From KL we went on a nice weekend get-away to Singapore. George researched bus companies online and we decided on First Coach. There are also business class buses with extra amenities, some even with internet on the bus, but we did not need to travel that much in style. The First Coach bus picked us up right near one of the light rail stations, which was very convenient. We left most of our luggage at D’Oriental and just each took a backpack. The bus was comfy and clean, with a nice foot rest, and we even got a snack and drinking water. Going through immigration was smooth and speedy. After 4 hours, the bus dropped us at a medical center in Singapore with easy access to the Novena subway station. It was easy to figure out the subway system to get us to Little India in Singapore.
We chose one of the cheaper hotels for Singapore, Hotel 81 in Little India, but it was still much nicer than the places we were used to staying. But the rooms in Singapore are small!
We arrived on Saturday evening, but no time for resting, since we wanted to get a taste of Singapore night life! We freshened up and headed to the Clark Quay area for dinner and then out clubbing.
After dinner at a sushi restaurant in the mall overlooking the Clark Quay river area, we walked around to find a dance club. Some of the dance clubs were too exclusive, with dress codes, but we finally found one that suited our tastes. Zirca dance club had a circus theme, with short circus stunts and dancers through out the night. We had a great time dancing, but had to turn in sometime after 1am, to rest up before touring the next day.
On Sunday we headed out to see more of the city.
We ate lunch at Lau Pa Sat Market Place, which was a stylish covered food court area. There were lots of types of food to try and good prices.
After lunch we walked around for a while and checked out the Asian Civilizations Museum. The museum was a good re-cap of many of the cultures that we have visited on this trip, and a few we still hope to see!
Singapore is a clean, beautiful city!
After walking around in the heat we stopped for a refreshing drink and ice, mango and strawberry dessert at a mall food court.
In the evening we walked around the huge shopping mall area (Orchard). We started getting tired, but our feet hurt too much to walk back to the light rail station to go back to the hotel, so instead we watched a movie. The movies in Singapore are much more expensive than in Malaysia, but we just needed to sit down for a while (and we had been wanting to see Taken). By the time we got out of the movie it was too late to take the light rail, so we had to get a cab back to the hotel.
On Monday we had a bit of time before catching our bus back to KL, so we went in search of the Kenko fish foot spa. We had heard about it from Mariana and Filipa, and we had been looking forward to finally trying it in Singapore. The first 3 locations of Kenko spa we tried did not have the fish, so we kept getting sent to another location. After walking all over we were ready for a foot spa!
There were three different tanks with different sized fish to try. I liked the big ones the best.
Click here for video of fish exfoliating Heidi’s foot
After our 30 minute treatment ($30 Singapore/ person) by the special Turkish fish, our feet really were silky smooth!
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