The Triple S

Trip Start May 16, 2012
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Singapore...what a place! 2 blog entries definitely required to even scratch the surface of what we covered in just 4 days.

The triple S:

Sights
Skypark
Slings

Today was happy moving day, like pro travelleres we lugged our rucksacks across town to Boon Keng on the trusty MRT in the mid day sun (big mistake!!) Checked in to our cosy 4 man room and headed for the Zoo!! ( and by cosy I mean couldn't swing a cat, just as well we know each other cosy)

The Zoo:



i'm not going to talk loads about the zoo as most of us know pretty much what a zoo is but for those of you that know me you'll know i have no memory of ever being at a zoo and could literally not wait to go to this! There was not a caged animal in sight which was an incredible experience knowing monkeys were swinging above you, leemas were chilling out beside you and tigers were roaming around their patch. The white tigers were definitely my favourite animal to watch, even their prowling around was beautiful!
 



We managed to squeeze in a sealion show too which if youve never been to one like me you will find it hilarious! I just don't understand how they train them to do that-nuts!

After a quick bite to eat it was time for the night safari- as if my day could get any better!!! Coming straight from the zoo we were a bit early so decided to grab a beer- surprise surprise- and from the bar we got a great seat to view the native dancing and fire eating performance. High fiving each other at how clever we were to get these seats was short lived when Stepehen-god love him- was plucked out of the audience and asked to participate in the performance. This was truly a 'taps aff' moment as he was asked to run fire over himself! Ruth and I could only watch and laugh and take all the embarassing photos possible!!



It was now time to enter the night safari and see what else it had in store for us. We saw a creatures of the night show first which was a bit wierd but still pretty cool as it was in an ampitheatre in the pitch black. But the best part was yet to come. A night tram tour of the 'rainforrest' to meet all the nocturnal animals. They were so close to you it was unbelievable!!

Our last day in the big smoke:

As it was our last day we thought we better find out howto bust out of this joint so we headed for the bus station. But as getting utterly lost seemed to be our fortay we headed for the Skypark which seemed like a ligit trade off. Arriving in the lobby of one of the Skypark towers was insane. Spot the tourists and spot the actual multi-millionaire residents! This was def a place for the rich and glamorous. String quartets playing in the restaurants pretty much gave it away! So anyway, despite my fear of heights we headed 57 floors up in an elevator that got us there quicker than you finished this sentence to the Skypark viewing deck. And what a view it was- the harbour and skyline of Singapore in all its glory.
 
  

Swiftly getting over my fear of heights to enjoy the spectacular views and watch the rich enjoy the luxury of the infinite pool of their exclusive hotel- which btw doesn't have room prices on the net- we know coz we checked and we all know what that means!! Next we thought it would be rude not to take a cruise down the river- so we did just that- discovering Clarke Quay along the way and all it had to offer!


It was now time to actually figure out how we were getting out of Singapore. Eventually finding a bus station and actually booking a bus to Malaka for the next day we rewarded ourselves with some tasty treats from a Hawker Centre ( incredibly authentic foods) good god these people know how to do food! After sampling some tasty wonton noodle dish we headed to the hostel to scrub up for Raffles Hotel for a cheeky Singapore Sling. Arriving at Raffles hotel I was not expecting there to be monkey nut shells strewn across the floor- especially considering I was paying 30 singapore dollers (15) a drink! But apprently this is normal- so who am I to judge and so joined in!
  
We rounded our last night off with some beers at Clarke Quay.


Singapore done!
 
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