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After one last look at the beautiful, green NZ countryside we departed for Singapore on Tuesday morning. Only once the plane began to bank towards Australia did we truly feel our adventure had begun. We could no longer deny the fact that we had no job, no fixed abode, few possessions and a loose itinerary while about to embark upon a …
What a climate change...going from a slightly chilly NZ autumn into temperatures in the high 20's/low 30's and up to 90% humidity. Fun fact about Singapore, their lowest recorded temperature is 19.4 Degrees Celsius in 1934, so it is very hot and muggy ALL the time. I would like to say you get used to it but we are yet to get to that point.
I woke and packed my bag quickly, I wasn't late at all, I just wanted to get going as I had no idea how I was getting to Singapore other than it was by bus. The hostel owner called me a taxi and I rode out to the bus station, watching the streets of Melaka meander by. Finally, I arrived and jumped out, paid the driver and walked back into the bus …
... fancy restaurants and hotels on the water
front, including 'Raffles'. On our way back into the city I grabbed
some food from a street food stall and was recommended a chickena and
rice dish which was massive for only just $6. In the shopping centre
next door were again lots of shops all including beauty palours so
Charlie had a massage and I had a facial however there was a massive
language barrier so we had to to just point on ...
... the trek in about 45 minutes and then was back to the Novena MRT station near my hotel 30 minutes after that. I eat dinner at a local spot called 2nd Mini Steamboat Delight. "Steamboat" is a form of dining which is Chinese style. They put a split cooking bowl in the middle of your table and turn the burner on underneath it. One side of the bowl is a traditional hot (spicy) base while the other is a mild style (almost like Miso soup). You order the ingredients a la ...