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October 8th 2008
Published: April 9th 2010
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Like being in England


I spent 3 days in Singapore; a city, country and island.

I was amazed by the similarities with the UK, the style of the roads and signs, the type of shops, "Topshop" for example but it had an even more futuristic feel as everything was so clean. There was no smoking in many areas, no chewing gum and no eating Durian, the smelly fruit. The city was full of big tower blocks and shopping malls, visible from the 72nd floor of a posh hotel near the port, and there were many, many ships.
We went to Pulau Ubin, another island to the east of Singapore and then in the evening to the famous Long Bar in the Raffles hotel to drink a Singapore Sling, perhaps the world's most famous cocktail recipe, invented by a Raffles Hotel barman, although 4 of us shared one as it was pricey

After Singapore we flew from Peninsular Malaysia to Malaysian Borneo and the view of the island from the plane was fantastic.

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Cool buildings
Shopping mallsShopping malls
Shopping malls

so many of them
View of the CityView of the City
View of the City

from the 72nd Floor
View of the cityView of the city
View of the city

So many ships
No chewing gumNo chewing gum
No chewing gum

Forbidden in Singapore
So many rulesSo many rules
So many rules

You cant eat this smelly fruit
Singapore SlingSingapore Sling
Singapore Sling

Drinking one in the famous hotel
Singapore from the airSingapore from the air
Singapore from the air

Flying over Singapore on the way to Borneo

19th April 2010

No visit to Singapore is complete without a 'sling' at Hotel Raffles, one of the better accommodations in Singapore.

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