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Hotel Bencoolen

I had pre conceptions of Singapore with the thought of over enthusiastic Singapore Police on every street corner, watching out for chewing gum eating jaywalkers ready to arrest them. However, this place is a modern day paradise of cleanliness. Singapore is a Metropolis of modern boundary pushing buildings, none more so evident than the new Sands Casino Hotel resort located opposite the Merlion(under construction at the time of my visit).

When we first arrived we were met by a huge down pour of rain, but this would not deter me in having a look around this wonderful place. Lucky enough I was with a fellow traveller (Jarod) who had already found his way around some 3 weeks or so previous. So thanks to Jarod we took in plenty of the sites, from the Anderson Bridge, the Merlion, the Raffles statue to name but a few.

This culminated in a nice cold beer in 'Hooters'  at Clarke Quay Niiiiiiiicccccceee!!   I also sampled some local music on the bridge nearby which was brilliant. 

 

Later that evening we all gathered for our final night together as a group, and set off for our last supper at the brilliant Trattoria Lafiandra Italian Restaurant. I can higly recommend this place. After we had eaten, we all gathered together for some speaches, each giving our favourite highlight of the trip. We also gave a present to our wonderful guide Lek as a thank you.

After we had eaten we all walked to the infamous Raffles bar for a Singapore sling. Whether it was worth the S$30 is debatable but it is a must do thing in Singapore in my opinion.

The Raffles bar is covered in peanuts and the club singer style band reminded me of somthing from the film 'Coming to America'. 

We then all ventured to the Clarke Quay to round off the night and there was somewhat of a sombre mood as we all realised it was the last time we would probably see each other. On our way home, 3 of us (including me) decided to treat ourselves to the slingshot thrill ride at Clarke Quay. This was such a buzz.

I would have liked to have had more time in Singapore, the place is immaculate and such a wonderful place to visit if not a little expensive. Singapore was a great place to end the trip with the guys. 

The next day would be the time to venture out on my own for the last 2 weeks of my brilliant adventure.

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Hotel Bencoolen
Hotel Bencoolen
The Merlion
The Merlion
The Merlion and the new and impres…
The Merlion and the new and impre…
Raffles statue
Raffles statue
Long Bar
Long Bar
Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at…
Singapore Sling in the Long Bar a…
a little Taste of home
a little Taste of home
The Anderson bridge
The Anderson bridge
The Sands Resoort under constructi…
The Sands Resoort under construct…
The Supreme court I am lead to bel…
The Supreme court I am lead to be…
Niiiccceeee !!
Niiiccceeee !!
Recommend this place
Recommend this place
The last Supper
The last Supper
Sol Glow for those who get what …
'Sol Glow' for those who get what…
Getting starpped into the Slingshot
Getting starpped into the Slingshot