We flew into Singapore and got to our hostel fairly easily around mid day. We decided to make the most of the day so did the cities hop on and hop off bus tour. This was quite good to do first as we were able to get our bearings and see a lot more than we would have done on foot. Sam had a friend from back home that had just recently moved to Singapore and was working as a PE teacher there, we met her in the evening at the Marina bay where she also lived, her apartment was beautiful and looked over the whole bay. We went for food and drinks at an outside food market which was really busy and very popular. Back at the hotel we had some friends arrive that we had met in the phi phi islands and we all booked tickets for the following day to go to universal studios.
The studios was on an island called Sentosa, we spent the whole day there and had fantastic time, our friends were really good company and I think I spent the whole day laughing. We did all the roller coaster rides and did all 5 areas of the park. We stopped off at China town for food on our way back and spent the evening back at the hostel and said goodbye to our friends who were leaving early the next day.
The following morning we got up fairly early and went to the zoo. We had a really good day and the zoo was really lovely and the animals were roaming around a lot more freely then what you would normally see. We stayed here for dinner as our pass included the night time safari, we got to watch two shows before it started and went round on a tram where you could see the animals being fed and they were a lot more lively in the dark. It was a really nice experience and this other part of the zoo was really nice to walk around at night. We didn't got back till around midnight and were shattered from a really a good few days out.
One of the things we wanted to do whilst we were in Singapore was to have a Singapore Sling at 7 star Raffles hotel. We did that on our last day at lunchtime, the hotel was very beautiful inside. The slings were really good too and we were glad to tick it off our list. We then headed to the airport, we had an evening flight to catch for Jakarta, are plan is to be here for one night and then we go on to Bali which we are really excited for!