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Final Thoughts: Singapore

Traditional Singapore Meal

My memories of Singapore will be forever tied to the variety of delicious foods available, and Ian's hospitality. Many people will claim you can see the city in a day, however I found 4 days to be far too short to truly get a feel for the life and culture of this wonderful city/country.

Highlights –

  • couchsurfing with Ian
  • admiring the modern architecture
  • holding my first snake
  • Singapore Sling at The Long Bar
  • eating Indian food with the restaurant owner, Ian and Waffa
  • assaulting a crab dinner
  • tasting Durian for the first time
  • side trip to Malaysia
  • eating….everything
  • exploring the airport


Discoveries –

  • it is possible to eat too much of a good thing

# of Nights Couchsurfing –


Eating –

A different traditional dish or cuisine for every meal and no western food for 4 days, crab, noodles, chicken, rice, Tiger beer, sugar cane juice, coconut water

Average Daily Budget –


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Ken Bunce

Tuesday 19th of May 2009

The best thing about the food in Singapore is the mixture of the Chinese and Indian concept. Being roughly half way between these two great culinary nations has led to the creation of unique dishes and ways of preparing and presenting such delights.

No one has tasted the real Singapore cusine till they eat at the outdoor markets where the food is cooked in front of you amongst the hustle and bustle and Oooh the smells....... My mouth is already watering....

Kango Suz

Thursday 6th of March 2008

Awesome that you were able to have such a great experience with a local! Keep up the great tales. -Suz


Wednesday 5th of March 2008

Yes the food looks awesome do you think it would have been a good stop if you had not been able to couchsurf and had a wonderful guide?


Wednesday 5th of March 2008

Nope, having a local made my time there much more efficient and easy-going.


Wednesday 5th of March 2008

My final thoughts...the food in Singapore looks AWESOME.


Wednesday 5th of March 2008

Yes, it left quite an impression on me. :)

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