Wednesday, July 22, 2015

3 Continent Adventure: Singapore - Dover Apr 3 - Jun 5, 2015

April 3, 2015

An opportunity we had been waiting for finally arrived and we jumped at this chance to explore places we would probably never have the opportunity to visit in this lifetime. A 62 day cruise on an ocean liner was not quite our idea of a vacation, but as it turned out, this ocean liner only carried 670 passengers which made it much more tolerable.






Singapore 

After a tedious flight with a ½ hour delay in Guanghzou we finally arrive in Singapore at 11:30 pm. 

We checked into the Nostalgia Hotel, a cute urban boutique hotel in the Tiong Bahru District. The Tiong Bahru District, built in the 1930s is one of the oldest housing districts in Singapore.  It now claims to be one of the hippiest neighbourhoods with many coffee bars, cafes and restaurants in the area.

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Nostalgia Hotel 














The next day we re-visited Chinatown, ending up at the Tiong Bahru Market for some great hawker food. The food stalls are located on the upper level with the wet market below.  It’s a food lover’s destination for mouth watering local food.  


Buddhist Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
Chinatown Street
  
Tiong Bahru Market





















 
Tiong Bahru Wet Market
Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre

After getting our fill it was time to board the ship. A short cab ride took us to the pier and the Ocean Princess for the start of our journey.
 
Singapore Harbour



We set off via the Singapore Strait, a 105 km long passage between the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea towards Phuket.


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