Fried calamari in Singapore

This morning, after the smoothest 12 hour flight ever (sleeping and reading, easy), we landed in Singapore…

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… were given a brief warning on our immigration forms….

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…and got ourselves a taxi to the hotel. The 11th floor room offers lovely views along the Singapore river.

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First impressions are good. Singapore seems efficient, clean and polite. There are even water bowls for dogs at various points along the river path.

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After a walk to the nearby shopping mall, we caught sight of the local Singaporean shops…

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Yep, that’s Marks & Spencer on the left and McDonald’s on the right. We wandered about a bit then headed to Clarke Quay for some dinner as it was about half seven by then.

Looking for local Singaporean food proved to be quite difficult. Either Singaporean food is anyway a fusion of many different cultures or we weren’t in the right place to get local food. We ended up at Little Saigon, ordered a platter of different fried things and soaked up the atmosphere.

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After a potter about in another shopping mall, on the search for chocolate orange biscuits (don’t ask), we found this shop that seemed only to sell things in madly illuminous plastic packaging…

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…including this ‘banana no omelette’, a sweet treat apparently…

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…and a restaurant selling pig’s organ congee…

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…and longevity buns…

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We were running out of energy by this point so headed back to the hotel to try and sleep at the right time and sort out our body clocks.

More tomorrow. Until then, it’s longevity buns from me. I might head to the hotel swimming pool for a night time dip.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Great pics, thanks for sharing!Hope you got your midnight swim!

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  2. I think Singapore is so efficient because if anyone does anything wrong they are caned or killed. I’ve heard it’s a pretty strict place. Thank goodness for the longevity buns.

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