Our short stay in Singapore was definitely rushed but well spent. We saw as much as humanly possible in one day, spending 13 hours out and about, getting the mono-rail from one place the next. Our feet and legs hurt like hell by the time we got back to the hostel
We first headed to the New City area where the sights to visit consist of the esplanade, the merion, marina bay sands, the flyer (like the london eye) and the art science museum. We saw it all and went in as much as we could. Marina bay sands, for me, was the most interesting. It is a hotel consisting of 3 tower blocks which support a boat-shaped structure on the top. It has 57 floors and you have to pay to visit the top. Yeah right! You just walk in as if you're a guest and get in the lift with an actual guest so they use their card to work the lift and you're sorted! Some good views of the city from up there and the boat-shaped structure, well that's actually the hotel swimming pool, absolutely amazing. Would be sooo cool to stay there. The esplanade is also pretty fun, it reminded us of an armadillo, would love to watch a show in there!
Was we had exhausted this area we walked and walked until we arrived at Orchard road (Singapore's famous shopping street). On the way we visited the fountain of wealth (maybe that helped with the insurance??!!) which is a weird and wonderful structure in the middle of a roundabout that presents the 12 chinese animals around it's circumference and apparently, if you touch the water, helps you with wealth and good fortune. I'll give anything a go!!! Haha. Orchard road is simply large mall after large mall with every kind of shop you can imagine. We even found River Island in there which we haven't seen before. With empty hands we left here and took the mono-rail to Chiatown.
Chinatown was like every other Chiatown we have visited. Small, quirky shops full of souvenirs and chinese lanterns. We actually stopped for half an hour and had a drink here then had some noodles at the hawker stall before heading to the final leg of our Singapore tour, the cable car night ride.
The cable car took us to a island called Sentosa. It is basically an area of land they have created and built a huge theme park there consisting of hotels, rides and universal studios. If we had had more time (and not gotten as little lost!) we would have gone on the new transformers ride in the universal studios but instead we only had time to take a couple of pictures and leave for the cable car ride back with our free drink and popcorn.
Exhausted and the battery exhausted on my camera we arrived back to the hostel at 9.30pm, packed our bags again, ready to leave for Indonesia the next day. Very productive few hours i would say.