Hi everyone, we are all great and having the best time!
The flight was ok we all managed to sleep for most of it and arrived quite awake. After a mad taxi drive we eventually arrived at our hosel, which couldnt be better we are in a penthouse on the 25th floor and have views over the docks and Chinatown. After a quick shower and change we headeded into Chinatown for tea, we ate the most delicious noodles at a table in the street surrounded by beautiful red lanterns, it was amazing and made us ll feel like we had really arrived! After dinner and a quick look round we decided to sample a Tiger beer in a kareoke bar, we all naievly entered the bar and were greeted very warmly by the waitress, we were quickly invited to join all the fellow patrons and made sonme new friends! After encouraging us to sing and buying us drinks we soon realised it was not only a kareoke bar and the waitresses offered more than a tune! Everyone was really friendly though but we decided to head home!
Yesterday we got up early and headed to little India, the place is amazing the shops are all painted different colours and hung with flowers, the smells from the markets are undescribable, a mixture of perfumes and spices, we got loads of bargins to add to our already overflowing rucksacks! For lu\nch we ate in a veggie place we were sat on a table with some locals and given a menu with no words, we were presented with massive pklates with selection of different curries and pickles, it was the beat indian we had ever tasted, my lunch cost about 1.50 Bargin!
After lunch we headed for Raffles it is amazing, like stepping back to the 1920s we enjoyed an extotionately priced Singapore sling in the colonial Long Bar which even had a pigeon eating the monkey nuts which you seemed to be able to just chuck on the floor!
Lastly we went to the Night Safari at Singapore zoo, there were loads of animals, was abit like any zoo but in the dark!! No mozzy bites yet either we eventually rolled into bed at 1 am! Today we are set for shopping and a river cruise, we cant wait to see more of this beautiful city!!