We're staying in a very small hostel in the heart of the city (Boat Quay), on a little side street with loads of bars and restaurants. The hostel is very well kept, and we've met lots of interesting people here from around the world. Our room is tiny (about 12' x 6'), barely big enough for two sets of bunkbeds and 4 small lockers. Having said that, we have a nice big window onto the street and the A/C works well. Breakfast is minimal, but we're happy with toast, cereal and coffee so it's ok for us.
The first couple of days we've walked around to get our bearings. Yesterday we walked to both Chinatown and Clarke Quay (former warehouses now restaurants). Today, we toured the Little India and Arab Street areas. This morning the boys also went down to the port to see cruise ships while the girls went to a doctor (Molly has an infection in her foot, but in on the mend).
Tomorrow morning I'm heading out early to do another 5k ParkRun event, like I did last week in Australia. (I've been out each morning and it's like running in a sauna, so I don't imagine my time will be too impressive.) George will go with me to look after my stuff during the race. Apparently the gang goes to StarBucks afterwards, so that should be good.
People are friendly here, and it's easy to get along in English. Food is also awesome and cheap. I have never been anywhere with so many eateries. It seems like people here eat out 3 meals every day - and why not - how can you cook for $4 each!?
Anyway, things are very enjoyable. The adventure continues...