Robyn Gilbert

Joined June 2017
  • Day1

    Sentosa Island part 2

    June 15, 2017 in Singapore

    What an exciting day. Very hot weather, and we both forgot to take hats. No caps, hats to be found on the island, so just had to make do.

    Walked over to the far side of the island to Fort Siloso to check out the war exhibitions. 70 years after the war Fort Siloso is a beloved historical site. It is home to WWII memorabilia including the remains of guns, military structures and tunnels. We began the exploration from the Skywalk along the Heritage Trail to the surrender Chambers. All very interesting.

    After this long walk up and down stairs, we caught a Pink Bus to take us around the island. The beaches were stunning, beautiful clear water, and white sand, looking over the bay towards a hundred ships moored. The area has certainly changed since 1982 when the golf course was the only sight to see on the island. If you had a family you could stay on the island with so many attractions for children to never be bored.

    We caught the Mono rail train back to the mainland, decided to have some lunch and wander back to our hotel. Enough for the day, we sat in our hotel outside garden with a beer and an iced lemon tea, to watch the world go by. Looking forward to tomorrow, a visit to the Singapore Zoo via taxi.
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  • Day4

    Sentosa Island

    June 15, 2017 in Singapore

    Commenced the day as usual at our hotel for breakfast. Because the action doesn't start until 10:00 am we caught a cab down to the Vivo centre which is near the cruise ship terminal. We boarded the monorail to visit Sentosa Island.

    There are three stations, two on the island, so we decided to go all the way to the last stop and wander back towards the golf club. When we came to the island 30 years back the golf course was all that was here. Now it's a fun destination with sky diving, Universal Studios and much more.

    Just having an orange juice to gather strength to explore what the island has to offer. More later
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  • Day3

    Orchard road, Singapore

    June 14, 2017 in Australia

    This morning we had a leisurely breakfast waiting for the rain to stop. Finally it cleared around 10:30am and off we taxied to Orchard Road. This was a sentimental journey as we had visited 30 Years or so previously.

    It was very busy with traffic and people, with many changes notably the underground walk through under intersections. Not having to negotiate busy roads was brilliant. Bob needed to check out the newly opened Apple store which was so large and spacious with multiple levels. There was a group of very ping children taking lessons on one of the upper floors. The space was amazing with some fabulous images on an enormous all screen. We looked through some of the large department stores and after having a coffee decided to go back to the hotel.Read more

  • Day2

    Firat leg of five days in Singapore

    June 13, 2017 in Australia

    First stop on our journey was Brisbane to Singapore. We left Brisbane in the pouring rain, but arrived in Singapore in very fine weather. The trip was uneventful and very smooth. Arriving at Singapore airport was an eye opener. The airport was vast! Huge open areas and many carousels for the incoming plane loads of people.

    We departed the airport via an MRT train to Tiong Bahru which was to take 40 minutes. The train ride was an eye opener, with the carriage packed to capacity. Absolutely no room, with people jammed in. No seating, standing room only. Surprisingly the ticket cost $2.50 and can be used three times on buses and trains.

    Leaving the train we were to walk about ten minutes to our hotel. Bob chose the Nostalgia Hotel, a small boutique hotel, with a small outside eating/drinking area next to a main road. Funnily enough the road noise is minimal, and the atmosphere is worth it. People staying in the hotel can sit outside and enjoy fresh air, breakfast and all day dining.

    After a long day, finally got to bed at around 11:30 pm.
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