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26 travelers at this place:

  • Day256

    Gardens By The Bay

    September 7 in Singapore

    Arrived at 1am in Singapore and had an easy first day. Up for a disappointing breakfast at 10am back to the room another quick nap and then a lovely lunch and out to GBB. Although it’s not rainy season we have thunder and rain for the 4 days here. The Gardens and light show were a delight.

  • Day259

    Singapore Zoo

    September 10 in Singapore

    Singapore Zoo is really impressive!
    An early start to have breakfast with the orangutans. They were a a delight! Then the sea lion show was so much fun. Then the thunder and heavy downpour and despite umbrellas we were soaked. We sat under shelter till it slowed and then we started again. There were so many highlights so I’ll let some pics tell the story. We were all tired and came back to our room around 3.30 with good intentions of relaxing and Yes watching the replay of the panthers great win against the warriors in the first semi final. However Kaiyen and I both fell asleep after 39 minutes and slept till 7.30!! Up and off to the famous Maxwell Hawker Centre but most of the food stalls were closed by the time we arrived so we went round the corner to the Chinatown Food Street. We had a range of different dishes and were hoping to walk it off but most of the stalls and shooed were closed at that time so back to our room at midnight. This time tomorrow we’ll be on the flight to London.Read more

  • Day27

    Singapore

    June 9, 2017 in Singapore

    With our first country down and 1/12 of our trip complete. We said goodbye to Bali as we flew to Singapore. We were pleasantly surprised by the bustling metropolis. Singapore is extremely modern, well organized, and clean! The extensive subway system makes it very easy and cheap to move all over the city.

    Andreas and I spent three days exploring the city. We ate at a Michelin star dumpling restaurant for cheap. We explored the cloud forest (enjoying the AC), the botanical gardens, and the sky gardens. Singapore is an orchid lover's dream as we saw hundreds of different beautiful species. We spent one morning on a free tour of China town and visited Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist temples. The Buddhist temple had "Buddah's tooth" and was encased in 370kg of gold. That evening we did a five hour push-scooter tour of the city visiting two spectacular light and water shows. Our group definitely turned a few heads when we scooted through restaurants, malls, as well as up and down escalators. Next stop: MalaysiaRead more

  • Day5

    Cavanaugh and Orchard Rd

    April 1, 2017 in Singapore

    I started today with an early morning quest to find street food.

    Setting off at about 5 30 am, I didn't really know what to expect. I was surprised to see so many people wandering the roadways so early on a Saturday.

    After walking for quite some time down Orchard rd, I came across a rather sketchy area where there were a lot of young folks hanging around. To my left, I saw an adult boutique and a few policemen patrolling the area. I soon realized this is probably not somewhere I should be. But alas, when I looked right - I found it! A street vendor serving early morning (or late night for some) Singaporean specialties. So before high tailing it out of there, I got a plate of "Singapore's famous hainanes chicken rice" for $5.

    This dish was interesting. A must try if you're a first timer in Singapore - I think once was enough for me. The chicken is seasoned and poached (or steamed - it's hard to tell) and chilled. Once cold, the meat is served over hot butter rice. The chicken was very tender, but I couldn't quite get over the fact it was cold. The rice was fantastic.
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  • Day2

    Breakfast Melbourne, dinner Singapore

    May 21, 2017 in Singapore

    Today was really just about flying from Melbourne to Singapore. The flight was really good - 10.30 to 6.30 (4.30 Singapore time). There was monsoonal rain when we arrived - hopefully the picture shows the volume of water coming off the roof as we waited for our hotel transfer. Fortunately, the rain eased after we checked in. Our hotel is very close to Orchard Road so we walked there about 8 pm and went into a food hall to eat. We didn't need much as we seemed to have eaten a lot on the plane. With two full days now in Singapore, we're trying to work out where to go.....Read more

  • Day1

    Singapore

    October 7, 2017 in Singapore

    Well we made it safe & well to Singapore! The flight from Brisbane took 8 hours & there is only a 2 hour time difference making it 3.15pm local time (5.15pm Brisbane time) when we landed.
    Changi Airport is huge and has 4 seperate terminals connected by little trains! It is also soooo clean!
    We had a lovely taxi driver who drove us to our hotel (Ibis on Bencoolen) via the coast road & filled us in on all the places we need to visit & the foods we need to try - the latter being, BBQ stingray & fried carrot cake at the Newton Hawker Centre - we will let you know how we go with this...
    Once checked in, we headed out to explore our new surroundings. We caught the MRT (train) from Rocher to Clarke Quay (a hip & happening area on the river filled with restaurants, clubs & bars) for a bit of a nosy. We had dinner at The Bungy Bar & watched the Bum Boats ferry passengers down the river. It was a great spot & we got to view the Marina Bay Sands hotel's light show in the distance. Very cool!
    We were very tired after our first little adventure (we had walked over 10,000 steps) but our first impressions are that Singapore is a vibrant, colourful, clean city with a focus on green areas & recreation for visitors & locals alike.
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  • Day3

    A day in Singapore with Murphy

    May 22, 2017 in Singapore

    You all be pleased to know that Murphy has come on holiday with us. Not being too hungry this morning after eating a lot yesterday, we walked to Orchard Rd, had a coffee and muffin and checked out our tourist brochures. With our package with Singapore Airlines we got some freebies - a pass for the hop on / hop off buses and free entry into many attractions. Janette read about a book on Singlish - a dialect which is a cross between Singaporean and English. We caught a bus to a spot closest to the shop selling this book and then walked for what seemed like miles in what seemed like 100%+ humidity. Anyway, we found the shop only to see a sign on the door "closed for stocktaking". We walked further to visit the Malay Heritage Centre. Guess what? - closed on Mondays. Caught a bus back to the Suntec City. This massive complex has a food hall the size of Benalla. We had a lovely seafood lunch each.
    One of our freebies was a river cruise, so again a bus to a point near Clarke Quay and took the cruise. Very interesting to see Singapore from that vantage point. One crew member took great delight in posing passengers for photos so that it looked like they are holding buildings in their hands.
    Again the bus- this time to Raffles Hotel and a traditional gin sling in the 'long bar'. As it was 6.30ish we ate the as well and then took a leisurely stroll back to our hotel with a stop for a coffee on the way (everywhere is open till 10pm).
    J&J
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