Our flight was uneventful, our arrival went smoothly, people watching during the customs line was entertaining, our bags came out as we arrived at the carousel, the bank machine gave us local currency without a glitch, and the subway ride into the city was smooth sailing - how nice.
It appears that the rumours about Singapore's cleanliness obsession is true: check out the sign on the subway. I told the kids if they were caught littering in this city, they'd have to pay their own fine themselves. I hadn't thought to discuss smoking and using flammable gases....
The attendant at our hostel is exceptionally helpful and even walked across the street to help us order. If I've learned anything on my travels it's that chilly peppers and hot sauce are not the same everywhere. I carelessly dumped all the provided spice on my noodles and found the only way to get each bite down was if it was chased with a cold beer. I'm lying in bed an hour after dinner, and my lips are still burning...and I may have a headache tomorrow.
Today we didn't have the latter until we discovered a nasty blister/infection type thing on Molly's toe. Poor thing! Her toes is the size of a grape. Hopefully it won't keep her up in the night and it'll be better in the morning. The blister fed her exhaustion, and she barely had the energy to eat. Of the four of us, Molly consistently finds the transition to the new places the most overwhelming.
I'm looking forward to exploring this very cool city tomorrow. Our friend, Lisa Pak, from Canada who has just moved here, will be joining us tomorrow afternoon. How nice it'll be to have someone new to chat to.