Christmas Day in Singapore
Even though according to Giorgina, "it would have been cool to stop off in China because everything is made there", the plane did get the award for "The Best-Smelling plane Giorgina has ever been on", and it's quite cool here so I'm happy.
Upon arrival, we decided to check out our new neighbourhood, Little India. Full of rich colours, exotic aromas and the hustle and bustle of traditional daily life, it seems that some of India's culture and religion remain entwined in Singapore, despite its ultra-modern feel elsewhere in the city.
Food seems to be an obsession of Singaporean's; we ate dinner in a Hakker centre, something similar to the indian and chinese quarters of camden market but on a much larger & busier scale. Just here, we only sepnt less than $10 on two chinese meals and drinks.
We spent our first night at Singapore Zoo on the Night Safari. Very unusual but welcome feel to the place, full of fire blowers and special christmas features. The Safari takes advantage of the fact that most of the animals are active at night. The tram takes you thorugh 8 geographical zones ranging from the Himalayas to the S.American Rainforests.
-x- Merry Christmas Everybody -x-
Boxing Day in Singapore
If only we were rich girls in Singapore, today would have been fantastic. A visit to Orchard Road, with it's miles of designer shops and very wealthy shoppers made us green with envy. To make it even worse, by night we went to Clarke Quay, a pretty harbour nestled with entertainment of all sorts, restaurants, cafe's, gelatterias (Haagen Dazs), and very hip, bohemian feeling, bars. Clinic, for example is a bar that has wheelchairs for seats, dentists' headlights and blood bags as alcohol dispensers. Unfortunately though, drinks do cost around S$30. Classy as it sounds, the "One Night Stand Bar" offered girls free champagne all night, and it was here that we were graced with the dancing of angelina ballerina, or at least she thought so; very...very...entertaining!
The last day in Singapore was my favourite; spent wandering the buzzing streets of chinatown with multicoloured shophouses, fabric sellers, herbalists and sidewalk cafes. We were also lucky enough to take some pictures of a beautiful temple. And once again ate in a Hakker centre.
Overall: It was great to spend a couple of Days in Singapore, a real insight, Nish would love it, if she were staying in Raffles that is! -x-