Three Days in Singapore
|By now you are almost a local
lah! Sleep in, of course lah!
|Breakfast. Time to eat local.
Look for a Ya Kun Kaya Toast and have the set menu with
the soft egg and the kaya toast. it's great with Kopi
or Tea Si (with condensed milk). Guaranteed to get you
through until lunch. If there is no Ya Kun nearby look
for the local Kopitiam, they all have the same or similar
|Take the Hippo tour. Tourist
Information Centre on Orchard opposite Meritus Mandarin
is the place to go for this. Good couple of hours best
in the mornings in open topped double decker bus. I don’t
recommend the Duck Tour, it's pretty boring and expensive,
anyway you can do it on the Bum Boat tonight.
|Then more shopping (this is
Singapore). Suggest you venture up to Scotts Road. Here
you will find Far East Plaza next to the Hyatt. Really
good local / international fashions. It has lots of hallways
with small shops in them, so give them all a good look,
there are some great finds
|Lunch: Eating comes a close
second to shopping as a passion here.
|There are some great western
café style places around this area. You can even
venture into the Hyatt Marketplace, awesome, or the buffet
at the Goodwood Park Hotel just 100 yards up is magnificent,
as is the hotel building, some say better than Raffles.
Try it out.
| Finished lunch, phew, it's
probably 3pm now. Shopping or touring not high on the
agenda now are they?
|You can try a foot massage
or go for the whole body experience. There are spa’s
a’plenty in the shopping malls, prices vary so check
them out first (If you go into Orchard Towers for massage
make sure they know what you are asking for?)
|You might even want to try
one of the five million hair salons, they are top quality
stylists here and at 30% of what you pay at home, steer
clear of the brands you know at home, they will overcharge
|Finished the pampering, ok,
it's time for dinner and the evening entertainment.
| Suggest dinner at Iguana or
Breworkz at Riverside Point, opposite Clarke Quay. Great
Tex Mex / Burgers / Steaks / Beers and Margaritas. Then
take a Bum Boat Ride for a half hour, then hit a club
(There are new ones every week, current popular include
Ministry of Sound (mixed reviews) Zook (always a favourite
with the clubbers) Momo (also a favourite). Dance your
heart out until 3-5am and then grab a roti prata before
beating the sun to bed.