29 Aug Hello La to Singapore
1) Light Show at Marina Sands – The Marina Sands is the top hotel with the Boat shape on the roof and a humungous swimming pool on the roof. In the evening they do a light show on the waters in front of the hotel. Now this was some spectacular light show.. the lights being projected onto a water fountain in the river, that basically looked like a film clip. The quality and choreography of the show was spectacular, i’ve never seen a better light show in my life, even the disneyland show on the castle doesn’t top this.
2) Sky Bar – After seeing the skyline from Kuala Lumpur, we had to go and do the same in Singapore. We went to the sky bar called 1-Altitude sitting 282 metres high (albeit having a hefty price tag for one drink, like 20gbp for a beer, which was duly sipped at the pace of a snail) we saw some awesome views of the Marina Sands and the surrounding areas. Veron took about 10 pictures and then said to me, Where is the Marina sands I want to get a picture of it.. I was like.. duuude, the last ten pics you took were of the Marina Sands, what did you think it was..? Blind as a bat I would say.
3) Clarke Quay – We decided to head out for the night to the main bar area of Clarke Quay. We walked around and was attracted by an Arabic bar which had Shisha (ok I lied, this wasn’t the main bit that attracted us, it was the beautiful belly dancer doing her thing) but hay, we sat down and ordered ourself a lime soda and an Apple and Mint Shisha. Although another pricey place, that’s Singapore in general for doing anything, we relaxed, listened to some live music and watched the lovely ladies belly dancing. I must add that the Shisha was absolutely amazing.
4) Food – Close to where we stayed, there was some local food courts that served up some delicious food. It had cuisines from all over Asia, from Dim Sum to Turtle Soup. Cheap and delicious, exactly what a backpacker needs in Singapore.
5) Little India – We saw a place on the map called little india, so we went to check it out. The place felt like walking down Southall high street, the people, the smell the gold shops, the food shops all indian. We was excited to have a nice indian meal, as we hadn’t had it in a while. We asked a few people for recommendations thinking that’s the best way to find a good place. How wrong we was. We ended up at an expensive place where the food was absolutely not mean’t for an indian person wanting to eat good indian food. Bland as anything. I think we need to send the chefs from Regency over here to give them a slap in the face and then some cooking lessons.