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A brief stopover in Singapore

rain 30 °C

Where do I start, the country is actually the size of a large city, and that's just what this place is, one of the first questions I asked is "where do all the people live", with the entire country being approx 45 km from East to West and 25 km from North to South and there seems to be little countryside to speak of, just lots of high rise buildings and shopping malls.

Arriving into the magnificent Changi Airport where everything is so luxurious, I jumped into a Taxi and 30 minutes later found myself at the "Sleepy Sam's Bed & Breakfast" Hostel which apparently was rated the 2nd best hostel in South East Asia several years ago.

The weather here is hot and humid with Temperatures as high in the Night as they are in the Day (approx 25 degrees), with rain every afternoon for several hours in Nov and Dec this place is certainly interesting.

Wandering through the city through the day on Saturday afternoon all the people seem to be vacant from the streets and the museums, "Where is everybody?", it turned out they are in the air conditioned underground shopping malls and buildings

During my time here I have visited the Asian Ancient Civilizations Museum, walked through the city along the Singapore river and seen the Famous Raffles Hotel.

I have met yet more interesting people at the hostel which is conveniently located close to the district on Little India.

The Singapore River which runs through the Country


Singapore by Night


It is certainly a great city to visit for a couple of days, most people use it as a stopping off point for flights or for getting into/out of Asia, which is a little unfair but all in all a great place to see.

Posted by lee2007 22:02 Archived in Singapore Tagged round_the_world Comments (0)

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