Day 2 – Singapore: Sentosa Island, Little India

After a good night’s sleep in air conditioning and a healthy breakfast which included dragon fruit, last tasted 10 years ago when we were in Singapore, we headed off with Austen to Sentosa Island. For those who haven’t been to Singapore, Sentosa is the Luna Park equivalent but about 10 times bigger and much more humid. We caught a monorail from VivoCity to the Island after playing hide and seek trying to find the station.
The kids played in the afternoon and as they were eating their dinner, lovingly prepared by Sue, Chris and I went off to Little India. There is an unbelievable shop there called the Mustafa Centre that has sooooo much stock it’s hard to walk around. When my Mother-in-law came to visit us in Singapore 10 years ago she said there was more gold for sale at Mustafa’s than she had seen at the gold bazaar in Turkey. Well now, 10 years later, the gold section is in a whole new building and is fully stocked with heaps of gold jewellery. There is a little shop next door that sells Indian food. It is where we had eaten fantastic Dosai so we had some for old times’ sake and it still tasted as good as I’d remembered. We also had a chicken murtabak that was really good too. After this we went by MRT to Orchard Road. When we first went to Singapore in May 2001, we stayed for 3 weeks in the Marriot Hotel. Just down from the was the Scott’s Food Court that had really good North Indian food and a fabulous dessert bar. Alas, with all the development and redevelopment that has gone on Scott’s food court doesn’t exist anymore. The Mrs Field’s cookie stand isn’t there just outside the Marriot anymore either. We wandered down Orchard Road as far as the Nee Ann City towers where PWCs office was then back to Orchard station through Wisma Atria and headed back to Sue and Mark’s (the long way as it turned out), having had a lovely trip down memory lane in a city that is very comfortable and easy to get around in.



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