Singapore

Singapore

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  • Day5

    3days in Singapore coming to an end. Sentosa yesterday and today river cruise.
    Soon heading for the airport and our flight to Christchurch. 2 nights and 3 days in Singapore is quite enough a bit to hot and humid for us. Looking forward to more “ normal” temperatures in NZ.

  • Day3

    Nach 11 Stunden Flugzeit sind wir jetzt kurz vor Singapur und landen dort in einer Stunde. Der Flug Berlin Frankfurt hatte fast eine Stunde Verspätung. Wir mussten im Laufschritt unter dem Flugfeld von Terminal A nach Terminal B hetzen und wurden am Check-in bereits erwartet. Hoffentlich ist unser Gepäck mitgekommen...
    16:28 Singapur Zeit.

  • Day5

    Today we left Marina Bay Sands and have moved to Studio M Hotel on Robertson Quay.
    Quirky loft rooms with mezzanine bedrooms with 3m windows looking out on the surrounding office buildings, hotels and apartments.
    Frankie and I took a stroll along the riverbank which allows you to walk along the whole stretch of the river both sides. We took a river cruise to hear of the history and architecture.
    Got caught in a thunderstorm-boat driver gave us his umbrella to get to cover!-we got lunch outside in the covered terrace of 'Little Saigon'-re-remembered how good peanut satay sauce is, Frankie not keen! We explored the local mall and streets before heading back to the pool.
    Early night so we can venture out to Sentosa Island tomorrow.
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  • Day6

    Today we jumped in a cab and headed to Sentosa Island. The cable car is closed for maintenance for the week so we got the cab straight onto the island. Very organised road layout underground for all island transport.

    We got dropped off at the entrance for Universal Studios Singapore. We'd booked earlier so could walk straight in. Was excited to show Frankie as he hadn't been before, I'd been to the Florida version. We walked from Hollywood to Madagascar, to Far Far Away to Jurassic Park to ancient Egypt to Sci Fi City and finished in New York, naturally! We both really enjoyed the 3D Transformers battle and Waterworld stunt show based on the film. We got soaked through on the Jurassic Park Rapids but was a lot of fun!

    We finished around 5pm and headed to the Sentosa Express, the free monorail that connects the mainland to the beach in Sentosa. We went to the beach which felt like a different place altogether-so chilled and like paradise with a sandy beach and beach bars. We walked all the way along to the Sentosa cable car stop at Siloso Point-that's where we saw peacocks (5 hens, 1 peacock-what a guy!). We wanted to ride on the cable car so we could see the views of both the city and the island. We got off at Imbiah station and decided to luge to the bottom. These are plastic carts with one handle bar that use momentum to get going. We followed the track (Frankie raced off!) and made it to the bottom-more fun than I expected, don't tell Frankie!

    When we were off at the bottom we walked to find a beach bar for dinner. We decided on Coates and shared a hoisin duck pizza and salad on the beach. We walked back to the monorail to get back to Vivo City shopping mall on the mainland-after some browsing we waited (and waited) for a taxi back to our hotel. The rates are so cheap that it seems the best way to get around, especially if shared with more than one of you.
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  • Day7

    After lunch we headed to Chinatown. Like many other Chinatowns, it was as you'd expect, lots of tourist stores and street vendors. Bright adorned shutters and canopies. We did a bit of shopping and wandering before heading north towards Little India.

    We walked up South Bridge Road, taking a detour to see Raffles Hotel and the Fairmont for Mum, she'll be staying there when she visits in just 4 weeks!

    We ventured to Little India next when the bright lights were shining as the sun had set. Lots of open fronted stores selling bright clothing, jewellery and food.

    On the way back to the hotel we stopped for Malaysian food-more satay sauce!-and jumped in a cab back. Frankie had downloaded an app to avoid the really long queues at malls. Loads of shopping malls in Singapore!!
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  • Day8

    We didn't get up to too much during the day-some shopping, some relaxing by the pool, some packing-for dinner we headed to 'Satay by the Bay' which is an open air food market with various stalls in the 'Gardens by the Bay'.

    Afterwards we headed to the Supertree Grove for the light show (7:45 every night) so we could see it from ground level. Really busy and good atmosphere-Frankie took some great photos on his Digital SLR which really show the bright colours and height of the trees. I was also happy as the music was good (shout out to Mr Buble, feeling good).Read more

  • Day8

    We grabbed a cab-Frankie ended up living like a local and used the cab app to avoid long lines, using the wifi from restaurants/cafes, I was happy being chauffeured around!-and went to the Science Centre Observatory where they have free stargazing every Friday 7:45-10pm. We were given a time slot at 9pm to view the main telescope. After waiting, we got our turn-we saw Saturn! So clear and the rings were visible too-so interesting to see through the lens and then also the bright dot in the sky through the top of the observatory in the far distance.

    We also got to see close-up views of the moon too with clear craters. It was a half moon tonight. Frankie got some great photos through the lens helped by one of the young volunteers.
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  • Day145

    Only one full day to see Singapore but we gave it a good go. It was a very hot 32 degrees so we took the easy option and did the hop on hop off buses. We were able to cover a lot of the city and surrounds on 4 different routes and then finished the day by going to the Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel observation deck where we got the best view of Singapore. Singapore is such a big city with highrises everywhere but the offset of trees and gardens is impressive. We stayed in Chinatown which was a nice location.Read more

  • Day7

    Today after a relaxed start at the hotel, we headed to Chinatown around lunchtime. On the way we came across the best unexpected surprise for lunch-a Friends themed cafe as part of the shopping mall 'Central'-Central Perk Cafe.

    We both had Ross' Thanksgiving leftover sandwich with a honey mustard gravy for the moistmaker! They showed episodes on the big projector, served tea in central perk coffee cups and there was a themed area where you can buy merch. I've said if Frankie loses me, he knows where I'll be!!Read more

  • Day4

    Beautiful walk from the hotel to the Gardens by the bay today. Almost 30 degrees but still a great walk! Visited the Flower Dome with flowers and plants from various Mediterranean climates. They have grown their own pumpkins for the Autumn Harvest.

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