Got on the Jetstar flight and left at 10pm. It was so awesome to finally be leaving Indonesia. I really do miss living in a civilised nation like Australia but hey some places are nice than others.
I really hate screaming kids on flights and this young Indonesian punk was moaning about sitting next to his mother and not his father. So I gave up my seat and sat somewhere else upon the fathers request.
There was no food on offer at Jetstar which sucked balls considering when I paid $20 from A Canadian club, an egg sandwich and Pringles on Jetstar
The flight landed at 1am and I didn’t want to go through Singapore Immigration so damn early because if you ask me Singapore Airport is only good when you’re really transiting onto another flight as you don’t get all that awesome stuff near check in.
I had a Chicken burger with a large cold milo. I really love how Asians drink milo by the litre. You could never ever serve PRE READY MILO in a nation like Australia.
I didn’t really have much plans for Singapore as I went there 3 times in 12 months and I had pretty much seen everything I wanted to.
I feel asleep somewhere near a lounge and just went to sleep. All the beds at the airport hotel were full and it wasn’t worth paying 70 SGD for a few hours kip.
After I booked a night at the big red dot hostel on Lavender Street in Lavender town I went through passport control and got out of the airport. It only cost me 2.50 for a train ticket to Krangi
I went back to Krangi War Cemetery to pay my respects to Allan Towers. He was a young Australian man who grew up in Mullumbimby and was sent to Singapore to fight the ever powerful Japanese. He died during the fall of Singapore on the 9th of Feb 1942 at a very young age.
I signed the guestbook again and it was shocked to see they replace guest books every now and then so my entry from June 2013 was gone.
If remember clearing 2 Presidents of Singapore are buried nearby. The first one was Yusof bin Ishak a Muslim and he's the man that appears on the Singapore dollar note. The 2nd one was Benjamin Sheares a Eurasian who was the 2nd president of Singapore. I had to leave 5 cent at the tomb of Yusof bin Ishak ,because it’s like he founded Singapore republic even though he was a Malayan Muslim.
While visiting the cemetery i found allot of civilian graves of British expatriates who died in Singapore from 1920-1960. It was expensive to send human remains back to the UK so why not burry them in Singapore instead
I remember seeing allot of graves of people who were part of the Sarawak Forces as well as Rhodesian, African kings rifles and I even found a grave of a Singaporean who died 15th Feb 1960 on the anniversary of the fall of Singapore.
There was a grave of a British chap who died fighting in Brunei and if he died there then I can understand why they sent his body to Singapore instead of burying him in Brunei. There are hundreds of Commonwealth War Graves in former British colonies.
I found a metalhead on the train who was wearing a TOXIC HOLOCAUST SHIRT" he praised me because i was wearing a Crimson Glory shirt. I asked him where the Metal scene of Singapore is? He told me it’s all around City hall. It’s taken me 4 visits to Singapore to find a Metalhead in town.
I checked into my hostel at 3pm a lavender Street it’s in walking distance from the MTR station. I spent some time doing writings before I went out at 6pm.
I did a long walk around the Marina Bay during the NYE celebration. This was the first time in 24 years I had been away from Sydney for NYE. Singapore is a highly density nation and its a city state so I felt like every citizen of Singapore and all its expats, tourists and visitors where outside tonight.
I got drunk and tipsy just with one Japanese beer. In even gate crashed a musical performance in marina bay about how a family think today’s music is shit. “HELL YEAH” I yelled out as all the Chinese Singaporeans laughed at me.
I watched a short film about a man and a woman doing allot of weaving with some paper ribbons.
I went back to my hostel and feel asleep. By the time I got up it was already 2015 and I had missed the count down. But the important thing is I got a passport stamp that says 31ST DEC 20114 and tomorrow I will get an entry stamp from Malaysia for 1st Jan 2015