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  • Day4

    Marina Bay Sands

    July 28, 2016 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Nach unsere mittagspause am pool sind wir dann zum hotel marina bay sands geschlappt (ca. 1 stunde quer durch die Stadt. Dank jassis kartenlesekunst haben wir's doch tatsächlich gefunden, glaub ne gießkanne hat sogar ne bessere Orientierung wie ich :D). Das Hotel ist ziemlich nah am Wasser, auf dem Gelände, dass erst nachträglich noch aufgeschüttet wurde um in Singapur mehr Platz zu schaffen. Wenn mans geschickt anstellt, kommt man sogar nach oben an die bar im 57. Stockwerk und spart sich somit die 23 $ für den Eintritt für die besucheraussichtsplattform :) die aussicht von dort ist echt unglaublich. Man kann nichtmal von dort das ende der mit Hochhäusern zugepflasterten 5,2 millionenstadt sehen! Auf der gegenüberliegenden seite sieht man das meer und den Hafen mit seinen unglaublich vielen schiffen.Read more

  • Day5

    Maxwell Hawker Center und ClarkQuay Area

    July 29, 2016 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nach ner chilligen Mittagspause am Pool sind wir zum Marxwell Hawker Food Center gelaufen, wobei es sich um eine riesige Halle mit 1000 Essenständen handelt. Es gab alles erdenkliche unbekannte, wir beschlossen chickenrice zu essen. War echt total lecker, bis Jana ein Paprikastück aus der roten Soße testen musste, an dem sie fast gestorben wäre (war unglaublich scharf!). Auch ein exotisches Getränk musste getestet werden, die Lime-Version sah zwar total giftig grellgelb aus, hat dafür einigermaßen gut geschmeckt. Jassis wahl war souersoup-geschmack, was sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig und irgendwie salzig war :D (also eher eklich)
    Heute Abend haben wir dann noch die Clark Quay Area erkundigt. Es ist ein total cooles viertel, mit vielen kleinen Bars, wobei in jeder ne live-band spielt (waren alle top! Total gute Musik :)). War ein schöner Abschluss-Abend!
    Sooo morgen geht's dann weiter nach Bali!
    Bis dann :)
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  • Day3

    Day 3

    August 7, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    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.

    Home 11ish.
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  • Day4

    Day 4

    August 8, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Long time wide awake during the night so not up till 8.30. Cloudy sky - very warm but no intense sun.
    Andy went for run when he finally found all his kit, running watch etc from the cases.
    Came back 10ish - very hot!
    Shower and out to Chinatown. Camera has no battery!! So annoying when we have so much backup but none with us. Used hotel phone for pics but couldn't transfer them so no good 🙁. Had brunch in Maxwell centre. Carrot cake (steamed turnip omelette). Only $3 and surprisingly nice. Andy had breakfast fry up from 'Lads & dads'. $12. I had orange & papaya smoothie $2.

    Rain lashing outside ☔️ . Another busy place going through modernisation like many other places here.

    Went to Tooth Relic Temple - very ornate with lonely looking sacred turtle. Lit free incense sticks - wrong end much to Andy's amusement

    Wandered round streets - bought fridge magnet $2. These are the first tat shops we've seen!

    Then over to the Marina Sands Hotel 'The Boat' - immense place then the Gardens by the Bay where the new 'Trees' are. Access via massive ultra modern shopping mall with row boats up and down inside. Huge area of green and lake. Lovely but busy and hot. Had water & icecream then home 4ish. Very long walky day. Shower then out to local restaurant Rosso for HH beer $14.50 for 2 so we had another. Slight panic when no wallet but fortunately it was back in the room so all fine.

    Bus to Night Safari 6pm. (cost £55 each) A bit chaotic picking up around town so took over an hour to get there. Buffet before Safari was fantastic! Many different Asian and Indian dishes. I hadn't had much to eat so made the most of it. It was all delicious. Fresh fruit and icecream to finish.

    Night tram 8.30. Rain & thunder started and it lashed the whole time we were there. Saw lots of animals but to us, it appeared staged. Took pics but none came out. Will write off today's photo efforts!

    Optional additional walk tour taken up by a few people but it was pouring so we didn't go. Had frighteningly expensive beer to kill half hour wait. $27 for 2 halves - approx £15. Rain pouring off roofs and literally thousands of people trying to keep under shelter.

    Back to bus 10pm. Everyone looking weary and guide disheveled and wet after walk in jungle. Fairly quick drive home then beer in Amber Nectar €14 inc tax. And we think that price was reasonable!!

    Home 11.30.
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  • Day5

    Day 5

    August 9, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Hotel phone rang 6.40am. Very annoying as we were both fast asleep. Tea and sort out bags. Confirmed transfer for Sydney with help from concierge then out for stroll. 2 beautiful temples very close. One in use for prayer, no one in the other one Hong San See so had wander round. Very peaceful.

    A bit peckish so called at 7/11 and had chicken katsu sandwich and 2 spicy/honey chicken dumplings. €6.20 and yummy. Sat on bench by river to eat them. Back to hotel 11ish for shower and final pack.

    Sunny this morning and place has a different feel.

    Out to Little India. Decided on taxi rather than trek. Well worth it! Had wander round streets and saw more temples. Walked back into town and had lunch at Lau Pa Sat again. Very quiet as today is Bank Holiday. Andy had black carrot cake - same as before but soy sauce added and char Sui fried rice. I had fish balls and minced pork with noodles. Total $11 ish.

    Had a sit by river but very hot in sun so went in Museum of Asian Culture. $8 each. Quite interesting but more on Singapore itself would have been much better.

    Happy Hour @ Boat Quay. 2 jugs & 1 coke $39. Turtles and fish in the water. Today is National Day so big show at stadium. Watched helicopters and F1 11s on display. Had last drink at Amber Nectar. Watched show on TV - great show of national pride.

    Back to hotel for quick change. Ordered taxi & specified we only had $30 left. No problem - expected fare $25ish.

    Airport a bit chaotic with ongoing work. Went through with NO security check other than passports. They did do check at gate but certainly not thorough. Very surprised.

    Up to lounge. Had couple beers. Beef curry, laksa, Andy had soup, salad & curry. All quite nice but not spectacular. Lounge v quiet

    Singapore locals dress very smartly, especially the ladies. Very few overweight people and even less tattoos!

    Overall observation - liked the city once we'd settled down but it isn't as classy as we expected and the city didn't have a 'happy' vibe. Drivers impatient and don't let pedestrians cross, restaurant staff friendly but locals stony faced (like any other major city, I suppose - just going about their daily business with tourists in the way!) A bit irritating that restaurant staff pester tourists to go into their restaurants.

    We were told that to control traffic, new cars can only be registered when older ones are deregistered and that it costs about €50,000 to get a car on the road. Assume thats true but the roads were very busy day and night as far as we could see!

    Flight to Sydney 23:55
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