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Bright Hill Crescent

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  • Day64

    For a Walk in the Jungle

    April 8 in Singapore

    We went with the whole group for a morning hike through the jungle, and on a tree top trek. Had to protect ourselves from some local wildlife, and patiently awaited the wild boars to show themselves. It was super hot and humid, and amazing. And we saw no snakes!
    Then a quick lunch and some relaxing time during a heavy downpour to thankfully cool things off for a little while before heading out again for supper.Read more

  • Day120

    Cemils 31ten Geburstag haben wir in einem kleinen Cafe "gefeiert" - mit einem tollen Frühstück, leckeren Kuchen und Wunderkerzen. 😄🎉

    Den Rest des Tages haben wir bei den Gärten von "Gardens by the bay" verbracht. 🌸

    Einen Indoor-Wasserfall, viele Pflanzen und eine riesige Parkanlage mit den "Super trees" gibt es hier zu bestaunen. 😍

    Natürliche Wasserfälle in der Natur mögen wir zwar viel lieber - aber es hat uns hier trotzdem sehr gut gefallen! 😊Read more

  • Day120

    Supertree Grove / Spectra Show

    March 4 in Singapore

    Jeden Abend gibt es in Singapur eine Lichtershow bei "The Gardens by the bay" mit Musik und vielen verschiedenen Lichteffekten. 🎇

    Direkt am Ufer bei der "Marina bay" gibt es ebenfalls eine tägliche Lichtershow - mit einem Wasserspiel. 🎆

    Im Hintergrund die Skyline und das berühmte Hotel "Marina by the sands" - einfach wunderschön! 😍✨

  • Day118

    Hello Singapore ☀️

    March 2 in Singapore

    Singapur ist super modern, sauber und einfach perfekt strukturiert - manchmal kommt man sich vor wie in der Zukunft. 😁

    Hier herrscht eine sehr hohe Sicherheit durch unzählige Kameras an vielen Ecken der Stadt - die Meinungen hierzu gehen sehr auseinander. Es herrscht zwar kaum Kriminalität und man fühlt sich sicher aber gleichzeitig auch sehr überwacht ... 🤔

    In den "Hawker Center" kann man sich durch die vielen internationalen Küchen schlemmen - auch die Einheimischen trifft man dort, da es (im Gegensatz zu den Restaurants) super preiswert (und natürlich lecker 😋) ist! 👍

    Mit der U-Bahn "MRT" kommt man ganz einfach von A nach B - diese haben wir täglich genutzt.🚅

    In Singapur treffen viele verschiedene Kulturen aufeinander: Indien, China, Malaysia und viele weitere - einfach Multi Kulti.🌍
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  • Day121

    An unserem letzten Tag in Singapur haben wir noch den botanischen Garten besucht - dieser ist sehr weitläufig und total idyllisch. 🌸🥀🌿

    4 Nächte haben wir ingesamt in Singapur verbracht und es war echt toll - die Stadt hat so viel zu bieten und ist einfach perfekt! 💗

    Die Preise für die Unterkünfte und Restaurants sind zwar sehr teuer aber man kann auch ziemlich günstig ein paar Tage verbringen.
    Für die Unterkunft via AirBnb haben wir nur 25,00€ pro Nacht bezahlt und essen kann man sehr günstig für 2,00-5,00€ in den Foodcentern. 🤗

    Die MRT ist auch sehr günstig und die Eintrittspreise sind absolut in Ordnung (teilweise auch umsonst).👍

    Simgapur ist aufjeden Fall ein Besuch wert! 😍
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  • Day36

    Day #33 MacRitchie

    October 8, 2017 in Singapore

    Heute bin ich ein wenig schreibfaul. Eigentlich passend zum heutigen Tag.
    Wir sind erst am späten Vormittag losgezogen, richtung MacRitchie Park. Dies ist eine gross angelegte Parkanlage mit See und Wanderwegen.

    Mit dem Bus konnten wir bequem auf direktem Weg dorthin fahren und loswandern. Zuerst wimmelte es von Joggern und war etwas unruhig. Je weiter wir in der Urwald hinein gingen, desto besser wurde es.

    Nach einem Drittel der Strecke erreichten wir eine über den Baumkronen angelegte Hängebrücke.

    Der Eingang zur Brücke war von Makaken-Affen belagert, welche es auf den Proviant der Wanderer abgesehen hatten. Obwohl wir nichts Essbares bei uns trugen, hüpfte mir einer hinterher und zupfte an meinem Rucksack. Ich mag diese Affen wirklich nicht...

