oh so clean

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Singapore is SO clean you could honestly walk barefoot down the street and not get any grime on your feet. There are a lot of rules that you need to abide by such as no chewing gum, no littering, no swearing but in turn it has made the country so safe and clean.

There’s no missing the hot and sticky weather. It was humid, really humid. There’s rain occasionally throughout the day, but they are more like quick sun showers.

The zoo, Jurong Bird Park and night safari were all really incredible; seeing all the animals and birds up close and personal and especially the nocturnal ones being active for once. The orang-utans were practically free-roaming – as we walked past a tree, we heard some leaves rustling and before we knew it, an orang-utan was scuttling down to the keeper for a banana. And yes, everything here was clean too.

Across from the Jurong Bird Park, there is a reptile park – it is sadly very run down but we gladly visited and saw some insanely big crocodiles. But despite being run down, it too was very clean 🙂

We used cabs pretty much everywhere. We had heard public transport was smooth and easy to use, but we figured in this heat, all we wanted to do was escape to somewhere with air-conditioning. The good thing about cabs too was that they were cheap.

A full pizza for breakfast
A full pizza for breakfast
All but demolished
All but demolished

Five days in Singapore was a perfect length as we felt we had done all that we wanted.

We can also say that we demolished a pizza which was HUGE. At the airport with what Singaporean money we had left, we decided to pick up breakfast. To use up all the money so we wouldn’t have to find a currency exchange place, we bought this pizza. When we ordered it, they said, “Are you sure you want a full pizza? They are really big!” And thinking we knew best that a full pizza was your usual large pizza, we insisted that it would be fine.

And when the pizza was brought out, our eyes grew large as saucers. The pizza was huge and was easily 40 cm in diameter, at least! We know! It wasn’t very Singaporean nor was it really breakfast material.

View more photos of our trips at Photo Gallery.


7 thoughts on “oh so clean

    L said:
    March 15, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Heeee….we don’t just say clean Singapore we say Clinically clean!

    I hope u guys tried the local food too and sweat it out while eating? That would’ve been the real Singapore experience as we’re proud of our cuisines.

    I’m enjoying your blog and you’ll probably see more of me around 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      We’ll be back in about 5 weeks so will definitely be able to experience more food!!

      We visited back in 2005 so we are due for another visit!

      Thanks so much for visiting our blog and we are so pleased that you will be visiting often too! Do stay in touch!

        L said:
        March 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

        Ok that’s good. I’ll be happy to help out with pointers and suggestions if you are interested. Do try the trains (MRT) – they’re fast, air conditioned, safe and you guessed it, clean!

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          March 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

          Always happy for recommendations – so if you think there are any restaurants not to be missed, please do let us know. We are going with extended family so family friendly/kid-friendly would be great!

            L said:
            March 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

            Most food courts are family n kid friendly n if u want to sample real local food try the hawker centres as well. It would help if you can tell me the locatikn5 you’ll be at.

            However offhand I can tell you not to miss out on Universal Studio, Marina Bay Sand, Clarke Quay (great choice of restaurants n entertainment day n night), Sentosa Island (there’s Underwater World), Orchard Road (shopping haven), Botanic Garden (park roaming n good dining at Blue Ginger rstn, I think), Jurong Bird Park n more later if I can dig up further.

            Have you checked this site () out so far? http://www.yoursingapore.com/content/traveller/en/browse.html

            wisemonkeysabroad responded:
            March 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm

            That’s fabulous!! Thanks so much!! If we think of anything else, will ask! Happy weekend 🙂

            L said:
            March 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

            Oh dear, sorry for the multitude of typos n characters not supposed to be there.
            locatikn5 = locations
            Please ignore the brackets in last para

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