We went to the botanical gardens but it started raining and lightning, we only had time to go the fragrant garden (actually nice smelling!) before we ran away.
We went for lunch at hooters, which had odd signs up and I had fairly nice chicken wings.
In the afternoon we looked around the shops.
For dinner we went to a hawker centre (food hall) and I had a tasty butter chicken curry, then we went back to the mall and cat and I brought an amazing salted butterscotch brownie to share. I accidentally ate it on the MRT because I forgot about the 500 dollar fine but luckily I wasn't caught.
We had an early night as we were up the next morning at 4.30am for a 7am flight to Taiwan.
Arrived in the morning and walked to footprints hostel. We couldn't check in until 2pm so we went to an Indian for brunch (our hostel was in little India) and then walked around for hours exploring the local area. We went to a mall and I played the claw grab machine for an ice cream. We then went back to the hostel to shower and chill before dinner at Chin Chin, a local restaurant that was really popular- had cashew chicken.
In the evening we walked to Clarke Quay for a cocktail. Nice area all lit up and busy.
14 May 2017
Day 2 (birthday):
I woke up around 9am and had a shower. When I came back Soph and cat put balloons on my bed and chocolate and a card. The card was from Penang of some street art and on it they had written that they got me a voucher to Dark Sugars and some gym shark leggings which was really nice.
We had breakfast and Soph had brought me a chocolate bread thing and an iced mocha as a treat.
After this we had a bit of a faff swapping rooms as the aircon in ours wasn't working, but at about 11am we left for Gardens by the Bay.
Gardens by the bay was amazing - flower dome with mini gardens from all diff places and countries (cactus, Californian, olive etc), then the cloud garden with the big waterfall you can walk around. We had lunch at McDonald's lol, then went to the super tree garden. The super grove trees looked really impressive and we did the sky walk between them. We then wandered around the dragon fly pond before getting the MRT back