Singapore, what a welcomed relief. Sterile, high tech, affluent, fantastic infrastructure and transport, filled with Skyscrapers and shopping 'malls' and where you can find an ATM on almost every street. Minus the inflated prices and it's a gem. Our hostel blew us away. Matchbox concept, probably the finest places we'd been to and it was our first time in dorms. Free laundry and food, guitar hero on the xbox, board games, leg and back massage and a lounge area that looked like it came from Ikea. The location was good as well as we were right on the door step of Chinatown, one of the few places you'll find a cheap meal. If you're a lover of dim sum your heart will sing in this place. In particular there is a cute old lady who only sells steamed buns on her stall. You must try her BBQ pork buns, delicious beyond words. YUMMY! Don't expect to find any cheap alcohol. It was only London prices or double. If you're lucky enough to find a happy hour (2 for 1) you'll still be paying £5 for a beer. Lucky we are only here for 2 days. A quick trip on the train and we head to 'Raffles Hotel' the place were the 'Singapore Sling' cocktail was created. At $26 (before service) and it probably is the most expensive cocktail I'll ever purchase and I don't even like gin. I can only describe it as one word 'lush'! The place itself has another big gimmick; the floor is covered in peanut shells. HUH! You may think at $26 a cocktail they could afford a cleaner (too right!) but each table has a box of free peanuts and you're encouraged to drop the shells on the floor. If you do this on the street you'll get a $500 fine. I do love the irony. Walking around the city at night is wonderful. The skyline is beaming with lights, skyscrapers and all sorts weird and wonderful buildings. Next day we took a trip around Little India and found a restaurant specialising in vegetarian food. Our waiters were two adorable grannies, an elderly Indian and Chinese lady (it was like looking into Rachel and mines future). After some good food we walked around the area. It was a little less Indian than we expected but we did find their equivalent to our pound store and it was full of rubbish just like back home. Singapore, with all its order, made a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Asia. But after 2 days, it's safe to say we were craving the chaos found elsewhere. And in Indonesia, I'm sure it's exactly what we'll find. Can't wait!