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Chinatown Adventures

Nov 13, 2013


Location: Singapore
Author: Isabella Bingen
Today we woke up with a new crewmember, the founder of Sea|mester, Jim. After some breakfast he gave us insight to the Kings Cup, which we will be racing in a few weeks from now, and also gave us some ideas of what to do while we have this time in Singapore. After cleanup we all ventured to do different things, some went to Universal Studios to enjoy fun rides, some went to the mall and did some shopping, and some (including me) went exploring in different parts of Singapore. My group started at Little India. After eating a giant lunch of delicious, authentic food we walked around for a while. We then made our way to the famous Orchard Street, filled with the largest shops I have ever seen. Prada, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and every big brand you could possibly think of and more was on this street. It was the polar opposite of Little India. Afterwards we made our way back to the mall to sign out with Leah so we can all have a relaxing evening out until 1 am. Being the only crewmember underage I saw this as a window of opportunity to go to Chinatown – I took the advice of my taxi driver and went to a flea market, it was the most amazing thing I could have ever done for myself. I walked through so many little stands filled with really authentic things and also very cheesy tourism things. I also went into a temple that was absolutely stunning and very special to be a part of. On my way back to the boat I saw a small group from Argo, they were all dressed up nicely and looked pumped for a fun night out on the town!