Work trip with some extra days to explore.
  • Day6

    Black Pepper Crab

    April 4, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Though the Chilli Crab is iconic, recommendations are divided between it and the Black Pepper Crab. After a full day of work, we went to a restaurant on the marina, Palm Beach Seafood, together for dinner for the last night together. The crabs were huge!!! 2 kilos each - almost 4.5 pounds each. As you can see, the claw was the size of my face. I also ate baby squid and tasted jellyfish. Unfortunately the Merlion was under maintenance so we couldn’t get a peek.Read more

  • Day7

    Iconic Sites

    April 5, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    I worked a half day on Friday - it was sad to say “bye” or hopefully just a “see you later” to everyone I had spent almost all waking hours of the last three days with. Then I me up with a virtual friend from the States that is currently living in Singapore for her husband’s work. We had a quick peek at Chijmes, set of the wedding scene from the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”. Apparently the movie is a pretty accurate description of some people’s reality. Then we met M for drinks at the top of Marina Bay Sands. Such a great view. A storm came quickly rolling in and we had to move to the inside bar for a bit. I met M later for dinner where we had more amazing views. Once we finished dinner there was a light show harbour side. After that, of course, we visited the Infinity Pool.Read more

  • Day8

    Infinity Pool

    April 6, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    First thing in the morning, head straight to the iconic Infinity Pool at the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel. We got some great photos and met people from Paris and Pittsburgh. Not too much to say, just lots of pictures to share of the Infinity Pool on Level 57.Read more

  • Day8

    Marina Bay Sands & Shoppes

    April 6, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After we checked out of the hotel at 11, we had to return our access to the Infinitely Pool. The hotel held our luggage while we explored the area. We took a Singapore River Cruise that was a little less than thrilling. Then we walked through the shops, including “Ferrari Junior” where the 50% discount rack had t-shirts for C starting at $169. Ha! Most places in the shops were Brand Names I couldn’t pronounce, let alone afford: Cartier, Louis Vuitton (who has their own FLOATING store connected), Jimmy Choo, Armani, just to name a few. This shopping mall was pretty crazy, it also had a man made River “flowing” through where you could catch a ride on a Venice style gondola. We ate some more Hainanese Chicken Rice at the food court, which of course wasn’t as good as the Michelin Star hawker ‘stall’ nor was it as cheap. We had Mango Tango Mango Ice for dessert. M was really keen to try these pay as you go motor scooters but we couldn’t download the apps so ultimately couldn’t ride. We wandered over to the Gardens By The Bay but just sat as it we were too tired to wander further. Knowing there was a rooftop pool and things to do a Changi Airport, we got to the airport about 5pm for our 9:10pm flight. It was quite cool to sit in the pool and have the planes take off around you. We grabbed some quick dinner and headed to the gate. Security that scans your bags is dedicated to each gate, this was a first for me.Read more

  • Day9

    Changi Airport & Flying to Sydney

    April 7, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    When we took off from Singapore Changi Airport, it was 9:10 Singapore time and 12:10am Sydney time. The pilot warmly welcomed us on board and mention this time difference and reminded us to turn our watches forward. When we got close to landing, he came back on the intercom system and admitted he made a mistake and that we were now only two hours difference as flew into Daylight Savings Time.... quite funny! I didn’t manage to sleep on the overnight flight but I can definitely say we had an awesome time in Singapore. 🇸🇬Read more