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Published: January 11th 2009
With school still 2 days away, I woke up on Saturday with nothing to do. I decided to catch the MRT train down to Chinatown since it was nearby. I walked around for a while checking out the various vendors and tailors. I desperately needed a new wallet so I was able to find one there for cheap which was nice. I began to realize that I had no other use for Chinatown. I didn't want to buy any cheap Chinese candy (which was never more than 50 feet away at any time). I wasn't looking for Chinese New Year decorations, I wasn't buying a suit, and I wasn't interested in eating chicken feet at the moment. I was thoroughly unimpressed. On the bright side, once you've seen 1 Chinatown I hear you've seen them all, so I never have to go to another one again!
I had called a fellow GT student to ask about some school business and found out they were very nearby on the island of Sentosa. Sentosa is Singapore's beachy tourist area. For S$3 I got on a bus across and met up with about 10 others. After a few overpriced Tigers we
went an sat on the obviously man-made beach. It was a great view of the harbour, at least. We could probably see about 30 tankers awaiting loading/unloading. Other than it being very cheap, Sentosa was also a bit of a let down. More adventures await though!
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