If you like to shop, then this place is for you. Every building seems to have
a shopping mall in it. These huge places have every shop that you
could possibly want (well, all of the big named stores anyway),
from electronic goods through clothes, shoes to food - so many different
food stalls (nothing vegetarian, but that's a different story.).
Shopping is Singapore's national sport. I have to admit that they
are very good at it too. Everybody that I've seen is immaculately
groomed wearing the latest fashions. I feel like a complete slob,
even in the best clothes that I have with me! The prices are not
so bad, if you have money to spend. It's a tough jump for scummy
backpackers like me who are used to having to spend so little though.
The temptation of all these wonderful things is also difficult to
The hostel where I'm staying is infested with every type of biting
creature known to man. I woke up a couple of hours after going to
sleep having had all sorts of bizarre dreams about ants crawling
all over me, switched on the light and looked at the bed. It was
absolutely covered with bugs. Little ones, big ones, red, black,
yellow, and me, I was covered in bites. I spent the rest of the
night on the floor.
I'm going to visit Wang Yee and Janet Wang, (Servas members) this evening. I spent the morning
doing a little shopping (of the window variety) and then popped over to the Chinese and Japanese
Gardens with Louise.
Me at the Chinese Gardens