Exploring:  Out and about in Singapore

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Exploring:  Out and about in Singapore
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After hitting the gym, I decided to grab an Uber to Chinatown. Everyone that I came in contact with recommended Smith Street as the go to place for delicious food. On the 15 minute ride, we passed the Singapore Parliament House and Boat Quay.

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Image courtesy of Singapore Parliament House
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Image courtesy of Wikipedia

We eventually arrived in Chinatown.

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There so many shops along the street.

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They ranged from restaurants, to grocery stores, to tailors. I had a tailor try to sell me a suit made like this for $600.

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The restaurants had hostesses outside screaming the menu to people as they passed. I settled on fiery chicken at Yugun Kitchen.

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The weather started to turn ugly (rainy season in Singapore), so I hopped a cab to Marina Bay Sands. I walked to the casino to have a look around. Prior to entering, foreigners had to show their passport. If you are local, you have to pay $100 SGD for 24 hours of gambling. The casino was massive.

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Marina Bay Sands shopping
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Casino floor
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Casino floor

After a short stay, I walked to Tower 3 for access to the roof. I had to pay $20 SGD to access Ce La Vi.

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Note: the $20 is a voucher for the restaurant. This was the only place open because it had started to rain.

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The views from the 57th level were still amazing.

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Art museum, Grand Prix start/finish line, Helix bridge

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One Fullerton with Merlion

The next day was filled with food from shops in Bugis Junction.

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Fried rice and beer for $4
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Chicken ‘hot pot’

The last thing that I did in Singapore was visit Clark Quay.

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Salad vending machine
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Pork belly curry (that sauce on the left was hottttt)

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Final Word

My trip to Singapore was quick, but I had fun.  Diversity is evident and embraced in every part of  the city.  If you ever get the chance, do not pass up the opportunity to visit the city.

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