The main hub in our trip in the region.

25 July, 2006

Whatever you do, don't trust the airport officiados to get you a room in a decent district - They won't tell you that Gellang is the main red-light district! Singapore has a lot going for it - it's a great place to learn how to travel in countries with a lot of people in them! There's plenty to do - the day and night zoo were both worthwhile, as was the botanic gardens and Sentosa Island is a nice place for a dip. Singapore has a fantastic subway/train system, but be warned - when the locals can add an extra charge to something they will, or when they see what they think might be a tourist attraction, it'll cost you an arm and a leg more for everything from food to water to anything else!

The city is so easy to get around - until the MRT (Subway) breaks down! I have been very distracted by the shops. We've been to the zoo, night safari, sentosa island and the gardens and we're eating at hawker stalls now too - $1.50 for mee goreng and $0.4 for Roti Prata - yummy!!! . Had a treat last night when we caught up with Jude Wilson from Uni and had a very yummy chicken tika at a fancy Indian restaurant (the best I've ever had by a lot) - we're staying in little inida.

26 July, 2006

Today we pack up and head off across the causeway and up to Mersing where we will organise Pilau Tioman for a couple of days. We fly to Borneo on the 2nd and have been madly practicing our Malay for then. Al can even manage coffee without milk (mind you, It's not that hard! - Kopi-O)