After yesterday's late night sightseeing it took some persuading to get Steph out of bed at 8, but eventually we decided to walk down to the harbour side to have breakfast and take in the sights. Unfortunately we were prevented from doing so by some selfish idiots who decided it would be a good idea to run in the Singapore marathon today - closing off some roads etc. Needless to say we saw more people dropping out then we saw finishing the race (it was very humid today). Cheap croissants from the local Market were the only solution for our breakfast mission.
From there we decided to get out of the harbour side to avoid the sweaty mass of humans and spent some time with the fauna and flora at the botanicals. Again, Singapore threw a curve ball at us and delivered a fully fledged rainforest less than 100m from the main highstreet (which was more christmassy than any I've seen). We thought this would be a great place to catch some Zs and recharge our batteries as there were plenty of open parks with shade.
We are still both astounded by the cleanliness of the city even after walking the entire length of the island. We never see anybody cleaning either. The locals must pick up after themselves like mummy says. Which wouldn't surprise me because they have been nice as pie since we arrived. They even offer their seats to elders on the train! You don't see that on the Torre to Newton Abbot commute (in fact I quite often saw people spread out over two seats so that they didn't have to sit next to any body). It's the little things that you notice.
We have now walked so much that we are looking forward to the eight hour flight to Brisbane tomorrow so that we can rest our swollen trotters. Besides we both feel we have seen what we want to see here, and staying longer would just taint what has been a very enjoyable 24 hours.