My latest travel story comes from a small island in South East Asia off the south coast of The Malay Peninsular called Singapore. I did visit briefly earlier in the year for the Formula 1 Grand Prix with Caterham F1 Team, but was so busy could not get out and about.
Now I am on holiday and will get to see lots of places.
I have got my Singaporean Dollars which are valued at about £0-49p each so I will work on dividing the cost in half to see what it would cost if I could buy it in Britain.
I am quite excited about another new environment and different food and drinks. I quite enjoyed the Mango Sago drink with coconut jelly in it .
On arrival the temperature was so hot I thought I might find some shade in the Botanical Gardens
Check out all the beautiful plants
I saw some glowing jellyfish swimming upside down and some beautifully coloured coral.
Now it was a visit to Gardens by The Bay and the very interesting building which was Marina Bay Sands Hotel with the surf board as a roof which was a swimming pool
We thought we would take the lift to 57th floor for Afternoon Tea which gave us some wonderful views.
Much cooler in here, was very impressed to see the Indoor waterfall from both sides because of an amazing walkway. So clear
There was so much to see and so many different flowers
…it almost looks better at night though.
We stopped at a shopping mall with a beautiful beaded floor covering.
We travelled a little way up the country to Malacca and visited St Paul’s Hill with it’s clock Tower where I found a cannon
We then took a ride in a boat up the River Melaka. Lots of interesting pictures of the scenery along the route. Wonderfully decorated buildings
Now for some of the interesting food I discovered while on my travels in Asia.
They do not look like the apples we have in England, the skins are not smooth. When cut open they have pips that are larger than those we know.
and Sugar Cane Juice
Now for some cake which one should I try first? Milk Cake, the white one filled with a type of custard, pandan cake the green slices or the coloured steamed cakes, mango, blueberry or apple. Maybe the red bean fish shaped waffle would be better?
Eventually I tried them all, but the most amazing was the pandan cake, it was the lightest cake I have ever known. I had to bring one home so the family could try it.
Now thought I would try some Japanese food. There were lots of choices, carrot/courgette,Noodles, Pork & Chicken plus Fish
Now for the desserts, Natural Yoghurt, white chocolate crumble, Mango Pudding. I really enjoyed a Mango smoothie though which I had when we attended the Melbourne Cup a Polo Tournament
All this scrumptious food and drinks, so I decided I needed to attend a special event held when they closed Orchard Rd, the main thoroughfare so 900 people could take part in Yoga
and then I went off for a class at True Yoga with my new friend Jacqui.
Thank you to Yvonne, Lauren, Jacqueline, Max and Gemma who all contributed to a wonderful time in Singapore.