After visiting the colorful Paradise in the Jurong bird park, next our destination is Clarke Quay which is located along the Singapore river, and it was the center of commerce during the late 19th century. Today ,Clarke Quay is buzzing with life and activity.This time we decided to use MRT trains . MRT operates from 5.30am to 12.30am.Fares ranging from S$0.80 to S$1.80.Each station provides coin -operated ticket dispensers for single trips. Ez-links cards for multiple trips can also be bought at most stations and are valid for usage on buses too. Thus singaore transport facility is efficient, safe and inexpensive. You will not get any confusion in the train since a clear route map of all stations is shown in the train.
First we get down at the station NE4,China town. China town presents an enriching insight into Chinatown’s diverse history and cultural heritage. This area originally designated for Chinese settlement by Raffles, but now it is popular with tourists.There we visited a big buddhist temple. In Singapore each have a liberty to follow their own religion. In a family father may be a Buddhist ,but son can follow either Taoism, Hinduism or Judaism as his wish, this concept is known as free thinkers . You can see Great galleries, old buildings with lots of history, markets, and some beautiful old wares, lots of shops and many street vendors in china town. China Town is an excellent place for economical shopping, especially for gifts and souvenirs.We bought key chains, fridge magnets, printed t-shirts, stylish watches, Singapore souvenirs for $10 or less. The food stalls here are really cheap.I will recommend you should reserve at least 3 or 4 hours at China Town.
After the shopping, again we get into the MRT train and get down at the next station Clarke Quay. We had some beautiful snaps along the river side. An array of divine cuisine from around the world, 60 distinctive restaurants,Chill out coffee joints, bars ,trendy clubs and lifestyle options had made Clarke Quay one of the most exciting and trendiest destination in Singapore. It is actually a delightful mix of modern and tradition culture. We choose an Indian restaurant. Live band entertainment had created a good ambiance to the Riverside Dining.The food was a bit expensive but worth for what we paid.Here party was not confined to the particular buildings alone. Pubs are all around Clarke quay with couples roaming all the way and chilling. Night life is very active and enjoyable with your drinks here. After the dinner we moved through the beautiful covered streets of Clarke Quay enjoying the laser show from Marina Bay Sand on the River. It was a spectacular feast for our eyes.A small crowd was seen near Turkish ice cream shop. That ice cream vendor had shown 5 minutes circus ( performance ) with the ice cream before handing ice cream to us. It was a different experience for us.Then we watched a thrilling sight. Two or three persons together, strapped in a chair and then thrown up 60 meters in the air (G-max Reverse Bungy) . If you are so adventures you can try solo also.But none of us had the guts to try either G-max Reverse Bungy or Gx5 Extreme swing.You can also take a bumboat ride from Clarke Quay to boat Quay , fully narrated with a history of the River and it’s importance in Singapore’s development and dine at one of the trendy alfresco resturant situated just by the riverside.
Little India & Mustafa shopping centre
From Clarke Quay we hired a taxi and went to little India.The broad road suddenly narrowed and the streets were so crowed .Little India is a piece of India to the north of the city core. Little India is famous for its variety of spicy food. Since it was already 11.00pm ,we directly went to shoppers paradise mustafa shopping centre. Mustafa is a 24-hour shopping mall that sells huge variety of products such as all kinds of electronic items ,clothes,food,toys,stationery,shoes, sports equipment,jewellery and so on .That department store is so crowded with all varieties of stuff and people.you can get everything possible under the sun in this one huge store.We were so tired that we didn’t explore the shop fully. we bought some packets of toffee and a handful of some items and reached home at 2.00pm.My foots are paining like anything and badly in need of a foot massage. See you tomorrow at Sentosa.