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Singapore and Sydney

sunny 29 °C
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We're now in Sydney, having spent 3 months in Asia it's nice to be in a more normal country and to be able to cook for ourselves and eat things other than rice and noodles, but the cost of Sydney is a bit of a shock... it's more expensive than England!
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We ended up spending ages in Singapore, we really like it there and it's so clean. Everyone is also so obedient, although that's not too surprising with fines of £500 for not flushing the toilet or eating on the underground. I'm not sure how they would actually find out that you hadn't flushed the toilet though.
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The nicest place we went to in Singapore was Pulau Ubin, a little island off Singapore, it's really quiet and undeveloped... nothing like the rest of Singapore. There was apparently a lot of wildlife there but we only saw a preying mantis, there were wild pigs there as well, but I'm quite pleased we didn't meet any of them.
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It was the end of the Chinese new year celebrations while we were there , so I have even more rabbit photos!
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The weirdest building is definitely this one, it looks like a giant boat has landed on it.
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We arrived in Sydney last Thursday and are staying with a friend I used to work with. Visited the botanical gardens a couple of says ago & saw loads of animals :) didn't really look at the plants though! Saw a lot of bats which were flying around our heads & screeching loads, which was pretty strange and also a lot of huge spiders! I love that there are so many parrots just flying around here, much more interesting & brightly coloured.
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Even managed to go out in Sydney, Jay got us guestlist for a club in Manly to see Fort Knox Five, i'd never heard of them but it was a pretty good night. Really nice to be able to catch a ferry through the harbour at night to get there.
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When we were in Australia 4 years ago we did grape picking at a vineyard owned by friends of my parents & actually got that wine on the plane here. I think they must have a budget grape especially for Quantas...
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We're off to LA later today & then on to Costa Rica tomorrow.

Posted by katcharles 23/02/2011 13:50 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney singapore australia

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what an amazing building in Singapore, looks like 3 funnels on a big ship!

23/02/2011 by mum

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