Two Days in Singapore
|See One Day in Singapore and
then the following is recommended:
|Jurong Bird Park: Have varied
reports on this but it is open 9am and you need to see
it before it gets hot. Take a cab as it’s a long
way from anywhere and the drive out there is interesting.
|After the Bird Park take a
cab to the MRT and enjoy the comfort of the train back
to town, suggest you go to Little India.
|Sights and sounds of Little
India are fascinating any day of the week.
|Lots of interesting shopping,
grab some bargains here for sure.
|Lunch in one of the hundreds
of local Indian restaurants is a treat. Tell them what
you do and don’t like and enjoy what comes. If you
see a Banana leaf restaurant, try it.
|For drink, try the Tea or Kopi
Tarik (Pulled Tea/Coffee) it’s a great drink and
a great show, but get ready for the sugar hit, it's huge.
|There are many Hindu temples
in Little India, as you would think, so go and have a
look at a couple, they are all very different.
|Mustafa Centre. This is the
24x7x365 Indian department store. It has 5 floors above
and 2 below street level. It’s a little like an
Indian Harrods, if they don’t have it, then it doesn’t
exist. No bargaining but the prices are great and they
have things you cannot get elsewhere.
|Evening drinks! Go to Boat
Quay. Best hangouts are Penny Black and Harry’s.
You will be immersed into the ex-pat crowd here immediately.
| Dinner tonight, give most
of Boat Quay a miss, some are good but most are tourist
traps and over-priced. Clarke Quay or Chijmes are the
better options. Chijmes is an old convent turned into
a host of bars, café;s restaurants etc. You name
the cuisine and you can get it at either of these places.
Live music! Dancing can be had at 1NiteStand at Clarke
Quay of Insomnia at Chijmes. Both are good but Insomnia
can get very crowded if there is an event in town. Band
at 1Nite are a lot of fun and really good. It’s
a no pressure place. It closes 2-3am.