I have 1 more night in Singapore before I continue my journey to Auckland. This morning I took a 4hr morning bus from Melaka to Singapore, $12 (£5.50). I’m delighted to report that no one burped in my face stamping me back into the country, what a relief.
Not one to sit around, I spent the afternoon walking around Singapore until my feet hurt. I went to the top of Marina Bay Sands to the Ce La Vie bar & mused about admiring the view. City skylines aren’t my most favourite thing to view, but at that height it was impressive. Or it would have been impressive if it wasn’t for the haze.
Tonight Ireland play France in the rugby world cup & I will be going to an Irish pub to cheer on my team. No matter what country I’m in, I always follow my team & sports.
Tomorrow I will go to the airport to fly to Sydney then onwards to New Zealand. Ironically I have more friends in Sydney than I do in New Zealand. If I wasn’t so stuck for time I might have planned a few days there en route but I can always go after New Zealand. Another trip to plan…. Excellent 🙂
I’m in Singapore & boy do I have WAY too much luggage! My shoulders were aching as I tried to find my way to my hostel, all my fault of course. Combined with the heat & the lack of sleep I was struggling. Hell, I may as well blame the haze while I’m at it! ‘At least I’m not on the plane’ were the only words that got me through. Thirteen hours on one flight is far too long.
I found my hostel & I’m in a nice enough 8 bed mixed dorm, ground floor (fist pump). My accolade for arriving was a warm shower I gleefully embraced. It felt so good to be washed again! I went for a walk around the city & hit upon the major attractions – mine being the F1 street track of course.
The architecture in the city is very impressive. The vast size of buildings & the texture & design of others is dramatic. I watched the light show at Marina Bay Sands, if you get a chance do go. It lasts 20 mins & is free. It made me think about socioeconomics & cultural variation – this would totally not be anywhere near Ireland’s radar.
The city itself feels incredibly safe. It is clean & doesn’t give the impression of any anti social activity. The hostel staff assured me that no one will trouble me, even if I walk down the street naked at 4am it will still be completely safe. I hope not to test this theory.
One of my favourite things about travelling is the research prior to my adventure. When I see the images in books & online I feel a rise of excitement that I’m actually going to be there experiencing it. I am enraptured with this feeling & the seemingly idle meander of time until I get there.
Next up for me is Singapore!
If you have any recommendations for me, the more random the better, please comment below. Also, if you have blogged about a trip there please send me the link. I would love to read up before I go. Thank you fellow explorers x