Our airline was really nice. Well done JetStar!! The plane seemed brand new. The seats were leather and very comfy! We stretched out. The plane wasn’t very full.
The excitement was building!
When we landed we noticed that the airport was really nice. Coming from our deprived city, we were excited to find some familiar stores inside the airport. Even walked around Watsons was a treat!!!! We stocked up on some essentials and then we took the subway from the airport to where out guesthouse was. It only took us 20 min. I love cities that have their public transportation sorted!!
The hostel Catherine had found for us was in “Little India”. She had done plenty research on the city, and we knew that we would have to stick to our budget, so we made sure to have our accommodation sorted ahead of time. We exited the subway and followed a little map that we printed from the internet. Of course I was the navigator, and of course I directed us the wrong way. I had the map upside down 🙁
Here I am checking in at the front desk.
Not too far away was a shopping area with tons of food and stall after stall of cheap merchandise. Well cheap for Singapore standards. Catherine and I did some browsing while looking for something good to eat.
We finally found the food stall that looked the most appetizing, and order some quick food.
Teriyaki Chicken and rice
Yangzhou Fried Rice
After dinner we bought some juice to satisfy our thirst on such a hot evening. Even after the sun went down, we were still sweating. We hadn’t felt this kind of heat since Texas, the previous summer. It felt GREAT!!! Exactly what we needed! Catherine wanted to browse a few stalls, so we walked around for a while, exploring a night market.
When our feet began to ache we headed back to the guesthouse and got ready for bed. There were mostly males in our dorm room, so we took our towels and one of my big shirts to make Catherine a “fort” in her dorm bed. She was a little nervous without privacy so I tried to make her as comfortable as possible.
We woke up the following day with a loose plan of what to do. We wanted to walk to the bus depot and buy our tickets (to Malaysia) and after that we planned to catch a ride on the Singapore Sightseeing Tour Bus.
WOW! We found a Korean market. We went inside to look around but didn’t buy anything.
Catherine needs some Kimchi!
Interesting fact: This hotel is where the drink “Singapore Sling” was invented in 1910.
Our first stop on our tour: The Singapore Flyer