A Whirlwind Tour
Well we finally made it to Singapore after an entire day of travel. How is that possible you ask? Being that Singapore is only a 45 minute flight from Kuala Lumpur? I’d like to know the answer to that question as well. Lets just say that we came to Singapore twice yesterday but only landed once. But I hate to ruin the great time we are having with negativity so I’ll save that for another day.
We checked in to the Mandarin Oriental in Singapore yesterday…it’s a basic hotel with a basic room. In Ali’s words he “Is not a fan.”
I guess coming from stays at the Peninsula and the Ritz-Carlton, nothing can really compare. But the view is great and is the only unique thing about our room.
After being on an airplane with no food for 8 hours we were starving, so we checked in, changed our clothes, and headed out to dinner. We were too hungry to go too far so we went with a nearby restaurant recommended by the hotel: Rang Mahal.
Beautiful restaurant, great service, and good food, but it was super spicy. I wouldn’t recommend it.
We headed to Clarke Quay to check out the nightlife, which was exactly when I fell in love with Singapore.
The lights and energy of this city reminds me so much of New York. There are hordes of people everywhere just hanging out and enjoying the ridiculous amounts of good food and the cooler evening temperatures.
Ali and I stopped for dessert/coffee at The Coffee Connoisseur. He had a very lady-like manly iced latte and I had a Nutello shot.
Just imagine coffee mixed with Nutella and topped with powdered cocoa and you have heaven in a tiny glass.
Afterwards we went back to the hotel and crashed for a whopping 6 hours. I’m not sure why we got up so early today but since we had to make up for a lost day it wasn’t such a bad thing. We hit the buffet breakfast which I will post pictures of later. I have to say it was probably the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen in my life and is definitely worth a few pictures.
We walked for 6 hours straight today trying to make up for lost time, and saw Arab Street, Bugis (flea market), Orchard Street, Chinatown, and then we collapsed for 1.5 hours at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia, just in time for tea service. I won’t post pictures right now because I am sure I’ve wasted enough of your time and bytes (per Ali) already, but trust me, the tea we had today is worth a post all its own.
Apparently rest time is over and we are now headed to Little India and an area called Holland Village. Nobody can accuse us of not utilizing every second of this vacation!