Day 7. A Morning at Singapore Zoo

We woke to light rain, but as the breakfast terrace was covered we were still able to eat outside.   We decided to visit the Zoo today so we had a lengthy metro and bus journey to get there.  The journey was easy as we took the MRT from Clarke Quay to Ang Mo Kio and …

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Day 7. The Sentosa Express and Lau Pa Sat, Singapore

After lunch, we made our second visit of the week to Sentosa, but instead of travelling by cable car, we chose to travel on the Sentosa Express monorail. This departs from the third floor of the Vivo City Mall at Harbourside and a return ticket costs $4.  There are three stations on Sentosa, we stayed on until the …

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Day 8. Dinner and the Gardens by the Bay Light Show

  Our final evening in Singapore and we decided to eat at Lau Pa Sat so we took the MRT along to Downtown.  We chose a roasted duck set meal which was served with a clear broth and rice. We then had just enough time to take the MRT over to  Bayfront for the Gardens by …

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Day 8. Bum Boat to Pulau Ubin

During the morning we took the MRT and then a bus to Changi Point village from where we caught a bum boat over to the small island of Pulau Ubin. The small island is situated off the north east coast of Singapore and unlike Sentosa is largely undeveloped. Boats don't run to a timetable, instead they …

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Day 9. Fort Canning Park and Shopping at the Outlet Mall, Singapore

Our final day in Singapore,  a leisurely breakfast followed by a walk in Fort Canning Park which is situated just behind Clarke Quay. The park is set on a hill and from the top, good views can be had overlooking the Central Business District and Clarke Quay. We returned to the hotel and checked out just …

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Day 9. Complimentary upgrade on Qatar Airways on our return from Singapore to Manchester

Checking in at the Qatar Airways desk of Terminal 3 was very quick, so we had plenty of time to explore the terminal building.  Our first stop was to the Changi Butterfly Park on the upper floor which was a haven of tranquility in the midst of an international airport and certainly worth a visit. After …

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