Sunday, July 21, 2013

Around Town- Singapore

The four days we spend down in Orchard Road were filled with different activities. We visited the Botanical Gardens, strolled along Orchard Road, viewed the city from atop the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, went on a cruise on the Singapore River, sampled chili crab (a specialty of Singapore), visited the Singapore Zoo and went on a bus tour (we've decided we were right all along- we're really not bus people, Malaysia was an anomaly). A whirlwind visit but we really got a nice flavour for the city. My friend Saba calls it "Asia Light" and I can see why. It is very much a mix of East and West. It's a very clean, orderly society (due largely to the government and the strict legislation) but the Asian influence in terms of architecture, eats and all round culture is definitely there... It's so expensive though, it's a good thing we are in KL for two months, we definitely couldn't afford Singapore for that time! We had a wonderful time though!
Atop the MArina Bay Sands Hotel

Cassia refused to come in the pic with us

Little India

Chilling in the bus between stops

The three buildings with the ship on top is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel- cool, right?

This might be my favourite pic of the whole trip
Two sweeties

I really don't know what we're trying to do in this pic- but Cassia is standing behind me and not under my skirt!

A beautiful Hindu Temple, in Chinatown nonetheless


A Chinese Temple this time

A view of the Singapore skyline from the river cruise we went on

Love Clarks Quay

Yummy dinner

Ridiculously good chili crabs!!

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