Tanjong Katong

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  • Day1


    February 15, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Da haut es einem um. Als ich um 5.30 in Singapur aus dem Flieger steige, denke ich v.a. eins: Kleider ausziehen! Auch so früh am Morgen ist es schon über 25 Grad und sehr schwül! Also wird die Daunenjacke und das Thermo-"Libli" auf den riesigen Rucksack gepackt und ich mache mich auf den Weg in dieses riesige Stadt! Müde von der langen Reise begebe ich mich auf die Suche nach einem Bus-Office für die Hop on hop off Busse und mache so auch schon meine erste Bekanntschaft mit etwas was es in Singapur an jeder Ecke zu geben scheint: klimatisierte riesige Malls.
    Am Abend wage ich mich dann nochmals ins Getümmel rund um mein Hostel in Chinatown. Es ist "Chinese New Year" und alle Welt scheint auf den Beinen zu sein.
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  • Day24


    September 27, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Cried during take off - genuinely scared. Even though Will thought I was ridiculous he hugged me.
    I fly a lot so it really is so stupid of me.
    We did manage to snag the exit row yewwww.
    Got in some sleep but hardly any quality.
    Entire plane was stressed about connections but im pretty sure they all made it cause literally half of our plane was scheduled to get on their next plane together so it was worth waiting for them.
    Customs was genuinely terrible for such a big airport - everyone was Indian and needed visas so it took so long - make a desperate visa line 🙄
    Went to get Maccas but they don’t have an all day menu here 😭
    Our hotel does a free shuttle from the airport - it was hard to find but we got there - terrible signage. Seriously, airports need to pick up their game. I was super shitty.
    At least the shuttle was free and we were the only ones.
    Got dropped off. It was a 3 hour wait until check in but she did at least move it from 2pm to 12.
    Highly appreciated.
    Late check out tomorrow too woo.
    We walked around and it IS HUMID. and stupidly glarey. Have to walk with my eyes half shut.
    Found a Starbucks to pass time in and I had a caramel hot chocolate. Nothing will beat white .
    Then we went to maccas - we had been waiting for the lunch menu which starts at 11 not 10:30.
    Today’s lesson was I learnt that I don’t like angus meat patties nearly as much.

    Back to hotel and checked in. We were meant to have a 2 hour nap. 5 hours later we woke up.
    I was fucking furious that Will had switched off the alarm. It was 5pm. Felt like we really wasted the day but luckily the Gardens by the bay was also a night activity so that’s were we headed.
    Not only are taxis still used by everyone - they are reasonably priced!!
    We got one to the gardens and paid the big entry fee.
    We got access to 2 domes. I did enjoyed it but didn’t LOVE it. People like Helen (Trek Helen not Wills mum) could spend a week in there and would froth at the mouth upon entry.
    I expected more flowers - there were still heaps but I think the first dome was more plants than flowers.
    It still had cool ones I hadn’t seen before and awesome bark sculptures hidden in trees like big cats, owls, snakes and a dragon etc.
    The second dome had the bug famous waterfall.
    I liked this dome better as it had more to do. You catch a lift to the top and walk back down going though different sections such as a global warming video and crystals.

    We walked around and saw the big flower things but chose not to do the skywalk.
    We left and walked through the city towards Chinatown. Will having $5 a day for WiFi with Vodafone is very convenient. (Wasn’t an option in Nepal)
    Its a very clean city, as expected.
    The people here are 65% Asian and 35% caucasian.
    Their English sucks balls though!! Considering English is their first language?? It’s not like they hav an accent I can’t understand, it’s like they have trouble making the sounds and talk slowly.
    We walked around the water which i would like to see in daylight - a lot of people going for jogs. Though it’s dark it is stil so so hot.
    Found China town - the streets need to widen their footpaths/remove the food tables and poles. You have to walk in a zigzag around obstacles or on the roads.
    Found a resturant that had recognizable items.
    I keep having fucking coriander disasters. THE. WORST.
    Food was ok. Again, the satay chicken skewers were the highlight.
    I got some ice cream - I asked for 2 scoops and for unknown reasons the dude charged me for 2 but gave me 4 - 2 in 2 separate cups. It was hard to juggle and I dropped a big chunk of ice cream on the floor.
    Gonna get arrested - they don’t like sticky stuff in their footpaths 😅😅

    Got a taxi home - I cannot believe how many taxis there are and not only that, they are ALL occupied. It took us ages to get one!!

    Happy with our hotel, we had a bath together 🙃 wish Will fit better and we could do it more often hahah. - Will fell asleep in record speed. I was awake for hours but at least I knew I could sleep in if needed!
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  • Day4


    November 27, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    uiuiuiuiii.... i dere Stadt häts wahnsinnig viel Malls...und irgendwie spielt au s halbe Lebe vo dene Singapurer det drin. Ok es isch au de Ort wo klimatisiert isch. Ansich isst mer sehr fein i Malls und ja mer postet me oder weniger alles in Malls aber so wies usgseht (oder tönt!) fiirt mer au ab Nov Wiehnachte det inne😂. Es git nämmli kein Moment wo kei Wiehnachtslieder laufed inklusiv last christmas und mir händ scho dänkt mir chönd vo dem flüchte 🙉

    ah ja wännd gad es iphone bruchsch gits au für das en Automat
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  • Day9

    Häuser auf Sockeln

    November 11, 2016 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Unser letzter allabendlicher Spaziergang führt uns nach Katong, einem Viertel im östlichen Teil der Stadt, ca 45 Minuten mit dem Bus vom Zentrum entfernt - hier versprach unser Reiseführer nicht zu viel mit dem Versprechen hier Eindrücke vom 'alten' Singapur zu bekommen...
    Die Häuser auf Sockeln sind alte Offiziershäuser und zum Schutz von Überflutung auf Sockeln gebaut.
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  • Day9

    Onan Road

    November 11, 2016 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Eine Straße voller 'typischer' Einfamilienhäuser, sehr schön, aber mindestens genauso weit außerhalb des Zentrums und somit nur mäßig gut erreichbar, außer mir eigenem Auto - das selber Autofahren in Singapur ist allerdings so kostspielig wie ein Einfamilienhaus in Deutschland...Read more

  • Day9

    Letzter Abend in Singapur

    November 11, 2016 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Noch ein paar Fotos von unserem Spaziergang durch Katong inklusive einem Gruß aus und in die Heimat :)

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