ONE DAY in SINGAPORE!
All quite hectic, but still enjoyable :) Firstly, we arrived later than we thought, started with taking a morning, 3,5 h bus from Melaka to S., but didn't realize the whole “on the border” procedure would take that long (and 'd deprive us our pepper spray we were carrying since India times, heh..).
Thus we arrived in at about 1 pm and jumped on a bus to the Orchid Road right away (something like Oxford St in London, I guess) – which we got paid by some very nice and equally stubborn, Muslim lady (2 and 10 dollars banknotes didn't allow us to buy tickets, and she kindly and voluntarily offered paying it for us, hehe). In Little India again, we had a huge Thali that filled us up for the whole day, almost, and still had to take some leftovers away with us;) After stressful chasing after some open bank (to exchange our travel checks in) and unfortunately failing, we withdrew some Singapore dollars and exchanged them to 70 USD we needed for on-arrival visa in Indonesia. It took us hours to work out and a lot of energy, regained after accomplishing successfully the exchange while indulging ourselves with iced coffee :)Besides, we wandered around, went to the Canning Park/fort with its preserved, old lighthouse, beautiful terrace gardens and remnants of the ancient culture on the hill within the park.
|first place to visit - The Canning Park on the hill, |
archaeological place and botanical garden
|the old lighthouse preserved nicely |
within the hill park
|cemeteries, my favorite spots, always ;)|
Then we took a path to Marina, where we spent the rest of the evening, broadly speaking. We had a chance to see a music & light water show from a distance, have a closer look on soaring buildings right on the shore, and just chill out by the bay scoffing lovely ice-cream and hunting for some stuff for dinner we were going to have on the airport later on (=budget traveling, that's how they call it..:P). Singapore – a city of millions of malls, didn't disappoint us on this field and we quickly found one with an open supermarket where we were able to find something relatively get-at-able price-wise.
|waiting issue... :)|
|such a ubiquitous view in a big city like Singapore|
|they all soar up high, unbelievably!|
|stuffed with metal&glass behemoths|
|unicorn elephant, kiddin' me?! <3|
|Singapore's architectural artistry, mind smashing!|
|DURIAN - an emblem of those countries here.|
Stinks a lot for being such an important delicacy... :P
About 45 Singapore dollars spent, altogether. Plus 70 USD that we exchanged.