28.07.2012 - 31.07.2012 30 °F
Leaving India after 3 months I was looking forward to a change. Not knowing much about Singapore I was not quite what to expect just apart it is a very clean country and how they don’t sell chewing gum. I was very fortunate to have been hosted by Kim’s aunt, who reminded me of myself. As I managed to get a really good flight deal to Bali I felt spending 3 nights, 4 days was not going to be enough time in Singapore but to be honest you kind of get the drift after 3 days. It is a very clean country (however on my last night I did see a rat lol), which is bursting out with so much money, the locals are very beautiful, extremely well dressed (even going out for breakfast), very polite and helpful. This was a total opposite contrast from where I just came from. The amount of shopping malls this little country has its crazy but each mall is very different. I remember one had an indoor ice skating rink, the other had a mini Venice gondola boat thing which would take you for a boat ride around this crazy water feature, a massive casino etc All the malls were graced with all high end stores from Prada, Gucci, Louis Vutton and there were not small and actually had customers at the counters lol. Electronic stores were also big here in size, everything you could imagine you would find up to the latest up and coming gadgets! Apart from the shopping scene (which is not my thing), food is a big pass time here in Singapore. There did not seem to be a ‘time’ to eat. Every hour something was cooking lol. So it works out to be a lot cheaper to eat out rather to buy your food and cook at home. All the locals tend to eat at ‘Hawker centres’ which are basically mini markets and a food court, which comprise of at least 50 odd mini (but big in quantity) of different food choices. Each stall only specialises in one type of dish so there is a lot of variety! I had this weird sweet dish that was made of lentils in a warm broth and sweet potatoes seemed more like a starter but it was a dessert.