First Day in Singapore
Trip Start Apr 05, 2008
54Trip End Jun 05, 2008
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Chez Mel & Mark
Swiping my card and Im on a train in less than 5 minutes from leaving Mel's house. On the train there are two girls who are all dressed up and gorgeous looking. Like a typical tourist I ask if I can take a picture and they say yes and we take some pictures when we alight. They also have their friends take some pictures of me and them together
I do some shopping and have sushi for lunch and a mango juice, the one thing I find very confusing is the fact that all the meals are hot when it is so hot itself, finding something cool to eat was quite difficult. An interesting eaterie I came across was "PIG ORGAN SOUP" Mmmmm hmmm enticing not, it had such delicacies as pigs hooves, pig kidney soup, pig organ soup of course and get this Pig Ball Soup (again better not to ask!)
After shopping I head back to Mel's have a shower and get ready to meet Leon back in town to go to the Night Safari. Mel being the organiser she is arranged for Leon, her personal to drive me and take me to the Night Safari one of Singpores most famous attractions. I go to Raffles MTR and get a call from Mel that Leon hasn't heard from me. My text mustn't have worked, she says to look for a tall asian guy! Hmmm well there's just a few Asians here so after asking 3 if they are Leon I decide to sit and wait. He arrives and he is shy and very well mannered (Like most Singaporeans) and then we go to get his car. He has worked all day as a Personal Trainer and bought his car in to drive me as its far easier than public transport. Its a sporty little number and when I get inside and see the dials and the lights on the floor I ask him if he is a fan of 2Fast2Furious. Yes he is! He has the lights under his car and its not until 30 mins into the drive home I see him use his indicators, in fact I wasn't sure if the car even had any! Its an interesting ride and we chat the whole way there. The Night Safari Zoo is amazing, like nothing else I've seen before. We decide to see the Animal show first which is a site to behold. Wolves, Otters, Serval's, Bingtangs, Owls, Pythons and a whole feast of other animals including a gorgeous Puma who runs up a tree and then jumps down onto a rock formation
At 11.45pm we get ushered out of the zoo as it closes at midnight, it was an amazing night. We then movie style drive back to Mel's getting lost on numerous times. Half way home Leon asks if I have my passport with me. I say no and ask why. He's like we can drive to Malaysia. Crazy! although for a split second I did think about it! Even though there's not too many photos I have memories to last. I get back to Mel's at bout 1.30am and head to sleep at 2am which is about 5am Melbourne time.
Wish you were here - Penny