Singapore Gap Year Travel
I arrived late in the evening at Changi airport and took the train into central Singapore. My prebooked hotel accommodation was in Chinatown and it took sometime to find it. Singapore was still hot and humid at night but I was made very welcome by the hotel and a group of us went to a very nice jazz bar shortly after I had arrived.
The following day a group of us went to see some of the main sights like Little India, the shops in Orchard Road and the best part of all was
the many bars and restaurants along the riverside. Singapore is a great place for shopping when it comes to clothes, music and electronic goods but prices are very similar to western prices and bargains were rare. As expected, Singapore was very clean but also very relaxing.
The food available in outside food stalls as well as in restaurants was very varied but unfortunately a little bland compared to Thailand – even in Little India. I was hoping for much more from the huge mix of people and cultures in Singapore covering Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and other groups. Maybe I was unlucky. One of the main tourist attractions is to have tea at the old colonial Raffles hotel but we had to give it a miss as we ran out of time. After a pleasant stay of around 4 days in Singapore, I travelled by coach across the border to Malaysia with a British guy I met at the hotel.
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