My Life - So Far

"Unbounded ambition makes an obscure existence simply impossible for me"
Lucien de Rubempré

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Singapore I

Actually I've already been at Singapore once when I had a stopover at Changi Airport on my way to New Zealand. The flight with Emirates was good, although we had quite a few turbulences on the way from Zurich to Dubai. At the Airport in Singapore we took a taxi to the citycenter to the Ibis on Bencoolen, where we were supposed to meet Silvan. It was already 10PM but we had still over 30 degrees celcius, which was a slight contrast to the freezing temperature back in Switzerland. As we all were hungry, we walked into nearby Little India to have dinner. While walking through this ethnic neighbourhood I hardly had the feeling of being in Singapore. This place wasn't clean and tidy as Singapore is claimed to be. However, that made it fairly special and appealing. We found a restaurant called Sakunthala's where we enjoyed different Indian meals.

After strolling around a bit in Little India, we took a taxi, which by the way are pretty cheap, to the New Asia Bar on the 71th level of the Swissôtel The Stamford. It's a great location with stunning views on the sea of lights below! The music was good, but nothing compared to that played at Zouk, the late evening location of the next day. Actually we thought about going to Zouk or Attica the very same evening, but as we were tired of the long flight and wanted to attend a lecture at the National University of Singapore the next morning, we decided against and went home.


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