December 14th, 2007

Made it!

I'm safely in Singapore, awaiting my room to be ready and hoping the porter who took my luggage will return it later.

Speaking of which, there's a big dent/hole in my suitcase. Am very miffed. Can't remember if my insurance covers this or not as I left the documentation behind :/
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Day 01 - Chocolate Heaven

It seems the damage to the suitcase is a tad worse - the resting doodah on the bottom has been smashed in too. Luckily after much walking around, I found a place that sold some form of tape that'd repair the damage. Today has involved lots of walking around and shops. It seems I can't walk anywhere without finding shops. And they tend to feature heavily on the hitech stuff too.

On my travels I found a McDs and despite feeling bad, thought I should see how a Big Mac compares to what we're used to. Not that different to be honest. Then I found a Ben'n'Jerrys cafe. I think, even taking in to account the exchange rate, it was a tad over priced. But it's good to have nice icecream.

I took a walk down by the river and headed across to the other side to see a local attraction called the Merlion. As you can see from the pictures it's a lion crossed with a mermaid. On the way back I found something for sea_cucumber.

The weather has been very warm and the air is like treacle. All thick and gooey with humidity. It did have a brief stab at trying to rain, but it was a pretty poor effort. Certainly nothing like the monsoons I'd been told to expect. Tomorrow I shall make sure I wear sunscreen, cos it's definitely sunny above the clouds.

In contrast to lunch, for dinner I went to a random chinese place. They had an open air movie theatre on Fridays. Tonight was showing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which I've seen before and not been overly thrilled to with. I had Kung-po venison. It wasn't very hot, but had a slight tang to it.

Then afterwards I headed over to the giant battle slugs as my guide book mentioned there was a place that sold nothing but stuff made with chocolate. I was greedy and had some kind of chocolate and toffee mocktail and a chocolate truffle mousse thing. My belly is very happy and full.