Day 3August 7, 2017 in Singapore
Up 7.30 after pretty good sleep. Feel fine. Tea in room and bit more bag sorting. Got Hop on hop off bus (€78 for 2) from near hotel (after a false start where the guy gave us cable car tickets by mistake!). Sat on top deck and put new rain jackets on during the showers. Hot but ok.
Little India & Chinatown look interesting so we'll go back there tomorrow. Went to Raffles but having refit so Long Bar closed. Didn't bother with Singapore Sling - just had a wander round.
Went to famous Hawker place Lau Pa Sat for lunch. Loads of stalls selling all kinds of Asian food. Avoided the one advertising pig's innards and went for Laksa, beef & flat noodles and prawn and noodles. Total €15 (about £10) and all really nice.
Wandered back through Clarke and Boat Quay then up the hill to Fort Canning. Original governer's residence here where Raffles set up experimental garden with 'economically useful' plants. Quite interesting but not much to see as old buildings long gone.
Back to hotel 4.30ish. Sat by pool for a while then back to room 5ish for cup of tea. Tired legs now.
Showered, changed & out 7ish to Robertson Quay. Rather more up market but a bit too fancy for us. Nothing to watch like other Quays. Had expensive beer €16.50 for 2 medium beers then wandered back to Boat Quay stopping at expensive sports bar Boomarang on the way $29.40 for 2 pints approx £9 pint. Boat trips more expensive because laser show on so decided against tonight. Went to Lanna Thai restaurant on front. Had Vermicelli & rice. Both with seafood (rice with smoked fish) & both nice. 2 jugs beer. Total €82.70.
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