    Etwa eine halbe Stunde später fing es heftig an zu regnen und gewittern. Wir, immer noch mitten im Wald, konnten nicht wirklich etwas an der Sache ändern, suchten aber einen Unterstand, bis das Gröbste vorbei war.
    Das Unwetter brachte ordentliche Wassermassen mit sich, welche die Wanderwege schnell in kleine Sümpfe verwandelten.
    Die restlich Wanderung balancierten wir also entlang der Grenze zwischen Wanderweg und Urwald und versuchten, nicht all zu nasse Füsse zu bekommen.

    Das letzte Stück führte wenigstens über einen Steg, entlang des Sees, welcher voller Algen und vermutlich Wasserschildkröten (wir sahen nur eine) war.

    Zurück an der Bushaltestelle hatten wir doch etwas über 22'000 Schritte vorzuweisen. Nicht schlecht für einen faulen Tag. :)
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  • Day9

    Singapore

    October 29 in Singapore

    Singapore is the size of lake Taupo but has 5 million people living there with a large amount of expats. While completely urbanised it is also dubbed the greenest country in the world. It’s full of skyscrapers and 20-something storey condo’s in amongst a sea of trees.

    However, we did have a bit of trouble getting across the border via our bus. We got off the bus at the Singaporean border and were given limited instructions other than being told, “stamp passport” by our driver. We noticed everyone literally running to customs to get their stamp while we slowly picked up our bags and casually strolled to customs. After getting through to the other side of the border we then realised we had missed the bus. We later found out that the driver will only wait 20 minutes and will leave you behind if you miss the connection to downtown. However, we didn’t have to wait long until we found one of the 27,000 taxi’s Singapore have.

    We really liked it here and ended up extending our stay a couple of days. Although it is probably one of the more expensive places on our itinerary we were lucky enough to get hooked up with free accommodation at a really nice condo by a friend of dad’s. The first night we arrived she took us out to a good dim sum joint that we visited at least once.

    The first day here we spent sorting out a few flights for the remainder of the trip. We have our flight booked to London and will be arriving there on February 7. This night we also decided to cook Dee, the person we were staying with a chicken roast. Turns out here they don’t cut the claws or head off the chicken before putting it on the shelves at the supermarket. It definitely changed Jessies experience of eating meat. You’ll see what I mean in the pictures.

    One of the highlights of our visit here was visiting the zoo. Particularly in Asia, i’ve avoided going to Zoo’s because they’re shit and don’t care about the welfare of the animals. Singapore Zoo is an exception to this, it’s an impressive facility that sets the standard for captive animal conservation. Upon entering the zoo we were greeted by a peacock politely asking for food. You can get up real close to the animals, with the exception of some ie. the baboons and cheetahs. You’re also able to feed some of the animals; such as, the giraffes and elephants.

    The only UNESCO world heritage site in Singapore is their botanical gardens. It’s a 158 year-old tropical garden. We were able to get through half of the gardens before we battled the 30 plus degree humid temperature. We then ventured into Chinatown for the cheapest Michelin star meal in the world. Fortunately it only set us back $4 NZD, yet I don’t feel like it was worthy of the Michelin star.

    Another thing we also noticed in Singapore is the number of malls they have there. They’ve built malls inside of malls, malls with theme parks, and malls with train stations. The malls also have good restaurants and entertainment, one of which had a massive casino inside of it.

    Our last night there we went out to the city and for a Saturday night we were surprised how early the bars closed up. We did manage to get lucky at the casino and double our budget for the night; which came in real handy with a bottle of beer setting you back $15 NZD. We finished up the night at an Aussie bar which was full of poms. For what we considered a quiet night we still somehow almost missed our flight to Cambodia the next day.
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  • Day1

    I think we are pretty good at having a smooth and efficient journey for flights now. Our packing is down to the tee we know exactly what items should go in the bag and what items need to be worn to ensure the bag is at 7kg. The alarm went off at 4:15am, the Grab was booked at 4:30am and we left by 4:45am. Checkin and security was smooth and easy and we sat in the lounge eating our weird chocolate bread loaf that we bought the day before. It was literally chocolate bread... We thought it would be muffin like but definitely wasn't. When we boarded the flight it was absolutely freezing. The trip was so cold the whole way, I was so glad to arrive and get into some heat! I'm sure I'll regret saying that.

