Singapore Travel Blog› entry 12 of 15 › view all entries
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.
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.
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.