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Nights in Boat Quay

Prince of Wales Hostel

Back in Singapore I didn’t have a place to stay. I had moved out of my dorm, and my suitcases were being held by my NUS Buddy JD. So rather than go back out to Clementi and campus, I decided to stay at the Prince of Wales Hostel downtown in Boat Quay. JD came over for a last goodbye, and dropped off all of my stuff. I had one night left in Singapore, but none of my friends from school were left in the city, so I made some new friends in the Hostel.

The thing about Singapore is that unless you take the time to explore the city, it can seem like an overly expensive place without much to do. The guys staying in my hostel had been there two days, and hated every second of it. They didn’t know what to do with their time, and they didn’t know about all the places I found to love while living there.

I helped them make up an itinerary for the next week (they had 5 more days there before flying on to Australia) by mapping out places like Chinatown, Arab Street, and Little India. Telling them where to take the subway to, walking them around the City Center and showing them Clarke Quay was enough to get them started loving the city.

We went out to Clarke Quay our first night, and we made a plan to go to Sentosa in the morning. The last thing I wanted to do was go to Universal Studios, and I had one day left to make that happen.

Posted by Cassi 16:52 Archived in Singapore

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