We were at Melbourne International Airport yesterday morning and flew to Singapore so we could spend 24 hours relaxing before the madness began. I love Singapore but I’ve never spent longer than 48 hours here. I love how clean and systematic everything is. The MRT, Singapore’s train network is one of my favourites and compared to the trains in Melbourne they seem so futuristic – it amazes me how well they work.
We stayed at the Marina Bay Sands hotel which I would think is the most well known here in Singapore. When you look at the building it does seem really impressive but I just wasn’t feeling it. The building is amazing, the pool is great and the bar reminds me of Melbourne only more expensive. We got a beer and a cocktail for S$50.00! There are so many people staying at the hotel that there are lines for everything but the staff there are so used to it they manage it really well.
We didn’t eat dinner at the hotel. We walked to Makansutra Gluttons Bay and ate at the food stalls there. We ordered roast chicken, rice and dumplings for S$8, Chinese broccoli for S$6, Spring rolls for S$10 and drinks for S$6. We were super happy with our find especially compared to our drink order at the bar at the hotel. I would highly recommend stopping by the food stalls one night for dinner, even just to sit down for a drink and enjoy the atmosphere (usually kicks off from 6pm).
We are at the airport now waiting for our flight to New Delhi, India. We’ve already had a Hydralyte each and have been on malaria tablets for a few days now… and Mark just walked off to buy some Imodium tablets. As Mark says “Plan for the worst & hope for the best.”