Day 2. Exploring Singapore

After quickly showering and unpacking we headed back out into town taking the MRT to City Hall station.  From there we walked to the iconic Raffles Hotel, named after Sir Stamford Raffles who founded Singapore and established the East India Company in 1819. Whilst there, we looked in the famous Long Bar where Singapore Sling …

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Day 3. Chinatown and Orchard Road, Singapore

We woke early as a result of jet lag, so went down to breakfast at 7.30 am.  We sat out on the covered terrace which was kept cool with large ceiling fans.  The breakfast spread was a good selection of Western and Asian dishes, fruit, pastries, noodles, etc. and much more choice than one would …

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Day 5. The Singapore Flyer

During the afternoon we decided to take the MRT to Promenade station and take a ride on the Singapore Flyer.  It stands 165m tall and is the largest big wheel outside of the U.S.  It costs $33 each for the 30 minute ride. When we arrived there was no queue to buy tickets and we …

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Day 6. The Botanical Gardens and Gluttons Bay, Singapore

After lunch we hopped on the MRT again, this time to the Botanical Gardens which, conveniently, has its own stop just outside the park gates. Admission to the Gardens and lake area is free but there is a small charge of $5 to enter the National Orchid Garden. This small entrance fee was definitely worthwhile as …

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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 and we stayed on until …

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Day 8. The Gardens by the Bay Light Show, Singapore

  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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