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Description of our stop-over
Where we stayed.
Photographs - a little larger than
the ones you see in the description of the trip. (I put the
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Description of our days in Singapore
Saturday, september 21st to tuesday, september 24th, 2002.
After turning in our campervan at the Hertz office on saturday morning, we spent a few more hours in Darwin. Then, alas, we
had to leave Australia: we flew around 4 in the afternoon, and arrived in Singapore around 18:30.
We had a three-day stop-over in Singapore, before our flight back to Amsterdam. Below are a few of the highlights of our - short - stay.
We went over to Clarke Quay, for dinner and/or drinks, several times (it was close to our hotel). You can get a cheap and very good meal here, sitting at an outdoor table. Plus, it's all very lively.
Orchard Road is one of the world's most famous shopping streets, and we sauntered by the stores for a while, immersing ourselves in glittery consumerism. Not that we bought anything, we're Dutch after all.
We went over to the Singapore Zoo around sunset, and did the Night Safari. The flying foxes were our favorites, we could come so close to them that I nearly walked into one hanging off a branch of a tree.
Chinatown is fun to walk through for a while. There are a few temples worth visiting, and there are vendors selling anything you can imagine along the sidewalks. You can also have a foot massage here.
Teppanyaki Express at Burgis is excellent "fast food"!
Drink a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel.
Take a river taxi from Clifford Quay (with the Merlion) to Clarke Quay after dark.
Where we stayed
In Singapore, we stayed at the Concorde Hotel. It was very luxurious, excellent,
and also not exactly cheap.
The Merlion, spouting water into the ocean at Clifford Quay.
On september 21st, around noon, the sun was almost exactly
Skyscrapers and temples: east meets west in Singapore.
A temple in Chinatown.
The Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel. Note the fans hanging
from the ceiling.
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