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Singapore sling

A quick tour

sunny 38 °C
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Saturday morning we left Langkawi, despite our booked taxi transfer not arriving at the hotel. Another Air Asia flight, this time to Singapore, as we started our homeward trek. At Singapore airport we booked our hold bags in some 12 hours ahead of the flight and stowed our carry on bags in left luggage, before catching the train into the centre. Mr T in our group had rashly promised everyone a drink in Raffles, so we headed there and went to the Long Bar. We crunched through the peanut shells on the floor and ordered our drinks: beers for the men and fruit based drinks (Singapore slings) for the ladies. We then cracked open the peanut shells and ate the nuts, before chucking the outer casing on the floor. We then explored Raffles, seeing the billiard room and the gift shop. There were a number of teenage girls hanging around as a famous Korean film star, called Hung Low or something similar, was about to give a press conference. There had also been a large group of girls at the airport waiting for him.

We then relocated to the Fullerton hotel and Cavendish Bridge and had some lunch by the Singapore River at Harry's Bar. We then went 3 separate ways. Those of us who had not explored Singapore before took the open top bus tour and did a bit of the heritage and the modern tours. It was very hot and humid and even sitting under an awning at the back of the top deck was desperately hot, so with that and the incredibly boring music played between bits of commentary I found myself nodding off. Still, we got to see some of the embassies, the outside of the botanic gardens and the incredible shopping malls of Orchard Street.

We all met up again at the airport and left for England at about 11.40 at night.

Posted by Dirkly 12:07 Archived in Singapore Tagged train_travel

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Sounds like you had a good time relaxing once the conference had finished. Like the picture of the sunset and Isla is jealous of the pool. Raffles sounds cool like you expected. I always like going to those places with an interesting old reputation.

Hope you`re keeping well.


by jackslash

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