Trip Start Jan 17, 2008
48Trip End May 04, 2008
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This lil blog entry is coming direct from Perth Airport! Just arrived and thought we'd briefly update all you avid readers of the blog with what happened in Singapore!
But before we get to that, let's take it back a step or two...So when we last left you, we were heading out for Sangsom Buckets and good craic! And both were had. Although just to warn all you...drinking through a straw from a sandbucket will have drunken consequences...it's not cool and it's not classy! But then neither are we!!
Ended up talking God only knows what to Mick round in Our Bar and stumbled home to find we had a lodger / intruder in our prison cell. Just as we turned on the light this humungus crocodile family creature (ok, ok...a gecko) was running down the wall and went under the bed
Sunday 27th January
So with slight hangovers (but not the God awful ones we were fearing) we got up at 2pm and hit the beach for the last day of serious sunbathing. About 1/2 hour into the tanning session, skies opened once again and we had to flip flop ourselves down the beach to the nearest shelter. Sunbathing over, we hit starbucks and spent most of our remaining money.
Sunday night was our "usual" favourite..dinner on the beach and then a Cheerio drink at Micks. Early enough night.
Monday 28th January
Basically a boring enough day like always when you are travelling
So now finished with Thailand we can conclude....
It's been interesting...especially sitting back and people watching!
Old fat Western Men + Skinny Thai Girl = Love's Young Dream!! (Yeah...More like = $$)
Thai people on the most part are not the friendliest bunch of people...unless you're a man!
So if this type of thing is right up your alley I believe British Airways have a special on at the moment!! On a more serious note, we did enjoy Thailand and we are certainly glad we've got to experience it
Flight to Singapore was only 1.30 hrs so all went smoothly and we arrived alive and kicking!
As usual, taxi ride to the hostel was eventful. Very friendly driver...pity he wasn't very smart! Drove round the same block about 20 times and couldn't find the hostel and wouldn't listen to us when we tried to tell him where to go! So 30 mins later, we finally got to the hostel, and what was it like...well as we're starting to become accustomed to..it was located slap-bang in the middle of the redlight district and was a dirty hole. Why us?! So 9pm at night we braved out for food. Don't know what the hell we ate...but we ate it! Scrambled back to hostel for a bit of refuge. We weren't tired at all and lights out are at 10pm so we were bored stiff and sat reading until the wee hours of the morning.
So picture the scene...now finally tired we decided to hit the sack...you just get settled into not-the-comfiest-of-beds and then you realise the air conditioning isn't working, no curtains on the windows, party outside with the hoe's still happening and MRT train whizzing past 50 yards away
Tuesday 29th January
Deciding to explore the city (and get out of the hostel) we got up early as we only had 2 days in Singapore. Got into the center and booked a few sightseeing tours to get the most out of our time. Managed to cover Little India, Chinatown, some of the 100 shopping malls they have and took a tour of the full city in The Duck, which is basically a boat shaped bus that transforms into a boat for a river tour as well
In the evening ventured over to Sentosa Island and saw the Songs of the Sea show on the Beach. It's basically a great light, water and fire show. After that we got dropped off at Bugis Village and had some food and a look about the upbeat area, wanting to make sure we were well and truly tired before we ventured back to the hostel in Geylang!
That night went slightly better as air con now fixed and we slept sound!
Wednesday 30th January
After a bit of a lie in we hit the city again to do a little more exploring. After a walk about the center we decided to hit Sentosa Island again for a luge ride, Skyride and a cable car ride. Definitely fun stuff! After that we made our way down to Clarke and Boat Quay for a river cruise and then sunset dinner in one of the many riverside cafes.
Thursday 31st January
Getting into bed at 12.30am we decided to set our alarms for 5.30 am to get to the airport to catch flight to Perth
Pleasantly suprised as the flight to Perth wasn't even 5 hours long and managed to catch 2 hours sleep! And here we are now....about to get a taxi to Nuala's apartment (Colm's sister who we're imposing on for the next 3 days!)
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J&L - Conquering the world one step at a time!!
Definitely managed to cover all of the sights so although we recommend Singapore, we wouldn't want to stay anymore than the 2 full days here. People there are all very friendly and pleasant and apart from the redlight district, it's a beautiful city and we didn't find ourselves feeling nervous at any point. It was a very safe city and the best part is...they all speak English!!