I had a very eay going day today. Last night I crashed around midnight, then woke up at 3.30am thinking of all the stuff back home, you know, work, etc (ok, the travel notes I never managed to copy, the mess I left behind and all that). Couldn’t sleep for two hours, so popped in the magic camping earplugs then prompty woke at 1pm to an empty hostel room. Initially I thought “bugger”, but then I thought “f*** it, it doesn’t matter, I can do whatever the f*** I want! It was obviously needed after the rush getting here.
Today was spent takign the No 33 bus from the BetelBox Hostel into town. I only discovered last night it is 7km from the centre, but it’s an easy bus trip to the centre, the staff are super friendly and can some up the things to see in record time, and it means beers are $5 instead of $15, a thai lemon chicken and beer is £13.60 instead of ….way more than that.
So, the trip to town was a walk through Chinatown (see pic), some peanut soup for an extortionate 33pence, then a wonder around until dusk. I then headed back to the comfort of my own private room (hmmm…. £10?) and vegged out. I have to come back to SIngapore for my flight to Sydney anyway, so now’s the time to relax!
Tomorrow will be a similar day, but staying locally. Depending on the time I get up I may not get far, or I may head to the “East Coast Beach” before I head over the causeway to Johor Bahru in Malaysia to get my flight to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo (this of course depends on whether immigration ask to see proof of my ticket out of Malaysia or not….erm….it doesn’t really exist within the visa timescales!!).