Singapore. You can not cycle any further South – that is as far as you can get in South East Asia without taking a ferry. We have heard a lot of stories about this young but well developed country. We felt great crossing the border between Malaysia and Singapore – just like entering into another universe. Everything was sparkling clean, skyscrapers dominating the landscape and the traffic became more predictable. We felt almost as if we came back to Europe!
Singapore is famous for its fascinating, modern architecture. Some of the buildings are technical marvels!
Singapore attracts migrant workers from neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as Bangladesh, Myanmar and India. Low-paid laborers contrast with rich locals, whose main hobby is spending many in the countless shopping centers.
Extreme humidity and heat makes it hard to enjoy spending time outside. Our bikes got rusty and mold grew on every part of our bike that was edible. Oh Singapore, you could be such a nice place, but why are you so hot?