hurt people , but this time i just had to say "Stop it , get out!".. Finally he left!
This will be the last chapter in this travel blog for a long time.
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