As our flights from Cambodia to Australia passed through Singapore, we decided to break the journey with a two day stop over. Singapore is much more affluent and developed in comparison with the other parts of Asia we have experienced. This makes it an ideal decompression chamber when traveling back into the developed world.
Emily could not believe her eyes when we landed in Singapore Changi airport, everything was so clean and shiny. We easily found our way to the tube station and navigated to our hotel. We decided to treat ourselves to a boutique hotel from the Mr & Mrs Smith collection, staying in the fabulous Wanderlust hotel in the Little India area of the city. We marvelled at the difference in cleanliness, road rules and health and safety. Cars actually stopped at red lights, building work was fenced off and toilets were a dream!
We spent our time in Singapore shopping around the Bugis Junction area of the city. We visited familiar chains like Gap, Topshop, H&M and Dorothy Perkins. A lot of our clothes were ruined after being worn repeatedly in Cambodia, we found plenty of replacement items and a few extras at great prices. We were able to claim back tax when we departed at the airport, making things even cheaper. We also enjoyed getting reacquainted with Nandos and Subway as well as some great local restaurants.
We would have liked to spend some time seeing the sights of Singapore and learning more about the history of the country, however time did not allow it. We had a great two days there and found it very tourist friendly with excellent service everywhere.