Trip Start Oct 31, 2005
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...We left Thailand on board the emptiest plane you can imagine, so we all swapped seats to get extra leg room. ;-) The first thing that striles you about Singapore is that its so efficent and clean and tidy. Immigration and customs took literally 2 mins to get through - compared to 2 hours in Bangkok!
...Once we arrived at our hotel, we soob realised that Expedia (who we booked the hotel through) had made a big p**s up. They'd booked us into a twin room although we had paid for a triple...and the hotel didn't have any twin rooms left so they had given us a double...and they we're fully booked and had no extra beds...so we had to have a double room between us...because we are only ere for 3 days we decided to take it in turns to sleep on the floor...but it was really cramped
...The first night we went out to see what singapore had to offer and got chattin to the taxi driver who said that a beer cocts between 10/20 quid in a normal bar! So we decided to not bother drinkin and have 3 days detox!
...We also found out that Singapore is sooooo boring, except if youv'e got lots of cash and like shopping - theres loads and loads of shopping malls and they're open really late almost everyday.
...Singapore has lots of signs everywhere telling people what to do and how they should live there lives...The locals or 'singaporeans' dont step out of line at all. They are like robots going about their day. We never once saw the police whilst we were there but you get the impression that if you did do something wrong (like spit or litter..lol) they'd be down on ya hard!...so we behaved...lol
...Only been here a few days we thought it best to go to singapores top tourist attraction - sentosa island!! Its a cool cable car ride over to the island..but once your there its boring again. We couldnt understand why people were paying to go on a 'skylift' which took you up high to get good views of the island...when youve just travelled on a cable car on to the island - a cable car thats higher than the skylift!!
Not much really to talk about on the island. It had quite a few gardens, and a couple of rides.
...Singapores other top tourist attraction..is the zoo and night safair. We went to bother..in the same day. Not sure it was a good idea because by the end of it, we had abimal overload, and were too tired to be looking at a different species of the same animal. But, it was good and if your ever there i reckon you should check it out. The zoo is 10 times bigger than puket and the animals look happier too...seen a rhino, polar bear, white tiger and jaguar here! Now your impressed!!! lol
...The night safari reminded us of jurassic park...they wait for it to get dark then you get put into open cars that drive round the animals...and they aren't in cages...or at least they didn't look like they were.
...Thats bout it for Sinagpore, after the snall detox we should now be refreshed for Sydney! Can't wait!
PS - sorry still no photos but its really hit n miss whther or not the pcs we use accept the card reader..ill get some on asap