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So we are yet again very much behind with the blog...apologies to all of our readers! Also, sorry no pics at the mo, we are having problems uploading them again, but will try to add some at a later date. We are now in Melbourne, which is a fantastic city. But more of that later, first of all I had better update about another fantastic city and our last port of call in Asia...Singapore.

We spent a great two days in Singapore. Really liked the city, which had a very relaxed, modern atmosphere compared to other Asian cities. We arrived on the 30th April late morning and a short hop over the Causeway from Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Spent the first day exploring the colonial area of the city. Checked out the Raffles Hotel, walked down the Padang to the riverside and along to Clarke Quay and then relaxed for a while in the park at Fort Canning. Then we headed across town for a short tour round Little India before heading back to the hostel.

Went back out into the city in the evening, and had a lovely night down by the river. The buildings looked impressive lit up at night, and there was a great atmosphere with lots of people out and about. We both felt a little underdressed though, next to all the Singapore ladies out in dresses and high heels on a Tuesday night! The restaurants along the river looked fantastic, unfortunately our budget didn't quite stretch that far so we ended up with a pretty decent meal in a mall food court for a fraction of the price!

Second day in Singapore we started out with a trip to the Changi prison museum. The museum gave a good history of the life of POWs under Japanese rule during WW2, but I didn't find it as emotive as some of the other similar museums we have visited, such as the Death Railway one in Thailand. Back into the city for the afternoon, and a wander round China Town, with lunch at the 'Hawker market'. Then we finished the day with a trip to Orchard Road to see the infamous shopping district...there certainly were a lot of malls! Didn't buy anything, but it was nice to wander round in the AC for a little while.

Then off to the airport for our evening flight to Melbourne, goodbye Asia...hello Aus!

Posted by duncan-alice 18:07 Archived in Singapore Comments (0)

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