Singapore is a big expensive
city where quite a few cultures meet to give a tasty mix. Big business
city and Asian town are intertwined all around. We visited the colorful
markets, the dizzying shopping centers, we bought a flight to Bali and
had a pink Singapore sling. Chewing gum prohibited.
was a real flying visit. They say Singapore is a "fine" country
- they have a fine for everything (chewing gum is illigal, as is the non-flushing
of toilets). The bus trip down from Malaysia was straight forward, and
we arrived in the afternoon. It dropped us out of the center so we had
to catch the MRT in, it reminded me of Hong Kong, fast and efficient.
The city was nice enough, with plenty of everything. We checked in to
a backpackers hostel for the night and had a bit of a wander around the
area. Had a huge Chinease meal and drank Singapore Sling cocktails.
The next morning Yolanda went to buy a flight for us both to Bali later
in the day while I uploaded a web site update from an internet cafe. It
had broadband access (woo hoo!), the first fast upload in months