    Thankfully we don't need to worry about accomodation here as the lovely Amber has let us stay in her lovely apartment. And it was truly lovely. Its on the 17th floor, the bathroom isn't a wet room so I don't have to always get wet feet when I want to pee, the toilet seat isn't constantly wet from the shower, I can sit on a sofa, she has a washing machine so I can do my own washing whenever I want and she has a scale so we can finally weigh ourselves. We have both lost about 7kg! I don't remember ever being this weight, super chuffed and not even had to try!

    After we put on our washing and faffed a bit we went for our afternoon nap. We should probably start putting alarms on... We woke up at 4pm! Apart from a bit of bread we hadn't really eaten but now we were running late to see Will's ex colleagues in the Singapore office! After a quick shower and putting out the washing we jumped on the MRT and headed to his office. Honestly it was a really surreal feeling, almost as if we had never gone travelling! It was so lovely to see Wing again after so many years and Pierre was there too! I probably should have dressed a bit nicer wups... They took us to a super cool rooftop bar which looked out on to Marina Bay Sands. The views were amazing and oh my god we had wine. Wine for the first time in months!! In fact we haven't had alcohol for nearly a month. We all sat and chatted and it was just perfect. The generosity of everyone at Trading Screen is just unbelievable. Here we are 2 people who have little money, one who is now an excolleague and they didn't let us buy anything at all the whole night! Wing even bought our dinner at Mc Donald's! He and Chee Seng insisted we had to try Durian Ice cream. I must admit this was the biggest mistake of the day. For the rest of the evening I smelt of durian, I burped durian, I hiccuped durian - it was god awful!

    We then went to watch the match with Chee Seng and it was interesting to hear more about Singapores history and political state. Singapore is a really interesting country. From an outsiders point of view it seems so progressive, advanced in use of technology and education but actually when you get to know more about its history and the people rights of freedom of speech its a very different story. The land and shape of Singapore is very much man made and is still growing at a rate of 30% a year. Crime rate is possibly the lowest in the world but that is also because the severity of the consequences are so high. The same governmental party have been in power for its 50 years of independence existence. Protesters are seen as radicalists and illegal without the correct procedures and authorisation, which is generally difficult to get. Any party gathering of more than 3 people is supposed to have the correct legal paperwork otherwise this is illegal and people can be jailed for the crime. In the background it seems Singaporeans have a very old style cultural political system.

    After many drinks we decided to call it a night, nipped to the Newton Hawker centre for some fried rice and jumped straight into bed. We've not had a 2am late night in a long time... I don't think it's going to be an early start!
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  • Day3

    Last Day so we relax... NOT

    July 8 in Singapore

    Well today could not have been a more busy day if we tried. We woke up at 6am and joined Wing for what we thought was just going to be a stroll round a reservoir. We couldn't have been more wrong! They turned up in full sports kit and were ready for a 12km walk! I say walk very loosely here, they were definitely running in parts. We walked the Macritchie Reservoir and Tree Top Trail. It was really pretty, but tough!

    We all then headed to China Town for some well deserved brunch and to attempt to eat everything left on our must eats list. We ate Fish Soup, Curry Puff, sweet carrot cake (radish omlette) and Kaya toast with eggs. All I must admit were very tasty in particular the curry puff which was basically a Cornish pasty filled with thick chicken and egg curry, excited to come home and eat a pie. All washed down with a coffee. I'm officially done with attempting any other coffee now. I am certain that Vietnamese coffee is the only one for me and the others just screw up my stomach and taste far too bitter.

    Then being the crazy ones that we are we said bye to Wing and Andre and carried on seeing the rest of the sights. We visited Sri Mariamman Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic temple which was completely different from the other temples we have seen and was a real hidden treasure.

    We then walked, yes walked for 30 mins, to Marina Bay Sands. We'd heard you can sneak a peak of the famous infinity pool and view if you go to to the toilet near the bar at the top. Well we did get into the bar at the top and snuck a couple of pictures then quickly declined the drinks and headed down. Our final thing on the to do list was to revisit the Gardens by the Bay during daylight. It was as impressive and beautiful as at night. We were ridiculously tired now and had done over 35,000 steps so we headed to Newton Hawkers Market and grabbed some dinner and breakfast for the early morning flight. We both still felt unbelievably sweaty from this mornings walk so instantly went for a shower before doing chores, eating dinner and packing the bags ready for the morning.
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