Johor Bahru and Singapore

Trip Start Sep 19, 2010
Trip End Sep 19, 2011

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Flag of Malaysia  , Johor,
Thursday, October 7, 2010

  After a lovely stay in Melaka we headed 3 Hours south to Johor Bahru ( J.B. ).
 Now everyone we talked to advised against us going there. Crime on every street corner ,muggings and the like. Hey I paid for my hotel already.............. lose out on 35 for 4 nights accomodation, NO WAY. ( What me tight ? ,how dare you !)  So off we went. Checked into the second Tune hotel of our trip, the best so far. It even had a flat screen T.V. on the wall, our first TV in 2 weeks. Heaven.
 The area of JB we were staying is called Danga Bay. Advertised as a great new Development looking out on Singapore. And yes it was a new development but great, alas no. It did not look even finished but it had that  "its seen better days"  feel about it. Crying shame for the many people who invested shops and the like in it. On a lighter note it had a great Indian and Chinese restaraunt. On a lighter note still ,I did not get mugged or stabbed or raped. ( which is nice ) So we wandered around this great big white elephant, ate good food and enjoyed watching Star Movies. ( which is nice )
  On our third day we went to Singapore litterally just over the causeway from JB. the bus dropped us off on Sentosa island. About 8 years ago Cathy and I went to Sentosa. It was a quiet little Island with nice walks around the old British gun enplacements and some lovely beaches. How things change !!! 
The bus dropped us off at Universal Studios Theme park for Christ sakes. What an impressive place though. Not there to see a theme park we high tailed it on a new Mono rail line into Singapore city.
 Yes Singapore is clean and yes it is beautiful and yes it is a very impressive place, but and yes there is a but, It just Is'nt my thing. Sterile is a word that springs to mind. Its just not Asia, well not the Asia I love and know. Yes I love the way they hand out lashes at the drop of a hat, By God it would'nt do the U.K. any harm to whip our arrogant scumbags a couple of times a week !!  SORRY I'm ranting again.
 Anyway we had a pleasent if not expensive day wandering around Singapore. Let me explaine about the expensive part. We had a fryup when we got there in the morning, cost 9 each !! A beer sat next to the Singapore river 7.50 each !!  By comparison we have just eaten at an all you can eat Place here in Kuching, Price 3.50 and let me tell you it was fab. SORRY I'm ranting again. LOL.
 Back in JB I found a Ten Pin Bowling Ally. GREAT.  3 pound for the two of us to play three games. Even GREATER. so we played on our last 2 days. If you are interested I got a respectable 182 on my 3rd game. (Warren The Power Limbert) If Cathy had let me play one more game I would have smashed the 200 barrier for sure........................... Yes I bloody would, I know what you are thiking !!
 Any Who on the 6Th of October we got on a flight for Kuching,in the province Sarawak, Borneo.
 And yes, thats another story.
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michelle clare on

you have a natural talent for this blog writing thing,enjoyable reading!!! good pics too glad ya making ya dreams come true ya both deserve it stay well n safe xx

Kath on

I would have loved the cleanliness Warren, you know me!! I have enjoyed every one of your blogs. The pictures are great and give you a real feel for the place. It looks great. Are you sticking to your buget? SOunds like you have had some great deals. Hope to speak soon. Sorry I missed your call.

trish and john on

we can get 3 beers here for that price ,i bet you wish you were here, ha ha. we wait in anticipation for you blogs.there great. its a shame some times things change for the good and for the bad.
thanks you for my birthday card, keep it up ,and keep enjoying.

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