Singapore,Happy Year of the Horse

 Singapore

Going in Singapore was not our plan, but we had a problem with one of our passports luckily or not we ended up in Singapore for a week and we explored the island very well as it is not a really big place, for those who don’t know Singapore is just a small island south of Malaysia, it is much more developed then the other countries around and much more expensive… much more.

 One of us was passing out on the heat keeping the backpacks while the other was looking around for rooms. As I said before, we had to go all the way to the area called Little India to look for cheap room. Was a bit frightening sharing the room with 23 other travellers and the big rats around, so we tended to spend most of the time outside the neighborhood.

 We hit the food center first; it was on our way to the MRT station, where we had the best dumplings ever. We met few interesting people there, like Uncle, an old Hindu television star, who kept buying us beer and offered us some of the dish specials he though we should try. He was wearing loads of gold on him self; telling us he always takes everything off when travelling; or with his words: “You never play hero in another country’. We met Chew too, an old Chinese migrant, who calls himself Singaporean, and he told us many stories about the Singaporean way of life. Also, the Chinese New Year of the Horse celebration was going on, so we got something from Chew, a present everyone celebrating the Chinese New Year gets, a red envelop which contains money depends on the willing of the people. He was too kind; in case we decide to stay he offered his apartment, his food and his friendship. He taught us about the safe life people live in Singapore; the police come on spot no longer than 2 minutes after you call them, and people leave their doors open with no worries at all.

 We bought some apples for the way and got in the MRT, where I started eating one. Few seconds later a girl warned me of the 500SD fee for eating inside. Damn I wish that law could be applied in London! I mean, every night all I could smell inside the tube or bus in London is McDonalds, kebabs and wraps, mixed with alcohol and vomit. People often sleep there.

 The celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Horse in China Town was enormous because of the number of Chinese people living in Singapore; the music went on the whole day and night, with market stalls, souvenir shops and food fiestas everywhere. The right time to be stuck there!

 We are in love in the cleanliness, the weather, the people and the position of this beautiful island country in Asia. But at that moment, and the reason why we were there in first place, just felt like we can’t loose any extra time in there.


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