Arrival into Singapore
Trip Start Oct 31, 2006
24Trip End Dec 22, 2006
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Singapore was a great introduction to Southeast Asia, establishing us as a minority amongst a majority of Chinese, but with many western comforts (including the ubiquity of English), not to mention the national obsession with shopping - see Orchard Road! The malls provide great shelter from the heat, as well as from spontaneous downpours, and there's quite a lot of new and cheap food to try (many busy hawker stalls). We check out some of the major neighbourhoods, as well some Chinese and Indian temples, and some mosques as well
The transit system was quite efficient in Singapore, and the subway tunnels (which are sparkling clean) were built so that some of them double as bomb shelters. We also took the city bus, which has a television installed and made for a very quiet ride with everyone staring at the TV!
Sebastian had a small DQ blizzard that was oh-so tiny...The jumbo in Singapore = the small in North America, which is extremely telling.
The Bubor Cha Cha started us down the road to delicious Southeast Asian desserts.