A Grey and Wet Day in Singapore
Ah. Last night reminded me of my dislike of hostel accommodation. 24 people in one room, it’s bound to be awful. Thanks to Singapore being one of the most expensive cities in the world, it was on a needs must basis. I tend to follow the unspoken hostelling convention, unless your going to sit down, shut up and out your lamp early then stay in the common areas. It’s simple. However some people insist on sleeping with the lamp on, some make phone calls at midnight, some will even crochet until 1am.
I managed to get myself out of bed somehow this morning though at a reasonable hour. We headed for the MRT to ‘Gardens By The Bay’. It started spitting to rain as we alighted, then drizzle, then the heavens opened completely. A tropical thunderstorm. We were stuck without an umbrella too, wearing sumer attire and flipflops. We got ourselves back to the MRT but we were soaked through completely.
Now it seems that most of Singapores attractions are outside. We pondered what to do over lunch. We stopped in Chinatown at the Maxwell Food Court. Loads of stalls selling south east Asian delights, very popular with locals. We tried Beef in Black Bean, Wanton Noodles and Banana Fritter. We also got hold of two umbrellas, although they appear to leak. What was that about using an umbrella in a thunderstorm too?!
We are back at the hostel taking some respite from the rain now hoping it will dry up so we can go on night safari tonight!