John's Around the World Adventure 2005/2006

Travel time: December 2005 - June 2006  |  by John Davies

Singapore

Singapore was simply another world in comparison to South East Asian counterparts and especially when comparing it to our Bali visit. Amazingly modern, striking colonial architecture, excellent technology (i.e Mass Rapid Transport with card ticket sensors) Singapore all in all is amazingly functional. Its wide assortment of facilities along Orchard Road, and the nightlife and dining district of Clarke Quay made Singapore attractive and uniquely special.

Looking out over the Singapore River and new, modern Theatres.

Looking out over the Singapore River and new, modern Theatres.

One of the many state-of-the-art Shopping Malls in Singapore.

One of the many state-of-the-art Shopping Malls in Singapore.

Colonial District

Colonial District

Chinatown and Little India were two districts we often frequented, mainly due their offerings of fine food. Other food choices included the wonderful Hawker stalls and street vendors selling Tiger beer and fried rice dishes. Coupled with this, Singapore's very own theme park Island, Sentosa had a great deal of diversity of things both to see and do, with beaches, jungle trails and nightly firework shows just a snippet

Chinatown

Chinatown

Raffles Hotel- the home of the Singapore Sling.

Raffles Hotel- the home of the Singapore Sling.

Temples, Mosques and religious buildings galore...

Temples, Mosques and religious buildings galore...

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island

Orchard Road

Orchard Road

Enjoying a reasuringly expensive Heineken along expensive clarke Quay!

Enjoying a reasuringly expensive Heineken along expensive clarke Quay!

Swimming at Sentosa Island

Swimming at Sentosa Island

City Lookout

City Lookout

At the famous Hawker Stalls

At the famous Hawker Stalls

The Fabulous MRT high speed transport system scans your ticket from the confort of your wallet!

The Fabulous MRT high speed transport system scans your ticket from the confort of your wallet!

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island

Singapore at Night

Singapore at Night

© John Davies, 2006
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The trip
 
Description:
Following masses of preperation my trip of a lifetime was finally a reality. Beginning in the adventurous New Zealand, before taking in delights of Australia over Christmas. Bali was next on the agenda, trading in the comfort of the West for drastic cultural differences of East Asia. The modern city of Singapore next acted as a stepping stone for travel over-land through Malaysia and island-hopping around Thailand. My Adventure finally ended amongst the neon scyscrapers of Hong Kong.
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 01, 2005
Duration: 6 months
End of journey: Jun 02, 2006
Travelled countries: New Zealand
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
Hong Kong
The Author
 
John Davies is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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