Our bus trip to Singapore was disappointly not as good as all the other we've had in Malaysia - the seats were still first class but our driver spoke no English and just seemed to bark down the bus - this was a problem for us as we needed to get off twice at the borders between Malaysia and Singapore to have our passports checked and both times we didn't have a clue what was happening/where to go/where to get back on the bus! Like usual we managed!
We had booked our hostel and it was in Little India (we were both very dubious about going back to India...but we decided a little one couldn't be as bad as the massive big real one!) And we were right - the hostel is really nice!
One thing that we definately noticed straight away is the cost of everything! $2 for a drink!! Pah we are used to paying 30p!! I've been to Singapore previously and wasn't massively blown over the first time - but i was going to give it another go! Of course the first thing we did was check our Orchard Road - a road of just MASSIVE shopping malls....tho not quite as impressive as those in Kuala Lumpur they were still good (we didnt buy anything!). It was late in the evening so we just wandered around then headed back to the hostel as we were tired!
Our next day in Singapore was our only day so we did alot....9hours of walking i think! I showed Rach the sights id enjoyed the first time round - Raffles Hotel, The Boat Quay and then we explored areas i hadn't seen - Clarke Quay and china town (obviously browsing the markets in china town - we did buy a few things...) We were really worn out but decided that we couldn't miss out on seeing the city at night and we were very glad we did stay out! The Boat Quay is amazing at night - all the resturants are buzzing and the lights reflect onto the water making it a really atmospheric place - tho some local lads did try their hardest to ruin that atmosphere by playing awful music out of a stereo next to us! We had our dinner (big burgers and cider!! Can you imagine! Very tastey) along the waters edge, then headed over to Clarke Quay where alot of bars etc are at night - tho we didn't go to one..feeling very tired we headed back to the metro (by this point the heavens had opened and we got soaked running - with our waterproofs on!) when we got to little india we had to push through the crowds huddling under the cover of the market stalls - sadly ive got to say that i liked Little India in Singapore maybe more than India itself - it had the atmosphere and colour id expected from the country - beautiful flower garlands were hanging up, and the Diwali lights and decorations were up. Singapore is definately more interesting and exciting at night!