In the Bali airport, I met a really nice English couple (Alex, London and Sarah, Winchester) who happened to be on my flight to Singapore. We quickly established we all had the same old British sense of humour and weirdly we had all been staying at the same hotel on Nusa, and they heard Yvette and I laughing through the walls! When we arrived, they decided to stay with me at this homestay called' Alis Nest' I had found on the net, that was really cheap (for Singapore).Which turned out to be the most random mad house I have stayed in, and not in the sense that everyone is partying etc, It was because everyone who is staying there is actually crazy! Ok so take Ali himself, he only says 'good morning' to everyone regardless of the time of day. There was a baby sleeping in our dorm the first night, so as expected we were woken up by crying at 5am..nice. Then there is James the alcoholic Kiwi who drinks Smirnoff for his breakfast and is generally quite abusive, the Polish man who gets his' saggy spud bottom' out of his lovely flesh coloured boxers in the middle of the living room, another old scouser, James who thinks he knows everything about everything, and a crazy grandma who hacks crabs up with a huge meat cleaver with their legs flying everywhere in the living room. We did have a good time there though, it kindof made Singapore for me! But I was glad to be with the others, might have been a bit different by myself!
We all went sightseeing together the next day and had some beers along the river. It was a really nice clean multicultural city. We were staying in little india which was cool, and the curries were AMAZING! We found a nice hawker food place and didn't spend too much money, considering how expensive the city is. We saw the three buildings with a big boat ontop and we also saw lots of dead fish in the dirty water which we found quite amusing as there was a crab waterskiing on the tail of one of them (you probs have to be there to understand that). Spend a few days in singapore but that was enough, the main attractions were ticked off, the topshop, the newlook (which I was stupidly excited about having not seen them for a year!!!) and also went to the posh hotel and bar, Raffles but we could only steal a few free nuts as the cocktails were so expensive.
Singapore is a nice city, but just too expensive for backpackers, which kindof ruined the fun a bit. Definitely recommend Alis nest though. We left for Melaka, Malaysia…