After the amazing trip in Vietnam and Cambodia, it was lovely to finish up with a few days in Singapore to catch up with friends, eat lots of food, and reminisce about growing up. We stayed with our family friends, the Balls, who live in Alexandra Park, where we used to live, which is always beautiful and relaxing.
Our first evening we hung out at the house and had a yummy home cooked meal. The next morning, all of our activities (mostly eating) began with Dorian bringing home some Roti Prata, my favourite breakfast Next, we went out to Parkway Parade to catch up with Leny, our family Amah (maid) growing up.
It’s always great to see her. After that, it was time for more eating and seeing friends – we had laksa for lunch with Moira and Lauren at the botanic gardens, before going shopping with Lauren at Haji Lane, just off Arab st, which now has lots of cool little shops.
After all the shopping, we’d built up an appetite, so decided to squeeze in one last meal, and tick chilli crab off my list of things to eat at Jumbo Seafood (a singapore institution) at Dempsey rd – an area that has really developed and now has heaps of cool restaurants! The crab was delicious, and of course messy!
We weren’t done with our first day yet however, and after dinner headed to Marina Bay Sands (the new casino and hotel) for a drink on the amazing roof deck at Ku De Ta with our close friend Ryan and his friend Aminah. The view was absolutely stunning!
After such a busy first day, we had a slower morning the next day, and then met our friend Cheesey for lunch at Lau Pa Sat, a hawker center in the city, so Jacs could get popiah, a meal she likes, and I could have a hainaness chicken rice while we all caught up. We then went for a stroll around to Marina Bay Sands, and then caught the bus home to start prepping for the evening, since it was Deirdre’s birthday and the family was throwing a Greek themed dinner party.
The party, complete with paper mâché statues and dry ice, was great fun – the girls provided Jacs and I with material so we wore silver togas :)
Today, our final day in Singapore before heading back to Sydney, we started the day with a walk along the beautiful canopy walk in Kent Ridge Park, before heading to Club St (another really cool area) to see Ryan again for lunch, and then wander around China Town, and finally do some shopping on Orchard Rd.
We’re about to head to the airport now, which brings our travels to an end. Our whole trip has been so much fun, but we’re also really excited to get to Sydney tomorrow and see all of our friends and family, and get unpacked and settled in.
Ben and Jacs