I had heard a lot about Singapore from just about anyone who has ever travelled to Australia or New Zealand.  Most of what I had heard was spot on… it is clean, orderly, and has a unique mix of cultures.  Luckily meeting up with old friends living in Singapore as expats gave us a bit more insight into life in the city-state, including some food recommendations.

Little India was great.  Good vegetarian thali….

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Narrow streets with all sorts of vegetables and flowers on sale.

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The contrast between modern architecture and hindu temples was stark.

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Singapore is also famous for its green spaces and botanical gardens.

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And the amazing Gardens by the Bay

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With its walkway between metal “trees”…

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And the ultra modern Marina Bay Sands Hotel

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The bay area also has great views across the water to the mix of old and new buildings that make up Singapore.

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So, everything I had heard about Singapore was true, and I really really like the place.  I don’t think I could live here though.  30 Centigrade is hot, and the seasons don’t really change.  It is also eye-wateringly expensive, with pints of beer at around £10, and, if you want to try the local chilli crab a big sharing one will set you back £40 to £50!!!

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