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 Shopping on Orchard Road Singapore

We woke early this morning as a result of jet lag, so we 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 …

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Day 6. The Botanical Gardens and Gluttons Bay

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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