Singapore Travel Blog› entry 7 of 19 › view all entries
We left the ship about 11 a.m. and headed for the city center on the shuttle. We needed a map and some Singapore dollars and then we began walking. Brian and I agree that walking is the best way to explore a new place, so we spend virtually every day walking all over the place. Even on our first day on the ship we walked and walked and walked. I have written the ship blog twice now and for some reason it won't post, so I will try again later.
In the meantime...Singapore is beautiful. It is a huge city, very diverse in culture, ethnicity, religion and language. It is very clean and has very strict laws to maintain its cleanliness and safety.
A friend from college lives in Singapore and he gave us a few pieces of advice. On Ray's advice we headed to the Maxwell Food Market where we were told to eat chicken rice at Tian Tian.
After lunch we wandered through China Town, checking out the various stalls...and then the monsoon rains started. Brian seems opposed to me bringing my umbrella, so we just get wet! :)
We headed north through the city and reached the Raffles Quay, where the river and the harbor meet. There were older-style shops and restaurants on one side, large skyscrapers at the end and the government buildings on the other side. It was beautiful. We saw the Parliament building and the old and new Supreme Court buildings.
The people in Singapore are very friendly and almost universally speak English. We wandered through several shopping areas looking for an internet cafe and finally asked the barista at Starbucks who pointed us in the right direction.
We will have to head back to the ship in a few minutes.
We have a day at sea tomorrow and then on to Vietnam!