Went to Singapore and Phuket with parents and brother. Had a good time and good to get away from the cold weather but its good to be back home. We were in Singapore first for about 4 days. Weather was very warm and humid. Stayed in the Traders hotel. While there had lots of lovely food including the famous Steamed Chicken and Rice and also things like the Chilli Crab.
Went to the Famous Newton food market and had Sharks Fin soup, massive King Prawns, crab,… it cost about Â£75!! and it was my treat that day.
There was lots of shopping including the Suntec City shopping centre which was the largest in Singapore. It also had the largest fountain in the world but it was closed unfortunately. Also went to the Funan IT mall which is a whole shopping centre for of IT stuff
Didn’t buy many tourist type things but got a couple DVDs and some CDs.
While in Singapore one of my friends was also on holiday there. We did not plan to meet up since she was leaving the day after we arrived. While in HMV just looking at CDs who do I hear call my name. Such a small world!! I know Singapore is small but ….. 🙂
We also went to Sentosa Island – went to the Butterfly/Insect place, dolphin show and the ‘sea world’. One of my favourites was the Night Safari – unfortunately being at night all the photos did not really turn out that well – basically a Safari at night with all the nocturnal animals.
We checked out Little India and also ChinaTown – Little India had so many different smells. While in ChinaTown we ate in a place called The Shore Heritage Restaurant. Its run by some guy called the ‘ Porridge King’. He is some celebrity bodybuilder. While we were there they were filming some scene for a tv show – no idea what the show was though.
On the last day we went to the Raffles Hotel and had the famous Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. Basically Gin and Brandy and things like Pineapple and Cherry etc. Thanks UD for paying for the drinks 🙂
We were in Phuket for about 4 days as well. It was a lot warmer in Phuket and rained less. It was too hot to be honest. We stayed in the Thavorn Beach Village and Spa. It was very nice. We ate at the hotel a couple times while we were there – the Thai restaurant and the Teppanyaki restaurant. While we were there we went to an elephant trek safari – went for Canoe ride – we were rubbish!, elephant ride, Water Buffalos, monkeys, rubber tapping, thai cooking – with some lovely Thai curry – mmmmmm!!!
We also went to a place called FantaSea – some sort of culture theme park. It most mostly a big show and buffet (claimed to be the worlds greatest – it was massive! – all within a park with shops and fairground style games. The show was pretty impressive – started a little slow and almost fell asleep but then got a bit better – still I think the magicians were a bit annoying.
We checked out Patong Beach one night and it was very busy. Lots of fake tshirts.
I didnâ€™t buy much either in Phuket really except some trainers – since they are all made in Thailand it was cheaper!
Got the flight back from Phuket to Singapore on Sunday early evening and then the flight back to Manchester around 11.30pm – I did manage to watch the United v Arsenal match for about 10 minutes before having to catch the flight – just before landing in Manchester the pilot told everyone the score 🙂