We were so excited about going back to Singapore, we absoloutely loved it when we visited on our last trip. We had a 5 hour bus journey from KL on a really nice bus with massage seats! On our last visit we had caught a bus out of Singapore to Melaka in Malaysia and the bus had left us at the border as immigration took so long so we were worried that this was going to happen again. We checked out of Malaysia fine and then drove over the bridge into Singapore. We had to get all of our bags off of the bus and queued up to check in, when we were at the front of the queue we suddenly realised we had to complete arrival forms, so rushed off to get some and then couldn't find a pen, then a person lent us one which didn't work. Everyone from our bus had already left - after getting through the passport check we then were requested to have all our bags checked. We had to go through everything and I cringed as the smiling security officer routed through all our dirty pants! We were convinced the bus had gone without us but luckily it was still there! Phew so we were now in Singapore properly. We were dropped off at Beach road and then made our way on the ever so efficient underground to Little India where we booked a room in G4 Backpackers. The hostel was lovely, we had a shared bathroom as usual but it was a really nice clean hostel. We set out straight away to look round the local area and got some food. The following day we went to Orchard Road which is a really long road just packed with mall after mall - it was quite exhausting in the heat but a lot of fun. We then went to find an amazing place to eat called Hok Lam Beef - when we first came to Singapore we ate in there a few times. They did the most yummy beef noodle soup with really tender pieces of beef on top. Me and Kam always talked about Hok Lam Beef. It had changed locations since last time but we found it near the Raffles Hotel. We were not disappointed - it was so delicious, think we would eat there everyday if we could!
The rest of our time in Singapore involved a lot of eating - there is so much nice food available, we also looked around little india, chinatown and went up to the viewing deck on the Marina Bay Sands Hotel which wasn't built on our last trip. Its quite an impressive building, with three skyscrapers that are all linked at the top with what looks like a giant ironing board. There is quite a posh shopping mall at the bottom and on the ironing board bit there is the viewing deck that also an infinity pool for hotel guests. We really wanted to see the infinity pool but its quite seperated from the viewing deck, as you can imagine the view is pretty spectacular over the city and the docks. It was also an amazing way to end the asian leg of our journey. We had such a good trip and could have done it all over again. As our flight was in the evening we had one last wander around Orchard Road and then we thought it would be nice to go and sit in a park for a while, we found a park on our map and made our way towards it, there were armed guards near the entrance which confused us. We just stared at them for a while and then at our map. We must have looked very suspicious as when we walked off we were followed by a policeman for quite a while! We later found out it was quite an important government building and the grounds were most definately not a park.
So sad to leave Singapore but the next part of the journey was just a night time flight away in Australia.............