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Singapore, Singapore

The trip to Singapore gave us a chance to have a bit of city time, having been on beaches for the last few weeks. Immediately after stepping off the plain the cleanliness of the city became apparent - fines of S$5,000 for littering really does make a difference.

We realised straight away that Singapore really isn't backpacker central and after searching for hostels for a few hours we ended up in a small hostel in Little India. We ended up in a room with some real characters: a Nigerian student who slept every minute of the day, and a Singaporian called Jeff who can no longer afford rent so lives in the hostel.

At night we ventured to the Clarkes Quay complex, a newly built covered area of bars - a bit like Butlins in Skegness actually. The bars were pretty cool and we ended up in Ministry of Sound for a mad Wednesday night - the revolving dance podium makes things interesting after a few drinks.

We had a quick look around the colonial district and, probably the highlight of the trip, we headed to Singapore Zoo. We felt Singapore didn't have a great deal to offer in general but if one thing is worth seeing it is the zoo. All manner of creatures live there: tigers, giraffes, monkeys, snakes, hippos, kangaroos, bats, and even an area dedicated to sheep, cows and goats (for anyone who hasn't been to the UK I guess).

After three days it was time to head to Australia (bring it on!) (KC)

permalink written by  Sean, Karl & Dan on November 29, 2007 from Singapore, Singapore
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