(September 28, 2015) Singapore
Our flight to Singapore leaves early, at 6 AM, but
will allow us to have the entire day in Singapore as we’ll arrive at
9:10 AM there.
We'll have the entire day to visit the spots we missed the
At night we have the option of being at Night
The spots marked at map are:
0- Ibis Singapore on Bancoolen
1- Kampong Glam
2- Little India
4- Sentosa Island
5- Changi airport
6- Marina Bay
7- Zoo and Night Safari
We start this day very early to reach our flight at 6 AM to
Singapore. With this, we’re saying good bye to JetStar, Australia and
Oceania continent as, after 4 hours and a half, we’re landing in our
We haven’t got a sleep in the plane but, even with
that, we’re leaving the hotel for the itinerary we plan to walk at 11
AM, Singapore time already.
This route is taking us from the hotel to the
Indian Quarter until reaching the most iconic temple there: Sri
Veeramakaliamman. Then we’ll change direction to address to the Arab
Quarter to see the mosque.
Our plan for today completes by lunching somewhere
around the hotel and resting until the night safari.
So, ready to follow this plan, we’re walking to
Serangoon Road through Albert Court, where we can see some samples of
the British colonial past of this city.
When we reach the mentioned Serangoon Rd, the Indian Quarter
welcomes us with a gate pointing to Deepavali festival, which seems to
be now. So we’ve got the bonus of having the streets dressed for it.
Once we pass through this gate we’re seeing ourselves in the
typical hassle in Indian streets. We get into Little Indian Arcade
because of the colorful of the market inside.
Our metabolism is confused because all the time changes we’ve got
lately and get into a place to taste some of the food from here. As
what we know is “samosas” and we like them we order two Samosa Cheena
Chaat by 4.80 SGD each. The drink is free if you use a glass and fill
it with water. The plateful is quite bigger than we expected, with the
two samosas in one side and full with one of these Indian mixes where
is difficult to identify what is there whether using the sight or
taste, as the spices make everything is tasting good. And hot spicy
too! In a way that I have to help with my wife’s plate as she cannot
Just after this we reach the Hindu temple Sri
Veeramakaliamman, where we can enjoy watching the colorful mythological
From here we take Veerasamy Road to address to the Arab
Quarter, passing by the Kampong Kapor Methodist Church and the Church
of Our Lady of Lourdes.
We admire the Sultan Mosque when we reach it, once in the
Arab Quarter and enjoy the time making us pictures with it.
We get into one of the restaurants in front of the Mosque
because, although it’s over an hour since we ate in the Indian Quarter,
Eva is hungry, as she could barely eat there. We’re attracted by the
Singapore Zam Zam where they have a highlight named Murtabak. We want
to taste as it’s looking great in the pictures. The rates are size
based and I order the second smallest beef one as I’m quite full. My
wife orders the same and some calamari as a starter.
I cannot imagine how big the biggest one is! Our
“small” murtabaks are big. It is a sort of rolled cake with ground beef
with come other things and is delicious. We leave the place fully
satisfied and by just 25 SGD in total.
We walk back to the hotel and we buy ice creams and some Arab
sweets when going through a shopping mall. We’re tired and our plan now
is to rest in our room for a while.
We’re there for about four hours and go out around 5 PM for some shopping in the markets around Burgis Street .
When the sky gets dark and rain is falling strong we take the
decision of leaving the night safari for a next visit to this city as
it is outdoors. This way we can be with full power for tomorrow. We
explore the market indoors and go to bed early.