Saturday, 2 March 2013

Day 2 - In Singapore – 25 Feb

Day 2 - In Singapore – 25 Feb
The Park Hotel Clarke Quay was a good choice because of proximity to vibrant boardwalk. We started with a hop on/off bus through city heart including Orchard Road with its gardens and colonial infrastructure. The Singapore Flyer was an excellent investment with its spectacular views – but Marina Bay Sands was more impressive from the ground up! Creative architects obviously thrive in Singapore. 
Gardens By the Bay
Marina Bay Sands
ArtScience Museum

It’s so clean everywhere, surely the cleanest city we'll see in Asia. Employment is high with workers visible in tourism, services and construction. We took the MRT (roomy, modern, immaculate) out to Woodlands Train Checkpoint to purchase tickets for Malaysia for Wednesday. Tasted Ya Kun, sweet egg bread, yum....
The Raffles 6
Met Aussie friends John and Celia for a Singapore Sling at Iconic Raffles Hotel and joined others eating peanuts and dropping shells onto the floor (apparently a tradition?) Finally starting to let the word "retirement" sink into the psyche....

1 comment:

  1. There's some fantastic restaurants there mum - did you get to try BBQ stingray out on Geylang Road? How about Hainanese Chicken Rice down in Chinatown?
    How about Durian!?! And are the Parrots still flying around in Raffles?