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Asia » Singapore » Little India November 17th 2015

Arrivé à l'aéroport de Singapour, je tombe sur l'un des spectacles les plus magnifiques et harmonieux que j'ai pu rencontrer auparavant. La sculpture "kinetic rain" s'agite et se réinvente dans des contorsions pleines de poésie. Je vous laisse cette courte vidéo pour vous laisser le plaisir de l'admirer. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NXuQnDeIyY8 Apres avoir passé la nuit sur une chaise de l'aéroport, j'arrive dans mon dortoir où je me lie rapidement d'amitié avec Firat, un chirurgien kurde d'une quarantaine d'années d'une hospitalité incomparable, avant de partir explorer la ville avec lui. Ce qui me marque rapidement est le silence qui y règne. Non pas que les rues soient désertes, mais les gens ne sont pas bruyants comme ils peuvent l'être dans une métropole comme Tokyo ou Hong Kong. Dirigée d'une main de fer depuis sa scission avec la Malaisie ... read more
Arab Street
La marina
Clarke Quay

Asia » Singapore November 9th 2015

We flew to Singapore with Air Asia; the flight left on time at 9.50 am and took about 1 hour 20 mins. The time change meant we landed at Changi Airport at lunchtime. Changi is consistently voted in the top three airports in the world, often in first place, and I can see why. It is super-efficient with plenty of people to get you through Immigration with no stress or queuing, there's plenty of everything (toilets, trolleys, seats, etc), some relaxing areas for a nap if you fancy one, a movie theatre and even a butterfly garden! It is clean and well organised and we were quickly able to locate the shuttle bus to get us to our hotel. On our return journey the taxi driver told us that the trees and plants on the median ... read more
Our tiny bedroom
The Raffles Hotel
My Raffles baaaaag!

Asia » Singapore » Sentosa Island November 7th 2015

It was 9 in the evening of May 11, 2015 when I had my flight going to Singapore. I can’t forget that day because it was my first time to travel abroad. My return ticket was dated on June 11 of the same year. My sister lives and works in Singapore for about 7 years now. Together with my eldest sister Ayla and my niece Megan, we landed to Singapore at 12 midnight. I was not able to take a nap while at the airplane maybe because of the excitement I’m feeling inside. I was fond of looking at the view from the window even though it is dark outside all I see are the city lights. After the three hours trip, we finally arrived at Changi airport which is one of the most beautiful airports ... read more
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Asia » Singapore October 30th 2015

After doing some epic packing, I set off from Kota Kinabalu for what would be a 40 journey to get back home. I boarded the plane in Kota Kinabalu with very mixed emotions, very glad to be getting back home to family and friends and of course my cat, who I missed so much, but, also disappointed to be leaving a place I'd fallen in love with. I flew to Singapore for my connecting flight (after a 10 hour lay over). The flight to Singapore was a little over 2 hours, it went pretty quickly, I arrived in Singapore and went to the transit area for a ridiculously long wait until my flight back. Shortly after arriving, I booked myself on to the free tour of Singapore from the airport. To kill some time I had ... read more
Downtown Singapore
Gardens by the Bay at dusk

Asia » Singapore October 14th 2015

Hi Folks, Currently writing from Sa Pa in vietnam, but before I forget I thought i'd write about singapore. An early flight from Sydney meant i was in Singapore for around 1pm. After 40 min train journey and a 10 min walk with sweat seeping out of me in the humidity I checked into my hostel- The Tree In Lodge. I stopped there for 3 nights and whilst it was quite homely, the bedrooms were pretty small and lacked any natural light. If it weren't for my alarm clock I would have slept in till 1pm confused by the lack of sunlight. I had a walk around little India, ate a curry for around 70p before heading in for the evening. The next day I walked around the botanical gardens, a 10km wide park with pretty ... read more
Ruby Murray
Botanical Gardens
Tofu and Chicken Laksa

Asia » Singapore October 12th 2015

Sunday October 12th Another amazing day in Singapore with family. It was very sad to leave We started our day with a wonderful walk through the nature park. From there we headed to downtown to the Gardens by the Bay where we took a wake along the tree top. From there we went on a great journey with the hop on hop off bus and seen many things within Singapore. 2 notable stops were an amazing lunch at an Indian restaurant and then to Raffles Long bar for their world famous Singapore Sling. The night brought us on a night safari at the Singapore zoo where we explored the creatures of the night Sorry couldn't rememeet all the names but pictures posted so far should speak a thousand words... read more
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Asia » Singapore October 11th 2015

What a great day in Singapore Our wonderful hosts took us around for some great views We started our day in Chinatown. From Chinatown we went to Sentosa Island and went luging and the beach After some time there we went with the kids to Vivo mall and then on the MRT (everything in Singapore has an abreviation) home We got home and Paul went for a 5km run with Ryan and Maddy along the canal. During the run we saw 2 monitor lizards about 8ft long start scrapping it out. It was then home for dinner and out for some more sightseeing with Tracy We headed down to Gardens by the Bay to see the living trees and then back into Chinatown to see the lanterns. From there we headed for a night visit to ... read more
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Asia » Singapore October 11th 2015

Finally on the move again, first and last stop to be Singapore with Borneo being the main destination in the middle...after 30 hours of travel (Asia is sooo far for us Central/Eastern Canucks) we arrived at some dark late hour to a quiet town on the cusp of back-to-work Monday, with wonderful heat and humidity thrown in for good measure...after checking into the hotel we wandered down to Clarke Quay for a well-deserved pint and soon made our next discovery: 15 SGD small bottles of Tiger...d'oh! We then realized we hadn't done a lot of homework for Singapore, we were only to be here for less than 48 hours at the front end and 24 at the back, what could go wrong?? After some expensive pints we headed back to the hotel, wondering if we would ... read more
Infamous Singapore Sling...
Waterfall
Marina Bay Sands in the Haze

Asia » Singapore October 10th 2015

We got into Singapore around 1145am and we're welcomed by Dave and the kids. We were then off to Dave and Tracy beautiful house where we had a refreshing swim and got cleaned up after 22hrs of traveling. First night in Singapore Drinks at Harrys Bar then Dinner at Margharitas. Tour of city of Singapore. So beautiful here. Top of Marina Bay Sands last night for more drinks. Skyscape is the best I have ever seen. Today we head to China town to tour.... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Boat Quay October 8th 2015

My trip around Asia began with three days in Singapore. I am not quite sure how I checked out of Changi Airport so fast! Within 30 seconds my bags were on the carriage, I was through immigration and in a taxi on the way to the hotel. That is what you call efficiency and I believe is what set the bench mark for an efficient three day trip of Singapore... When I had started planning my adventure around Asia, there were certain things I wanted to do in each country. Singapore was no exception to this, and I had a long list of the places that I wanted to see and visit. I began exploring around Clarke Quay which was almost like a student hub; with bars, restaurants and shopping centres galore. In England, the shopping ... read more
Jumbo's
The Long Bar
The Aquarium at Sentosa




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