Just rewriting this blog entry as gay computer just lost it!!! So may be a shorter version!
Woke up early in Melaka, 6am, to catch a bus to Singapore. This took 5 hours. We arrived in Singapore around 12 noon and after dumping our stuff in our hostel in Little India, we took the MRT (Singapore's version of the tube, just much nicer!!) to City Hall where there was a big shopping mall with shops including Topshop and Warehouse! We were very excited by this!
After indulging in Subway (it was a very English day!) we made our way to Raffles Hotel which was just next door where we spent a while looking round it in awe as it is very impressive! We then went to the Long Bar where we had a Singapore Sling and ate monkey nuts.
We then walked bout to the hostel in the stifling heat and packed, showered etc before heading out to dinner and the infamous night safari at Singapore Zoo. We had an interesting curry and then tried to catch the bus to the zoo. This was much harder then it sounds as the bus stop appeared to be in two different places and no one seemed to know where it picked up in Little India!! After waiting 10 mins we gave up, only to see it on the road, luckily due to heavy traffic it was stationary just long enough for us to jump on! We were very relieved as a taxi would have cost a fortune.
The zoo was about 30 mins away from the centre, so we got there about 8pm, which was a bit of a wierd expereince as we've never been to the zoo when it was pitch black before! We got on a tram which took us round and we got really close to a lion who roared and roared when it saw us! We also saw elephants, a tiger, hyenas and many types of antelope. We also got the chance to walk on a few trails which was really good until the heavens open and we got soaked though!
We got back to the hostel around 11.30 where we tried to have an earlyish night. However, a group of girls in our dorm obviously thought differently when they proceeded to come in at 12.30 and turn all the lights on and have long loud converstations for about 2 hours!!