18th May 2012
After our success in Japan we were awarded three days off in Singapore. It was nice to finally explore the city. I can’t count how many times we have had stopovers in Singapore but have never ventured out of the airport. Due to the reports of clenbuterol steroids in meats in China, and our envisaged three weeks sans protein, we were keen to sink our teeth into just about anything. So Singapore’s mantra was eat, shop, sightsee.
We stayed close to Little India, so got to taste all of those delights, as well as the Turkish/Middle Eastern cuisine that populated most street corners. We tested the famous and highly recommended chilli crab at Jumbo’s at Clark Quay, below.
Even though we have luggage weight restrictions, that didn’t stop our shopping day. Singapore is crazy with shoppers, we heard mention that it was better than Paris for shopping, well it appeared so. We shopped Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
We certainly tested out the sights – Little India, street markets, Riverside, but the highlight was the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, duly dubbed “the boat in he sky”, complete with bar, restaurant and 100m swimming pool on top of the building – on the 57th floor. We decided to stay dry this time around but it was still a fantastic sight.
Our next stop was China. We have just completed an intense two-week training camp at the Shanghai institute of sport and now are heading to Changshu for the World League Super Finals from the 29th of May. My next report will be after the World League, so sorry for the ‘not-so-water-polo’ instalment this time, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me. So until next time,再見