Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Singapore, Days 3 and 4

Rain rain rain rain rain rain rain. Yes, it's been raining for the past 2 days here unfortunatly, but that hasn't stopped me in doing things around here.

Yesterday I spent the day exploring more of the Raffle's Place area. This area is in the heart of the financial district and close to the Singapore river. I started off yesterday by looking for Lau Pa Sat, which is a place where you can get any kind of ethnic food you want.

So I started searching for it (mind you, I ate there on Sunday night). I kept walking and walking, but came up short in finding out where it was. I walked all around, by Clarkes Quay and other areas nearby, but couldn't find it. Sooooo...I ate at McDonalds.

Now get this. The McDonalds here have a SUPER Big Mac - it has 4 patties on it. Talk about something that will kill you. Well, I didn't end up getting the SUPER Big Mac, just the regular Big Mac. But I will try it before I leave.

After that, I went to the Asia Civilization Museum. They have an exhibit from Kuwait of a bunch of jewelry, artifacts and religious stuff from India. It was really interesting to see it all.

Last night, I went on the Singapore Flyer - which is a really REALLY tall ferris wheel. It's 165 meters tall and takes half an hour to do 1 full rotation. It was nice to see the city from above. There is also a Formula 1 track that you can see parts of (in fact, the starting line is directly below the Singapore Flyer).

Today, I went to the Jurong Bird Park. It takes about an hour to get there from where I am staying, but apparently it houses one of the largest bird varities in the world - over 8000 birds and 600 species. Needless to say, there was a lot of sqawking going on around there. And it was raining, which really didn't help the smell out much.

After that, I decided to find Lau Pa Sat and had it for lunch. I had a nice set of Indian food. But I almost forgot to mention that I had a Carl's Jr. (Hardee's) THICKBURGER today. Ohhh yeahhh. I still haven't found the Taco Bell though. That's next on my to-do list.

Anyhow, I think I'll be hitting up the Zoo/Night Safari on Saturday. Tomorrow, I'm thinking of doing some more touristy stuff - maybe do a Duck Tour (which is a vehicle that rides around the city then literally drives into the water and is a boat - a hovercraft if you will). Also figure I'll hit up some other things throughout the day.

I did find out that there is a zip-line place here, a gondola, and a casino. I will be checking out ALL of those from tomorrow through Friday. And who said that there aren't enough things to do in Singapore for 8 days?

Until next time...

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