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Over the top in Singapore

We overshot the Top End and spent 5 days in Asia

semi-overcast 30 °C

Delicious lunch with Johann at Pulau Ubin - so cheap lah

Delicious lunch with Johann at Pulau Ubin - so cheap lah


We've led a charmed life here in Singapore, where our friend Johann not only let us stay in his apartment but took us to see lots of Singapore's attractions.

Shopping and eating is what Singapore is famous for, and it's great. But we have done more than that! Singapore has been a great introduction to Asia for the kids. Almost everyone speaks English but it is also very multicultural, eg. many signs are in four languages: English, Chinese, Tamil and Malay.

What were our favourite things about Singapore? Keith - the trees. Lots of rainforest trees planted along the roadsides keeping things cool(er) and greening the city. Michael - the 4D Shrek movie at Universal Studios on Sentosa Island. "When the spiders in the film fell down, we got tickled on the feet!". Carrie - Pulau Ubin (Ubin Island), an island with a nature reserve a short 'bumboat' ride from the main island. There we saw a more rustic and natural part of Singapore. Susie - the Battlestar Galactica roller coasters at Universal Studies, especially the Cylon ride. "You go really fast, upside down and through the mist". Other faves - Night Safari, Sentosa cable car, Singapore Slings at the beach at Sentosa, Jurong Bird Park, Orchard Rd shopping, church at Hakka Methodist, seeing The Lion King at the Marina Bay Sands.
One of 7 rides for Susie on the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster at Universal Studios

One of 7 rides for Susie on the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster at Universal Studios

Posted by kecasumi 15:25 Archived in Singapore Tagged islands food parks wildlife cablecar theme Comments (0)

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