Our blog for our trip to the far east. Taking in Singapore, Thailand, Laos and home before and after we leave

Thursday, April 13, 2006

13th April Changi Airport, Singapore

We are at the airport wating for our flight to come home, sad to say. Singapore was great. The Zoo and Night Safari were every bit as good (if not better) than when we first did them 8 years ago. On our fist evening we wandered down Boat Quay and were hugely disappointed that it had changed from a row of diverse restaurants and nice bars selling margaritas by the fruity jugful into a row of neon signed, aggressively tout-fronted seafood restaurants targetting tourists and not a mango or strawberry-rita in sight. The next day we had a boat trip which took us around some of the islands nearby, then the Zoo and Night Sfari in a single epic day, followed by a trip back to Clarke Quay for a drink, though we actually ended up at a place called Bewerkz which brews its own beer just up from Clarke Quay. This does great British-style beer.

Next day we had a trip to Chinatown and general drifting about before dinner at an Italian restaurant at Clarke Quay then some booze at emerald Hill, off Orchard Road (the Number 3 bar had a promotion on martinis, the lychee ones were excellent), then a bus ride to Holland V for a final farwell to the Wala Wala.

Today we shopped and ate and drank then got here at the airport by cab.

My 15 minutes is running out. Next stop England, rain and cold


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