Returning from my visit to Perak, stopped by Singapore for a couple of days, just for the fun of getting my passport stamped. Nothing serious to do, chilling and coming back after two years I guess.
Booked my hostel at booking.com, stayed at Hong Kong street, somewhere near Clarke Quay area (popular night, tourist, scene spot), and basically just had some nice “quiet” time.
almost didn’t want to wake up
Late morning, after a nice sleep, recharge my iPad, iPhone, tweets, FB and all that, view Google map planning for my route. PS: found out apple notes new version is so cool.!! (ios 9) Can save pictures and even doodle, scribble.! Finally.!! LOL.
Now planning to go to The North Face shop at Ion Orchard, but before that, a walk about, sight-seeing. Did not carry much cash, SGD150. This year economy has been very bad, and the currency exchange is totally not in favour of my bank account. For the moment, I have to scrape my plans to Europe.
Walking to Boat Quay north, passing the Arts House, the weather’s very hazy because of the open burning in Indonesia, at this time of year but there’s still two or three people I could see jogging!?
Walk by City Hall, St Andrews Cathedral, Then up Fort Canning park, at Raffles Terrace, where you could learn some of the nations’ maritime history. Time for a bus to orchard road, found that I was at the wrong stop, so I just continued walking, until I reached Orchard Road, had coffee at Costa coffee, nice cappuccino lovely atmosphere, sit for a while reading Revival, Stephen King.
After that nice break, to Ion Orchard for The North Face shop, nothing there I liked, moved to Paragon shopping mall outlet and bought a t-shirt, and a pair of shoe, for SGD122.
Continued wondering about, I was thinking about lunch and ended at Takasimaya, having chicken rice, after that, hang and more coffee at coffee bean & tea leaf, reading some more.
6:40pm Out Takasimaya back to hostel.
short visit, but good for a change
The next day it was check-out time, then to the airport. Pleasant stay, nice relaxing time sight-seeing and window shopping but as I expected, window shopping for me or most probably any other guy, the endurance limit is only for a few hours the most before all that glamour, glitz, flaunting ads becomes blah. Yet a little change from rugged outdoors adventure wont hurt much except for some Singapore dollars.