We were able to grab a military machine hop (flight) to beautiful, tropical Singapore this week. This was the amazing persuasion nosotros had of Mt. Fuji from the bird window.
We ended upward staying at the Navy Lodge, which was farther out of the city but nosotros liked having an apartment, rather than only a hotel room.
This is a sample of the base of operations housing on this navy base. Beautiful colonial mode homes. I loved them, every bit good as, the smashing tropical vegetation surrounding them.
After a 7.5 hr flight, nosotros were cook to create some sightseeing. We decided to instruct to the Night Safari the starting fourth dimension night.
Since most animals are nocturnal, it was fun to come across them all really active. They had lights strategically placed to mimic moonlight. We actually enjoyed this activity.
On the agenda for Day 2, was Chinatown, Little Republic of Republic of India as well as the Raffles Hotel. Singapore has 4 unlike influences to their culture. The Malay people, the Chinese, Indians as well as the British. It was dainty for us because it is a heavily English linguistic communication speaking country. First, nosotros had to instruct some local currency, as well as therefore caput to the prepare station for Chinatown.
I LOVED the colonial architecture inwards Chinatown.
For lunch, nosotros institute a really expert eating seat for dim sum. The egg tarts got two thumbs upward from everyone!
The durian fruit is really pop here. It is VERY stinky, form of similar rotten onions. Matt had to endeavor a durian waffle (a waffle sandwich amongst unlike kinds of fillings you lot tin select from) from a street vendor. I don’t fifty-fifty intend he finished i bite! Well, nosotros tried.
Then nosotros came across the large Buddha Tooth Relic Chinese Temple.
The interior was unbelievably ornate!
The ceiling was beautiful too!
There was also a lovely rooftop garden.
An of import Hindu temple is also in Chinatown, Sri Mariamman. The colors used on this edifice were therefore incredible as well as vibrant!
There was a service going on when nosotros got there. Lots of chanting as well as music.
The exterior courtyard.
An strange elephant man.
The sculptures had therefore much detail.
Not certain what the “guard cows” were all about, but they lined the entire perimeter.
These statues were decorated amongst fresh flowers.
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 identify unit of measurement pic in the courtyard.
This temple was a expert introduction to Little Republic of Republic of India neighborhood. We went to a large marketplace position first. They had everything you lot could e’er need, as well as and therefore some!
the stinky durian fruit (this homo allow us endeavor a slice as well as the fruit itself was surprisingly mild as well as good)….
freshly terra firma coconut….
racks as well as racks of colorful sari ( I loved these!)…..
as well as lots as well as lots of gilt jewelry!!
Next, nosotros headed on to the beautiful as well as historic Raffles Hotel. We felt that nosotros should endeavor the famous Singapore Sling cocktail at the hotel where it originated.
We sat inwards this lovely courtyard for our $27 cocktail! (good affair at that topographic point was dainty scenery!)
The girls had some really pricey gelato!
We stopped at a street marketplace position for noodles on the means home.
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 really fun, but exhausting starting fourth dimension twenty-four hr menses inwards Singapore! More to come!