In Chinatown is about the only place in Singapore that you will find street vendors. So enjoy the street vending while you're here and it's also the most orderly and organized and clean Street Market I think I've seen. If you stop by the Little India neighborhood to experience a little bit of India. There are some narrow alleyway,s lots of small shops, good places for souvenirs. It's a little chaotic very colorful and also a good place to get some Indian food believe it or not.
Little India also seems to be home to Singapore's jewelry and pawn shop industry. Convienently located right next to each other. On this corner is a pawn shop located next to a jewelry shop next to pawn shop next to a jewelry shop. In this building is one of the last surviving Chinese residences in Little India. Now that is colorful! So in all my travels this is a first!
This is truly on open-air laundromat and everything is convenient Singapore to food because you just took over this way and there's an open-air food court so you can have a little bit to eat while you're doing your laundry. And right next to the food court is a restaurant that serves a fifteen dollar fish head special everyday. Sweet! And finally Little India is also home to some temples with some really long names I'm not even going to try to pronounce this one. To experience the Arabian culture in Singapore come to Kampong Glam which is home to the Sultan Mosque there was the Sultan that actually lived here in 1823 right next to this mosque. There's a street called Arab Street and right in front of the Mosque there is one way to beat the heat is with a cool and refreshing fresh chopped coconut with a straw to drink the cool and refreshing lukewarm coconut juice So after you drink the coconut you can then have them cut the coconut open, chop it in half and they give you a spoon and you can eat the coconut.
I thought this would be cooling but it turns out that coconuts left out side get just as hot as me. So after eating this coconut I'm still sweating! Maybe my coconut needs a little bit of a sweat wipe. Kampong Glam is a neat little neighborhood to walk around there's a pedestrianized shopping street in front of the Mosque which is a great place for souvenirs. Arab Street is Singapore's home to carpet vendors where you'll find carpets carpets and even more carpets!
Adjacent to Arab Street is Haji Lane which is a small narrow alleyway that is home to a number of small trendy designer clothing stores. The mecca of shopping in Singapore is on Orchard Road that has rows and rows of shopping malls on both sides of the street and this is one good place to beat the heat because all these malls are air conditioned on the inside. Orchard Road has all the famous brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. One of the newest shopping centers is the Ion Orchard shopping center which lights up a neat blue-color at night.
It's a number of different floors of shopping extravaganza. But my favorite part of Ion Orchard is the food court on basement level 4. Check it out for some tasty eats.
For some the best views in Singapore stop buy the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. It is this skateboard like thing atop of the three towers of this newest casino and from here the views of Singapore are truly spectacular. Just behind where I was standing is a wonderful view of Singapore's central business district with all of the futuristic-looking high-rises. You can also see the Singapore Flyer ferris wheel and on the back side of the SkyPark you can see the Gardens by the Bay. The final attraction that I'll mention is something that any animal lover should visit and that is the Singapore Zoo.